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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Clegg; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; former White House press secretary...

On climate change, Biden $3.5T plan making up for lost time

Sep. 28, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden visited one disaster site after another this summer — from California wildfires to hurricane-induced flooding in Louisiana and New York — he said climate change is “everybody’s crisis” and America must get serious about the “code red”...

RI schools get $1.8M to boost mental health services

Sep. 07, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department is getting nearly $2 million in federal funding to help schools respond to students' mental health needs, the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday. The $1.8 million for the Rhode Island Department of...

Senators question FDA on work with opioid maker consultant

Aug. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

Several U.S. senators are questioning the Food and Drug Administration’s work with a consulting firm that helped businesses sell prescription painkillers during the nation's overdose crisis. Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa,...

Senate Dems rallying behind Biden's $3.5T budget vision

Aug. 07, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats across the political spectrum seem near the unanimity they’ll need for the crucial first step toward their $3.5 trillion vision of bolstering health care, education, family services and environment programs From Democratic socialist...

Senate Dems rallying behind Biden's $3.5T budget vision

Aug. 06, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats across the political spectrum seem near the unanimity they’ll need for the crucial first step toward their $3.5 trillion vision of bolstering health care, education, family services and environment programs From Democratic socialist...

Bill to name post office after fallen soldier moves forward

Aug. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — A bill to name a Rhode Island post office after a soldier who died in service to the country has passed the U.S. Senate. The legislation that passed unanimously this week would name the facility in the Slatersville section of North...