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GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

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WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the...

Trump’s sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former...

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

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NEW YORK — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it. ...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

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Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas...

Iran anger at US, European support for opposition group

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BERLIN — The Iranian government has expressed anger over the appearance of senior European and U.S. politicians at a rally in support of an...

Galesburg, an American crossroad, tunes out feuding Congress

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GALESBURG, Ill. — Pickup trucks and cars rumble north across...

Charles Booker launches another Senate bid in Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Democrat Charles Booker launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes...

Paul keeps up complaints over handling of COVID-19 pandemic

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GREENSBURG, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul complained bitterly Tuesday about the government's COVID-19 response but did not single out former President Donald Trump...

Bipartisan policing deal unlikely this week in blow to talks

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WASHINGTON — Congressional bargainers are likely to miss their deadline for completing a bipartisan deal on overhauling police practices, people familiar with the talks...

Doug Emhoff to campaign with Democrat in New Mexico contest

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WASHINGTON — Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, is campaigning Thursday with a Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico. It's his first such...