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Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 16 The Washington Post on Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi brutality: Salma al-Shehab, the mother of two young children, was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds and took time...

Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Aug. 17, 2022 02:09 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Les Gara advances to November general election for governor in Alaska.

Democrat Mary Peltola advances to November general election in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.

Aug. 17, 2022 01:47 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola advances to November general election in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.

Theresa Livingston wins Democratic nomination for governor in Wyoming primary election.

Aug. 16, 2022 22:45 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Theresa Livingston wins Democratic nomination for governor in Wyoming primary election.

Lynnette GreyBull wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Wyoming's at-large Congressional District.

Aug. 16, 2022 22:39 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lynnette GreyBull wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Wyoming's at-large Congressional District.

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

Aug. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before...

Companies facing 1st tax on stock buybacks in Biden bill

Aug. 16, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have pulled off a quiet first in their newly signed legislation addressing climate change and health care: the creation of a tax on stock buybacks, a cherished tool of Corporate America that had long seemed untouchable. Under the bill President Joe...

Biden signs climate, health, tax law, a key piece of his domestic agenda, aiming to lift Democrats ahead of midterms

Aug. 16, 2022 16:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs climate, health, tax law, a key piece of his domestic agenda, aiming to lift Democrats ahead of midterms.

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue

Aug. 15, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the...