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Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

Bob Dole to lie in state at Capitol as nation honors senator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Dole's casket will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as congressional leaders honor the former Republican presidential candidate and World War II veteran who served in Congress for 36 years.
Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas over new redistricting maps Monday, saying the plans discriminate against the very Black and Latino voters who have fueled the state's population boom.
US religious group says Haitian gang releases 3 hostages

US religious group says Haitian gang releases 3 hostages

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

BANGKOK (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted on two charges Monday and handed a four-year sentence that was quickly cut in half — in proceedings widely criticized as a furt
Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

Deal to make Scholz German chancellor clears final hurdle

BERLIN (AP) — A three-party deal to form a new German government under center-left leader Olaf Scholz cleared its final hurdle on Monday, setting the scene for Scholz to succeed longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel this week.
Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the Solomon Islands survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday following riots in the capital last month.
O'Neil, Miñoso, Hodges, Kaat, Oliva, Fowler get baseball HOF

O'Neil, Miñoso, Hodges, Kaat, Oliva, Fowler get baseball HOF

Buck O'Neil never uttered a single word of bitterness or regret about not being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Till the end, he urged those who loved and rooted for him to do the same.
Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, has died.

Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has announced that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region.