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Supreme Court: A thankless job

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By Mark Franke I wouldn’t want to be on the United States Supreme Court even if I were qualified. It seems those poor justices can’t...

Why voters vote as they do

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By Lee Hamilton Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve talked...

Biden overseeing one of the largest cuts in legal immigration in history

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By David J. Bier A Biden administration official recently announced the government has processed green card applications at such a slow pace that it will...

Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands

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BERLIN — Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas,” meaning that most people arriving from those countries who aren’t fully vaccinated...

Indiana businesses urge Congress to pass LGBTQ protections

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month...

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

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KYIV, Ukraine — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil...

Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

The Latest: US athletes enter the Tokyo opening ceremony

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite ‘not qualified’ rating

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was...