Poet Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US coin

This post was originally published on this site Poet and activist Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on the US quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint on Monday. Angelou, author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” will also be the first figure […]

U.S. announces fresh $308 million in aid for struggling Afghans

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States announced Tuesday that it was giving more than $308 million in humanitarian aid to the Afghan people,.

Voters head to polls in Florida special election to fill late Alcee Hastings’ seat

This post was originally published on this siteTwo hundred and eighty days after Rep. Alcee Hastings died from pancreatic cancer, voters in the late lawmaker’s deeply Democratic South Florida congressional district will finally pick a replacement.

Inflation Means Interest Rates Could Rise. Higher Interest Rates Will Make the National Debt More Expensive.

This post was originally published on this site  Recent comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell hinted that the Fed may soon get serious about hitting the monetary brakes to slow the economy. Until recently, inflation was described as transitory. But at some point, that story has to change. Price levels likely will rise into […]

Search for 2024 convention sites ramps up in both parties

This post was originally published on this siteThe jockeying to host the 2024 Republican and Democratic national conventions is in full swing. Party officials have already begun to narrow down the list of potential host cities, with Republicans currently favoring Nashville, Salt Lake City,…

Johnson, Thune signal GOP’s rising confidence

This post was originally published on this siteThe decisions by Republican Sens. John Thune (S.D.) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) to run for reelection after publicly being on the fence for months about whether to retire from Congress reflect a growing confidence among Republican lawmakers that they’ll…

Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

This post was originally published on this siteIn Georgia, the president will express support for altering rules around the Senate filibuster, setting up a confrontation with Republicans.

What’s at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are readying a high-stakes battle over elections, an issue both parties want to reform.

Health insurers will cover 8 home COVID-19 tests a month starting Saturday, Biden administration says

Health insurers will cover 8 home COVID-19 tests a month starting Saturday, Biden administration says

Red Cross: U.S. blood supply is ‘dangerously low’

Red Cross: U.S. blood supply is ‘dangerously low’

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