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Biden's high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

President Joe Biden is nodding to his most stalwart supporters in promising to nominate a Black woman for the new vacancy on the Supreme Court Read More


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Breyer leaves a court more conservative than one he joined

In the nearly 30 years that Justice Stephen Breyer has spent on the Supreme Court, it's been conservative, then more conservative and now much more conservative More »


Biden says Russian invasion in Feb. 'distinct possibility'

The White House says President Joe Biden warned Ukraine's president on Thursday that there is a “distinct possibility” Russia could take military action against Ukraine in February More »


US Supreme Court clears way for execution of Alabama inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state of Alabama to execute an inmate who contends an intellectual disability combined with the state’s inattention cost him a chance to avoid lethal injection and choose a new method More »


Coast Guard suspends search for migrants off Florida

The Coast Guard says it has suspended its rescue operations in the search for dozens of migrants lost at sea off Florida More »


Russian roar on Ukraine rings hollow to Latin America allies

Russia has been threatening to expand military ties with allies Venezuela and Cuba amid rising tensions with the U.S. over Ukraine More »


Florida GOP aims to curtail school lessons on sex, gender

Florida Republicans want to forbid discussions of sexual orientation or gender identity in schools More »


Fake poop helps evicted owls settle into new neighborhood

Scientists have come up with some tricks to make transplanted owls feel like they are not alone in their new digs, playing owl sounds and scattering fake poop More »


Holocaust novel 'Maus' banned in Tennessee school district

A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman More »


Anti-mask anger forces Colorado children's museum to close

A Colorado children’s museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus More »


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