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States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing

By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press Maryland repealed its half-century-old Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Washington state reformed use-of-force policies and created a new agency...

Congress Passes Measure to Raise Debt Ceiling, Avoiding Government Default

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Congress has approved legislation to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion, a move that preempts...

President Biden Touts Holiday Surprise: Jobless Claims Hit Record Low

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent President Joe Biden headed into the holiday weekend with two pieces of economic good news he...

History-making Winsome Sears ready to work in Virginia

By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press Winsome Sears says voters learned where she stands as she made history campaigning to become the first Black woman elected...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

By ACACIA CORONADO and PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing...