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Some SC Black Dems want Biden to `try a little bit harder'

Jan. 23, 2022 10:34 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold...

Today in History

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2022. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to...

Georgia suing Biden administration over Medicaid rejection

Jan. 21, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia sued the Biden administration Friday over its decision to revoke approval of a work requirement in the state’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Georgians. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Brunswick, Georgia, says the decision last...

Has rule-breaker Boris Johnson met his match in 'partygate'?

Jan. 21, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For Boris Johnson, facts have always been flexible. The British prime minister’s career is littered with doctored quotes, tall tales, exaggerations and mistruths. When called out, he has generally offered an apologetic shrug or a guilty grin, and moved on. Plenty of...

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

Jan. 21, 2022 00:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has launched into his second year in office with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the coronavirus,...

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach, less legislating

Jan. 20, 2022 19:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they’re better off under his leadership as he embraces a pared-back agenda before the midterm elections. The persistence of the...

Rating upgrade clears way for $10B Hudson tunnel project

Jan. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators announced a key approval Thursday for a planned $10 billion train tunnel under the Hudson River, marking another milestone for a long-delayed project that is the centerpiece of an effort to transform rail travel in the Northeast. The Federal...

Today in History

Jan. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2022. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee conference, during which they arrived at their “final...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 19, 2022 17:53 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen-News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Expansion of free COVID testing program in North Georgia comes at an important time As the omicron COVID-19 variant burns through the country, many people attempting to get tested for the virus have found long...

Sotomayor, Gorsuch deny report they were at odds over masks

Jan. 19, 2022 15:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices say a media report that they were at odds over the wearing of masks in court during the recent surge in coronavirus cases is false. The court on Wednesday issued an unusual three-sentence statement from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil...