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Illinois Democrats look to increase edge with new House maps

Oct. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022. Democrats who control state...

White House targeting economic risks from climate change

Oct. 15, 2021 07:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families. The...

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

Oct. 12, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Vehicle, rail and ferry...

The Latest: Biden vaccine order moves closer to enforcement

Oct. 12, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Biden’s administration’s mandate that employers with 100 or more workers require coronavirus vaccinations or institute weekly virus testing has moved one step closer to enforcement. On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

US unveils guidance for federal vaccine mandate, exemptions

Oct. 04, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just weeks remaining before federal workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19, the federal government on Monday outlined procedures for employees to request medical or religious exemptions from President Joe Biden’s mandate. The Office of...

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...

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...