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Israel-Hamas war latest: Netanyahu addresses Congress and vows to achieve 'total victory'

Jul. 24, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress in Washington on Wednesday as he sought to bolster U.S. support for his country’s fight against Hamas and other Iran-backed armed groups. Netanyahu has signaled that a cease-fire deal could be taking shape after nine...

2024 Election Latest: Netanyahu vows in speech to Congress to press on with war in Gaza

Jul. 24, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

Thousands of protesters are rallying within sight of the Capitol building, denouncing Israel’s war in Gaza and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who delivered an address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday afternoon. More than 50 congressional Democrats were...

Thousands fill Washington's streets to protest Israel's war in Gaza during Netanyahu visit

Jul. 24, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people protesting Israel’s war in Gaza marched Wednesday in Washington, chanting “Free, Free Palestine" as they filled blocks of city streets and police used pepper spray on demonstrators while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress. ...

Netanyahu begins speech to Congress with dozens of lawmakers boycotting and thousands of people protesting near Capitol

Jul. 24, 2024 14:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Netanyahu begins speech to Congress with dozens of lawmakers boycotting and thousands of people protesting near Capitol.

Police deploy pepper spray as protesters march toward the US Capitol, where Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak

Jul. 24, 2024 14:07 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police deploy pepper spray as protesters march toward the US Capitol, where Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak.

Democrats hope Harris' bluntness on abortion will translate to 2024 wins in Congress and White House

Jul. 24, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden might not often use the word “abortion” when he talks about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but Vice President Kamala Harris sure does. She's also toured a Minnesota Planned Parenthood clinic where the procedure is performed and routinely links the fall...

Harris tells roaring Wisconsin crowd November election is 'a choice between freedom and chaos'

Jul. 24, 2024 02:02 AM EDT

WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (AP) — A roaring crowd of battleground state voters greeted Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday as she opened her public case against Republican former President Donald Trump by declaring November's election will be "a choice between freedom and chaos.” ...

Today in History: July 24, Apollo 11 returns home from the moon

Jul. 24, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 24, the 206th day of 2024. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first humans to set foot on the moon —...

2024 Election Latest: Kamala Harris kicks off campaign for president with a rally in Wisconsin

Jul. 23, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

In her first rally as a presidential candidate, Vice President Kamala Harris Harris framed the race with Donald Trump as a choice between “freedom” and “chaos.” Democratic leaders Charles Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries endorsed Harris on Tuesday, capping off their party’s swift embrace of...

Demonstrators stage mass protest against Netanyahu visit and US military aid to Israel

Jul. 23, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters against the Gaza war staged a sit-in at a congressional office building Tuesday ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, with Capitol Police making multiple arrests. Netanyahu arrived in Washington Monday for a visit...