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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questions Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's actions around the closely contested election, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

After criticism, Feinstein to step down as top Judiciary Dem

Nov. 23, 2020 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation...

From left to right, Mira Borrego, Anna Baxter and Joy Hayashida-Ludington place items into a time capsule Oct. 26, 2020 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Wyo. The book club will return in five years to unearth their capsule. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Wyoming book club time capsule captures coronavirus times

Nov. 15, 2020 10:10 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “COVID be darned — it’s not gonna take our book club away!” cried Nanci Turner Steveson as her parent-daughter book club prepared to bury a time capsule last week at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Though they have held their monthly meetings virtually...

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Justice Alito: COVID restrictions 'previously unimaginable'

Nov. 13, 2020 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sounded an alarm about restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying they shouldn't become a “recurring feature after the pandemic has passed.” “The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo Republican Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

'She knows Maine': How Susan Collins defied Democrats

Nov. 13, 2020 5:29 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — If Republicans are able to hold onto their majority in the U.S. Senate, the remarkable staying power of Susan Collins will be a big reason why. Collins defied prognostications of doom from Washington's consultant class to score perhaps the most unexpected victory of the 2020 cycle,...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, students walk near the Widener Library at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 has upheld a district court decision clearing Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

Nov. 12, 2020 1:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard does not discriminate against Asian American applicants, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that offers relief to other colleges that consider race in admissions, but also sets the stage for a potential review by an increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court. The...

A demonstrator holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as arguments are heard about the Affordable Care Act, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Obamacare' likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

Nov. 10, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of Americans. Meeting remotely a...

Nevada church asks US Supreme Court for 2nd COVID cap review

Nov. 8, 2020 10:16 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Unsuccessful in an earlier bid for an emergency injunction, a Nevada church is asking the U.S. Supreme Court again to consider its challenge of coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings as a test case for others brought by churches across the country arguing their First Amendment...

President-elect Joe Biden, center, with his wife Jill Biden and members of this family on stage, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

2020 Latest: Trump, GOP sue in Arizona over ballot handling

Nov. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m, The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were...

The Supreme Court in Washington on the day after the election, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Without Ginsburg, high court support for health law in doubt

Nov. 7, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Until six weeks ago, defenders of the Affordable Care Act could take comfort in some simple math. Five Supreme Court justices who had twice preserved the Obama-era health care law remained on the bench and seemed unlikely votes to dismantle it. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death in...

Gay marriage, voting rights ballot questions pass in Nevada

Nov. 4, 2020 7:09 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters added four new amendments to the state constitution, including the right to same-sex marriage, a Voters' Bill of Rights and a renewable energy mandate. The voters decisively approved initiatives that appeared on state ballots as Question 2, Question 3, Question 4 and...