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Collins, Hassan bill would help rural students

Mar. 27, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire have introduced a bill that would assist rural students in reaching their higher education goals and connect them with employment opportunities in their hometowns. The Success for...

Minnesota Democrats laud funding in federal stimulus package

Mar. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and several Democratic members of Minnesota's congressional delegation toured a community vaccination site on Monday to highlight several pieces of the federal stimulus package passed last week, which includes billions of dollars to further ramp up...

Today in History

Mar. 04, 2021 14:09 PM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2021. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took office as America’s 32nd president. ...

House panel seeks storm documents from Texas grid operator

Mar. 03, 2021 22:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee is investigating the agency that operates the Texas power grid, seeking information and documents about the lack of preparation for the recent winter storm that caused millions of power outages and dozens of deaths across the state. ...

Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

Feb. 20, 2021 16:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is calling for federal investigations into possible price gouging of natural gas in the Midwest and other regions following severe winter storms that plunged Texas and other states into a deep freeze that caused power outages in millions of homes and...