Gov. Beshear says water repairs in Eastern Kentucky could take a while
- The Hill
Republicans, including Greene, have repeatedly accused the Justice Department of going after Trump for political reasons.
- Miami Herald
Cuba won’t say it, but deadly oil-tank inferno ‘probably sabotage,’ ex-Miami-Dade fire chief says | Opinion
No one in a position to know seems to be questioning, at least in public, the Cuban government’s version of what caused the deadly inferno at Cuba’s main oil storage terminal in Matanzas: a lightning strike.
- Business Insider
Facebook rolls out new privacy test for messages after facing backlash for handing over chats to Nebraska police of girl accused of having an illegal abortion
Facebook is testing a method of secure communication on Messenger after sharing chats with cops investigating a Nebraska teen's alleged abortion.
- The Daily Beast
LEXEY DANICHEV/Sputnik Host Photo Agency/AFP via Getty ImagesLatvia’s parliament has moved to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine—and the Kremlin does not appear to be taking it well. Russia is committing a “genocide against the Ukrainian people,” Latvian MPs said in a statement Thursday, according to AFP. Russia “uses suffering and intimidation as tools in its attempts to weaken the morale of the Ukrainian people and armed forc
Gunfire has long echoed in New York's Adirondack Mountains. So June's landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court establishing a constitutional right to carry weapons in public seemed like a vindication of an upstate, gun-centric way of life. The ruling by the court's conservative majority appalled Democratic leaders across the country who said it would lead to more gun violence.
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Another Caribbean country is considering removing Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state.
Trump's endless attacks on the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid are pressuring Merrick Garland to break the DOJ's 'no comment' norm until there's an indictment — if that ever happens
Former President Donald Trump has seized on the Justice Department's silence about the Mar-a-Lago raid to attack the search as politically motivated.
Also, what about Hillary's emails? Or ... aliens?
- Associated Press
Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their flagship climate change and health care bill. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a ceremonial photo op afterward with a smiling Finstad, who was surrounded by members of his large family, including his wife, Jackie, and their seven children. “It's a special day for us to welcome a new member of Congress, Mr. Finstad, and his beautiful family,” Pelosi said.
- The Hill
Democrat calls for stand-alone vote on permitting deal, saying he doesn’t feel ‘obligation’ to vote for it
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) told The Hill on Friday that he will push for the permitting deal between Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Democratic leadership to be a standalone vote — rather than attached to another vehicle that may incentivize more of his colleagues to vote for it. Grijalva said that he and a handful…
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Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma on Friday, with officials saying they were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to block off the area. The move by Arizona comes without explicit permission on federal land, with state contractors starting to move in 60-foot-long (18.3-meter-long) shipping containers and stacking two of the 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) containers on top of each other early Friday.
The proposal, which would have to be introduced as a bill in the state legislature, is the latest in a series of steps California has made this year to reconsider its 2016 decision to retire the Diablo Canyon power plant by 2025. California wants to produce all of its electricity from clean sources by 2045, but has faced challenges with that transition, such as rolling blackouts during a heatwave in 2020. "This includes considering a limited term extension of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which continues to be an important resource as we transition away from fossil fuel generation to greater amounts of clean energy."
Yes, the IRS is hiring criminal investigators empowered to use deadly force — but here’s some important context
The Internal Revenue Service’s operations are catching heat as it looks increasingly likely the tax agency is bound for an $80 billion budget boost under the Democrats’ proposed spending plan — and now there’s intense attention being focused on IRS workers who actually pack heat. It started as criticism from Republican leaders that the tax-collecting agency would bring on 87,000 new employees to “target regular, everyday Americans” with the $80 billion earmarked for the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation bill, which looks poised to become law. Now there’s an online stir over job postings for IRS special agents who carry guns as part of their work with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.
- The Town Talk
Rapides law-enforcement agencies have issued statements after people began reporting videos posted to social media that show alleged animal cruelty.
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National Archives official who notified DOJ in Trump probe declined to do the same over Clinton emails
The official who notified the Justice Department about missing Trump administration government documents didn't do the same regarding his review of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.
- Great Falls Tribune
For the fourth time in five months Great Falls city officials have refused to permit a recreational use marijuana store.
- Miami Herald
“The victims were specifically targeted,” officials say.
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Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., said Democrats would look at tax increases should his party hold on its majority in the House following the upcoming midterm elections.
- The Fiscal Times
The Biden administration on Thursday announced 166 new grants totaling more than $2.2 billion for transportation infrastructure projects. The grants come from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which the administration says has seen its funding more than doubled as the result of $7.5 billion over five ears provided by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Projects in rural and urban areas will each get half of the funding, the administration
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Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Texas, sent a letter with several of his House GOP colleagues to the IRS about the agency's stockpile of ammunition as it's set to receive billions in funding.