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Biden to sign $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour for federal contractors. Administration officials say it will provide a pay bump to hundreds of thousands. (AP Photo
CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 file photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a shaft of light on a street in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face c
Biden to propose free preschool, a $200B investment
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, the chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington. Ahead of President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress, lawmakers are intensifying the push make sure key priorities are included. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will call for free preschool for all three- and four-year-old childr

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Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency
FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez leaves a news conference, in Houston. President Joe Biden has nominated Gonzalez, a sheriff of one of the nation's most populous counties, to lead the agency that deports people in the country illegally. Gonzalez is Biden's pick for director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that has been without a Sen
The Hamburglar? How a story about meat limits fell apart
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo when former Vice President Joe Biden was running for president, Biden works the grill during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry in Des Moines, Iowa. President Joe Biden spent only a weekend as the "Hamburglar" in the conservative media world, but the incident illustrated the speed at which a false and damaging story can spread. The Daily Mail wrote about
Tim Scott, only Black GOP senator, set to respond to Biden
FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott is the only Black Republican senator. He's often happy to dart past Capitol Hill reporters without saying much. But he and the spotlight have found each other. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Tim Scott, the only Black Republican senator, is often happ
Harris takes on “hard work“ in 100 days as vice president
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo President-elect Joe Biden congratulates Vice President Kamala Harris after she was sworn in during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Biden will mark his 100th day in office on Thursday, April 29. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate, there were
Outdoor mask guidance echoes what many Americans already do
Masked and unmasked pedestrians walk across Las Vegas Boulevard, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. (AP Photo/John Locher) In the small Nebraska town of Oxford, the s
What to watch during Biden“s 1st big speech to Congress
President Biden delivers an address before Congress this week. He will be the first president to speak before Congress with two women seated behind him - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. (April 26) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve
Navy SEALs to shift from counterterrorism to global threats
FILE - This May 4, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows SEAL candidates participating in "surf immersion" during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training at the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, Calif. U.S. Navy SEALs are undergoing a major transition to improve leadership and expand their commando capabilities. (MC1 Anthony Walker/U.S. Navy via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) —
Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sun Belt, advocates say
Even with the population increase in Arizona being among one of the fastest-growing states during the last decade, its 7.1 million population, especially in the Phoenix area shown here, the increase was not enough to give the state a 10th congressional seat announced by the Census Bureau Monday, April 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — According to the new census, the boom
Judge has doubts on voter privacy in Arizona recount
Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan, a Florida-based consultancy, talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. The equipment used in the November election won by President Joe Biden and the 2.1 million ballots were moved to the site Thursday so R
Q&A: Michael B. Jordan on protest, power & “Without Remorse“
This image released by Amazon shows Jamie Bell , left, and Michael B. Jordan in a scene from "Tom Clancy's Without Remorse." (Nadja Klier/Amazon via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Michael B. Jordan's power on screen has taken many forms. His heavyweight force in “Creed.” His capacity to inspire change as Bryan Stevenson in “Just Mercy.” His raw fury in “Black Panther.” But Jordan's potency reaches new, musc
With pools closed, Peruvians turn to open-water swimming
Open water swimmers get ready by their cars on Pescadores beach where open water swimming is booming while pools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Lima, Peru, before sunrise Tuesday, April 27, 2021. One of the few sporting disciplines that have been maintained during the coronavirus pandemic is swimming, which due to the closure of the swimming pools, has moved to the open sea. (AP Photo
Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again
In this Oct. 20, 2006 photo, Evan Miller, right, is escorted to the Lawrence County Courthouse in Moulton, Ala. A judge is set to decide the punishment for the Alabama man, sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed at age 14, and whose case later led to a ban on mandatory life sentences for juveniles. The judge will decide Tuesday, April 27, 2021 if Evan Miller should be given an oppo
Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sunbelt, advocates say
Even with the population increase in Arizona being among one of the fastest-growing states during the last decade, its 7.1 million population, especially in the Phoenix area shown here, the increase was not enough to give the state a 10th congressional seat announced by the Census Bureau Monday, April 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — According to the new census, the boom
Where“s Caitlyn? So far, Jenner“s campaign is virtual
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th Women's March in Los Angeles. In her four days as a candidate for California governor, Jenner had a twitter spat with a Democratic congressman, unveiled a website to sell campaign coffee mugs and swag and was photographed with a startup business owner. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her five days
After sad Mother“s Day 2020, vaccines offer sweet reunions
Leland Stein, left, takes a photo with his mother Sondra Green in her apartment in New York on April 26, 2018. The two are reuniting in person for Mother’s Day as vaccinations have made families feel more comfortable gathering for the holiday. (Leland Stein via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — When Leland Stein heads to his 93-year-old mother's senior living facility for Mother's Day, he'll have flowers in ha
US orders big drawdown at Kabul embassy as troops leave
Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday ordered a significant number of its remaining staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to leave Afghanistan as the military steps up the pullout of Am
NHL reaches 7-year deal with Turner Sports, ending NBC run
The Los Angeles Kings enter the ice at the start of the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Monday, April 26, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) The National Hockey League is coming to TNT. The league and Turner Sports on Tuesday announced a seven-year agreement that begins next season. The deal means NBC’s run of covering the league ends after after this seas
US farmers finally see better outlook after 2 odd years
CORRECTS YEARS OF FARMINGTO 43 YEARS INSTEAD OF 45 - Morey Hill speaks about his farming operation, Friday, April 16, 2021, near Madrid, Iowa. In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season. Now, as Hill and other farmers begin planting the nation’s domi
Lawyers: Pathologist says Black man shot 5 times by deputies
A demonstrator yells from her car as protesters took to the streets in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday, April 26, 2021, to protest the killing of Andrew Brown by police and to demand the full body camera footage be released. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — An independent autopsy shows that Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina,
Floyd verdict won“t remove blocks to police accountability
In this Aug. 16, 2020 photo, a Portland police officer wields a club against a protester amidst a cloud of teargas outside of the Penumbra Kelly building in Northeast Portland, Ore. Most police officers who violate citizens’ rights get away with it because the law is heavily stacked in their favor, legal experts say. (Maranie Rae Staab via AP) The guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case f
No big backlash for states passing anti-transgender laws
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 30, 2021 file photo, demonstrators in support of transgender rights hold flags during a rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala. Five states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transg
Iraqi medics recount horrors from Baghdad“s hospital inferno
The intensive care unit at the Ibn al-Khatib hospital is damaged following a fire that broke out last Saturday evening killing over 80 people and injuring over 100, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Medical staff who witnessed the first moments of a Baghdad hospital fire described horrific scenes: deafening screams, a patient who jumped to his death to escape the inferno and relatives wh
Harry and Meghan to lead “Vax Live“ fundraising concert
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear at the Creative Industries and Business Reception at the British High Commissioner's residence in Johannesburg. Their first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Arch
Court to hear appeal of Dallas officer who killed neighbor
FILE - This October 2019 file booking photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger. A Texas court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday, April 27, 2021, on overturning the conviction of Guyger, who was sentenced to prison for fatally shooting her neighbor in his home. An attorney for Guyger and prosecutors are set to clash before an app

 

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