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Pence defies Trump, affirms Biden’s win

January 7, 2021

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence defied President Donald Trump early Thursday morning as he affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, putting an end to Trump’s futile efforts to subvert American democracy and overturn the results of the election. In a move that infuriated Trump and left his…

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Treason: Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach, taking selfies with angry white mob inside during seige

January 7, 2021

Above Photo Rep. Val Demings Florida/Youtube screenshot By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how law enforcement handled Wednesday’s violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building. U.S. Capitol Police, who are charged with protecting Congress, turned to…

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Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

January 6, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s…

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No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 5, 2021

Above Photo: Youtube screenshot/Jacob Blake By TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralyzed and setting off sometimes violent protests in the…

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Feds decline charges against officers in Tamir Rice case

December 29, 2020

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, saying video of the shooting was of too poor a quality for prosecutors to conclusively establish what had happened. In…

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Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

December 28, 2020

By JILL COLVIN, LISA MASCARO and ANDREW TAYLOR WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill…

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NAACP files suit over Erie highway plan, waterfront access

December 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Aerial photo of Bayfront Parkway (Photo/bayfrontparkwayproject.com)  By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Pennsylvania’s plan to upgrade a major road along the city of Erie’s waterfront will wind up reducing pedestrian and cyclist access to the bay and disproportionately harm minority and low-income residents who live nearby, the NAACP charged in a federal lawsuit filed last…

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Over 1,200 vaccine shots given in Pennsylvania; more coming

December 24, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — More than 1,200 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to health care workers at 16 Pennsylvania hospitals, the state health secretary said last Thursday, while dozens of other hospitals across the state waited to receive more than 96,000 doses by the end of the week. No adverse health…

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Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

December 21, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. The package, expected to draw votes in Congress on Monday, would establish a temporary…

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