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Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

Jun. 29, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can't handle. “Heart wrenching,” said Angela Huntington, an abortion...

Brian Flowers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Flowers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Flowers wins GOP runoff to challenge US Rep. Bennie Thompson

Jun. 28, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Military veteran Brian Flowers on Tuesday won the Mississippi Republican primary runoff to try to unseat Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in November. Flowers defeated another veteran, Ronald Eller, in the western Mississippi race. Thompson is...

Mike Ezell wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District, beating incumbent Steven Palazzo.

Jun. 28, 2022 22:16 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Ezell wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 4th Congressional District, beating incumbent Steven Palazzo.

Michael Guest wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.

Jun. 28, 2022 21:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Guest wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District.

Mississippi clinic challenges law banning most abortions

Jun. 27, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a state law that will ban most abortions. The lawsuit says the Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling in 1998 that recognized a right to abortion in the state constitution. A hearing...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 27, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 25 The Washington Post says GOP support for gun bill offers hope for more reform Fifteen Republicans in the Senate and 14 in the House joined with congressional Democrats this week to...

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

Jun. 27, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is designed to steer women facing an unwanted pregnancy away from choosing an abortion. ...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM 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...