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Today in History

Jan. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2022. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 19, 2022 17:53 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen-News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Expansion of free COVID testing program in North Georgia comes at an important time As the omicron COVID-19 variant burns through the country, many people attempting to get tested for the virus have found long...

Sotomayor, Gorsuch deny report they were at odds over masks

Jan. 19, 2022 15:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices say a media report that they were at odds over the wearing of masks in court during the recent surge in coronavirus cases is false. The court on Wednesday issued an unusual three-sentence statement from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil...

Push to stop House map carving Nashville has legal obstacles

Jan. 19, 2022 14:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats and voting rights organizations have blasted Tennessee Republicans for what they say is a brazen effort to dilute the state's Black vote by carving up booming Nashville into three likely GOP-controlled congressional districts. But their legal path for getting the...

Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys

Jan. 19, 2022 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envoy to Denmark. The White House...

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

Jan. 18, 2022 21:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for “every home in the U.S.” to...

Biden selects Los Angeles to host next Summit of Americas

Jan. 18, 2022 20:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean that is a key part of its outreach to a region increasingly being courted by U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. The Summit of the Americas, to take...

Biden year one takeaways: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats

Jan. 18, 2022 11:10 AM EST

Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. He achieved it — albeit, at 78, as the oldest person to assume the presidency. After the turbulence and chaos of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Biden was seen...

Today in History

Jan. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2022. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed...

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Jan. 17, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A day before the U.S. Senate was expected to take up significant legislation on voting rights that is looking likely to fail, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s eldest son condemned federal lawmakers over their inaction. Speaking in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Martin Luther...