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House votes to hold Mark Meadows in contempt in Jan. 6 probe

December 17, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: White House chief of staff Mark Meadows walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, before President Donald Trump’s departure on Marine One. Trump is traveling to campaign events in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Farnoush Amiri and Mary Clare Jalonick ASSOCIATED PRESS…

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Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

December 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, on Nov. 8, 2021. The Department of Justice has sued Texas over new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the state’s booming Latino and Black populations. The maps passed by Texas’ Republican-dominated Legislature favor incumbents…

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Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether. Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right to abortion, is facing…

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Labor leader, council member convicted in corruption trial

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Johnny “Doc” Dougherty walks to the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — A powerful Philadelphia labor leader and a city council member were found guilty of conspiracy charges Monday in a corruption trial. Prosecutors said John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty kept Bobby Henon, a union…

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House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

November 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) leaves his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on a resolution to formally rebuke him for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) with a sword. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Kevin…

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Democrat Eric Adams wins race for New York City mayor

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New York City Mayor Elect Eric Adams speaks to supporters Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) By Michelle L. Price ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Democrat Eric Adams has been elected New York City mayor, defeating Republican Curtis Sliwa on Tuesday in a contest far easier than his next…

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Boston elects Wu, first woman and Asian American as mayor

November 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu addresses supporters at her election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Boston. Wu defeated fellow city councilor Annissa Essaibi George to become the first woman of color elected as mayor of Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) By Steve Leblanc ASSOCIATED PRESS  BOSTON — Boston voters, marking a key milestone in…

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Senate GOP again blocks Democrats’ election bill

October 21, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to the media after a Democratic policy luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED  PRESS  WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they…

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Colin Powell had mixed legacy among some African Americans

October 21, 2021

By Corey Williams and Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — As an American leader, Colin Powell’s credentials were impeccable: He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state. But his legacy as the first Black person in those roles is murkier, with some African Americans saying that his voice on their behalf could…

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