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Biden, suddenly on a hot streak, signs semiconductor bill as businesses boost investment

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed a broad competition bill into law Tuesday that will direct $52.7 billion toward domestic semiconductor research and development as part of an effort to make the U.S. less dependent on China and other Asian nations.

Industry CEOs who attended the signing ceremony at the White House announced roughly $50 ...Read more

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'We set women free all day long': Inside a post-Roe abortion clinic in Arizona

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PHOENIX — Fifteen women, one man and a baby cooing in a stroller were already lined up outside Camelback Family Planning when it opened on a recent summer morning.

By 7:30 a.m., it was 95 degrees. Monsoon season summoned an oppressive humidity. Mosquitoes hovered, eager to feed.

People kept showing up and waiting outside — sometimes for ...Read more

Mar-a-Lago becomes a popular spot after FBI raids former President Trump's home

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three Palm Beach Police Department SUVs — two with lights flashing — were the only sign of law enforcement activity outside Mar-a-Lago’s closed gates Monday night as word spread that the FBI had served a search warrant at former President Donald Trump’s residence earlier in the day.

Roughly 100 people had gathered ...Read more

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Abortion, inflation and huge sums of money could tilt Colorado's first-ever 8th District race

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DENVER — With just three months to go until the election, one of the most closely watched political contests in the nation — Colorado’s 8th Congressional District — is gearing up for its final and most tumultuous phase before the Nov. 8 showdown that determines who represents the state’s newest seat in Congress.

It’s a race that top...Read more

Biden administration to halt controversial 'Remain in Mexico' program

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The Biden administration will halt the use of a Trump-era policy that forced migrants seeking asylum to remain in Mexico, after a Supreme Court ruling said the government could unwind the program, according to two U.S. officials.

The administration's action follows a federal judge's ruling to vacate his previous decision to restart the policy. ...Read more

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Patients and doctors trapped in a gray zone when abortion laws and emergency care mandate conflict

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Each week, Dr. Kim Puterbaugh sees several pregnant patients at a Cleveland hospital who are experiencing complications involving bleeding or infection. The OB-GYN has to make quick decisions about how to treat them, including whether to remove the dead or dying fetus to protect the health and life of the mother. Leaving in place a fetus that ...Read more

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Trump under intense legal scrutiny after FBI searches Mar-a-Lago

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Donald Trump faces intensifying legal and political pressure after FBI agents searched his Florida home in a probe of whether he took classified documents from the White House when he left office, casting a shadow on his possible run for the presidency in 2024.

The search is a stunning development in the ongoing legal battles involving the ...Read more

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Editorial: GOP opposition to climate-and-drug bill highlights party's twisted priorities

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Senate Democrats over the weekend passed legislation to help industry and individual Americans move to cleaner energy, make corporations pay their fair share in taxes and lower prescription prices for struggling seniors, all while lowering the deficit and, potentially, inflation. Republicans’ sole contribution to this historic package was to ...Read more

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Editorial: Protect democracy, pass electoral reform

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The proposed Electoral Count Reform Act, which would make explicit the process for certifying the Electoral College vote that determines the outcome of a presidential election, should never have been necessary.

Regrettably, it is, and the need to reform and clarify the process on which rests the peaceful transfer of power in this country is ...Read more

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Editorial: Republicans brave the risks to support same-sex marital rights

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It took guts, perhaps along with a careful look at polling results, for 47 House Republicans to join their Democratic colleagues in approving a bill late last month to codify interstate recogniton of same-sex marriages. Rep. Ann Wagner was the sole Missouri Republican to support it. In these hyperpartisan times, any such vote risks putting ...Read more

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Editorial: Schumer gets it done: The majority leader delivers for the country when it counts

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When the Inflation Reduction Act passed the Senate Sunday afternoon at 3:18 after more than 24 hours of a continuous session that began at noon on Saturday and required 39 separate roll call votes, Chuck Schumer read a long list of his staff that the majority leader said were instrumental in getting the bill (a smaller but still potent ...Read more

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Editorial: Democrats finally get something done for President Biden. In the end, Manchin was more helpful than Sinema

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As Democrats finally discovered reality and got some legislation moving, some mighty spurious arguments over the climate and energy bill emerged on both sides of the aisle.

Exhibit A was the idea that a beefed-up Internal Revenue Service should only audit people above a certain income level. That was floated by some of the same Republicans who ...Read more

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'Let us live our life': Why the Kansas abortion amendment failed in some rural counties

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SCRANTON, Kan. — Meetings of the local Democratic Party in deeply Republican Osage County, a largely rural area where former President Donald Trump won 71% of the vote in 2020, typically draw about a dozen people.

But when Democrats gathered in late June, less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than 60 ...Read more

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FBI conducts 'raid' on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, former president says

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI is searching his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in what he described as a “raid.”

It was not immediately clear why agents were present at his Palm Beach summer home, but Trump said the property was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI...Read more

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FBI conducts 'raid' on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, former president says

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WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday that the FBI is searching his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, in what he described as a “raid.”

It was not immediately clear why agents were present at his Palm Beach summer home, but Trump said the property was “under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI...Read more

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Trump flushed ripped-up papers down the toilets after all, photos reveal: book

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Former President Donald Trump appears to have flushed ripped-up government documents down the toilet after all, new photos revealed on Monday.

New York Times’ reporter Maggie Haberman obtained the document dump photos for “Confidence Man,” her forthcoming book on the Trump White House.

Despite Trump’s denials, the photos show scraps of...Read more

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What was the FBI looking for when it conducted the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago?

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MIAMI — When teams of FBI agents knocked on the door of Mar-a-Lago on Monday, they were were looking for classified documents that former President Donald Trump had allegedly taken with him when he left the White House, a source familiar with the Palm Beach raid said.

The FBI carried out a search warrant at the posh club owned by Trump, but ...Read more

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FBI searches Trump's Mar-a-Lago home as inquiry into former president intensifies

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FBI agents on Monday searched the Florida home of former President Donald Trump, an extraordinary development in what sources say is an investigation into the Republican leader’s handling of classified documents.

Experts called it one of the most significant actions in the law enforcement agency’s history — and one that immediately ...Read more

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Trump-backed challenger Joe Kent surpasses US Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington state, leaving her on edge of primary defeat

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SEATTLE — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has fallen to third place behind Donald Trump-endorsed challenger Joe Kent, leaving the six-term incumbent on the edge of defeat.

With new votes tallied in Clark and Cowlitz counties Monday, Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, was trailing Kent by 813 votes. She had been ahead by 257 votes as of Friday....Read more

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Judge could soon decide temporary fate of new Georgia abortion law

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ATLANTA — A Fulton County Superior Court judge on Monday heard arguments on whether the Georgia Constitution's right to privacy should stop the state's new abortion law from being enforced.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney listened to about two hours of arguments from attorneys representing the state and those challenging ...Read more