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Congress bestows its highest honor on WWII merchant marines

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stand together as they attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor members of the Merchant Marine who served in World War II, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP…

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Democrats’ effort to secure Roe v. Wade falls to filibuster

May 13, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Anti-scaling fencing blocks off the stairs to the Supreme Court, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Washington.Abortion legislation facing a Senate test vote would enshrine into federal law the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Senate Democrats are moving quickly to try to codify the 50-year-old ruling after a leaked…

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Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not ‘close contact’

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the William J. Rutter Center about maternal health crisis on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in San Francisco. (Yalonda M. James/San Francisco Chronicle via AP) By Zeke Miller ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring…

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In election misinformation fight, ‘2020 changed everything’

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are unsealed to be examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The audit, ordered by the Arizona Senate, has the U.S. Department of Justice saying it is concerned about ballot…

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Biden announces $800M in new military assistance for Ukraine

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Vova, 10, looks at the grave of his mother, Maryna, while his father, Ivan Drahun, prays during her funeral in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Vova’s mother died while they sheltered in a cold basement for more than a month during the Russian military’s occupation. (AP…

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Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice

April 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson smiles during a meeting with Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., in his office at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Mary Clare Jalonick And Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday,…

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Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden signs the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Darlene Superville ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a bill into law to make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100…

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Judge: Trump likely committed crimes related to election

April 1, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: From left, Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., make statement as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol pushes ahead with contempt charges against former advisers to Donald Trump, Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, in response to their refusal to…

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Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies

March 25, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives to address an interactive session on “America, India and Democracy in the 21st Century” in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. The session was organized by The Aspen Institute India and Confederation of Indian Industry. Also seen background right is President of The Aspen…

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Zelenskyy tells US Congress, ‘We need you right now’

March 18, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the U.S. Congress by video to plead for support as his country is besieged by Russian forces, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept….

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