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National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

National Guard troops flooding in as Washington locks down

WASHINGTON — All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing.

CNN’s Tapper won’t take back criticism of congressional vet

NEW YORK — CNN’s Jake Tapper, under fire for a comment questioning a Republican congressman and combat veteran’s commitment to democracy, said Thursday the criticism is an attempt to change the subject from the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

NEW YORK — At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt.
NY Democrat's ties to Maduro may help Biden unlock stalemate

NY Democrat's ties to Maduro may help Biden unlock stalemate

MIAMI — It was the aftermath of a failed coup against Hugo Chávez and Rep. Gregory Meeks was lounging at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod with a young lawmaker from Venezuela with a bushy moustache named Nicolás Maduro.
Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

WASHINGTON — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a governm
Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New Year's Eve bash has resulted in a warning but no fine or other punishment.
NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and
'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense election

'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense election

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring the process.
Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday.
US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.