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UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

LONDON– British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris Pincher, whose role was to maintain discipline among Tory members …

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Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Abortion, women’s rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. wadeespecially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. With midterm elections looming, President Joe Biden and Democrats will seek …

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Supreme Court to hear case on state authority over elections

Supreme Court to hear case on state authority over elections

The US Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a case that could dramatically change the way elections for Congress and the presidency are conducted by handing more power to state legislatures and blocking state courts from reviewing challenges to the procedures and results. The justices will consider whether state courts, when finding violations of …

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McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic reconciliation package, central to President Joe Biden’s agenda is far from certain. But with some signs …

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Judge to block Florida abortion ban;  Kentucky ban on hold

Judge to block Florida abortion ban; Kentucky ban on hold

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he will temporarily block a 15-week ban on abortions in his state, but his bench ruling won’t take effect before the ban becomes law Friday — an issue that could cause confusion for patients as well as abortion providers. Meanwhile, a Kentucky judge temporarily blocked …

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Drug killings leave agony, savage facet to Duterte's legacy

Drug killings leave agony, savage facet to Duterte’s legacy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — When Emily Soriano recounts how her 15-year-old son was gunned down with four friends and two other residents while partying in a Philippine slum six years ago, she weeps in grievance and anger like the massacre happened yesterday . Police concluded at the time that the bloodbath in a riverside shantytown …

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US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the US will significantly expand its military presence in Europe, the latest example of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped plans for the continent’s security and prompted a reinvestment in NATO. Among the changes will be a permanent US garrison in Poland, for the first time …

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