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US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

Aug. 02, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the...

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Aug. 02, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” ...

Biden's judges: More diverse and more of them

Aug. 02, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. ...

Company says expansion will shore up US medical supply chain

Jul. 15, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina-based pharmaceutical manufacturer is launching a $100 million expansion, something officials say is part of a broader effort to develop a domestic medical supply chain missing during months-long waits for imported medical materials during the...

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

Jul. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. ...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he's keeping up

Jul. 09, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa Republican Party fundraiser and began pumping out pushups. The 87-year-old Iowa senator's were slow and deliberate while his Arkansas colleague's were crisp...

Black farmer in SC wants new land to be ‘a place to heal’

Jul. 05, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

LUGOFF, S.C. (AP) — Sadia Pollard’s father has a memory. It’s the 1980s and Pollard’s father, a young man then, drives by his grandparents’ home and farm in the Chesapeake Bay area. The day is hot. He sees his grandmother bent over and digging in the dirt, maybe...

In conservative South Carolina, longtime Dem switches to GOP

Jun. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A longtime county official in South Carolina announced Wednesday that he's switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, a move that the state GOP chairman says shows a deepening conservatism despite blue trends in neighboring states. ...

Key part of US residency program for investors set to expire

Jun. 30, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that has allowed wealthy foreign investors to obtain U.S. residency, and has long been the subject of complaints that it amounts to the wholesale selling of American citizenship, may be coming to a sputtering end. Congressional authorization...

Joining Trump at border, GOP congressman eyes path to power

Jun. 30, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the invitation of Donald Trump, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks recently led a small group of House Republicans to the former president’s New Jersey golf club, where they dined on beef tenderloin, posed for photos and briefed him on strategy for the 2022 midterm elections. ...