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A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
2022-01-15 19:43:35
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When April Schneider's children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed tablets. No more days of missed lessons because her... Read More

Geopolitics
White House: Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine Invasion
White House: Russia Prepping Pretext for Ukraine Invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct "a false-flag operation" in eastern Ukraine, according to... Read More

Supreme Court to Weigh In on Ted Cruz Campaign Loan

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether a Federal Election Commission limit on the amount campaigns can... Read More

2022-01-14 22:28:31
Senate Bills Seek to Enforce Bans on Stock Trades by Members of Congress

WASHINGTON — Two bills introduced in the Senate this week would broaden the ban on members of Congress buying and... Read More

2022-01-14 22:31:24
Senator Who Clashed with Dr. Fauci Proposes Financial Disclosure Bill

WASHINGTON – A U.S. senator from Kansas who clashed with disease expert Anthony Fauci this week said he plans to... Read More

2022-01-14 18:47:46

Federal Reserve

Biden Chooses Three for Fed Board, Including First Black Woman
Federal Reserve
Biden Chooses Three for Fed Board, Including First Black Woman
2022-01-14 14:35:33
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former Fed and Treasury official, for the top regulatory slot and Lisa Cook, who would be the first... Read More

Economy

Goodbye ‘Godsend’: Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home
Economy
Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home
2022-01-14 14:21:51
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit — a program that was intended to be part of President Joe Biden's legacy but has... Read More

COVID-19

Mask Rules Get Tighter in Europe in Winter’s COVID-19 Wave
COVID-19
Mask Rules Get Tighter in Europe in Winter's COVID-19 Wave
2022-01-14 14:06:47
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ROME (AP) — To mask or not to mask is a question Italy settled early in the COVID-19 outbreak with a vigorous “yes." Now the onetime epicenter of the pandemic in Europe hopes even stricter mask rules will help it... Read More

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2022-01-14 00:16:24
by Dan McCue
Sinema, Manchin Double Down on Opposition to Curbing Filibuster

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., made clear Thursday that she supports an effort to pass sweeping voting rights legislation,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., made clear Thursday that she supports an effort to pass sweeping voting rights legislation, but she all but doomed the bill to failure by announcing she opposes a change to filibuster rules to bypass... Read More

2022-01-13 22:40:36
by Tom Ramstack
Older Americans Need Financial Literacy for Self-Sufficiency, Witnesses Tell Senate

WASHINGTON — America’s senior population is growing but the resources to help them maintain financial self-sufficiency are falling behind, according... Read More

WASHINGTON — America’s senior population is growing but the resources to help them maintain financial self-sufficiency are falling behind, according to advocates for the elderly at a Senate hearing Thursday. The Senate Special Committee on Aging held the hearing as... Read More

2022-01-13 20:25:21
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses; Health Care Worker Mandate Stands

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on businesses that... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on businesses that employ 100 or more workers, but in a separate ruling allowed a mandate on health care workers to proceed. In... Read More

2022-01-13 20:10:44
by Dan McCue
Sense of Urgency Grows as Deadline for New Spending Bill Approaches

WASHINGTON — With most eyes on Capitol Hill glued to the drama transpring in the Senate this week over the... Read More

WASHINGTON — With most eyes on Capitol Hill glued to the drama transpring in the Senate this week over the fate of the filibuster and a pair of sweeping election reform bills, a small group of lawmakers is quietly working... Read More

2022-01-13 20:07:01
by Dan McCue
RNC to Require Presidential Candidates Skip Nonpartisan Commission Debates

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee has told the Committee on Presidential Debates that it plans to require candidates pledge... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee has told the Committee on Presidential Debates that it plans to require candidates pledge they will not participate in presidential debates run by the nonpartisan commission. In a letter dated Thursday, RNC Chairwoman Ronna... Read More

2022-01-13 17:04:19
by Reece Nations
GOP Leader McCarthy Says He Won't Cooperate With Jan 6 Panel

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing a request by the House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing a request by the House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection to submit to an interview and turn over records pertaining to the deadly riot. The House Select Committee to Investigate... Read More

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