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Two historical markers dedicated in Bristol

Nov. 07, 2021 09:03 AM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Two state historical markers recalling a Bristol civil rights leader and the Lee Street Baptist Church were dedicated last week. One of the markers, installed at Cumberland Square Park facing Lee Street, recalls the life of Charles Spurgeon Johnson....

After Virginia, GOP amplifies debate over race and education

Nov. 05, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to forcefully oppose race and diversity curricula — tapping into a surge of parental frustration about public schools — as a core piece of their strategy in the 2022 midterm elections, a coordinated effort to supercharge a message that mobilized...

Judge's ruling affirmed in Mississippi families' land feud

Oct. 06, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has affirmed a decision in a dispute over allegations that a man repeatedly trespassed on his neighbor's rural land. Curtis Henry Johnson said he had the right to go on the land because he claimed, without providing...

Big pressure on Biden, Dems to trim $3.5T federal overhaul

Sep. 28, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounting, President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress strained Tuesday to trim back his potentially historic $3.5 trillion government overhaul to win support from two key holdout senators ahead of make-or-break deadlines for votes. With...

Georgia hospitals swamped by COVID-19 postpone surgeries

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's public safety net hospital became the latest to temporarily cancel elective surgeries on Wednesday, saying it's being overrun with COVID-19 patients. Grady Memorial Hospital CEO John Haupert made the announcement, saying that the hospital was...