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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky., Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: ‘Stay out of politics’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky., Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

April 5, 2021, 12:58pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it’s a “big lie” to call the new voting law in Georgia racist and he warned big business to “stay out of politics” after major corporations and even Major League Baseball distanced themselves from the state amid vast public pressure. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2021, file photo, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.,, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla.

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2021, file photo, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.,, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla.

April 5, 2021, 12:58pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that accusations against him by political foes stem from anger that he “loathes the swamp.” Read story

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Controversy follows GOP pick of former Washington Sen. Joe Fain for redistricting panel

In this Jan. 27, 2017 photo, Senate Republican floor leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sits at his desk on the Senate floor in Olympia, Wash. A woman has accused Fain of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to speak out following the televised allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018,  Candace Faber said Fain sexually assaulted her in 2007. Fain says he "absolutely" denies the claim and called for an investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 5, 2021, 11:23am Latest News

Apr. 5—When state Senate Republican leader John Braun mulled his pick for the Washington State Redistricting Commission this year, he had no shortage of choices. Read story

This image provided by the U.S. Capitol Police shows U.S. Capitol Police officer William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. Evans was killed Friday, April 2, 2021, after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. (U.S.

No indication officer in Capitol attack was stabbed, shot

This image provided by the U.S. Capitol Police shows U.S. Capitol Police officer William "Billy" Evans, an 18-year veteran who was a member of the department's first responders unit. Evans was killed Friday, April 2, 2021, after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. (U.S.

April 5, 2021, 11:22am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer killed last week when a man armed with a knife rammed his car into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol does not appear to have been stabbed, slashed or shot, a police official told The Associated Press on Monday. Read story

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to General Director of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Krill Dmitriev at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 2, 2021.

Putin signs law that allows him to serve two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to General Director of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Krill Dmitriev at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, April 2, 2021.

April 5, 2021, 8:46am Politics

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. Read story

AP-NORC poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

April 5, 2021, 8:33am Politics

WASHINGTON — More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the… Read story

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, U.S. Capitol Police officers salute as procession carries the remains of a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was killed after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021.

Latest attack pushes U.S. Capitol Police further toward crisis

With the U.S. Capitol in the background, U.S. Capitol Police officers salute as procession carries the remains of a U.S. Capitol Police officer who was killed after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021.

April 5, 2021, 8:33am Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police are struggling. Read story

China tests Biden with South China Sea tactic that misled Obama

April 5, 2021, 8:26am Politics

Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed reef in the South China Sea. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

In video, Biden thanks new U.S. citizens for ‘choosing us’

President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Washington.

April 5, 2021, 8:25am Politics

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is thanking naturalized Americans for “choosing us” in his official video message to the nation’s newest citizens. Read story

Supreme Court dismisses case over Trump and Twitter critics

April 5, 2021, 8:23am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case over former President Donald Trump’s efforts to block critics from his personal Twitter account. Read story