China makes history with successful Mars landing

A Chinese lander carrying a rover successfully touched down on Mars for the first time, state media reports. Why it matters: This is the first time China has landed a spacecraft on another planet, and it launches the nation into an elite club of only a few space agencies to

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Oklahoma governor booted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre announced Friday that it had booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel a week after he signed a bill outlawing the teaching of some race and racism concepts in

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Gohmert downplays January 6 riot in speech from the House floor, falsely claiming ‘no evidence’ of armed insurrection

“There’s no evidence, as has been said on January 7, that this was an armed insurrection,” Gohmert claimed, echoing an eye-popping claim that’s also been made by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Gohmert continued, saying: “Armed meaning with firearms. There were no firearms.” Gohmert’s claims on the floor ignored

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Cities weigh how to spend billions in ‘Biden money’ on the way

WASHINGTON —  Mayors are accustomed to juggling priorities with limited city revenue: Park upgrades or staff pay increases? Street paving or that long-awaited new community center?  The crunch tightened during a global pandemic.  But an infusion of $350 billion in federal COVID-19 rescue funds now headed to local and state governments this week sets up a new – and

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Capitol Police Officer Slams GOP’s Rewriting of History of Capitol Riot

Speaking to CNN, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, who fought off a violent group of former President Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the United States Capitol on January 6, expressed his fury at Republicans who have attempted to rewrite the history of the event, which was spurred by Trump’s falsehoods

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She’s a Texas Democrat, Weighing How to Defend Voting Rights

As Republicans in the Texas Legislature run roughshod over corporate opposition, public protests and Democratic objections to advance a voting restrictions bill to the brink of passage, State Representative Jessica González, a two-term Democrat from near Dallas, has been at the forefront of the fight. Ms. González, the vice chair

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