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After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

Apr. 22, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence. ...

'Legal Marijuana NOW' now recognized as a party in Nebraska

Apr. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A political party focused on legalizing marijuana can now run candidates and claim registered voters in Nebraska after it gained official state recognition on Wednesday. Secretary of State Bob Evnen said the Legal Marijuana NOW Party has met the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 21 The Buffalo News on climate change, Earth Day and President Joe Biden's environmental plan: The realities of climate change present...

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

Apr. 21, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 21 The Times and Democrat on South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott's police reform proposals: It’s not hard to believe that most Americans do not favor...

Shooting in Albania leaves 1 dead, 4 injured before election

Apr. 21, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A shooting outside Albania's capital that reportedly was linked to political party activists before a parliamentary election this week killed one person and injured four others on Wednesday, according to police and media reports. A police...

McCloskeys want grand jury to take a new look at their case

Apr. 21, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

A St. Louis husband and wife facing criminal charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters last summer have told a judge they are concerned about Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s handling of their case and asked that it be sent back to the grand jury. “Due to...

Dems push $25B for electric school buses, a Biden priority

Apr. 21, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to...

Senate GOP staffer reprimanded for sending political email

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser. Leanne Bucci, personnel and fiscal manager for the Senate...

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

Apr. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel's membership between the two parties. Pelosi first...