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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

In this image from video, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks as the Senate reconvenes after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikely

Jan. 27, 2021 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday that he’s discussing with colleagues whether a censure resolution to condemn former President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could be an alternative to impeachment, even as the Senate proceeds with a...

Health nonprofit barred from aiding inmates over BLM support

Jan. 27, 2021 12:56 PM EST

The Hancock County sheriff ended the work of a nonprofit with jail inmates recovering from addiction in June because the organization had put out a statement supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sheriff Scott Kane terminated the agreement with Healthy Acadia, which provided peer mentors for inmates in...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 27, 2021 12:18 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 26 The Herald-Citizen on the importance of the peaceful transfer of power: Although some predicted Jan. 20's inauguration and transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden would be anything but peaceful, we’re...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 27, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 24 The News & Observer on the unified government by Democrats in Washington, D.C.: On Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new members of the U.S. Senate, including the...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden to reopen 'Obamacare' markets for COVID-19 relief

Jan. 27, 2021 8:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday, said two people familiar with...

FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia. Russia and the United States exchanged documents Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty, their last remaining arms control pact, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin readout of a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they voiced satisfaction with the move. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russian parliament OKs New START nuclear treaty extension

Jan. 27, 2021 7:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Wednesday quickly approved the extension of the last remaining nuclear Russia-U.S. arms control treaty, a fast-track action that comes just days before it’s due to expire. Both houses of parliament voted unanimously to extend the New START treaty for five years, a...

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., and Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., talk with reporters before a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP signals unwillingness to part with Trump after riot

Jan. 27, 2021 6:34 AM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump has lost his social media megaphone, the power of government and the unequivocal support of his party's elected leaders. But a week after leaving the White House in disgrace, a large-scale Republican defection that would ultimately purge him from the party appears...

Former Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

Jan. 27, 2021 12:06 AM EST

From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global climate action, making clear the nation isn't just revving up its own efforts to reduce oil, gas and coal pollution but that it intends to push everyone in the world to do more,...

Today in History

Jan. 27, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2021. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. On this date: In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent...