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  • Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan ...

  • Congress passes emergency Capitol security money, Afghan aid

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan ...

  • House passes $2.1B bill for Capitol security, Afghan allies, sends to Biden for signature

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes $2.1B bill for Capitol security, Afghan allies, sends to Biden for signature.

  • Congress poised to pass Capitol security money, Afghan aid

    4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to pass emergency legislation Thursday that would bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans ...

  • Senate passes $2.1B bill to bolster Capitol security after Jan. 6 insurrection, adds visas for Afghans who helped US

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes $2.1B bill to bolster Capitol security after Jan. 6 insurrection, adds visas for Afghans who helped US.

  • First sign of animal life on Earth may be a sponge fossil

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Around a billion years ago, a region of northwest Canada now defined ...

  • DC park display honors enslaved people who built White House

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as a few public comments from former first lady Michelle Obama has resulted in a new permanent public display in Lafayette Park that details the role of enslaved people in building the White House. The ...

  • Oldest fossils of animals may be in Canada rocks, study says

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Around a billion years ago, a region of northwest Canada now defined ...

  • State lawmakers work to strip old 'whites only' covenants

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fred Ware and his son were researching the history of the home he's owned in the Hartford suburbs since 1950 when they discovered something far uglier than they expected. Tucked in a list of rules on ...

  • Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

    5 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones ...

  • Clarification: FBI-Kavanaugh story

    5 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story published July 22, 2021, The Associated Press reported on the FBI’s background investigation of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, including the new disclosure that the bureau had received thousands of tips and had provided ...

  • Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

    6 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones ...

  • Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

    7 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones ...

  • Afghans who helped US being evacuated to Virginia Army base

    10 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will be evacuated to a military base in Virginia along with their families pending approval of their visas, the Biden administration said Monday as the administration rapidly moves ...

  • US to evacuate Afghans who helped troops to base in Virginia

    10 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will be evacuated to a military base in Virginia along with their families pending approval of their visas, the Biden administration said Monday as the administration rapidly moves ...

  • US extends temporary status for Somalis, citing civil strife

    10 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas extended temporary legal status to hundreds of Somalis on Monday to allow them to remain in the United States for an additional 18 months during civil strife in the African nation. It ...

  • US to evacuate Afghan visa seekers to Army base in Virginia

    10 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it would evacuate about 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government and their families to a military base in Virginia pending approval of their visas. The administration informed Congress that the ...

  • $60K reward offered after child killed, 5 others shot in DC

    12 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed and five other people were wounded when a gunman opened fire Friday night in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood, just feet from where police officers were stationed. The gunfire erupted shortly after 11 ...

  • Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

    13 days, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors. ...