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Today in History

Jun. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 3, the 154th day of 2021. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1989, Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, died. On the same...

AP source: Biden ending Trump OK for US oil company in Syria

May. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

The Biden administration has decided it will not renew a waiver that allowed a politically connected U.S. oil company to operate in northeast Syria under President Donald Trump's pledge to “keep the oil” produced in the region, according to a U.S. official familiar with the decision. ...

Pentagon chief during Jan. 6 riot defends military response

May. 11, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's acting defense secretary during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots plans to tell Congress that he was concerned in the days before the insurrection that sending troops to the building would fan fears of a military coup and could cause a repeat of the deadly...

Kamala Harris to give Naval Academy commissioning address

Apr. 30, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address at the Naval Academy's commissioning ceremony, a White House official told a Maryland news outlet Friday. Harris is expected to give the speech May 28 during the in-person, limited...