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State attorneys general unite against robocalls

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

Nothing has been able to kill scam robocalls — not federal regulation, not individual state lawsuits, not private software. Each effort has made a dent, but the unwanted calls keep on coming, much to the consternation of Americans on the receiving end. Now, all 50 state attorneys general, Republicans and Democrats, have come together through a newly formed task force to go after U.S. telecommunications companies that allow robocalls originating overseas to reach their customers.
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US Congress forces Joe Biden toward risky faceoff with China over Taiwan

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 16, 2022

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the first by a sitting speaker in a quarter century, was the most senior in a wave of congressional delegations to travel to Taipei. At least 149 U.S. senators and representatives have made trips to the democratically governed island over the past decade, according to Taiwanese government statements and congressional travel records, including 33 so far under Biden.
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To escape the war, Ukraine’s factories are moving west

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

It is an unusual arrangement for unusual times: Above a factory floor in Lviv, Ukraine, where Volodomyr Mysysk has relocated his furniture-making business, he and his 15 employees have become roommates. They have brought their children and their dogs, and they share a kitchen above the machinery where they spend their days reviving a company that could have been destroyed by the war.
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Judge: Graham must testify before Fulton grand jury

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday denied an attempt from South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham to quash his subpoena to testify before the Fulton County special grand jury investigating potential criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 elections. In a 22-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May stated that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “has shown extraordinary ...
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Ukraine makes gains in Kherson, but Russia’s advantage holds

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

In their summer campaign to drive Russian troops from the southern region of Kherson, Ukraine’s forces have decimated Russian command centers and ammunition depots, severed supply lines with precision strikes on key bridges, and sown terror among collaborationist officials with a spate of car bombings, shootings and, Ukrainian officials said, at least one poisoning.
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Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Two months ago, federal officials took the unprecedented step of telling the seven states that depend on Colorado River water to prepare for emergency cuts next year to prevent reservoirs from dropping to dangerously low levels. The states and managers of affected water agencies were told to come up with plans to reduce water use drastically, by 2 million to 4 million acre-feet, ...
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With new Alaska ballot, Murkowski may survive Trump’s wrath in primary

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Alaska voters will make pivotal picks Tuesday, including a new House member to finish out the late Rep. Don Young’s term. In the state’s first test of ranked-choice balloting for congressional elections, the contest is likely between two Republicans, former Gov. Sarah Palin and Nick Begich III, though Democrat Mary Peltola also has a potential to play spoiler. It may take days, or ...
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Cheney facing GOP music in Wyoming primary

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 15, 2022

In a video Rep. Liz Cheney’s campaign touted as her closing argument ahead of Tuesday’s primary against a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump, the Wyoming Republican looks directly at the camera and says, “I want to talk to citizens across our great state and all across our country.”
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Summer downpours in Southern California continue

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 14, 2022

Heavy rainfall continues to cause havoc in Southern California's mountain and deserts, including flash flooding that forced a San Bernardino County sheriff's search and rescue team to help seven hikers trapped near Forest Falls on Saturday.

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