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McConnell: Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'

Jan. 20, 2022 16:24 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is drawing criticism for comments he made shortly before the GOP blocked a federal elections bill, when he said that “African American” voters cast ballots at similar rates to “Americans.” The minority leader...

At 113, NAACP evolves for relevance on racial justice agenda

Jan. 20, 2022 16:10 PM EST

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities. The nation's oldest...

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Jan. 20, 2022 00:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the...

Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump documents

Jan. 19, 2022 21:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on Wednesday rejected a bid by Trump to withhold the...

Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys

Jan. 19, 2022 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envoy to Denmark. The White House...

Biden year one takeaways: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats

Jan. 18, 2022 11:10 AM EST

Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. He achieved it — albeit, at 78, as the oldest person to assume the presidency. After the turbulence and chaos of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Biden was seen...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

Federal judge declines to halt upcoming Oklahoma executions

Jan. 14, 2022 15:07 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to temporarily halt the executions of two Oklahoma inmates who are scheduled to die in the coming weeks. In his order, U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot wrote that inmates Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle were not likely to...

Harry Reid buried in family ceremony in Searchlight, Nevada

Jan. 13, 2022 19:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The late Sen. Harry Reid was buried Thursday at a desert cemetery in his hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, following a week of ceremonies in Las Vegas and at the U.S. Capitol that honored his decades shaping state and national policies. Family members wanted the...

Ex-hedge fund CEO enters topsy-turvy Senate GOP primary race

Jan. 13, 2022 07:06 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After several months of positioning himself to run, ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormick is entering Pennsylvania's campaign for U.S. Senate, bringing a glittering resume and high-level connections across government, finance and politics to a topsy-turvy GOP primary field in...