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Wisconsin Legislature to take up redistricting in November

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature plans to vote on a redistricting plan when it convenes in November, the Legislature’s attorney told the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Although the Legislature plans to act by Nov. 11, additional times for considering ...

Congress eyes short-term debt fix to ease away from standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders edged back Wednesday from a perilous standoff over lifting the nation’s borrowing cap, with Democratic senators signaling they were receptive to an offer from Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell that would allow an emergency extension ...

Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress on Tuesday she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence ...

The timeless bond

The colossal, earth-shattering cracks occurred as monumental chunks of ice collapsed, with the shock waves and sounds carrying for many miles. Eventually, ever so slowly, began the creeping retreat of the ancient glaciers. In its wake lay a barren landscape of rock, soil, streams, lakes, ...

Biden to GOP: ‘Get out of the way’ on debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday urged Republican senators to “get out of the way” and let Democrats suspend the nation’s debt limit, hoping to keep the U.S. government from bumping dangerously close to a credit default as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell ...

Abortion, guns, religion top a big US Supreme Court term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public also could be on the line, especially if a divided court ...