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Georgia’s Kemp Seeks Tax Breaks, Rebutting Abrams on Economy

Georgia’s Kemp Seeks Tax Breaks, Rebutting Abrams on Economy

Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp unfurled the first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging to spend $2 billion on another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over who’s best for the state’s economy.

Sen. Graham Fights Subpoena in Georgia Election Probe

Sen. Graham Fights Subpoena in Georgia Election Probe

Prosecutors in Atlanta said they need a special grand jury to hear from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham because he may be able to provide insight into the extent of any coordinated efforts to influence the results of the 2020 general election in Georgia.

Man Gets 12 Years in Case That Tested Broad Search Warrants

Man Gets 12 Years in Case That Tested Broad Search Warrants

A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison on federal bank robbery charges in a case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to identify people who were near the scene of a crime.

Iranian Operative Charged in Plot to Murder John Bolton

Iranian Operative Charged in Plot to Murder John Bolton

An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in presumed retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most powerful general, offering $300,000 to “eliminate” the Trump administration official, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Austin Pledges Military Training, Support for Baltics

Austin Pledges Military Training, Support for Baltics

The U.S. will conduct more military exercises with Baltic nations such as Latvia, and look to provide increased training, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday, saying the U.S. may bring in additional troops from America if needed to bolster the region against any possible threat from Russia.

Inflation Slows From a 40-Year Peak, But Remains High

Inflation Slows From a 40-Year Peak, But Remains High

Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes helped give Americans a slight break from the pain of high inflation last month, though overall price increases slowed only modestly from a four-decade high that was reached in June.

Biden Formalizes US Support for Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

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, part of a reshaping of the European security posture after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Man’s Death During Police Encounter Leads to $5M Settlement

Man’s Death During Police Encounter Leads to $5M Settlement

Relatives of a 19-year-old Black man who died during a struggle with police officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have reached a $5 million partial settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit, an agreement that also requires improvements in police training and policies, family attorneys announced Monday.

Lawyer: Giuliani Won’t Testify Tuesday in Ga. Election Probe

Lawyer: Giuliani Won’t Testify Tuesday in Ga. Election Probe

Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said.

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