AP-NORC poll: Parties split on some infrastructure proposals

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WASHINGTON — The overwhelming majority of Americans -- about 8 in 10 -- favor plans to increase funding for roads, bridges and ports and...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley’s seat

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will...

Pelosi says Jan. 6 committee will move forward without GOP

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection “will do the job it set out to do”...

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

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When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that...

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...

Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 insurrection

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WASHINGTON — A former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, J. Thomas Manger, is the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional officials...

3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three Republican U.S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red...

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...

Dems hit McConnell, who says GOP won’t back debt limit boost

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats accused Republicans on Wednesday of a “shameless, cynical” ploy that would damage the economy and the government's credit rating after...