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Students protest as Utah lawmakers resist changing 'Dixie'A push to change Dixie State University’s name has ignited a political firestorm, further pitting the university and its students against southern Utah residents who’ve been putting pressure on Republican lawmakers to kill the idea
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Madigan's successor resigns amid 'questionable conduct'The hand-picked successor to former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s seat abruptly resigned Wednesday under pressure from his sponsors who accused him of unspecified “questionable conduct.”
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is shown outside of a PG&E building in San Francisco. A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric's rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility's former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn't kill people. The complaint filed Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in San Francisco Superior Court is an offshoot of a $13.5 billion settlement that PG&E reached with the wildfire victims while the utility was mired in bankruptcy from January 2019 through June last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
PG&E wildfire victims sue former management for neglectA trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility’s former executives and board members for alleged dereliction of their duty to ensure the equipment wouldn’t kill people
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on the fourth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Despite GOP outcry, Cassidy 'at peace' with impeachment voteU.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy described himself as “at peace” with his vote to convict Donald Trump at his impeachment trial and dismissed the scorching GOP backlash he’s received
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Arizona city becomes latest to pass hair discrimination banCity officials in Tucson, Arizona, have voted to make it illegal to enforce dress code or grooming policies that discriminate against hair texture and hairstyles in the workplace and public schools
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020 file photo, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell appears before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Powell told Congress on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021,  that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until the Fed believes it has reached its goals on maximum employment  and warned that many people in the hardest hit industries will likely need to find different jobs.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
Chairman Powell: Fed is in no hurry to raise interest ratesFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has told Congress that the central bank will not begin raising interest rates until it believes its goals on maximum employment and inflation have been reached
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William Burns is sworn in before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
CIA nominee pledges to provide 'unvarnished' intelligencePresident Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Central Intelligence Agency has told lawmakers that he would keep politics out of the job and deliver truthful analysis to politicians even when it's uncomfortable
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Neera Tarden's Prospects Not Looking Better TodayIt looked like Neera Tanden might have long odds in being confirmed as the head of the White House budget office, and "new hurdles" emerged on Wednesday, reports the AP . Two Senate committees postponed voting on her nomination, with a Democratic aide on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was prepared to plead guilty to third-degree murder in George Floyd's death before then-Attorney General William Barr personally blocked the plea deal last summer, officials said. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Federal grand jury hearing evidence in death of George FloydSeveral witnesses have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is already facing state murder charges in the death of George Floyd
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' pushPresident Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, Edith Cordova, co-owner of Cinco de Mayo restaurant, delivers food for customers dining outside in New York. Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on WashingtonStates are not willing to wait for more federal help and have been moving ahead with their own coronavirus relief packages
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Romney, Liz Cheney Issue Warnings About the GOPIn what the New York Times notes is "a clear sign of [Donald] Trump's enduring position in the Republican Party," Mitt Romney offered a prediction Thursday on the next presidential campaign season. Speaking Tuesday with the Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook DC Policy Project, the Utah senator was...
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