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CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA - APRIL 17:  National Security Advisor John R. Bolton speaks during the Bay o...
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

The Justice Department says an Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton.
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PALM BEACH, FL - AUGUST 08: Supporters of former President Donald Trump rally near his home at Mar-...
STEVE PEOPLES AP National Politics Writer

GOP rallies around Trump following FBI search of his estate

For much of the year, small cracks in Donald Trump's political support have been growing. But the FBI's search of the former president's Florida estate has unified Republicans behind Trump as almost never before.
1 day ago
U.S. President Joe Biden signs the agreement for Finland and Sweden to be included in the North Atl...
ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Biden formalizes US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO

President Joe Biden formally welcomed Finland and Sweden joining the NATO alliance Tuesday as he signed the instruments of ratification that delivered the U.S.’s formal backing of the Nordic nations entering the mutual defense pact.
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President Joe Biden holds up the bill after signing the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 during a cere...
Associated Press

Biden signs $280B CHIPS act in bid to boost US over China

President Joe Biden has signed a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing and boost U.S. competitiveness over China.
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Taiwanese soldiers fire artillery during a live-fire drill on August 09, 2022 in Pingtung, Taiwan. ...
JOHNSON LAI, Associated Press

Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island

Taiwan has warned that Chinese military drills aren’t just a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC...
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe

The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.
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Lexington Fire Department Search and Rescue team perform a targeted search on Highway 476 where thr...
SEUNG MIN KIM, CHRIS MEGERIAN and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Biden surveys flood damage in Kentucky, pledges more US help

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are witnessing firsthand the damage from deadly and devastating storms that have resulted in the worst flooding in Kentucky’s history.
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LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 14: Attorney General of Michigan Dana Nessel, center, is escorted to the ent...
Associated Press

Report: Michigan AG seeks special prosecutor in 2020 probe

Reports say the Michigan AG's office is asking that a special prosecutor investigate whether the Republican candidate for state attorney general and others should be charged in connection with trying to access voting machines after the 2020 election.
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AR-15 semi-automatic guns are on display for sale at Action Target in Springville, Utah. (Photo by ...
Associated Press

North Carolina sheriff stocking schools with AR-15 rifles

Schools in a North Carolina county will have new security measures will include stocking AR-15 rifles for school resource officers to use in the event of an active shooter.
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TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren talks to a voter during t...
CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Florida prosecutor vows to fight Gov. DeSantis suspension

Florida prosecutor is vowing to fight his suspension by Gov. Ron DeSantis over his promise not to enforce the state’s 15-week abortion ban and support for gender transition treatments for minors.
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01:  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (2nd R) speaks...
ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press

Senate Democrats pass big Biden deal; House to vote next

The Senate has approved the Democrats' big economic package even though the legislation is less ambitious than President Biden’s original goals.
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Assistant State Attorney Mike Satz handles the gun used by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sho...
TERRY SPENCER Associated Press

Prosecutor seeking death penalty in Parkland shooting took jury to crime scene

The prosecutor seeking to sentence Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz to death let the facts speak for themselves as he presented his case over the last three weeks.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at news conference following the weekly Senate D...
Clare Foran and Ali Zaslav, CNN

Senate begins ‘vote-a-rama’ to advance Democrats’ sweeping health and climate bill

The Senate on Saturday voted to advance Democrats' sweeping health care and climate bill toward final passage, putting the package on track to pass the chamber as soon as this weekend.
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The US and Indian militaries will hold high-altitude exercises in Auli in the Indian state of Uttar...
Vedika Sud, Barbara Starr, Sahar Akbarzai and Kathleen Magramo, CNN

US to take part in military exercise near India’s disputed border with China

The United States is to take part in a joint military exercise with India less than 62 miles from their disputed border with China.
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ARLEIGH RODGERS, Associated Press/Report for America

Indiana becomes 1st state to approve abortion ban post Roe

Indiana has become the first state in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June.
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In this July 22, 2019 photo provided by Rodrigo Vargas, a black hawk sits on a tree in Cristalino I...
FABIANO MAISONNAVE, Associated Press

Brazil will allow state park in biodiverse area to be destroyed

In a move that shocked environmentalists, the state government of Mato Grosso has given up a legal battle to protect a state park located in one of the Brazilian Amazon's most biodiverse areas.
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FILE: Alex Jones, the founder of right-wing media group Infowars, addresses a crowd of pro-Trump pr...
JIM VERTUNO Associated Press

Jury orders Alex Jones to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook massacre lies

A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he has to pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax.
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Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City....
Josh Ellis and Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Utah Senate president launches independent investigation into sexual harassment claims

The Utah Senate will launch an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment filed by an intern against Democratic Sen. Gene Davis.
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Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City....
Eliza Pace

Sen. Gene Davis suspended on sexual harassment claims

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, has been temporarily suspended from all Salt Lake County Democratic Party events, committees and any party-related activity due to allegations of an intern. The intern submitted a complaint about Davis’ behavior alleging that he had sexually harassed them. Eva Lopez, chair of the Salt Lake […]
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FILE PHOTO: Alex Jones walks into the courtroom in front of Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, the par...
Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents

Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones will have to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, a jury decided Thursday, capping a stunning and dramatic case that showcased for the public the real-world harm inflicted by viral conspiracy theories.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 29: New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell attends a news conf...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press

After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on US gun laws

The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over issues including age limits and bans on AR-15-style guns.
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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: Assistant U.S. Attorney General Kenneth Polite (C) announces the resolutio...
MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press

Justice Department details threats against election workers

A top official says the Justice Department has charged five people for making threats of violence against election workers after the rising wave of harassment and intimidation tied to the 2020 election.
7 days ago
Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Fin...
LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent

Senate set to vote to ratify adding Sweden, Finland to NATO

The Senate is set to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden with a show of U.S. support in response to Russia’s war with Ukraine.
7 days ago
A voter cast their ballot in the Kansas Primary Election at Merriam Christian Church on August 02, ...
JOHN HANNA and MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press

Kansas voters resoundingly protect their access to abortion

Kansas voters have sent a resounding message about their desire to protect abortion rights by rejecting a measure that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban the procedure outright.
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