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White House drops payroll tax cut as GOP unveils virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has dropped a bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue...

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement -...

‘Just got to suck it up:’ Masks mandatory in Australian city

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely...

White House, GOP agree to virus testing but aid bill shifts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package,...

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S....

House votes on statues of Confederates, racist chief justice

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House moved toward a vote Wednesday on removing from the U.S. Capitol statues of Confederate heroes, including Robert E. Lee,...

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement -...

Congress weighs kicking racist chief justice from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House will vote on whether to remove from the U.S. Capitol a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the...

Fear of China’s courts drives Hong Kong extradition concerns

HONG KONG (AP) - A year ago, an extradition bill in Hong Kong that could have sent criminal suspects to face trial in mainland...

Fear of China driving Hong Kong extradition concerns

HONG KONG (AP) - With Britain the latest country to scrap its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the focus in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory...