Government appointments and nominations

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 07, 2020 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections in New Jersey and Delaware (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has won New Jersey’s mostly mail-in Democratic presidential primary. Biden faced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the ballot Tuesday, even though Biden...
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This cover image released by PublicAffairs shows "A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age," by Paul Starobin. (PublicAffairs via AP)
July 07, 2020 - 9:52 am
“A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age,” by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs) Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander McKenzie, a Gilded Age political boss in North Dakota who chummed around with deep-pocketed capitalists and U.S. senators. After gold was...
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July 06, 2020 - 7:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a key U.S. policy to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country without first seeking protection there, dealing it a second blow in less than a week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has no immediate impact...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 03, 2020 - 7:13 am
GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor was appointed in Switzerland on Friday to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office said...
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July 02, 2020 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can't use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. The court on Thursday declined to take up a case from the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...
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The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 29, 2020 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts and his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2020, file photo Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control" and counseled them to make their way in a world turned upside down with humility, compassion and courage. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 29, 2020 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people illegal, protect young...
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Anti-abortion protesters wait outside the Supreme Court for a decision, Monday, June 29, 2020 in Washington on the Louisiana case, Russo v. June Medical Services LLC. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 29, 2020 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion opponents vented their disappointment and fury on Monday after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have curbed abortion access. The ruling delivered a defeat to anti-abortion activists but could intensify interest in the...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens to Laura Raslevich, of Pittsburgh, during a meeting with families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 27, 2020 - 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s campaign says a little more than a third of its senior staff are people of color, sharing staff diversity data after facing pressure to answer questions on the issue. The campaign said that 36% of its senior staff are people of color, but did not disclose how much of...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz. A federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of military money to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress, which gets to decide how to use the...
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