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This Jan. 17, 2021 photo shows the independent Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon, Vt. Four families, including one whose children attend the school, are suing Vermont over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions, with the towns paying the tuition. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Jan. 18, 2021 9:35 AM EST

Vermont is facing at least its second lawsuit in four months over a voucher program that allows students in communities that don't have schools or are not part of supervisory unions to attend schools of their choice, including approved private institutions. The Vermont system in which certain towns pay tuition...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jan. 12, 2021 9:11 AM EST

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jan. 8 From a historical perspective, last week’s events rank up there with the 9/11 attacks and the 1814 burning of the Capitol by British troops for the sense of existential crisis and tumult they wrought on the American psyche. What the nation witnessed live on television...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dems' momentum builds to impeach Trump, Pelosi hits rioters

Jan. 9, 2021 5:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum built among Democrats on Saturday for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House speaker accused his backers who violently invaded the Capitol of choosing “their whiteness over democracy.” Nancy Pelosi's remark came as Rep. David...

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to skip Biden swearing-in — Biden's fine with that

Jan. 8, 2021 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, refusing to fulfill the outgoing president's traditional role in the peaceful transition of power and undercutting his own message just one day earlier on the need for “national healing...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now

Jan. 8, 2021 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans Friday for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” commander in chief can't add to the damage they say he's inflicted or even ignite nuclear war in his final...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Stay or go? After Trump-fueled riot, aides debate early exit

Jan. 8, 2021 10:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of Trump administration officials are beating an early path to the exits as a protest against the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol this week even as others wrestling with the stay-or-go question conclude that they owe it to the public to see things through to the end. ...

DC National Guard stand outside the Capitol, Wednesday night, Jan. 6, 2021, after a day of rioting protesters. It's been a stunning day as a number of lawmakers and then the mob of protesters tried to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

Jan. 8, 2021 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 12:40 a.m. The U.S. Capitol Police says an officer who was injured after responding to riots at the Capitol has died. Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday due to injuries...

Today in History

Jan. 8, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2021. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1998, Ramzi Yousef (RAHM’-zee YOO’-sef), the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison...

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

Jan. 7, 2021 9:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality Thursday amid growing talk of trying to force him out early, acknowledging he’ll peacefully leave after Congress affirmed his defeat. Trump led off a video from the White House by condemning the violence...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns after Capitol insurrection, says Trump 'rhetoric' was 'inflection point'

Jan. 7, 2021 9:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns after Capitol insurrection, says Trump 'rhetoric' was 'inflection point.'