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UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland is scheduled to get its first major House of Commons...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 27, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Domestic violence ruins too many lives in Iowa to shrug it off without acting Legislation doesn’t need to have definitive answers for every tragedy, but policies can effect change cumulatively to avert one tragedy here...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 26, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to close the dead suspect loophole In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, families of the victims in Uvalde have pleaded with law enforcement for a full accounting of a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Detroit Free Press. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Supreme Court ruling would make abortion illegal in Michigan. Voters can fix it. In a 6-3 ruling Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that granted American women the...

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Jun. 27, 2022 03:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As television programming goes, expectations were widespread that the Jan. 6 committee hearings would essentially be reruns. Instead, they have been much more. The five sessions have revealed a storyteller's eye, with focus, clarity, an understanding of how news is...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jun. 26, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

Providers argue Florida's privacy measure protects abortion

Jun. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50...

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

Jun. 26, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas were variously described Saturday as either peaceful or driven by anarchists intent on destruction. Republican Senate President...

Tie in Alabama GOP race means winner to be selected by lot

Jun. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican Party has declared a tie in the primary race for a state Senate seat and says the winner will be chosen by lot. A state party news release says the party’s Candidate Committee held a hearing Saturday and said the District 27 primary...