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Biden admin extends protections to transgender students

Jun. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Juneteenth should be a national holiday Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, news of Black slaves’ freedom came at different times for those...

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

Jun. 08, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China. The 68-32...

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

May. 27, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of minimizing that...

Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

May. 26, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of...

Sheriff: Suspicious package at Sen. Paul's home is non-toxic

May. 25, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A suspicious package sent to the Kentucky home of Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul appears to contain a non-toxic substance, the local sheriff's office said. Paul, a libertarian-leaning former presidential candidate, tweeted Monday that he takes any...

Rand Paul says he's skipping vaccine for now, may reconsider

May. 23, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated. ...

Charles Booker touts fundraising for potential Senate bid

May. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker has raised more than $500,000 since forming an exploratory committee signaling his interest in challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul next year in Kentucky. Booker, who nearly upset a well-funded Democratic rival in...

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

May. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended a rally Sunday with former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate. The “Rally for Kentucky's Working Class” was held outside the Muhammad Ali Center in...

Analysis: A reckoning on racism? Not for many leaders of GOP

Apr. 26, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If the nation is in the midst of a historic reckoning on racism, most leaders of the Republican Party are not participating. On the day last week that a jury convicted the police officer who killed George Floyd, Republicans in Washington focused much of...