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With House Republicans in turmoil, colleagues implore GOP holdouts not to shut down government

By LISA MASCARO and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Working furiously to take control of a House in disarray, allies of Speaker Kevin...

Vivek Ramaswamy takes center stage, plus other key moments from the first Republican debate

By STEVE PEOPLES and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have dominated the Republican presidential nomination fight for much of...

Mississippi judge declares mistrial in case of 2 white men charged in attack on Black FedEx driver

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Citing errors by police, a Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of two white...

Florida’s history standards claim slavery included ‘benefit’ to Black Americans

Florida Board of Education approved controversial new standards for teaching Black history in the state’s public schools. The move has already received criticism from the president...

White woman who fatally shot Black neighbor arrested

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff's Office says a Florida woman accused of fatally shooting her neighbor last week in the violent culmination of what the sheriff described as a 2½-year feud was arrested Tuesday. Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, who is white, was arrested on charges of manslaughter with a firearm, culpable negligence, battery and two counts of assault in the death of Ajike Owens, a Black mother of four. Authorities came under pressure Tuesday to arrest and charge the white woman who fired through her front her door and killed a Black neighbor in a case that has put Florida's divisive stand your ground law back into the spotlight.

Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate has given final approval to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package. It's now on its way to President Joe Biden's desk to become law before a fast-approaching deadline. The Senate ground through late-night voting Thursday to wrap up work on the hard-fought deal. The compromise package negotiated between Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome. But the result cuts spending for two years and suspends the debt limit until 2025 after the next presidential election. Biden says he will sign it into law as soon as possible.

Man dies after being placed in a chokehold by a subway rider

NEW YORK (AP) — The choking death of a man at the hands of another New York subway rider was setting off powerful reactions Thursday, with...
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