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Biden in State of Union exhorts Congress: 'Finish the job'

Feb. 08, 2023 01:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden exhorted Congress Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address aimed at reassuring a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. ...

Memphis officer took, shared photos of bloodied Tyre Nichols

Feb. 07, 2023 23:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Documents released Tuesday provided a scathing account of what authorities called the “blatantly unprofessional” conduct of five officers involved in the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop last month — including new revelations about how one...

13 Memphis officers could be disciplined in Nichols case

Feb. 07, 2023 23:08 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thirteen Memphis officers could end up being disciplined in connection with the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, officials said Tuesday, as city council members expressed frustration during a meeting with the police and fire chiefs for not moving quickly on policy reforms...

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 07, 2023 23:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to a joint session on Congress on Tuesday....

U2's Bono, family of Tyre Nichols' among Jill Biden's guests

Feb. 07, 2023 22:43 PM EST

Rock star Bono, the family of Tyre Nichols and the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman in last month’s Monterey Park, California, shooting were among the featured guests sitting alongside first lady Jill Biden at Tuesday's State of the Union address. The guests were invited...

Toll of police brutality on display at State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 22:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The toll of police brutality in America was on painful display Tuesday night as family members of Black men and women killed in custody joined lawmakers in the Capitol to hear President Joe Biden's State of the Union address. Seated near first lady Jill Biden were...

Amid soaring crime, Memphis cops lowered the bar for hiring

Feb. 07, 2023 16:19 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Beyond the beating, kicking, cursing and pepper spraying, the video of Tyre Nichols’ deadly arrest at the hands of young Memphis police officers is just as notable for what's missing — any experienced supervisors showing up to stop them. That points to a...

What to Watch: New political vibes this State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for new faces and fresh political dynamics as President Joe Biden delivers this year's State of the Union address, coupled with attention to some old problems brought back into painful focus by recent events. The president on Tuesday night will stand before a...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Feb. 07, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Kansas City Star. February 1, 2023. Editorial: As Black History Month starts, can’t we resolve to be honest about Missouri’s past? Our nation heads into this Black History Month with nerves raw yet again. Last Friday, footage of the savage fatal beating of Tyre...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2023 23:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 1 The Washington Post on police reform The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House in 2021 but stalled in the Senate, would not have prevented the fatal beating of...