Highlights

  1. PhotoFormer President George W. Bush and Laura Bush attending President Biden’s inauguration in January. He denounced the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in an interview aired Tuesday, but kept to his practice of not calling out former President Donald J. Trump by name.
    CreditPool photo by Jim Lo Scalzo

    Bush Says G.O.P. Has Become ‘to Some Degree Nativist’

    The former president also assailed the Trump-era Republican Party as “isolationist, protectionist,” and expressed concern about the fate of girls in Afghanistan if the Taliban take over.

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  1. PhotoA group of displaced Syrian boys playing near the sprawling Al-Karama refugee camp last month in Idlib, Syria.
    CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times

    An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees

    What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

    By Michael D. Shear and