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Naftali Bennett is Israel's new prime minister. He will serve two years before handing the reigns to political partner Yair Lapid for the remaining two years of the term. The two politicians worked together to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu who served as prime minister for the last 12 years. Menahem Kahana/AP hide caption

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A wall-mounted thermostat in a California home. New research finds households that can least afford it are spending more than they have to on electricity. Smith Collection/Gado/Gado via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. A White House official said Biden did a lot of "diplomatic speed-dating" with world leaders. Official Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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Update On Infrastructure Bill Negotiations

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Joe Biden met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011, when Biden was U.S. vice president and Putin was Russia's prime minister. A decade later, the two will meet as presidents in Geneva on June 16. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Nicaragua Sees Democracy Crisis As President Ortega Jails Potential Election Rivals

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Week In Politics: Biden Embarks On First European Tour As President

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive on Air Force One at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk on June 9 ahead of a series of summits and meetings in Europe. Joe Giddens/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Outside the emergency room entrance at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, once the epicenter of COVID-19 in New York City. Brigid Bergin/WNYC hide caption

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Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor's Race

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