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Democrats could strip Iowa of opening spot in 2024 campaign

Aug. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024, part of a broader effort to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate by allowing less overwhelmingly white states to vote first. ...

Today in History: Aug. 4, Anne Frank and family arrested

Aug. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2022. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On Aug. 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo...

Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event

Jul. 28, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama 's presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden. Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be presented in the East Room, as is traditional, on Sept....

Today in History: July 14, Congress passes Sedition Act

Jul. 14, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2022. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 2004, the Senate scuttled a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (Forty-eight senators voted...

Biden to ping through Israel's iconic spots on Mideast tour

Jul. 13, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden's dash through Israel and the occupied West Bank this week is expected to cut across some of the region's most iconic places. Both luxurious and grueling, Biden's visit starts with a VIP arrival at Israel's main commercial airport — an...

Today in History: July 7, female cadets at West Point

Jul. 07, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2022. There are 177 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 7, 1976, the United States Military Academy at West Point included female cadets for the first time as 119...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 21, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. June 19, 2022. Editorial: Give kayakers and canoeists the right to paddle on small Illinois waterways An Illinois Supreme Court ruling leaves recreational paddlers and fishing enthusiasts up the creek. Last week, the Illinois Supreme...

Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

Jun. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For half a century, every major Washington scandal started with some form of this question: Is this another Watergate? Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If “gate” were appended to misdeeds it was controversy of first rank. Watergate...

AP Interview: Biden says a recession is 'not inevitable'

Jun. 16, 2022 21:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets. But he stressed that a recession was “not...