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Facebook shuts out NYU academics' research on political ads

Aug. 04, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Facebook has shut down the personal accounts of a pair of New York University researchers and shuttered their investigation into misinformation spread through political ads on the social network. Facebook says the researchers violated its terms of service and were...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Aug. 04, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. August 1, 2021. Editorial: A tribute to a rare politician Former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad will have a post office named in his honor. Nearly a year after his death, former longtime U.S. House Rep. Jim...

'This attack happened': Medals to honor Jan. 6 responders

Aug. 03, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to award Medals of Honor to the Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department for protecting Congress during the Jan. 6 insurrection, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature. Under the bill, which...

Pelosi, Schumer huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats huddled with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between Biden,...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 28, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 22, 2021. Editorial: Opponents to state’s voting legislation are misguided U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., thinks politicians in Washington know better than the states how to safeguard their elections. In fact, the chairwoman...

Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 insurrection

Jul. 22, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — J. Thomas Manger, a former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, is the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional officials announced Thursday. Manger will take charge of the department in the aftermath of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection in which supporters of...

Senate Democrats take their case for voting bill to Georgia

Jul. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Taking their case for a federal voting bill to Georgia, Senate Democrats argued at a field hearing on Monday that their sweeping elections measure is desperately needed to counter the impact of new GOP state laws that tighten voting rules. “Congress...

Klobuchar: Infrastructure bill could include voting measures

Jul. 18, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday. Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 17, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Hilda Solis, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” —...

Minnesota leaders seek drought aid for livestock producers

Jul. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to come to the aid of Minnesota livestock producers amid the worsening drought by easing grazing restrictions. Walz asked Vilsack in a letter released Thursday to to allow emergency...