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Retirement of only black House Republican jars GOP for 2020

Aug. 2, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only black House Republican, a critic of President Donald Trump's, has joined a growing list of GOP lawmakers not seeking reelection next year, jarring the party's efforts to woo minority voters and recapture House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan who's split with Trump over...

Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

Aug. 2, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's only black Republican —Rep. Will Hurd — on Thursday became the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek re-election next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Hurd, a...

Groups sue for information on Arctic refuge lease sale

Jul. 31, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native organization and three environmental groups sued the U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday, claiming its agencies withheld information regarding preparations for the sale of oil and gas leases in the massive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The lawsuit filed in...

Today in History

Jul. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2019. There are 154 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one). On this date: In...

Newly renovated Eisenhower museum reopens in Kansas

Jul. 29, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

A museum honoring President Dwight Eisenhower in his childhood home in Kansas reopened Monday after undergoing its first comprehensive renovation since the 1970s. The modernized exhibits in the 25,000-square-foot (2,322-sq. meter) museum in Abilene feature new display cases, videos and digital interactive...

PBS adds George W. Bush documentary to its president series

Jul. 29, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A documentary about the life and political career of former President George W. Bush is coming to PBS stations next year. The two-part documentary, titled "W," will include interviews with historians, journalists and inner-circle members. Among them: Bush's chiefs of staff,...

Today in History

Jul. 29, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 29, the 210th day of 2019. There are 155 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 29, 1981, Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a glittering ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.) On this date: In...

'In God We Trust' going up at South Dakota public schools

Jul. 24, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — When students return to public schools across South Dakota this fall, they should expect to see a new message on display: "In God We Trust." A new state law that took effect this month requires all public schools in the state's 149 districts to paint, stencil or otherwise...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2019. There are 172 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced his choice of U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the...

Today in History

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2019. There are 173 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 11, 1972, the World Chess Championship opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in...