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IRS has 940K unclaimed tax refunds from 2020 that are about to expire

March 25, 2024, 4:30pm Nation & World

The IRS is warning taxpayers that they may be leaving more than $1 billion on the table. Read story

FILE - This combo image shows Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, March 9, 2024 and President Joe Biden, right, Jan. 27, 2024.

As Biden tours the country and visits swing states, Trump is fundraising and playing golf

FILE - This combo image shows Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, March 9, 2024 and President Joe Biden, right, Jan. 27, 2024.

March 25, 2024, 10:45am Politics

As President Joe Biden visited five cities in a multiday trip last week, former President Donald Trump was hardly seen in public, spending most of his time in South Florida. Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris stands in front of a Puerto Rican flag, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 22, 2024. Harris visited Puerto Rico on Friday as part of a whirlwind trip to tout the federal aid the U.S. territory has received following deadly hurricanes and attend a Democratic fundraiser.

Kamala Harris will meet Guatemalan leader Arévalo on immigration and his anti-corruption drive

Vice President Kamala Harris stands in front of a Puerto Rican flag, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 22, 2024. Harris visited Puerto Rico on Friday as part of a whirlwind trip to tout the federal aid the U.S. territory has received following deadly hurricanes and attend a Democratic fundraiser.

March 25, 2024, 8:34am Politics

Vice President Kamala Harris plans to meet on Monday with President Bernardo Arévalo of Guatemala as the U.S. grapples with an influx of migrants to its southern border, thousands from that Central American nation. Read story

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, denounce the spending package being readied for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

House approves $1.2 trillion package of spending bills before shutdown deadline, Senate up next

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, denounce the spending package being readied for a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 22, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

March 22, 2024, 1:50pm Latest News

Lawmakers are racing Friday to pass the final spending package needed for the current budget year, a long overdue action that will set funding for federal agencies and push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall. Read story

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Rome Ga.

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene files motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., talks before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Rome Ga.

March 22, 2024, 10:49am Latest News

Speaker Mike Johnson is at risk of being ousted after hard-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to vacate on Friday in the middle of a House vote on a $1.2 trillion package to keep the government open. Read story

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The race is on for Congress to pass the final spending package for the current budget year and push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall. With spending set to expire for several key federal agencies at midnight Friday, the House and Senate are expected to take up a $1.2 trillion measure that combines six annual spending bills into one package.(AP Photo/J.

House Speaker’s unpopularity with rich donors widens Republicans’ fundraising gap

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2024. The race is on for Congress to pass the final spending package for the current budget year and push any threats of a government shutdown to the fall. With spending set to expire for several key federal agencies at midnight Friday, the House and Senate are expected to take up a $1.2 trillion measure that combines six annual spending bills into one package.(AP Photo/J.

March 22, 2024, 8:26am Politics

House Republicans are falling further behind on campaign cash with little-known House Speaker Mike Johnson at the helm. Read story

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., right, presents Ghost Army member Bernard Bluestein, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., with a medal during a ceremony to honor members of the secretive WWII-era unit with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 21, 2024, in Washington. At left is fellow Ghost Army member Seymour Nussenbaum of Monroe Township, N.J.

After decades of secrecy and years of lobbying, Congress grants Ghost Army gold medal

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., right, presents Ghost Army member Bernard Bluestein, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., with a medal during a ceremony to honor members of the secretive WWII-era unit with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 21, 2024, in Washington. At left is fellow Ghost Army member Seymour Nussenbaum of Monroe Township, N.J.

March 22, 2024, 5:49am Nation & World

Eight decades after their military feints saved thousands of Allied soldiers’ lives during the struggle to free Europe from Adolf Hitler’s grip, the men of America’s fabled “Ghost Army” were honored with a Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday. Read story

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters cheer at a rally, June 24, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. A new poll from from AAPI Data and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. are highly supportive of legal abortion, even in situations where the pregnant person wants an abortion for any reason.

Nearly 8 in 10 AAPI adults in the US think abortion should be legal, an AP-NORC poll finds

FILE - Abortion-rights protesters cheer at a rally, June 24, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. A new poll from from AAPI Data and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. are highly supportive of legal abortion, even in situations where the pregnant person wants an abortion for any reason.

March 21, 2024, 12:37pm Latest News

With abortion rights poised to be one of the major issues in the 2024 election, a new poll shows that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are highly supportive of legal abortion, even in situations where the pregnant person wants an abortion for any reason. Read story

Speaker Johnson says he plans to invite Netanyahu to address the US Congress

March 21, 2024, 11:33am Politics

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he plans to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, a show of support from Republicans amid growing Democratic criticism of Netanyahu's leadership. Read story

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., rides an escalator at the Senate subway on Capitol Hill Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Washington.

Democratic senators push bill focusing on local detainment of immigrants linked to violent crime

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., rides an escalator at the Senate subway on Capitol Hill Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Washington.

March 21, 2024, 11:29am Politics

A bill from a group of Democratic and independent senators would let the federal government request a court order that local authorities hold immigrants with or without permanent legal status who are charged with or convicted of violent crimes until they can be transferred to federal custody for deportation proceedings. Read story