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CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising

Oct. 07, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA said Thursday it will create a top-level working group on China as part of a broad U.S. government effort focused on countering Beijing’s influence. The group will become one of fewer than a dozen mission centers operated by the CIA, with...

Token of all tokens: Could a $1T coin fix the debt limit?

Oct. 06, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some politicians think they've found a silver bullet for the impasse over the debt limit, except the bullet is made of platinum: Mint a $1 trillion coin, token of all tokens, and use it to flood the treasury with cash and drive Republicans crazy. Even...

Marine, wife in Virginia aid Afghan linguist seeking asylum

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marine Lt. Col. Breck Perry came to know “E.Z.” while stationed in Jalalabad, in the eastern part of Afghanistan. “E.Z. was our platoon linguist,” said Perry, who is now stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico. “I developed a...

More Virginia sites set to welcome Afghan immigrant influx

Aug. 25, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam's administration received notification Wednesday that the Department of Defense had authorized the use of Marine Corps Base Quantico to house Afghan refugees, as well as a national guard installation in central Virginia. Fort Lee,...

Democratic-led committees vow investigations on Afghanistan

Aug. 19, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic-led congressional committees are vowing to press President Joe Biden’s administration on what went wrong as the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan and the United States left scores of Americans and thousands who helped them over the years in grave danger. ...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...

Big win for $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come together

Aug. 10, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for states coast to coast on Tuesday, as a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe...

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...

Biden nudges Senate over 'historic' $1T infrastructure bill

Aug. 06, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a rocky week of fits and starts, President Joe Biden on Friday praised the Senate for edging the bipartisan infrastructure plan closer to passage, ahead of a key vote on the $1 trillion package. As Biden spoke from the White House, he compared...

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...