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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 01, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Aug. 30 The Los Angeles Times on the Texas abortion law: A horrendous new Texas law scheduled to go into effect Wednesday would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected — typically around six weeks of gestation — and turn individuals into...

Officials seek federal resources to fight Baltimore crime

Aug. 10, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of Baltimore's congressional delegation are asking for more federal resources to fight crime in Baltimore. They made the request in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday. The officials say while Baltimore has high crime...

Group rallies for voting rights amid All-Star Game events

Jul. 11, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Amid the fanfare, celebrity softball games and other events surrounding Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, a group rallied Sunday to call attention to what brought the Summer Classic to Denver in the first place: voting rights. The group gathered at...

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Jul. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a...

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Jul. 01, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling Thursday made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling on a...

In Senate vote, Biden sees 'step forward' for elections bill

Jun. 21, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it views the Senate's work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin as a “step forward," even though the Democrats' priority legislation is expected to be blocked by a Republican filibuster. ...