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Wednesday October 20th, 2021 2:36AM

AP Top U.S. News at 12:17 a.m. EDT

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Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress
A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight against hate and misinformation
12:08AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Biden eager to get out of DC, push benefits of spending plan
President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plan by getting out of Washington and courting Democrats who have complained they felt left out of the process
12:06AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
The Biden administration is reversing a ban on abortion referrals by federally funded family planning clinics
12:05AM ( 16 minutes ago )
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Milestone for Bubba Wallace as he earns 1st NASCAR victory
Bubba Wallace has become the second Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race
10:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for NYC teachers, staff
A COVID-19 vaccine requirement for teachers and other staff members has taken effect in New York City’s million-plus-student public school system
9:55PM ( 2 hours ago )
Biden tells GOP to 'get out of the way' on debt limit
President Joe Biden is urging Republican senators to “get out of the way” and let Democrats suspend the nation’s debt limit
9:55PM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
Arizona senator condemns activists pursuing her on campus
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says activists who confronted her outside an Arizona State university classroom and filmed her inside a restroom were not engaging in what she called a legitimate protest
7:28PM ( 4 hours ago )
Ship's anchor among possible causes of California oil spill
Officials investigating one of California’s largest oil spills are looking into whether a ship’s anchor may have struck a pipeline on the ocean floor, causing a major leak of crude
7:10PM ( 5 hours ago )
Fate of George Floyd pardon request now with Texas governor
A Texas agency has approved a request that George Floyd be granted a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug arrest made by a now-indicted ex-Houston police officer whose case history is under scrutiny following a deadly drug raid
6:54PM ( 5 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Ex-Facebook employee bringing sharp criticisms to Congress
A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight against hate and misinformation
12:08AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Biden eager to get out of DC, push benefits of spending plan
President Joe Biden is shifting strategy to sell his ambitious social spending plan by getting out of Washington and courting Democrats who have complained they felt left out of the process
12:06AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Biden lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
The Biden administration is reversing a ban on abortion referrals by federally funded family planning clinics
12:05AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders
Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, Austin Ekeler rushed for 117 yards and scored twice and the Los Angeles Chargers the Las Vegas Raiders from the unbeaten ranks with a 28-14 victory
12:05AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Rittenhouse due in court for likely final motions hearing
An Illinois man accused of shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year is due back in court for what could be the final hearing before his trial begins next month
11:49PM ( 32 minutes ago )