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Kyle Rittenhouse heads to court to get gun used in shootings

January 28, 2022

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge was set to hear arguments Friday on whether prosecutors should return to Kyle Rittenhouse the assault-style rifle he used to shoot three people during a street protest. Rittenhouse shot the men during the protest in Kenosha in 2020. He killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige…

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Biden: 1st Black woman justice on high court ‘long overdue’

January 27, 2022

By COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday affirmed his pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying it was “long overdue.” He praised retiring Justice Stephen Breyer as a model public servant and promised a nominee by the end of February….

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Biden to name first Black woman Supreme Court justice?

January 27, 2022

By STEVE PEOPLES Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters may have been buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Stephen Breyer’s pending retirement, confirmed by numerous sources on Wednesday, couldn’t have…

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US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

January 25, 2022

By ROBERT BURNS and LORNE COOK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. solidarity with allies…

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Justices to hear challenge to race in college admissions

January 24, 2022

By MARK SHERMAN The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming that Harvard University, a private institution, and the University of…

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Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

January 21, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. Though their bid to dramatically rewrite U.S. election law…

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Gov. Wolf announces efforts to increase statewide hospital, long-term care capacity

January 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Acting Pa. Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter Photo/official Twitter acct.)  Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that the state is organizing, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), regional support sites for both hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as strike teams to support hospitals facing staffing shortages. “I am committed…

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Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

January 14, 2022

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — All but conceding defeat, President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s now unsure the Democrats’ major elections and voting rights legislation can pass Congress this year. He spoke at the Capitol after a key fellow Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, dramatically announced her refusal…

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Biden to back Senate rule change to pass voting rights bill

January 11, 2022

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, COLLEEN LONG and JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.” But some civil rights groups won’t be there, in protest of what they say is administration inaction. As he…

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