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In this undated photo provided by Linda Hervieux,  Joann Woodson kneels at the gravesite of her husband Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Members of Congress on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 said Woodson Jr., a Black army medic who saved dozens of wounded troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself, deserves the Medal of Honor, as they announced legislation to posthumously award it to him.  (Linda Hervieux via AP, File)

Bill would give Black WWII medic posthumous Medal of Honor

Sep. 8, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

Waverly B. Woodson Jr., a Black army medic who saved dozens of wounded troops on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself, deserves the Medal of Honor, said members of Congress on Tuesday as they announced legislation to posthumously award it to him. Cpl. Woodson nearly didn't make...

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. walks to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, for a meeting with Pelosi, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In sprawling Capitol, leaders struggle to keep virus at bay

Jul. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are under increasing pressure from lawmakers to boost testing for the coronavirus in the Capitol, an idea they have so far rejected because of concerns about the availability of tests across the country. Despite the...