Launching presidential bid, Tim Scott highlights family’s journey ‘from cotton to Congress’
Senator Tim Scott highlighted his humble beginnings and deep Christian faith as he announced his presidential campaign at a hometown rally Monday.
Supreme Court gives banned banker another shot at relief
A bank executive facing a lifetime ban from the industry for his role in a 2009 default found Supreme Court reprieve on Monday.
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Delaware Senator Carper won’t seek reelection in 2024
Senator Tom Carper is stepping aside after the end of his term, the long-serving Delaware lawmaker announced Monday, a move that will tee up a key race in Democrats’ push to retain control of the Senate in 2024.
DOE backs decentralization of Puerto Rico education system
The Puerto Rico Department of Education will decentralize and shift to a regional and local model to improve its services to students, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.
Greeks go for business-minded conservatives, left suffers crushing election defeat
With the economy picking up after years of economic depression, Greece's ruling business-friendly, right-wing New Democracy party overcame doubts about its alleged authoritarian drift and scored a landslide win in parliamentary elections on Sunday by routing left-wing rivals Syriza.
Weeklong ceasefire in Sudan starts Monday night
Eleven days after announcing a commitment to humanitarian aid, the warring factions in Sudan began a weeklong ceasefire on Monday night.
Worldwide treaty reduces greenhouse gases to delay ice-free Arctic summer, study says
The Montreal Protocol — the only United Nations treaty ratified by every country in the world — plays a key role in delaying the first ice-free Arctic summer until 2050, though a research team reports that further delay of such an occurrence also depends on future carbon dioxide emissions.
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