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President Joe Biden speaks about the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington.

Biden to visit storm-ravaged Texas Friday

President Joe Biden speaks about the 500,000 Americans that died from COVID-19, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington.

February 23, 2021, 10:46am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Texas on Friday as the state begins its recovery from a devastating winter storm that caused serious damage to homes and businesses across the state and left many without power or clean water for days. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, MD Crawford carries a Black Lives Matter flag before a march in La Marque, Texas to protest the shooting of Joshua Feast, 22, by a La Marque police officer. A financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation raked in just over $90 million last year.

AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo, MD Crawford carries a Black Lives Matter flag before a march in La Marque, Texas to protest the shooting of Joshua Feast, 22, by a La Marque police officer. A financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press shows the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation raked in just over $90 million last year.

February 23, 2021, 10:46am Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. Read story

United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield smiles as she testifies during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington.

Senate confirms Biden’s choice for UN ambassador

United States Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield smiles as she testifies during for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington.

February 23, 2021, 10:45am Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide between the Biden administration’s determination to re-engage with the world body and former President Donald Trump’s diplomacy that often left the U.S.… Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Biden will still host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday for the first bilateral meeting but will do it virtually.

Coronavirus forces Biden to forgo pomp for U.S.-Canada meeting

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Biden will still host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday for the first bilateral meeting but will do it virtually.

February 23, 2021, 8:48am Politics

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Joe Biden to alter another first for his administration: the typically formal White House meeting with a foreign counterpart. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020 file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a "Save the Majority" rally in Augusta, Ga.  Perdue says he won't run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate. The announcement came Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen.

Georgia Republican Perdue won’t run for U.S. Senate in 2022

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2020 file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a "Save the Majority" rally in Augusta, Ga.  Perdue says he won't run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate. The announcement came Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen.

February 23, 2021, 8:47am Politics

ATLANTA — Former Georgia Sen. David Perdue said Tuesday that he will not run in 2022 to reclaim a seat in the U.S. Senate, eight days after the defeated Republican filed campaign paperwork that could have opened the way for him to run against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Read story

Xavier Becerra listens during a confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Health and Human Services before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

Xavier Becerra listens during a confirmation hearing to be Secretary of Health and Human Services before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

February 23, 2021, 8:46am Politics

WASHINGTON — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. Read story

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More veterans, seniors, people with disabilities could qualify for property tax exemptions under House bill

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February 23, 2021, 8:19am Northwest

A bill to provide property tax relief to low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities cleared a pivotal House committee Monday and is on its way to the Rules Committee. Read story

Evidence is marked as officials work at the scene after a domestic violence investigation resulted in a fatal police shooting in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood on Oct. 4.

Vancouver council recommends fast-tracking body cameras

Evidence is marked as officials work at the scene after a domestic violence investigation resulted in a fatal police shooting in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood on Oct. 4.

February 22, 2021, 7:46pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver wants to fast-track an initiative to equip police with body-worn and dashboard cameras, prioritizing the cameras over other reforms already under consideration by a community task force. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, Kathy Kratt of Orlando, Fla., displays her Trump flags as she and other protesters demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five states President Joe Biden won: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.(AP Photo/J.

High court rejects Trump election challenge cases

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, Kathy Kratt of Orlando, Fla., displays her Trump flags as she and other protesters demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has formally rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five states President Joe Biden won: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.(AP Photo/J.

February 22, 2021, 6:52pm Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the justices just before the election. Read story

Haaland to balance energy, climate

February 22, 2021, 4:50pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come, even as the Biden administration seeks to conserve public lands and address climate change, President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department pledges. Read story