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SERGEANT-YORK-PENNSYLVANIA-LAWMAKER — Doubts linger more than a century later about the precise location of heroics that won American World War I Sergeant Alvin York a Medal of Honor. The life and heroism of the Tennessee native are the subject of a 2014 book by Doug Mastriano, now a Pennsylvania state senator. He claims to have pinpointed the location and he organized construction of a trail there. But a researcher is challenging the book’s accuracy and research methods, and others say they have archival and archaeological studies to show the correct location is probably south of Mastriano’s favored spot in northern France. By Mark Scolforo. SENT: 1,620 words, photos. An abridged version of 965 words is available.

BIDEN-BORDER — The Biden administration is facing growing questions about why it wasn’t more prepared for an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The administration is scrambling to build up capacity to care for 14,000 young undocumented migrants now in federal custody, and more are likely on the way. Immigration experts say the predicament was predictable. By Aamer Madhani and Colleen Long. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

TOXIC-CONGRESS — Not yet 100 days into the new Congress the legislative branch has become an increasingly toxic and unsettled place, with lawmakers frustrated by the work-from-home limits imposed by the coronavirus and suspicious of each other after the January riot. Particularly in the House, trust is low, settled facts about the riot are apparently up for debate and wary, exhausted members are unsure how or when the “People’s House” will return to normal. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-RUSSIA-CHINA — U.S. relations with its two biggest geo-political rivals are facing severe tests as President Biden tries to assert America’s place in the world and distinguish himself from his predecessor. Biden seems intent on reversing years of perceived U.S. weakness toward Russia while rejecting Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign allegations that he’s not tough enough on China By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 780 words, photos.



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