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Supreme Court: A thankless job

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By Mark Franke I wouldn’t want to be on the United States Supreme Court even if I were qualified. It seems those poor justices can’t...

Why voters vote as they do

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By Lee Hamilton Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve talked...

Biden overseeing one of the largest cuts in legal immigration in history

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By David J. Bier A Biden administration official recently announced the government has processed green card applications at such a slow pace that it will...

The Latest: European agency OKs Moderna vaccine for children

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LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has recommended clearing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has...

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

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The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking...

Pelosi says ‘deadly serious’ Jan. 6 probe to go without GOP

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WASHINGTON — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol...

Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that had been displayed prominently inside of the Tennessee...

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Congress on Friday that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from...

The Latest: Pita’s back in the Olympics, shirtless again

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the...