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California Senate Rejects Involuntary Servitude Amendment

California Senate Rejects Involuntary Servitude Amendment

A proposal aimed at removing the last remnant of slavery from California law failed to pass the state Senate on Thursday after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration warned it could cost taxpayers billions of dollars by forcing the state to pay prisoners a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

Summer Swelter: Persistent Heat Wave Breaks Records, Spirits

Summer Swelter: Persistent Heat Wave Breaks Records, Spirits

From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August.

Feds Search Trump-era Officials Home, Subpoena GOP Leaders

Feds Search Trump-era Officials Home, Subpoena GOP Leaders

Federal agents searched a former top Justice Department official’s home and seized records from key Republicans in at least five states linked to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, in what were clear signs that authorities are ramping up their investigation of associates of the former president.

Maryland Among States Left Scrambling to Address Gun Laws Following SCOTUS Ruling

Maryland Among States Left Scrambling to Address Gun Laws Following SCOTUS Ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a wide range of other gun control policies.

In Colorado, a GOP Rarity: An Abortion Rights Candidate

In Colorado, a GOP Rarity: An Abortion Rights Candidate

Joe O’Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican U.S. Senate candidate: “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours.”

Andrew Gillum, Once a Florida Governor Candidate, Indicted

Andrew Gillum, Once a Florida Governor Candidate, Indicted

Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has been indicted on 21 federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud for funneling donations through third parties back to himself for personal use, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Congress Alleges ‘Shadow’ Probe by Commanders Owner Snyder

Congress Alleges ‘Shadow’ Probe by Commanders Owner Snyder

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit as a pretext to obtain phone records and emails, according to a document released by a House committee Wednesday.

Youngkin Touts Achievements During Ceremonial Budget Signing

Youngkin Touts Achievements During Ceremonial Budget Signing

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday touted his administration’s accomplishments during his first five months in office at a ceremonial budget-signing event that seemed more like a high-energy campaign rally than a routine bill-signing ceremony.

Britt Wins Tumultuous Alabama Senate Race Scrambled by Trump

Britt Wins Tumultuous Alabama Senate Race Scrambled by Trump

Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement.

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