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Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden’s pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in additional relief to help the nation’s schools reopen and a gradual increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Jill Biden promises free access to community college

WASHINGTON — Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of Biden administration efforts to rebuild the economy.

Calls grow for U.S. to rely on rapid tests to fight pandemic

WASHINGTON – When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening on more than 1,000 students in a week, including many who didn’t have symptoms.

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker — Arizona State University has named its new film school after him.

Mobile labs take vaccine studies to diverse neighborhoods

NEW YORK – Lani Muller doesn’t have to visit a doctor’s office to help test an experimental COVID-19 vaccine – she just climbs into a bloodmobile-like van that parks on a busy street near her New York City neighborhood.

More GOP lawmakers enlist in Trump effort to undo Biden win

WASHINGTON — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are joining President Donald Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn the election, pledging to reject the results when Congress meets next week to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden's win.

GOP torn over Trump’s Electoral College challenge of Biden

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's extraordinary challenge of his election defeat by President-elect Joe Biden is becoming a defining moment for the Republican Party before next week's joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College results.

Mormons add call to eradicate prejudice, racism to handbook

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new language to the faith’s handbook Friday imploring members to root out prejudice and racism, adding significance and permanence to recent comments by top leaders on one of the most sensitive topics in the church’s history.

High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.

U.S. Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the first time

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn’t extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University.