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August 12

New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

It will replace it with “incarcerated person.”
August 12
The word "inmate" appears in Webster's New World Dictionary in New York, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. New York has amended a series of state laws to remove the word "inmate" and replace it with "incarcerated person" to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in being in jail. Republicans ridiculed the measure as coddling criminals. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
3 hours ago

Man pleads guilty to cyberstalking, threatening Okla. Rep. Kevin Hern

Prosecutors said the comments started in 2018 and became increasingly violent.
3 hours ago
Kevin Hern speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2020.
August 11

Trump received subpoena in spring for documents: Sources

The former president's Mar-a-Lago home was raided by the FBI on Monday.
August 11
Former President Donald Trump waves while walking to a vehicle in New York City on Aug. 10, 2022.
38 minutes ago

Experts explain how the Inflation Reduction Act helps fight climate change

Advocates are lauding the bill as a “big deal” but say it still falls short.
38 minutes ago
Wind turbines operate at a wind farm near Highway 12 in Rio Vista, Calif., March 30, 2021.
August 08

2 Democratic lawmakers encourage Wyoming voters: Change parties and back Cheney

"Liz Cheney and I don't agree on everything, but we're on the same side today."
August 08
Rep. Liz Cheney, Vice Chairwoman of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, delivers closing remarks during a prime-time hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on July 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
August 11

AG Garland speaks out for first time about FBI search of Trump's home

The government on Thursday also filed a motion to unseal the search warrant.
August 11
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 11, 2022.
August 09

What Trump has said before about sharing classified information

He chided Clinton over classified information and supported FBI investigations.
August 09
Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, gestures during the third presidential debate in Las Vegas, Oct. 19, 2016.
August 12

Nuke or no nuke? California officials ponder nuclear future

The California Energy Commission is holding a three-hour workshop.
August 12
The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, south of Los Osos, Calif., is viewed Sept. 20, 2005. The California Energy Commission is holding a three-hour workshop focused on the state's power needs in the climate change era and what role the power plant might have in maintaining reliable electricity. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
1 hour ago

US faces poll worker shortage, new campaign hopes to recruit veterans to fill the gap

Vet the Vote's goal is to sign up 100,000 people to volunteer.
1 hour ago
A "Polling Place" sign is seen during Primary Election Day at Barack Obama Elementary School, Aug. 2, 2022, in St Louis, Missouri.
August 11

Read Merrick Garland's full remarks on FBI search of Mar-a-Lago

Attorney General Garland made a speech days after the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago.
August 11
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland turns away and leaves the podium after speaking about the FBI's search warrant served at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida during a statement at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, Aug. 11, 2022.
August 09

Republicans speak out against FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday.
August 09
A police car is seen outside former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Aug. 8, 2022. Trump said the residence was being "raided" by FBI agents in what he called an act of "prosecutorial misconduct."
August 07

Senate Democrats pass climate, tax and health care bill after marathon voting session

"This bill is going to change America for decades," Chuck Schumer said.
August 07
The Senate vote on the Inflation Reduction Act is seen in a still from video from the the Capitol, Aug. 7, 2022.
3 hours ago

Minnesota's Finstad sworn in as newest member of Congress

Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad has been sworn as the newest member of the U.S. House
3 hours ago
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Brad Finstad, R-Minn., right, joined by his wife Jaclyn and their family, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 10

Biden signs bill expanding and streamlining care for veterans exposed to burn pits

The issue is personal for the president, who says it may have affected son Beau.
August 10
President Joe Biden hands a pen to Brielle Robinson, the daughter of Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson, as her mother, Danielle Robinson, stands by during a signing ceremony for "the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022," in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 10, 2022.
August 04

How the Hellfire missiles used to kill al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri work

The precision weapons apparently used blades and kinetic energy, not explosives.
August 04
An MQ-9 Reaper armed with eight AGM-114 Hellfire missiles sits on the flight line at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 10, 2020.
August 12

School district tries to fix bad Spanish translation

Officials in one of Florida’s most populated counties are trying to fix a ballot question about a proposed school tax that was inaccuartely translated into Spanish on voter ballots
August 12
23 minutes ago

Feds agree to honor Connecticut pardons, stop deportations

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says federal officials have agreed to recognize the state's pardons as legally valid again and stop deporting people who have been pardoned for their crimes by a state board
23 minutes ago
FILE — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks to the media during a watch party for the Democratic National Convention, in Hartford, Conn, Aug. 20, 2020. Federal officials have agreed to recognize Connecticut pardons as legally valid again and stop deporting people who have been pardoned for their crimes by a state board, reversing a hard-line stance taken by the Trump administration, authorities announced Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 11

Watchdog had prepped notice of delays it faced monitoring DHS, Secret Service texts

Leading Democrats are requesting answers and clarity on "inconsistencies."
August 11
In this April 18, 2019, file photo, Dr. Joseph Cuffari, Arizona policy advisor for Military and Veteran Affairs, delivers remarks on behalf of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.
August 10

What investigators needed to get a warrant for Trump's home, according to experts

The former president’s Florida club was raided by the FBI on Monday.
August 10
Armed Secret Service agents stand outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, late Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla.
August 10

Iran tried to arrange the murder of Trump WH adviser as retaliation: Prosecutors

The suspect, Shahram Poursafi, remains at large abroad.
August 10
National Security Adviser John Bolton attends a meeting with President Donald Trump as he meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 26, 2019.

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