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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: US athletes enter the Tokyo opening ceremony

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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: ...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite ‘not qualified’ rating

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was...

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

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Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive...

Activist who helped desegregate Birmingham library dies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according...

Top international official in Bosnia bans denial of genocide

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The top international official in Bosnia on Friday banned denial of genocide in the Balkan country to counter attempts by Bosnia’s...

Interior secretary visits new public lands HQ in Colorado

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is paying her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its...

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...