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Legal cannabis bill clears state Senate, Lamont to sign it

Jun. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war...

Today in History

Jun. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2021. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

Jun. 12, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them. Two House Democrats disclosed this week that their smartphone data was secretly obtained...

Seized House records show just how far Trump admin would go

Jun. 11, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them. Two House Democrats disclosed this week that their smartphone data was secretly obtained...

Homicides are up, but GOP misleads with claims about blame

Jun. 10, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “SKYROCKETING MURDER RATES,” claimed the National Fraternal Order of Police. “An explosion of violent crime," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Democrat-run cities across the country who cut funding for police have seen increases in crime,” tweeted...

Today in History

Jun. 10, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 10, the 161st day of 2021. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963,...

McGahn: Effort to get Mueller fired was 'point of no return'

Jun. 09, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Don McGahn told lawmakers in a closed-door interview last week that he regarded President Donald Trump's effort to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired as “a point of no return" for the administration if carried out. ...

Segregationist former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Jun. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, who entered politics as a reformer after his father’s assassination but was criticized for failing to protect the Freedom Riders from angry white mobs, has died. He was 99. He died Friday, his daughter, Barbara Patterson Scholl,...

Today in History

May. 26, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2021. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1940, Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from...