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Hershel “Woody” Williams, last to receive Medal of Honor from World War II, will lie in honor at U.S. Capitol
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Hershel “Woody” Williams, last to receive Medal of Honor from World War II, will lie in honor at U.S. Capitol

Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, will lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday.A date and other details will be announced later, Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement."Woody Williams embodied the best of America: living a life of duty, honor and courage," Pelosi said. Schumer said: "Woody Williams was an American hero who embodied the best of our country and the greatest generation." Williams, who died on Wednesday at 98, was a legend in his native West Virginia for his heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the battle for Iwo Jima. As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit in Febru...
Jim Pillen defeats Trump’s in Nebraska gubernatorial primary
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Jim Pillen defeats Trump’s in Nebraska gubernatorial primary

Jim Pillen has won the primary for the GOP nomination in Nebraska, beating the Trump-backed candidate Charles Herbster and Brett Lindstrom. Pillen, a businessman and University of Nebraska Regent, had the endorsement of current Governor Pete Ricketts and longtime Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne. Herbster's defeat is Trump's most significant endorsement loss since he left office and first of 2022, although he also endorsed a congressional candidate in Texas who lost a 2021 race.  Trump's picks swept the primaries last week in Ohio, but this week brought another test of his influence — with a  candidate tainted by scandal. Herbster had been accused of groping by multiple women, including two who have spoken of their experiences openly. He has fiercely denied the allegations, and his camp...
More tests for Trump’s influence in the GOP
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More tests for Trump’s influence in the GOP

Former President Donald Trump's picks swept the primaries last week in Ohio, but this week's contests will be another test of his influence – especially when the candidate is tainted by scandal.In the primary for the GOP nomination in the Nebraska governor's race, Trump has endorsed longtime ally Charles Herbster, who has been accused of groping by multiple women, including two who have spoken of their experiences openly.  Herbster has denied the allegations, and his campaign manager told The Nebraska Examiner, which first reported the allegations, that it was "a political hit-piece built on 100% false and baseless claims."At a rally last week in Nebraska, Trump called Herbster a "good man." "He's been badly maligned, and it's a shame," Trump said of Herbster. "I defend people when I know ...