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Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees

Sep. 08, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, director of the White House...

Biden seeking additional funds for Ida relief and Afghans

Sep. 07, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The White House is asking Congress to approve an additional $24 billion in spending to handle the costs of Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, as well as $6.4 billion for the resettlement of evacuees from Afghanistan to help with transportation, government processing and public health...

Today in History

Sep. 04, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2021. There are 118 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent...

US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans

Sep. 03, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States following the fall of Kabul as part of an “enduring commitment" to help people who aided the American war effort and others who are particularly vulnerable under Taliban rule, the secretary of...

White House details plans to improve housing affordability

Sep. 01, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are outlining plans to build and restore more than 2 million homes, a response to the volcanic rise in housing prices over the past year. Millions of Americans are getting priced out of ownership or stuck spending the bulk of...

US to deliver nearly 837K Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean

Aug. 11, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government said Wednesday that it will deliver nearly 837,000 Pfizer vaccines to Caribbean nations as the region with limited resources struggles with a spike in COVID-19 cases amid violent anti-vaccine protests. The Bahamas will...

Maine pols wants government to use only US-grown flowers

Aug. 09, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is joining a push to call on the federal government to only procure flowers grown in the United States. Sen. Angus King said the “American Grown Act” would require the office of the president as well as the U.S....

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

Jul. 27, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 27, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

KPC News. July 25, 2021. Editorial: ILEARN is a failure Like most students, Indiana apparently hasn’t learned anything from ILEARN. The only thing the annual standardized test is really good at measuring is how committed the...

White House has whale conservation rule proposal for review

Jul. 25, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review. The federal government is working on rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales. The whales number only about 360. They...