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US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 22:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen...

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Dec. 06, 2021 15:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole died Sunday at the age of 98. He was a leader...

Missouri man pleads guilty to participating in Jan. 6 riot

Dec. 06, 2021 13:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eastern Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Paul S. Westover, 53, of Lake St. Louis, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. In exchange for...

Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

Dec. 06, 2021 11:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence were presented to Motown Records creator Berry...

Turning outrage into power: How far right is changing GOP

Dec. 06, 2021 05:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears to have settled on a strategy to deal with a handful of Republican lawmakers who have stirred outrage with violent, racist and sometimes Islamophobic comments. If you can't police them, promote them. ...

Reaction to Bob Dole's death from US dignitaries, veterans

Dec. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EST

U.S. dignitaries and military veterans are mourning former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a World War II veteran and former Republican presidential candidate who served in Congress for 36 years. Dole, who had stage 4 lung cancer, died Sunday at age 98, according to his wife, Elizabeth. ...

Biden, allies increasingly pushing back at GOP's virus barbs

Dec. 03, 2021 05:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden looked out over an audience of government scientists and framed his latest plan for fighting COVID-19 as an opportunity to at last put an end to divisiveness over the virus, calling the politicization of the issue a “sad, sad commentary.” ...

Prosecutors: Couple had 14-year-old 'in tow' at Capitol riot

Dec. 02, 2021 13:40 PM EST

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that a North Carolina woman deserves a prison sentence for bringing her 14-year-old child into the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Virginia Marie “Jenny” Spencer and her husband, Christopher, had the child “in tow” when...

Longtime Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio won't seek reelection

Dec. 01, 2021 15:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Rep. Peter DeFazio, the longest serving U.S. House member in Oregon’s history and a staunch advocate for environmental issues, said Wednesday he is retiring and will not seek reelection next year. The 74-year-old Democrat is the powerful chairman...

Rep. Omar urges House GOP to address 'anti-Muslim hatred'

Nov. 30, 2021 21:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday played a harrowing death threat recently left for her by voicemail, while imploring House Republican leaders to do more to tamp down “anti-Muslim hatred” in their ranks and “hold those who perpetuate it accountable.”...