Capitol damage and security costs exceed $30M following riot

Architect of the Capitol J. Brett Blanton told legislators that more than $30 million in expenses…

House set to vote on Equality Act after heated debate over gay and transgender rights

Arguments pitting religious liberty against gay and transgender rights grew intense on the House floor Wednesday…

Biden CIA nominee says he would shut Chinese Confucius Institutes down if he was a university president

President Biden’s pick for CIA director voiced suspicion of Chinese state-run Confucius Institutes during his Senate…

Amid Wavering Confirmation Fight, Reporter Shows Lisa Murkowski a 2017 Tweet from Neera Tanden Slamming Her

Joe Manchin opposing Neera Tanden — President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the Office of…

D.C. Attorney General Grilled Donald Trump Jr. for Ongoing Probe of 2017 Inauguration, Docs Reveal

Some two months after his sister Ivanka Trump took the hot seat, Donald Trump Jr. sat…

Montana House OKs bill limiting gender surgery for youth

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed a bill that would limit gender…

Kansas lawmakers consider speedy trials, emergency response

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with a measure designed to help courts…

Debinha strikes in 15th minute to give Brazil 1-0 lead over Canada at SheBelieves Cup

Brazil’s Debinha did it all, stealing a pass and going the other way for an early…

Jill Biden says health inequities have lasted ‘far too long’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – During a visit to a cancer center Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden…

Indiana clamps down on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, clinics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A day after Indiana expanded coronavirus vaccine to all Hoosiers 60 and older,…

Manhattan DA subpoenas financial records tied to Steve Bannon’s crowd-funded border wall effort

The Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoenaed financial records tied to Steve Bannon’s crowd-funded border wall effort,…

Austin urges military to take COVID-19 vaccine as refusals persist

As military members continue to reject the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin released a video…

‘Posturing’: Iran demands Biden pay compensation for Trump’s nuclear deal exit

President Biden must “compensate” the regime in Tehran for former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw…

Soledad O’Brien Says at House Hearing News Networks Shouldn’t ‘Book Liars’

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien said during a congressional hearing Wednesday that networks should stop booking…

Man exits church after years in sanctuary from deportation

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) – After 3 1/2 years living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation,…

Summer school to counter COVID online learning OK’d by House

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – All North Carolina school districts would be required to offer in-person summer…

Cooper lifts curfew, eases gathering and occupancy limits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – With cases and other key metrics trending downward in North Carolina, Gov.…

Georgia House passes ban on ‘defunding police’

ATLANTA — The Georgia state House passed a bill Wednesday that would block cities and counties…

Xavier Becerra declines to support any restrictions on abortion, defends battle with nuns

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick for health and human services secretary, refused to…

‘Hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud’: Chinese American organization denounces critical race theory

The oldest Chinese American association has denounced critical race theory as “a hateful, divisive, manipulative fraud.”…