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Trump sways convention races for Michigan AG, elections jobs

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. – Former President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to mold Republicans’ 2022 tickets will be put to the test this weekend in Michigan, where thousands of party will endorse candidates, including in a contentious attorney general’s race. Trump, who continues to levy false claims about his 2020 loss in the swing state, is …

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Florida Black lawmakers protest DeSantis’ congressional map

[ad_1] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Black Florida lawmakers staged a sit-in on the House floor Thursday to protest a congressional map pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that they say will diminish the state’s Black representation in the US House. The DeSantis map would increase Florida’s GOP representation in Florida and dismantles two districts now held …

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JD Vance paid $55K by colleges he bashes as Senate candidate

[ad_1] COLUMBUS, Ohio Before Republican JD Vance began targeting universities as the enemy of the conservative movement, the Donald Trump-endorsed US Senate in Ohio leveraged a network of higher education institutions across the country to promote his book — and he made money doing it. In the two years after the 2016 release of “Hillbilly …

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Court upholds Puerto Ricans’ exclusion from benefits program

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has upheld the differential treatment of residents of Puerto Rico, ruling that Congress was within its power to exclude them from a benefits program that’s available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The court held by an 8-1 vote Thursday that making Puerto Ricans inligible for …

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US to provide $500 million more in financial aid to Ukraine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The United States will provide an additional $500 million in financial assistance to Ukraine to help it sustain salaries, pensions and other government programmes, a Treasury official said, while the beleaguered country fends off Russia’s invasion. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement on Thursday, when Treasury …

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FAA to review as parachute stunt triggers Capitol evacuation

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s reviewing an apparent communications breakdown that led police to think an aircraft carrying military parachutists for a baseball stadium stunt was “a probable threat,” prompting an alert and urgent evacuation of the US Capitol. The US Capitol Police alert about the plane, which was transporting members …

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Biden drug control plan stresses harm reduction, treatment

[ad_1] President Joe Biden is sending his administration’s first national drug control strategy to Congress as the US overdose death toll hit a new record of nearly 107,000 during the past 12 months. The strategy, released Thursday, is the first national plan to prioritize what’s known as harm reduction, said White House drug czar Dr. …

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Live updates | Ukraine: Russia seeking for control in east

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s General Staff said Thursday in their morning update that the Russian forces continue the offensive in the east of the country with the goal of establishing full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The Ukrainian forces in the two regions have repelled nine Russian attacks over the past 24 …

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This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – One year ago, Joe Biden marked his first Earth Day as president by convening world leaders for a virtual summit on global warming that even Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping attended. Biden used the moment to nearly double the United States’ goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, vaulting the …

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Biden set to announce new military assistance for Ukraine

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to announce plans Thursday to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a US official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Biden will deliver a Thursday morning address …

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Mayor in troubled LA wants more spending for homeless, LAPD

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES – In a city struggling with crime rates and an out-of-control homeless crisis, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday proposed boosting spending for police and funneling a record amount — more than $1 billion — into housing and other programs to help those those living on the streets. Garcetti said the …

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Judge mulls lawsuit seeking to kick Trump backers off ballot

[ad_1] PHOENIX – Attorneys representing two Republican Congressmen and a GOP state House member running to be Arizona’s top election official urged a judge in Phoenix Wednesday to dismiss lawsuits that allege they are inligible for the November ballot because they participated in or helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that ended …

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