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Wisconsin Senate poised to approve gun sanctuary bill

Jun. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate was poised Wednesday to approve a bill that would prohibit police in Wisconsin from enforcing any future federal federal laws banning or restricting the use of guns. The proposal is part of a national wave of...

Senate GOP probe: No systemic fraud in Michigan election

Jun. 23, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made false allegations about the results in Antrim County...

North Korea's foreign minister says no interest in US talks

Jun. 23, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s foreign minister on Wednesday said his country is not even considering a resumption of stalled nuclear talks with the United States, dismissing hopes expressed by U.S. and South Korean officials for a quick resumption of negotiations. ...

Student loan payments to restart; here's how to get help

Jun. 23, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

For 42.9 million student loan borrowers , it’s been 18 months without a payment. That ends in October — ready or not. The interest-free federal student loan payment pause, known as a forbearance, was extended three times after it initially went into effect in March...

Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany

Jun. 23, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Germany struggled Wednesday to resolve a major dispute over a Russian gas pipeline even as the Biden administration seeks to improve relations with Western Europe that had been strained during Donald Trump’s presidency. U.S....

Poll: Many Democrats want more US support for Palestinians

Jun. 23, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll on American attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the U.S. to do more to support the Palestinians, showing that a growing rift among Democratic lawmakers is also reflected in the party’s base. ...

States grapple with closing youth detention centers

Jun. 23, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As states from California to Maine consider drastic changes to youth detention centers, New Hampshire is grappling with its own facility that has been rocked by abuse allegations from years past. The state’s Legislature will vote Thursday on a...

Biden faces growing pressure from the left over voting bill

Jun. 23, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When New York Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was at the White House for the signing of the proclamation making Juneteenth a national holiday last week, he told President Joe Biden their party needed him more involved in passing voting legislation on the Hill. ...

EXPLAINER: What's next now that GOP has blocked voting bill?

Jun. 23, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

Senate Republicans have blocked debate of a sweeping overhaul of how elections are run in the U.S. The bill was pushed by congressional Democrats who argued it was needed to counter a spate of new GOP laws this year tightening voting rules in the states. A look at what...

From Biden to Congress, Big Tech is under mounting pressure

Jun. 23, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without speaking a word or scratching a pen across paper, President Joe Biden drove up the pressure on Big Tech companies already smarting under federal and congressional investigations, epic antitrust lawsuits and near-constant condemnation from politicians of both...