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Powell says inflation, though elevated, will likely moderate

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell suggested Wednesday that inflation, which has been surging as the recovery strengthens, “will likely remain elevated in...

Powell says inflation, though elevated, will likely moderate

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WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday that inflation, which has been surging as the recovery strengthens, “will likely remain elevated in...

North Carolina Republicans move to limit classroom race talk

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republicans are advancing legislation to limit how teachers can discuss certain racial concepts inside the classroom, according to the...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said Tuesday that she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from...

Biden meets Dems at Capitol to firm up support for spending

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden stepped up his bid to push his multitrillion-dollar domestic plans through Congress Wednesday, lunching with Senate Democrats a day...

EU unveils tough climate rules, eyes tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union unveiled sweeping new legislation Wednesday to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that cause global...

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

Alabama elects first Black Republican to House in 140 years

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Paschal on Tuesday was elected to fill a legislative seat in suburban Shelby County, becoming the only...

Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor

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WASHINGTON — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements...