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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Sep. 21, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. ...

Biden follows through on pledge to take in more refugees

Sep. 20, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said the U.S. would take in 125,000 refugees and their families next year, fulfilling an earlier pledge to raise a cap that had been cut to a historic low under his predecessor. The White House set the proposed annual cap in a...

Dems, backers face uphill immigration path after Senate blow

Sep. 20, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats launched an uphill fight Monday to rescue their drive to help millions of immigrants remain legally in the U.S., their pathway unclear and the uncertainty exposing tensions between party leaders and progressive groups demanding bold results. ...

Milley defends calls to Chinese as effort to avoid conflict

Sep. 15, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the turbulent final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were intended to convey “reassurance” to the Chinese military and were in line...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Book: Top US officer feared Trump could order China strike

Sep. 14, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearful of Donald Trump's actions in his final weeks as president, the United States' top military officer twice called his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the two nations would not suddenly go to war, a senior defense official said Tuesday after the conversations...

$6 billion project to untangle O'Hare runways completed

Sep. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Government and airline officials gathered on Thursday to mark the completion of a $6 billion modernization project to untangle the jumble of runways that for decades made flying into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport feel like a downtown traffic jam at rush...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 16, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Aug. 13, 2021. Editorial: Kim Reynolds must use her power to keep the coronavirus delta variant in check, protect Iowans Many Iowans are worried about the illness and death the coronavirus delta variant will wreak here in coming...

Senate panel interviews former US attorney in Trump probe

Aug. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee met privately Wednesday with a former U.S. attorney in Georgia who resigned in January as then-President Donald Trump waged a pressure campaign on state and federal officials to overturn his presidential defeat — part of a larger probe into...