A car that was stranded earlier in the month remains in floodwaters in a field near Sumas, Wash., on Nov. 29. People in Sumas, located near the Canadian border, were asked to evacuate voluntarily on Nov. 27 as communities in the area were dealing with flooding from a storm. Associated Press-Elaine Thompson



This image provided by the New England Aquarium shows Kemp's ridley sea turtles swimming in a tank on Nov. 29 at the aquarium's sea turtle hospital, in Quincy, Mass. Sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod are picking up after a slow start to the season, experts at the aquarium said. The aquarium has so far cared for almost 120 of the animals at its Quincy turtle hospital, the vast majority of which have been endangered Kemp's ridley turtles. Vanessa Kahn-New England Aquarium via AP


Barbados's Prime Minister Mia Mottley, left, and President Dame Sandra Mason honor musician Rihanna as a national hero during the presidential inauguration ceremony at Heroes Square, in Bridgetown on Nov. 30. Barbados has stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, becoming a republic for the first time in history. Jeff J Mitchell PA via Associated Press


A man tries to avoid pigeons as they take off from the sidewalk on Wall Street in New York on Nov. 30. John Angelillo-UPI Photo


Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSenate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Overnight Defense & National Security — DOD watchdog to review extremism screening Omar calls for closure of Guantánamo Bay prison after 20 years of 'lawlessness and cruelty' MORE (D-Minn.) holds up her phone to play a hate-filled voicemail during a press conference on Nov. 30 held to call out Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertGOP Reps. Greene, Clyde accrue nearly 0K in combined mask fines Rand Paul cancels DirecTV subscription after it drops OAN Top House Democrat pushes for 'isolation boxes' for maskless lawmakers MORE’s (R-Colo.) anti-Islamic remarks against her. Greg Nash


Pictures of Josephine Baker adorn the red carpet as a coffin with soils from the U.S., France and Monaco is carried towards the Pantheon in Paris on Nov. 30. Baker is to be symbolically inducted into the monument, becoming the first Black woman to receive France's highest honor. Her body will stay in Monaco at the request of her family. Associated Press-Christophe Ena


Air China flight crew members in hazmat suits walk through the arrivals area at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 30. Brazil and Japan this week joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Associated Press-Jae C. Hong



Jewish community leader Susan Stern, Rabbi Aaron Glatt, Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats calls on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Predictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure Voting rights and Senate wrongs MORE (D-N.Y.) and second gentleman Douglas EmhoffDoug EmhoffHarris invokes MLK in voting rights push, urges Senate to 'do its job' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE participate in a menorah lighting in celebration of Hanukkah in the East Room of the White House on Dec. 1. Jim Lo Scalzo-UPI


People protest in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 1 as the justices hear arguments over a Mississippi law severely limiting abortion access. Julia Nikhinson


Students for Socialism protest on Arizona State University's Tempe campus on Dec. 1, demanding that Kyle Rittenhouse not be allowed to enroll at the school. Protesters were demanding the university disavow the 18-year-old, who was acquitted of murder last month in deadly shootings during last year's unrest in Kenosha. Associated Press-Matt York


Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich. on Dec. 1. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at the school, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Nov. 30. Associated Press-Paul Sancya


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi says she's open to stock trading ban for Congress Manchin: Biden spending plan talks would start 'from scratch' Reps. Massie, Grijalva test positive for COVID-19 MORE (D-Calif.) and fifth-grader Michael Mavris look up at the newly lit Capitol Christmas tree on Dec. 1. The 84-foot white fir from Six Rivers National Forest in California will be lit every night until Jan. 1. Julia Nikhinson


Demonstrators near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea stage a rally on Dec. 2 to support the South Korea-U.S. alliance. Defense Secretary Lloyd AustinLloyd AustinOvernight Defense & National Security — White House raises new alarm over Russia GOP lawmakers press administration on US weapons left behind in Afghanistan Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation MORE said that China's pursuit of hypersonic weapons "increases tensions in the region" and vowed the U.S. would maintain its capability to deter potential threats posed by Beijing. Ahn Young-joon-Pool-Associated Press


President BidenJoe BidenPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Vilsack accuses China of breaking commitments in Trump-era trade deal MORE delivers remarks after receiving a briefing from his COVID-19 response team and National Institutes of Health officials regarding the omicron variant at the NIH in Bethesda, Md., on Dec. 2. Oliver Contreras-UPI Photo


A lawmaker arrives to the House Chamber on Dec. 2 for a series of votes including on a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government until Feb. 18. Greg Nash


Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) gives a brief statement on the Dec. 2 vote for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government until Feb. 18. The Senate passed the resolution 69-28 later in the evening. Greg Nash


Sens. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaBriahna Joy Gray: Last-minute push for voting legislation felt 'perfomative' Manchin: Biden spending plan talks would start 'from scratch' Manchin, Collins leading talks on overhauling election law, protecting election officials MORE (D-Ariz.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsManchin, Collins leading talks on overhauling election law, protecting election officials Schumer opted for modest rules reform after pushback from moderates Ossoff and Collins clash over her past support for voting rights legislation MORE (R-Maine) wave to reporters and photographers as they race to the airport on Dec. 2. after a vote for a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government until Feb. 18. Greg Nash


Photos curated by Greg Nash, Julia Nikhinson and Madeline Monroe.