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Trudeau wins historic third term, but without coveted majority

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OTTAWA, Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to win a third term in a snap election but fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he was seeking.

CTV News and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. projected his governing Liberal Party will win a plurality of seats and form a minority government.

The projected result would ...Read more

US default date is estimate Congress wants, Yellen can't give

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As the federal debt limit brings a disastrous government default ever closer, Congress will turn to the Treasury Department for the one thing it cannot deliver: a precise deadline.

House lawmakers this week are scheduled to vote on an increase in the debt ceiling, with no likelihood of passage in the 50-50 Senate assuming Republicans vote en ...Read more

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Trudeau set to secure third term, but without coveted majority

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OTTAWA, Canada — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is poised to win a third term in a snap election but fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he had been seeking.

CTV News projected his governing Liberal Party will win a plurality of seats, and form a minority government. CBC News also projected a Liberal government, without making a...Read more

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Mexico court strikes rule that lets doctors opt out of abortions

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Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down an article in the nation’s health law that permits health-care workers to refuse a specific service, two weeks after it declared a state law prohibiting early-term abortions unconstitutional.

The article bars health-care workers from citing conscientious objections to medical procedures in cases where a ...Read more

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'I want to see what the law is': Man sues Texas doctor who violated abortion ban to test law's constitutionality

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AUSTIN, Texas — A disbarred lawyer from Arkansas has sued a Texas doctor under the state's new law prohibiting most abortions, saying he wants to test the constitutionality of the sweeping ban — and collect $10,000 allowed under the law.

Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an ...Read more

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Trudeau favored for slimmer victory than hoped in snap election

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OTTAWA, Canada — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared set to retain power in a close election Monday, but he may fall short of regaining the parliamentary majority he’s been coveting.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party is likely to win 155 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, compared with 119 for the opposition Conservatives under ...Read more

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Murphy fires back at progressives blasting her over Biden's $3.5 trillion plan

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The bill that President Biden sees as the cornerstone of his agenda is facing pushback from an unexpected corner: a group of centrist Democrats that includes U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park.

Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is getting strong support from progressive groups such as Our Revolution, which ...Read more

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Texas doctor who violated abortion ban sued by convicted felon from Arkansas

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AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas doctor has been sued under the state's new law prohibiting most abortions, a lawsuit that could test the constitutionality of the sweeping ban that allows any private citizen to sue providers.

Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an opinion piece in The ...Read more

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'I want to see what the law is': Man sues Texas doctor who violated abortion ban to test law's constitutionality

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AUSTIN, Texas — A disbarred lawyer from Arkansas has sued a Texas doctor under the state's new law prohibiting most abortions, saying he wants to test the constitutionality of the sweeping ban — and collect $10,000 allowed under the law.

Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an ...Read more

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Debt limit linked to vital spending bill in risky political move

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats will include a suspension of the U.S. debt ceiling in a must-pass spending bill needed to keep the government open past the end of this month, a risky move that ensures a potentially damaging showdown with Republicans.

The debt ceiling would be suspended through December 2022, which would push that battle past the...Read more

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Lawyers for Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg expect 'other indictments'

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NEW YORK — More indictments are likely coming in Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s investigation of the Trump Organization, lawyers for the company’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, said Monday.

“We have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming. Again, we are shooting at a moving target,” ...Read more

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Georgia's abortion law in federal appeals court Friday

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s restrictive abortion statute is back in court on Friday, with the state appealing a judge’s ruling last year to block the law from taking effect.

The Georgia attorney general’s office appealed last summer’s ruling that stopped the enactment of a law that would have banned most abortions once a doctor could detect ...Read more

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Judge seeks info on Georgia investigations of counterfeit ballots

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McDONOUGH, Ga. — A judge on Monday asked Georgia election investigators and the GBI to provide an update about any investigations into allegations of counterfeit ballots in last year’s presidential election.

Superior Court Judge Brian Amero’s request came during a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to inspect about 147,000 absentee ballots cast...Read more

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Biden to face largest world stage of his tenure after crises with Afghanistan, France

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WASHINGTON — It is difficult to imagine a more inopportune moment for Joe Biden to debut on the largest world stage of his presidential term.

Biden goes before the annual United Nations General Assembly this week on a mission to restore credibility and trust in the U.S. as a reliable global partner following a series of disparate crises from ...Read more

Putin's party claims big win in parliament vote amid crackdown

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President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party claimed a decisive victory in legislative polls, although discontent eroded support in some areas and opponents alleged widespread fraud.

United Russia was on track to maintain its majority of more than two-thirds of the seats in the State Duma with 99% of ballots counted, according to the Central ...Read more

Audit: Pentagon lags in fight against fraud

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is falling short in its efforts to combat fraud in defense contracts, according to a draft federal audit obtained by CQ Roll Call.

The Government Accountability Office report, to be made public Monday, credits Defense Department leaders with making some progress in establishing systems to find and root out fraud. But...Read more

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Commentary: Are Supreme Court justices 'partisan hacks'? All the evidence says yes

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If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them.

In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same ...Read more

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Editorial: We must find out if Gen. Milley went rogue

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Assertions about actions taken by Gen. Mark Milley in the final days of the Trump presidency are serious enough to merit vigorous inquiry, and possibly an investigation, by both Congress and the Justice Department.

First, however, we need to hear from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is to testify before the Senate Armed Services ...Read more

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Editorial: No to packing the Supreme Court, yes to 18-year term limits

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett showed a tin ear in choosing when and where to declare that the Supreme Court “is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She was speaking in the presence of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, at a university facility in Kentucky that bears his name.

No one in American history has done more than ...Read more

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Commentary: Budget choice: Kids or billionaires

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In August, both houses of Congress passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution to fund policies to help working families recover from a pandemic recession. Though the proposal is subject to further tinkering, the need for it is undeniable.

The expansion of the child tax credit, part of an earlier approved spending package, is already showing huge ...Read more