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Democrats push $3.7B bill to secure Capitol; GOP offers less

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are proposing $3.7 billion in emergency spending to bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the Jan. 6...

Manfred won’t say how MLB would react to Texas election law

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DENVER — Hours before baseball's All-Star Game at Denver's Coors Field, commissioner Rob Manfred wouldn't say whether he would rule out any events in...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people...

Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill

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WASHINGTON — Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting...

Black female WWII unit hoping to get congressional honor

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BOSTON — Maj. Fannie Griffin McClendon and her Army colleagues never dwelled on being the only Black battalion of women to serve in Europe...

Lithuania passes laws to curb migrant arrivals from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday passed new legislation aimed at curbing an influx of migrants crossing its borders that it accused neighboring...

EXPLAINER: Texas Democrats fled the state. Here’s why.

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Texas statehouse Democrats fled Monday to the nation's capitol to try and block the GOP's sweeping elections overhaul bill that makes it harder to...

Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

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WASHINGTON — Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on...

Cunningham announcing plan to legalize marijuana in SC

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Joe Cunningham — the former one-term Democratic congressman now running to unseat South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster — is...