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Biden to detail pullout plans for last troops in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is about to announce his plans to withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 attacks “cannot explain” why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. ...

Wisconsin Senate set to approve Republican election changes

Apr. 14, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was set Wednesday to pass a host of Republican-authored changes to Wisconsin elections, including a prohibition on accepting private grants to aid election administration. The proposals are part of a larger package of GOP-authored...

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

Apr. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is planning a trip to Mexico and Guatemala as she leads the White House’s diplomatic efforts to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border. Harris told reporters Wednesday that she was “looking forward...

Watchdog lays bare Capitol Police's riot security failures

Apr. 14, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn’t be used, inadequate training and an...

Pushback against restrictive voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

The pushback against new voting bills and laws in numerous states is growing with dozens of nation's largest corporations and business leaders signing a new statement objecting to “any discriminatory legislation." Signatories to the letter, published Wednesday in The...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others. The political circumstances surrounding this...

Biden begins to undo Trump's ban on abortion referrals

Apr. 14, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy directive that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying to get birth control. ...

Matos sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutanent governor

Apr. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sabina Matos made history Wednesday when she was sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutenant governor, the first person of color to hold the post. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea administered the oath of office in a brief ceremony at the State House...

White House: Jill Biden 'tolerated' medical procedure 'well'

Apr. 14, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden had a “common medical procedure” on Wednesday, came through it “well” and was expected to resume her normal schedule, the White House said. President Joe Biden accompanied his wife to an outpatient center near the campus of George...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 14, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Transitioning away from fossil fuels means transitioning away from housing injustice In January, Mayor Jim Kenney announced Philadelphia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The...