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Biden to name Asian American-Pacific Islander liaison

Apr. 14, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Erika Moritsugu, a Capitol Hill veteran and vice president of a women’s rights advocacy group, as his liaison to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. In a statement announcing her appointment, the...

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end 'forever war'

Apr. 14, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from the "forever war” in Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 terror attacks of 20 years ago cannot justify American forces still dying in the nation's longest war. His...

Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

Apr. 14, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans Wednesday to visit Mexico and Guatemala on what would be her first official trip abroad, as she pushes ahead on leading the White House's diplomatic efforts on the migration challenge at the southern border. She also held a...

Louisiana congresswoman takes office, replacing late husband

Apr. 14, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Louisiana Republican Julia Letlow was sworn into the House on Wednesday, claiming the seat her late husband was elected to but never filled after dying of COVID-19 in late December, days before taking office. Letlow easily won a special election...

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

Apr. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he plans to visit his country’s southern border to discuss with governors and mayors there how to stop the smuggling of child migrants — an issue of growing concern for the United States. ...

Harris highlights pregnancy difficulties facing Black women

Apr. 13, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Black mother said she nearly died after her son was born following an earlier miscarriage and a stillbirth. Another Black mother said that she wasn't told about the dangers of her particular pregnancy complication in women like herself and that it led to the loss of...

Biden eulogizes slain officer as Capitol Police mourn again

Apr. 13, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that “never has there been more strain” on the U.S. Capitol Police as he honored Officer William “Billy” Evans, the second officer on the force to die in the line of duty this year. Evans, who laid in honor in...

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

Apr. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal. ...

Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration

Apr. 12, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of migration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record...