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Workers and an unpainted Boeing 737 Max aircraft are pictured as the company's factory teams held a "Quality Stand Down" for the 737 program at Boeing's factory in Renton, Wash. on January 25, 2024. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Business

The FAA gives Boeing 90 days to fix quality control issues. Critics say they run deep

Boeing has 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality control issues, the FAA said Wednesday. Critics say those problems go far beyond the door plug that blew off a 737 Max in midair last month.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will step down as Republican leader in November. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Politics

Mitch McConnell will step down as Senate minority leader in November

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Mitch McConnell will step down as Senate minority leader in November

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Hunter Biden appeared for a closed-door deposition in the GOP impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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After months-long battle with GOP, Hunter Biden appears for impeachment testimony

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Workers and an unpainted Boeing 737 Max aircraft are pictured as the company's factory teams held a "Quality Stand Down" for the 737 program at Boeing's factory in Renton, Wash. on January 25, 2024. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The FAA gives Boeing 90 days to fix quality control issues. Critics say they run deep

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President Biden walks out of the White House on Wednesday to board Marine One for a short trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for his annual physical. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden just got a physical. But a cognitive test was not part of the assessment

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Law

Supreme Court seems torn over bump stock ban

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Supreme Court seems torn over bump stock ban

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The unexpected links between climate change, student debt and lower lifetime earnings

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Law

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Trump immunity case in April

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in Trump immunity case in April

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