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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2021, file photo birds flyover the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. America’s longest war is approaching a crossroads. President Joe Biden’s choices in Afghanistan boil down to this: withdraw all troops by May and risk a resurgence of extremist dangers, or stay and possibly prolong the war in hopes of compelling the Taliban to make peace. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Biden weighs a dilemmaAmerica’s longest war is approaching a crossroads
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis speaks during an interview at her office, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump call urges patienceThe Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump to influence last year’s general election is urging people to be patient
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Native American nominee's grilling raises questions on biasThe confirmation hearing for Deb Haaland has raised questions about whether she's being treated differently because she is a Native American woman
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FILE - In this April 14, 1999, file photo, F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Calif. The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water until at least April to thousands of residents and business owners near Luke Air Force Base in suburban Phoenix in the latest case of fire firefighting foam from a military base contaminating a nearby community's water supply. (AP Photo/Ken Levine, File)
Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest caseThe U.S. Air Force says it will distribute bottled water until at least April to thousands of residents near its base in suburban Phoenix
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, take questions from reporters about President Joe Biden's nominees, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House to vote on virus bill; arbiter says wage hike a no-goDemocrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2021, file photo, Ricki Mills looks out from her home as she waits for a fire hydrant to be turned to get water,  in Dallas. The single mother had her apartment flooded last week by a pipe that burst during the record winter cold and was waiting for repairs to restore water to the apartment complex. On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 managers of Texas' power grid are expected to receive a lashing in the first public hearings about the crisis at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/LM Otero File)
Biden to exercise empathy skills in Texas visit after stormsPresident Joe Biden will have a chance to exercise his empathy skills during a visit to Texas on Friday with a dual mission
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on in Washington. Lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories related to the 2020 election are gaining traction among local, county and state Republicans, who are using their online platforms to disseminate many of the same dangerous messages that led to the violent insurrection at the Capitol last month. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies A faction of local, county and state Republican officials across the country is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories online that echo those that helped inspire the U.S. Capitol insurrection
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives for votes on President Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
McConnell says he'd support Trump if he wins 2024 nominationLess than a month after excoriating Donald Trump in a blistering floor speech, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell now says he would “absolutely” support the former president again if he secured the Republican nomination in 2024
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AP sources: Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ minimum wage hike, says it must be dropped from COVID-19 billAP sources: Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ minimum wage hike, says it must be dropped from COVID-19 bill
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, in Washington. The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in eastern Syria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, that the Pentagon said were used by Iran-backed militia groups, in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq. “I’m confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit,” Austin told reporters flying with him from California to Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militiaThe U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in eastern Syria that the Pentagon said were used by Iran-backed militia groups, in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. Abrams, whose voting rights work helped make Georgia into a swing state, exhorted Congress on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, to reject “outright lies" that have historically restricted access to the ballot as Democrats began their push for a sweeping overhaul of election and ethics laws. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Democrats launch sweeping bid to overhaul US election lawsStacey Abrams, the former Democratic gubernatorial nominee whose voting rights work helped make Georgia a swing state, is exhorting Congress to reject “outright lies” that have historically restricted access to the ballot
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks to players during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Jazz say they will investigate allegation of bigoted commentThe Utah Jazz said they will “thoroughly investigate” an allegation from former NBA player Elijah Millsap that longtime team executive Dennis Lindsey directed a bigoted statement toward him during an end-of-season exit interview in 2015
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