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Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

Ceremony heralds opening of WWI Memorial in Washington

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will open to the public Saturday, and its launch was marked by a ceremony and flag-raising in honor of the 4.7 million veterans who served in what's known as America's Great War. In remarks during the...

After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May

Apr. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. ...

After blowback from allies, White House says President Biden will move to lift Trump-era refugee caps next month

Apr. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — After blowback from allies, White House says President Biden will move to lift Trump-era refugee caps next month.

US setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variants

Apr. 16, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday. White House officials unveiled a strategy that...

Princely letter: Philip apologized to Nixon for 'lame' toast

Apr. 16, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout his decades in public life, Prince Philip was known for putting his royal foot in his mouth with occasional off-the-cuff remarks that could be embarrassing. But his faux pas at a White House dinner with President Richard Nixon in 1969 was enough for Philip to...

GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

Apr. 16, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican leaders of Congress have made the trip to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy visited after the deadly Jan 6 Capitol insurrection, counting on the former president's help to win back control of the House in 2022....

White House: Intel on Russian 'bounties' on US troops shaky

Apr. 16, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that the intelligence community does not have conclusive evidence that Russian intelligence operatives encouraged the Taliban to attack American troops in Afghanistan. The assessment, revealed Thursday as the U.S. announced a host...

Young's slam off Corbin helps D'backs top booed Nats 11-6

Apr. 15, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boos cut through the windy, chilly night at Nationals Park as Patrick Corbin struggled for the second time in two starts in 2021 and Washington was on its way to falling to 3-7. And that was even before Andrew Young's first hit of the season was a...

Bjork, Sabres spoil Backstrom's 1,000th game, beat Capitals

Apr. 15, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anders Bjork scored his first goal with his new team and added an assist, helping Buffalo spoil Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th game as the Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night. Sam Reinhart scored his 15th goal and Victor Olofsson...