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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Jennifer Lopez performs during President Joe Biden’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Some tribal members complained about the mishmash of songs sung by Lopez that included lyrics from “This Land is your Land.” (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

Jan. 21, 2021 8:42 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides. He also revoked a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that tribes...

In this Dec. 18, 2020 photo, pipes to be used for the Keystone XL pipeline are stored in a field near Dorchester, Neb. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his officials have been in frequent contact with President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration making the case for a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office.   (Chris Machian /Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden revokes permit

Jan. 20, 2021 10:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline halted Wednesday as incoming U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit on his first day in office. The 1,700-mile (2,735-kilometer) pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

House votes to override Trump's veto of defense bill

Dec. 28, 2020 8:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, well above the two-thirds...

Virginia hosted St. Francis during the first home game of the season Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Charlottesville, Va. (Andrew Shurleff/The Daily Progress via AP)

The Latest: Sun Belt championship game canceled

Dec. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Sun Belt Conference championship game Saturday between No. 9 Coastal Carolina and No. 17 Louisiana-Lafayette has been canceled because of a positive COVID-19 test within the Coastal Carolina program. An entire position group...

FILE - In this June 29, 2014, file photo, former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, right, waves while riding with his husband James Ready, left, during the 44th annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade in San Francisco. Frank and Ready filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, against a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine in May after only completing part of the agreed upon work. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Former US Rep. Barney Frank sues for unfinished work on home

Dec. 3, 2020 10:29 AM EST

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and his husband, James Ready, are suing a construction contractor who they said abandoned the building of their home in Maine. Shaun Madden Contracting walked off the job in May after completing a little more than $200,000 worth of work, Frank and James Ready said in their lawsuit...

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline approval due to virus

Nov. 27, 2020 9:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus infections spreading. The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of...