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Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses

June 26, 2020, 12:45pm Politics

LANCASTER, Pa. — A presidential campaign that has largely been frozen for several months because of the coronavirus is looking a bit more like those from other years. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden swung through critical battleground states, presenting starkly different visions for America as it struggles with a pandemic. Read story

House moves to approve DC statehood; Senate GOP opposes

June 26, 2020, 10:27am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is moving toward approval of a bill to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, saying Congress has both the moral obligation and constitutional authority to ensure that the city’s 700,000 residents are allowed full voting rights, no longer subject to “taxation without representation.’’ Read story

As COVID cases rise, White House seeks to scrap ‘Obamacare’

June 26, 2020, 9:19am Health

WASHINGTON — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Read story

Pelosi pushes Senate with House passage of George Floyd bill

June 26, 2020, 9:14am Politics

WASHINGTON — The House has approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats in a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Read story

‘A problem that we need to solve’: Harris takes on policing

June 26, 2020, 9:14am Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When pressed to take a position on tough issues during the Democratic presidential primary, Kamala Harris often replied with a variation of “we need to have that conversation.” But as the U.S. is roiled by police killings of Black men and women, the California senator is done hedging. Read story

U.S. police registry would fail without changes in states

June 26, 2020, 9:02am Nation & World

HOUSTON — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd’s death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Read story

Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees

June 26, 2020, 8:48am Business

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is preparing to direct the federal government to overhaul its hiring to prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree, administration and industry officials say. Read story

Despite pandemic, Trump administration urges end to ACA

June 25, 2020, 9:13pm Health

WASHINGTON — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Read story

As party leaders age, progressive Black Democrats take stage

June 25, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Yearning for change, a group of progressive Black Democratic congressional hopefuls is rushing toward the national stage, igniting rank-and-file enthusiasm in a party dominated by aging white leaders. Read story

House Democrats approve far-reaching police overhaul

June 25, 2020, 4:00pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats in the House were set to vote Thursday on a far-reaching policing overhaul, a moment heavy with emotion and symbolism after the collapse of a Senate GOP effort to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Read story