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The closer: Biden in familiar role, to unite party on $3.5T

Sep. 24, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The time has come for President Joe Biden to close the deal — bring progressive and centrist Democratic coalitions together in Congress — if he has any hope of delivering on his domestic policy ambitions. As the House and Senate chase endless...

Democrats say Fort McCoy refugees are being properly vetted

Sep. 08, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Several Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation who toured Fort McCoy say they're confident Afghan refugees arriving at the Wisconsin base are being properly vetted before they resettle across the country. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin...

Maine nursing home to close; Vermont courts extend protocols

Sep. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

A Maine nursing home on Deer Isle will close at the end of October, citing both the coronavirus pandemic and the recent struggle to find qualified workers. At one point, Island Nursing Home dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that lasted about six weeks and resulted in 100...

Lawsuit challenges Wisconsin districts after census release

Aug. 13, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats filed a lawsuit Friday asking a federal court to throw out Wisconsin’s current congressional and legislative district boundaries, arguing the 10-year-old maps are unconstitutional and shouldn’t be used as the starting point for new districts set to be...