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Picture book based on 'American Anthem' to come out in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Gene Scheer, whose song “American Anthem” was quoted by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address, is returning the favor. The picture book “American ...

Biden's 1st month was about erasing the mark of 'former guy'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already. Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presid...

World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact

The United States is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left. While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America to prove its ser...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 10 The Tampa Bay Times on the potential of the Super Bowl to have been a coronavirus super...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans open to Biden's approach to crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks into a new administration, a majority of Americans say they have at least some confidence in President Joe Biden and his ability to manage the myriad crises facing the nati...

Report: Hate groups in decline, migrate to online networks

During one of the most politically divisive years in recent memory, the number of active hate groups in the U.S. actually declined as far-right extremists migrated further to online networks, reflecti...

Biden to meet with GOP lawmakers to discuss virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Monday afternoon with a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 trillion he is seeking in coronaviru...

Democrats to 'act big' on $1.9T aid; GOP wants plan split

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress and the White House have rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks, with lawmakers appea...

Virus aid package tests whether Biden, Congress can deliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a sweeping national rescue plan, President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package presents a first political test — of his new administration, of Democratic con...

Biden says he's ‘bringing back the pros’ for virus briefings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly a year it was the Trump show. Now President Joe Biden is calling up the nation’s top scientists and public health experts to regularly brief the American public about the ...

Biden oath second only to Reagan and Obama with TV viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — The first inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were the only ones to exceed Joe Biden's in popularity among television viewers over the past 40 years. ...

One county, worlds apart: Bridging the political divide

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — She fired up her laptop to scour the internet for bits from right-wing websites and conspiratorial YouTube channels. The inauguration of Joe Biden was just day...

The Latest: New Zealand reports 1st community case in months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported its first coronavirus case outside of a quarantine facility in more than two months, although there was no immediate evidence the virus was spreading...

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ev...

CNN, MSNBC viewers flip for Biden; Fox audience slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural. The 6.53 million people who watched Pre...