President Joe Biden

Haiyun Jiang for The New York Times

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According to new Times/Siena polls, of the six main battleground states, what is the only one where Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump?

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Which recent environmental event caused Minnesota and Wisconsin to issue air quality alerts due to unhealthy fine particle levels?

Wildfire smoke from Canada drifted south, prompting air quality alerts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Fine particle levels reached unhealthy levels, with smoke coming from multiple fires burning in Canada, including in Fort Nelson where evacuation orders were issued.

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What is the goal of the new federal regulations that require electric grid operators to consider energy needs 20 years into the future during planning?

The new federal regulations aim to boost wind and solar power by facilitating the integration of more renewable energy sources into America's electric grids. This includes planning for the long term and developing methods for sharing costs among customers and businesses.

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Who testified that Donald Trump instructed him to suppress stories about alleged sexual encounters during the 2016 campaign?

Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, testified that he was directed by Trump to prevent stories about alleged sexual encounters from surfacing during the 2016 campaign. This includes payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. He said, “Everything required Mr. Trump’s sign-off."

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Which influential philanthropist is shifting focus to women's rights and gender equality after resigning from a foundation she co-founded?

Melinda French Gates announced her resignation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which she co-founded with Bill Gates. She will now focus on women's rights and gender equality through her philanthropic work. Melinda and Bill Gates divorced in 2021.