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Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill

Jan. 21, 2022 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election. ...

Today in History

Jan. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2022. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Florida could shield whites from 'discomfort' of racist past

Jan. 18, 2022 20:09 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel “discomfort” when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation's past received its first approval...

Hawks rally to beat Bucks 121-114, snap 10-game home skid

Jan. 17, 2022 22:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 30 points for the struggling Atlanta Hawks, who trailed for much of the game before rallying for a 121-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night to snap a 10-game home losing streak. Winning at State Farm Arena for the first time since...

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Jan. 17, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day before the U.S. Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s eldest son condemned federal lawmakers over their inaction. Speaking in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Martin Luther...

Cities across Florida celebrate MLK Day with parades, events

Jan. 17, 2022 13:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Parades and celebrations were held across Florida on Monday to honor the 93rd birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of last year's celebrations were muted because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday, cities and communities held celebrations honoring...

Steve Schapiro, prize-winning photographer, dies at 87

Jan. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Schapiro, a prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from the March on Washington to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, has died at age 87. Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago, according to spokesperson Heidi Schaeffer....

Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech

Jan. 17, 2022 08:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a video series on issues he sees as pertinent to the Black community, the U.S. Senate’s only Black Republican, Tim Scott of South Carolina, is putting forth what he characterizes as a positive response to partisan rhetoric on race that he’s best-positioned to rebut....