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Mayor condemns Indiana bill aimed at ending city's gun maker lawsuit

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Supporters and opponents of a Republican-backed Indiana bill aimed at stopping the city of Gary’s 25-year-long lawsuit against handgun makers clashed during a lengthy Senate committee hearing on Tuesday.

The committee heard more than two hours of discussion and testimony.

Gary Mayor Eddie Melton urged members of the Senate Committee on ...Read more

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2 men charged with murder in mass shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl rally, prosecutor says

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Tuesday announced that two adults each have been charged with felony murder in the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally last week.

Lyndell Mays of Raytown and Dominic M. Miller of Kansas City each face a count of second-degree felony murder, Baker...Read more

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Reproductive policy fights renew the focus on IVF

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WASHINGTON — An Alabama Supreme Court decision legally recognizing frozen embryos as children has reignited concerns and confusion about the future of fertility treatments including in vitro fertilization, with both sides recognizing the broader impact of the case.

The court on Friday ruled that frozen embryos — which are used in IVF — ...Read more

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Another storm pounds Los Angeles County, triggering flood watch and fears of mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — With a storm lingering again over Los Angeles County, experts warn that even its modest rainfall could elevate the risk for mudslides, debris flows and flooding because the ground is already waterlogged from the monster storms earlier this month.

“In normal winters where we haven’t had as much rain, this type of rainfall ...Read more

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Accused Jan. 6 rioter faces new charge in Sacramento of receiving child pornography

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A Citrus Heights man charged in December with taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot is now facing new federal charges of receiving child pornography, officials said Tuesday.

Kyle Travis Colton, 36, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on a charge of receiving one or more images of “children engaged in sexually explicit conduct” ...Read more

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Support this bill or else: Idaho lawmakers cite pressure from 'wealthy' campaign donor

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Idaho lawmakers recounted receiving a clear, straightforward threat: Vote against this bill, and I’ll bankroll your next opponent.

As a controversial bill to implement mandatory minimum prison sentences for fentanyl crimes made its way through the House last month, several key lawmakers reported having uncomfortable experiences with ...Read more

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Harris declares clean water is a right as she touts billions in spending at Pittsburgh stop

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Vice President Kamala Harris announced billions of dollars in spending for clean water Tuesday at a Pittsburgh stop touting President Joe Biden’s record.

Harris said the bipartisan infrastructure law would send $5.8 billion to states and territories, including $200 million for Pennsylvania, for clean water improvements. The funds can be spent...Read more

Man whose toddler shot herself in face is first person charged under Michigan's new storage law

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FLINT, Mich. — The Genesee County Prosecutor's office has filed the first criminal charges in Michigan under the state's new firearm "safe storage" law against a Flint father whose 2-year-old daughter shot herself in the face with a loaded gun on Valentine's Day.

Michael Tolbert, 44, faces multiple charges, including first-degree child abuse,...Read more

Supreme Court to hear cross-state pollution case

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider a request to halt implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule on cross-state pollution that critics say is unworkable.

The oral arguments are set as congressional Republicans fight the Biden administration’s air quality standards and consider legislation to alter the EPA’s authority...Read more

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Supreme Court to hear cross-state pollution case

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider a request to halt implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule on cross-state pollution that critics say is unworkable.

The oral arguments are set as congressional Republicans fight the Biden administration’s air quality standards and consider legislation to alter the EPA’s authority...Read more

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Georgia GOP leaders signal Medicaid expansion is off table for 2024

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Tucked into a newly released measure by top House Republicans to roll back hospital regulations is a tacit acknowledgement that a push to expand Georgia’s Medicaid program likely won’t happen this year.

The bill introduced Tuesday by House Speaker Jon Burns and his deputies includes a provision that would set up a study committee to examine...Read more

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Medical examiner: Man killed self after fatally shooting 2 Burnsville, Minn., officers and medic

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Officials confirmed Tuesday that Shannon Cortez Gooden killed himself after fatally shooting two Burnsville, Minnesota, police officers and a medic during a standoff over the weekend.

In a news release issued before dawn, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Gooden, 38, died by suicide with a single gunshot to the head inside the ...Read more

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Kansas House upholds Gov. Kelly's veto of flat income tax after Republicans break with leaders

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The Kansas House rejected an attempt to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a $1.6 billion tax cut centered on a flat income tax rate, a stunning failure for Republican leaders who spent weeks counting votes.

The 81-42 vote, which fell 3 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance the override, sends GOP lawmakers back...Read more

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Analysis: The testimony that could shape judge's decision in Fani Willis removal fight

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ATLANTA — Over the course of an extraordinary two-day evidentiary hearing last week, the personal lives of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and one of her top deputies were dissected in full public view.

A gaggle of defense attorneys, who collectively represented nine of the remaining 15 defendants in Willis’ marquee election ...Read more

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Your Barbiecore is bussin'; 2 of those words are added to Dictionary.com

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Dictionary.com released its list of popular terms added for 2024. This year, Gen Z slang dominated the entries, along with a few revisions.

Gen Z members — sometimes called zoomers — were born between 1997 and 2012.

“It’s 2024, and the pace of language change is as rapid as it has ever been,” said Dictionary.com “Our lexicographers...Read more

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NYPD cops attacked making arrest at Randall's Island migrant shelter

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NEW YORK — Startling video shows a group of NYPD cops being attacked by migrants at a shelter on Randall’s Island.

Migrants surrounded about five uniformed officers and threw bottles and debris at them as the cops tried to apprehend a disorderly man inside the shelter last Thursday, the video shows.

At one point, someone hurls a backpack, ...Read more

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US to announce 'major' sanctions Friday over Navalny death

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. plans to unveil a “major” sanctions package against Russia on Friday following the death of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, President Joe Biden said.

“I told you we’d be announcing sanctions on Russia. We’ll have a major package announced on Friday,” Biden told reporters Tuesday at the White House.

White...Read more

2 men charged with murder in mass shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl rally, prosecutor says

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Tuesday announced that two adults each have been charged with felony murder in the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally last week.

Lyndell Mays of Raytown and Dominic M. Miller of Kansas City each face a count of second-degree felony murder, Baker...Read more

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Cuba welcomes Russia minister as 'a dear friend,' suppresses news of Navalny's death

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Just days after the death in an Arctic penal colony of Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, embarked on a Latin American tour with the first stop in Cuba on Monday and scheduled visits to Venezuela and Brazil.

Just like Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is believed to have...Read more

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SpaceX launches 11th Space Coast mission of 2024

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SpaceX knocked out the 11th launch from the Space Coast for the year under clear blue skies on Tuesday afternoon.

A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 at 3:11 p.m. carrying the Merah Putih 2 telecommunications satellite for Telkom Indonesia to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

This was...Read more