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Democrats move 2 bills showing strength and limits of power

Apr. 23, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were on a roll. The House voted along party lines to make the nation’s capital the 51st state, and two hours later, the Senate overwhelmingly approved bipartisan legislation to address violence against Asian Americans. Thursday's twin...

Talks narrow on a compromise to changes in US policing laws

Apr. 22, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a country confronting a legacy of police violence. ...

NY man's trial starts for Jan. 6-related online threats

Apr. 21, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury in a trial's opening statement Wednesday to convict a New York man who threatened to kill members of Congress in a video posted online, but a defense lawyer dismissed his rants as speech-protected hyperbole so absurd that they bordered on comedy. ...

Leaders honor late Rep. Hastings as an outspoken fighter

Apr. 21, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders and colleagues remembered Rep. Alcee Hastings on Wednesday as a straight-talking, tenacious champion for the disadvantaged who overcame hurdles in his own life to forge a near three-decade career in the House. In a socially...

Pelosi floats new proposal for bipartisan Jan. 6 commission

Apr. 21, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, floating a new proposal to Republicans that would evenly split the panel's membership between the two parties. Pelosi first...

Biden to America after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

Apr. 21, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward” for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that "it's not enough.” ...

The Latest: Elation and wariness after verdict in Floyd case

Apr. 20, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd (all times local): 9 p.m. Crowds nationwide are reacting with jubilation but also with deep awareness of the progress...

Biden to America after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

Apr. 20, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd “can be a giant step forward” for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that "it's not enough.” ...

Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism

Apr. 20, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to “stay on the street” in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march toward civil rights. But...

SC House panel calls for US constitutional convention

Apr. 20, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The 14-8 vote in the House Judiciary Committee came after arguments from Black...