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Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

May. 11, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops to the building would fan fears of a military coup and could cause a repeat of the deadly...

Kamala Harris to give Naval Academy commissioning address

Apr. 30, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address at the Naval Academy's commissioning ceremony, a White House official told a Maryland news outlet Friday. Harris is expected to give the speech May 28 during the in-person, limited...