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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks at a campaign stop for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the LOFT on Jefferson, in Burlington, Iowa. Vilsack will oversee Purdue Pharma’s marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers and downplays the danger of addiction, a strategy that critics say contributed to  the nation’s overdose crisis Purdue Pharma announced Vilsack as its monitor on Friday, Feb. 21.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmakerFormer Iowa governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been hired to monitor Purdue Pharma as the OxyContin maker goes through bankruptcy
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Kansas Senate leader wanted ambassadorship, Trump ally's aidA top Republican lawmaker in Kansas who is running for the U.S. Senate sought an ambassadorship in 2018
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE- In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks during a press conference for the signing of HB 481 at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta,. he law, signed by Brian Kemp in May, was set to become enforceable Jan. 1, 2020. But a lawsuit challenging it was filed in June on behalf of Georgia abortion providers and an advocacy group, and U.S. District Judge Steve Jones in October temporarily blocked the law. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
Judge asked to decide permanent fate of Georgia abortion lawAfter a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive abortion law, lawyers for the state and for opponents of the measure are battling in court over whether the law should be permanently barred from taking effect
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina DemocratA political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's funding ads designed to meddle in next month's North Carolina Democratic Senate primary
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the "Hope for Prisoners" graduation ceremony, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure planPresident Donald Trump has been promising a $1 trillion infrastructure plan since his 2016 campaign
The Associated Press3 hours ago
From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)
AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination processDemocratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates for president, but they have only moderate levels of confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Warren Has a Contract for Bloomberg to SignA legal expert has written a contract that Michael Bloomberg can sign to release former Bloomberg employees from nondisclosure agreements—and her name is Elizabeth Warren. The senator, who passed the bar examination in 1976 and has taught law at several universities, unveiled the contract at a CNN town hall...
Newser5 hours ago
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