Greene seat, 2 Democratic primaries among top US House races

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to his seat. In suburban Atlanta, two Democratic congresswomen are vying for the same House seat after Georgia’s Republican-dominated Legislature tinkered with their maps. And in northwest Georgia, far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a… Continue reading Greene seat, 2 Democratic primaries among top US House races

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Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump’s loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was quick to endorse U.S. Rep. Jody Hice last… Continue reading Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

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Russian soldier gets life for killing Ukrainian civilian

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian court sentenced a captured Russian soldier to the maximum penalty of life in prison for killing a civilian, and the Kremlin hinted that it may put on trial some of the fighters who surrendered at Mariupol’s steelworks. Meanwhile, in a rare public expression of opposition to the war from… Continue reading Russian soldier gets life for killing Ukrainian civilian

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AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll. While broad support for U.S. sanctions has not faltered, the balance of opinion… Continue reading AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response

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PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

NEW YORK (AP) — From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression and warned about the dangers faced in the U.S. and abroad. “Instead of being able focus on menial responsibilities such as school work, my generation has been forced… Continue reading PEN America honors activists, artists and dissidents

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Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia’s GOP primary

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party’s nominee after running unopposed. More than 850,000 Georgians cast ballots during weeks of early in-person voting. New election rules passed… Continue reading Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia’s GOP primary

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Georgia Senate primaries will set up high-stakes showdown

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker have six challengers between them in Tuesday’s primaries, but the two are already looking ahead to the general election as the GOP tries to take back the seat Warnock won last year, helping Democrats squeak out a congressional majority. Republicans looking to regain… Continue reading Georgia Senate primaries will set up high-stakes showdown

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Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to avoid a stinging defeat in the Georgia governor’s race on Tuesday as Republican primary voters decide the fate of the former president’s hand-picked candidate to lead one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the U.S. In all, five states are voting, including Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Minnesota.… Continue reading Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

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Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her most public role was supposed to be… Continue reading Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

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Wang meets top UN rights official as she opens Xinjiang trip

BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met with the U.N.’s top human rights official on her visit to the country and shared with her that China opposes “politicizing” human rights and imposing double standards, its foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Michelle Bachelet in the southern city of Guangzhou on Monday as she… Continue reading Wang meets top UN rights official as she opens Xinjiang trip

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