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Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol

Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has formally approved an extension of the National Guard deployment at the U.S. Capitol for about two more months as possible threats of violence remain, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v.
Is Blunt's exit an opening for ex-Gov. Greitens to return?

Is Blunt's exit an opening for ex-Gov. Greitens to return?

O'FALLON, Mo. — Eric Greitens' political future seemed doomed by scandal when he resigned as Missouri governor. Now, he appears primed to test whether Sen.
Records show Dallas officer was under investigation in 2017

Records show Dallas officer was under investigation in 2017

DALLAS — A Dallas police officer charged in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme was being investigated for longer than authorities have previously acknowledged, sharpening questions about why he continued to patrol the city while under investigation fo
Tennessee panel votes to move Confederate bust from Capitol

Tennessee panel votes to move Confederate bust from Capitol

NASHVILLE — A state commission voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol, marking a key victory in a decades-long fight over the controversial sculpture.
Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations

Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in DGA nominations

NEW YORK — Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell have been nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America, marking the first time two women have ever competed for the guild's top honour .
First whooping crane hatched at foundation in Wisconsin dies

First whooping crane hatched at foundation in Wisconsin dies

BARABOO, Wis. — The first whooping crane hatched at the International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin has died. Foundation officials said the crane, named Gee Whiz, died on Feb. 24 of natural causes. He was 38 years and nine months old.

Judge weighing kicking Jussie Smollett's new lawyer off case

CHICAGO — An attorney hired by Jussie Smollett to lead the actor's defence against charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police is now fighting to stay on the case after another attorney accused him of talking to two key witnesses about representi
Jimmy Carter says he's sad, angry over Georgia voting bills

Jimmy Carter says he's sad, angry over Georgia voting bills

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter declared his opposition Tuesday to a slate of restrictive voting proposals moving through his native Georgia’s General Assembly, saying he is “disheartened, saddened and angry” over moves to “turn back the cloc
Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges 'concerning'

Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges 'concerning'

LONDON — Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning" and would be addressed privately by the royal family.