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Fear and loathing in a Super Tuesday state: Democrats angry at Biden back him anyway to stop Trump

Mar. 02, 2024 09:06 AM EST

HOPKINS, Minn. (AP) — Aishah Al-Sehaim laments the 30,000 Palestinians killed in Gaza, a grim statistic from a war with Israel that she wishes President Joe Biden would try harder to stop. But the 38-year-old clinical data scientist, an Arab American from the Democratic-heavy...

How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to Netflix extravaganza

Feb. 29, 2024 03:54 AM EST

CHENGDU, China (AP) — For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi’s biggest annual event, was held in the country for the first time. It was a rare moment when Chinese and...

Medicaid expansion proposal advances through Republican-led Mississippi House, will go to Senate

Feb. 28, 2024 18:01 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Republican-led House passed a bill Wednesday that would expand Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. — a landmark shift after state leaders refused to consider the policy for years. ...

'Uncommitted' wins 2 Democratic delegates in Michigan, a victory for Biden's anti-war opponents

Feb. 28, 2024 17:16 PM EST

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — A protest “uncommitted” vote in Michigan that secured two delegates in the state's Democratic primary on Tuesday was meant as a warning to President Joe Biden's reelection over his support for Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza, but eight months from Election Day his...

Mississippi's Republican-led House will consider Medicaid expansion for the first time

Feb. 27, 2024 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is one step closer to what would be a landmark shift in health care policy, with the Republican-led House preparing to debate expansion of Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands more residents in one of the poorest states in the U.S. The House...

Lawsuit claims isolation and abuse at Wyoming Boys School

Feb. 27, 2024 19:10 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Staff at Wyoming’s state youth detention facility locked juveniles in solitary confinement for weeks at a time, repeatedly buckled one in a restraint chair for up to 12 hours a day and poked fun at another while withholding the leg brace he needed for his disability for...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 26, 2024 17:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 22 The Washington Post on the Biden impeachment inquiry Until this month, House Republicans referred to information provided by a “highly credible” FBI informant as the core of...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

Trump wants to fire thousands of government workers. Liberals are preparing to fight back if he wins

Feb. 16, 2024 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has plans to radically reshape the federal government if he returns to the White House, from promising to deport millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally to abolishing government agencies and firing tens of thousands of workers and replacing...

Trial begins for North Dakota's effort to recoup costs of policing Dakota Access pipeline protests

Feb. 15, 2024 13:20 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opening statements began Thursday in the trial of North Dakota's lawsuit against the federal government for the costs of responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the culmination of an unusual and drawn-out court fight. The state filed the lawsuit in...