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AP Top U.S. News at 7:58 a.m. EST

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Biden highlighting federal 'surge' to help weather omicron
President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government’s efforts to “surge” COVID-19 testing and medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities
10:18AM ( 1 hour ago )
Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law
The Justice Department will begin transferring thousands of inmates out of federal prisons this week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul signed by President Donald Trump more than three years ago
9:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
Abortion grows as priority issue for Democrats: AP-NORC poll
A new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government as Roe v
12:10AM ( 11 hours ago )
U.S. News
Biden to double free COVID tests, add N95s, to fight omicron
President Joe Biden says the government plans to double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans
11:25AM ( 16 minutes ago )
EXPLAINER: How Europe is trying to deal with its gas crisis
Europe's natural gas crisis isn’t letting up
11:08AM ( 34 minutes ago )
GOP leader McCarthy says he won't cooperate with 1/6 panel
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing a request by the House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection to submit to an interview and turn over records pertaining to the deadly riot
11:07AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Djokovic in Australian Open draw as visa saga continues
Novak Djokovic has remained in limbo even after he was included in the draw for the Australian Open, with the tennis star still awaiting a government decision on whether to deport him for not being vaccinated for COVID-19
10:21AM ( 1 hour ago )
French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic
French teachers expressed anger at the way the French government is handling the virus situation in schools, denouncing confusing rules and calling for more protection in a nationwide strike Thursday
10:20AM ( 1 hour ago )
Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image
The Dutch king has ruled out using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage.”
10:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Oregon Supreme Court to decide Kristof eligibility
The Oregon Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof is eligible to run for governor, less than a week after election officials declared him ineligible because he failed to meet the three-year residency requirement
8:22PM ( 15 hours ago )
Biden pays silent tribute as Reid lies in state at Capitol
The late Sen_ Harry Reid has been remembered at the U_S_ Capitol as a “legendary leader.”
8:17PM ( 15 hours ago )
Families prepare to lay to rest victims lost in Bronx fire
Prayers and the compelling need to bury the dead have filled a Bronx mosque, as a bereaved community began saying goodbye to those lost in New York City’s most devastating fire in decades
7:24PM ( 16 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Biden highlighting federal 'surge' to help weather omicron
President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government’s efforts to “surge” COVID-19 testing and medical personnel to help overwhelmed medical facilities
10:18AM ( 1 hour ago )
Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law
The Justice Department will begin transferring thousands of inmates out of federal prisons this week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul signed by President Donald Trump more than three years ago
9:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
Abortion grows as priority issue for Democrats: AP-NORC poll
A new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government as Roe v
12:10AM ( 11 hours ago )
Oregon Supreme Court to decide Kristof eligibility
The Oregon Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof is eligible to run for governor, less than a week after election officials declared him ineligible because he failed to meet the three-year residency requirement
8:22PM ( 15 hours ago )
Biden pays silent tribute as Reid lies in state at Capitol
The late Sen_ Harry Reid has been remembered at the U_S_ Capitol as a “legendary leader.”
8:17PM ( 15 hours ago )