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Rep. Lee Zeldin announces he was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and is in remission
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Rep. Lee Zeldin announces he was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and is in remission

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York, said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia last November, began treatment “with an immediately positive response and no side effects” and is now in remission. “Over the last 9 months, I have achieved complete remission, am expected…MORE

CIA warned children were possibly present seconds before US missile killed 10
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CIA warned children were possibly present seconds before US missile killed 10

Just after the US military launched a Hellfire missile to stop a white Toyota Corolla it believed to be an imminent threat to US troops leading the evacuation at the Kabul airport, the CIA issued an urgent warning: Civilians were likely in the area, including possibly children inside the vehicle, according to three sources familiar…MORE

RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death
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RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death

One year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, schools and hospitals have been christened for her, scholarly awards created in her name and artworks designed with her visage. Ginsburg’s pioneering women’s rights legacy endures, along with the signature lace-collar motif on T-shirts and trinkets. But there’s another vestige of Ginsburg’s legacy…MORE

DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border
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DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border

The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti to deter Haitians who are overwhelming Del Rio, Texas, a Customs and Border Protection official told CNN. The flights are expected soon, the official said. A Homeland Security official previously told CNN that a flight to Haiti went out Wednesday and that…MORE

Maricopa County and Arizona GOP-led Senate reach agreement after months of partisan sparring over 2020 ballots
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Maricopa County and Arizona GOP-led Senate reach agreement after months of partisan sparring over 2020 ballots

Arizona’s Maricopa County and the Republican-controlled state Senate have reached an agreement after a months-long dispute relating to a problem-plagued, partisan review of 2020 ballots. The local government had refused to hand over electronic voting equipment logs related to the November 2020 election. The state Senate has been sparring with Maricopa County officials who didn’t…MORE

Why we’re talking about the debt limit again
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Why we’re talking about the debt limit again

Republicans and Democrats in Washington are gearing up for their occasional fight over raising the US debt limit. Also known as the “debt ceiling,” it’s exactly what it sounds like — the maximum that the federal government is allowed to borrow. Why is there a maximum? Because Congress set one more than a century ago…MORE

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district
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High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the sky, obscuring the sun and speckling his mandarin trees…MORE

How Biden hopes to recapture his momentum after a week of unexpected setbacks
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How Biden hopes to recapture his momentum after a week of unexpected setbacks

A politically weakened President Joe Biden, hoping to spark a turnaround with a renewed focus on his domestic agenda after a month marred by a spike in Covid-19 cases and a messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, found on Friday the pivot could be easier said than done. A string of events over the course of an…MORE

Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19
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Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19

Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s four children have tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in a statement Friday. “Yesterday, two of the Governor’s children tested positive for Covid-19,” said spokesperson Erin Mellon. “The family is following all COVID protocols.” The Democratic governor, his wife and their two other children have since tested negative…MORE

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