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Groups push for easier student loan relief for the disabled

Apr. 19, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Advocates for the disabled are pressing the Biden administration to cancel student debt for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have disabilities that make them eligible for federal debt forgiveness but who have not applied for the benefit. Using a rarely pursued...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 16, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump. ...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 10, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end

Apr. 09, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism. Senators and those advocating for...

Milford artisan featured on ‘Good Morning America’

Apr. 03, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A small business in downtown Milford was featured twice last week on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Cookie’s Paper Petals sells handcrafted decorative paper flowers, kits for people to make their own at home and virtual lessons for those...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 31, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 31 The Miami Herald on a proposed law that would ban water and food handouts near polling sites in Florida, similar to a law recently passed in Georgia: ...

Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray

Mar. 26, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing and raping civilians. The statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office comes...

Ethiopia's leader says atrocities reported in Tigray war

Mar. 23, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopia's leader on Tuesday said atrocities have been reported in Tigray, his first public acknowledgment of possible war crimes in the country's northern region where fighting persists as government troops hunt down its fugitive leaders. Prime...

Biden dispatching Sen. Coons to Ethiopia amid Tigray crisis

Mar. 18, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

President Joe Biden is dispatching Sen. Chris Coons to Ethiopia t o meet with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to express the administration’s “grave concerns” about the growing humanitarian crisis and human rights abuses in the Tigray region and the risk of broader instability in the Horn of...

'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid

Mar. 07, 2021 00:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. ...