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Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems

Apr. 30, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-shot bid to pass legislation that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state got a little longer on Friday. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said that he opposes unilateral action by Congress to make the nation’s...

DC's long-simmering statehood push begins in Congress

Mar. 23, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C.'s bid for statehood finally got a congressional hearing Monday, but Mayor Muriel Bowser's clashes with Republicans on the panel made clear that the issue is far from settled. Republicans accused Democrats of a cynical power play,...

AP sources: Iran threatens US Army post and top general

Mar. 21, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said. They said communications intercepted by the National Security Agency in January showed that Iran’s...