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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Moon Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump expands ban on US money for certain diversity training

Sep. 22, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain diversity training. Trump earlier this month ordered his administration to stop paying for critical race theory diversity training in federal agencies. He said his new order will expand the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event with steelworkers in the backyard of a home in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden aims to rebuild 'blue wall' in Michigan visit

Sep. 9, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled to suburban Detroit on Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted Republican four years ago but now regret it — attempting to rebuild the once fabled Democratic “blue wall” that crumbled and helped catapult...

Justice Department questions Seattle racial justice training

Sep. 6, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle broke no laws while conducting racial justice training sessions for municipal employees, city officials said after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice about potential civil rights violations. City officials perceived questions from the Justice Department as an...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump targets 'white privilege' training as 'anti-American'

Sep. 4, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies' anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” OMB director Russell Vought, in a letter Friday to executive branch agencies, directed...

Vice President Mike Pence salutes as he speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP FACT CHECK: Pence presses a distorted case on economy

Aug. 27, 2020 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and fellow Republicans pressed a distorted case Wednesday that President Donald Trump took over a moribund economy from Barack Obama and supercharged it. That's not what happened. Speakers at the Republican National Convention also hailed Trump for protecting the...

Vice President Mike Pence salutes as he speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP FACT CHECK: Pence presses a distorted case on economy

Aug. 27, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and fellow Republicans pressed a distorted case Wednesday that President Donald Trump took over a moribund economy from Barack Obama and supercharged it. That's not what happened. Speakers at the Republican National Convention also hailed Trump for protecting the...

Washington state AG sues federal agencies after no response

Aug. 18, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued three federal agencies on Monday after six months of no response regarding the closure of the National Archives in Seattle. The three federal agencies sued in U.S. District Court are the General Services Administration, the Office of...