California Gov. Newsom signs law to replace term ‘alien’ with ‘noncitizen’ or ‘immigrant’

California will strike the word “alien” from its state laws, getting rid of what Gov. Gavin Newsom called “an offensive term for a human being” that has “fueled a divisive and hurtful narrative.”Newsom on Friday signed a law that removes the word from various sections of the California state code. California passed laws in 2015…

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The GOP’s election review in Arizona is over. Its influence is just beginning, experts say.

Arizona Republicans on Friday championed the results of their extraordinary partisan election review — which again affirmed President Joe Biden’s victory in Maricopa County — and called for similar examinations around the country.“We need to do bigger audits on every election, just to make sure that everybody’s following the rules,” said Senate President Karen Fann,…

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Marjorie Taylor Greene starts screaming match with Democrats over abortion rights bill

WASHINGTON — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.“You should all be ashamed,” Greene yelled at the crowd of Democrats standing on the House steps, according to a video posted on Twitter by Insider reporter Bryan…

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Maricopa County: Draft of Cyber Ninjas election review says Biden won

Maricopa County, Arizona, said Thursday that a draft report from a company in a contentious, partisan review of November’s election has confirmed the winners.The “draft report from Cyber Ninjas confirms the county’s canvass of the 2020 General Election was accurate and the candidates certified as the winners did, in fact, win,” Maricopa County tweeted Thursday…

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House committee probing Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenas four Trump allies, including Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon

The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced Thursday it issued subpoenas to four of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, including his former chief of staff Mark Meadows and his onetime close advisor Steve Bannon.The subpoenas, which were also sent to former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino…

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Kamala Harris presses India’s Modi gently on human rights in historic meeting

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris invoked her familial ties to India as she gently pressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights during a history-making meeting Thursday between America’s first vice president of Indian descent and the leader of a country that has become an increasingly close ally.Harris, during public remarks at her ceremonial office…

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Florida Students Are No Longer Required To Quarantine After Being Exposed To COVID

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen at a news conference last week. His newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption toggle caption Wilfredo…

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Here’s how the most-vaccinated states fared against the Delta variant

The latest wave of COVID-19, driven by the Delta variant, has brought hospitals back to the brink and destroyed hopes of a return to normalcy anytime soon.But the damage from the coronavirus has been far from homogenous, in large part because of geographic differences in vaccination rates.To help understand how those differences have played out,…

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A Doctor Who Defied Texas’ Abortion Law Is Sued, Launching A Legality Test Of The Ban

Demonstrators in Austin protest on Sept. 1 against the Texas law that blocks abortions about six weeks into gestation. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP hide caption toggle caption Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP Demonstrators in Austin protest on Sept. 1 against the Texas law that blocks abortions about six weeks into gestation. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman…

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Nearly 900 state legislators urge Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade in major abortion case

Nearly 900 state legislators from 45 states asked the Supreme Court on Monday to uphold Roe v. Wade and reject Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, a direct attack on the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide.The brief was filed Monday morning by the State Innovation Exchange, a progressive legislation advocacy group, in the case of Dobbs…

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U.S. Plans To Deport Massive Number Of Haitians From Del Rio, Texas, An Official Says

Thousands of Haitian migrants had assembled under and around the bridge in the small Texas border town as chaos unfolded Friday and presented the Biden administration with a new challenge as it tries to manage large numbers of asylum-seekers who have been reaching U.S. soil.Haitians crossed the Rio Grande freely and in a steady stream,…

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