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United States Politics and Government New York: How to Vote, Where to Vote and Candidates on the Ballot
Primaries for Congress and State Senate were pushed back to August because of redistricting woes. Here’s what to know. A poll worker outside the Williamsburg Community Center helped guide voters to the polls in Brooklyn last month. -



Florida Florida Primary: How to Vote and Who’s on the Ballot
Democrats are choosing challengers on Tuesday to face Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio, both Republicans, in the fall. St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday. Florida’s Democratic voters will choose challengers to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio, both Republicans. -



Elections New Yorkers Vote After Redistricting and Chaotic Campaigns
Many across New York State were voting in the second primary contest in two months. A voting site at LaGuardia High School in Manhattan on Tuesday. Because of new districts, many voters faced difficult choices. -



Trump, Donald J Trump Kept Over 700 Pages of Classified Documents, Letter Says
The letter from the National Archives, which was sent to the former president’s lawyers, described Justice Department officials’ alarm as they realized the nature of the documents at Mar-a-Lago. -



Pelosi, Paul Pelosi’s Husband Pleads Guilty to D.U.I. After California Crash
Paul Pelosi was sentenced to serve eight hours of community service and three years of probation in connection with a crash in Napa County, Calif., in May. Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Washington in March. -



Absentee Voting Absentee Ballots Could Delay Some New York Election Results
There are tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted, but also new rules that will speed up the process. Voting at M.S. 136 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on Primary Day. Many New Yorkers opted to vote absentee. -



McConnell, Mitch McConnell Dismisses the Threats to U.S. Democracy
Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, also said that voter fraud was rare, a contrast to false claims by former President Donald J. Trump of widespread cheating. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a Republican, dismissed concerns that American democracy was under threat. “Of the things we need to be worried about, I wouldn’t be worried about that one,” he said. -



Absentee Voting When Will We Know Who Won in New York and Florida Elections?
Primaries are posing the latest test of how efficient both states are at counting votes and reporting timely results. Close races could upend their efforts. Election officials counting ballots at the office of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections on Tuesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fla. -



United States Politics and Government Hold the Victory Party for Senate Democrats
J.D. Vance should be able to dispatch his Democratic opponent, Representative Tim Ryan, in Ohio, a state that has become solidly Republican in recent elections. -



Trump, Donald J Where Trump’s Endorsement Record Stands as Primaries Wind Down
Of the more than 200 Republicans former President Donald J. Trump has endorsed this year, many ran unopposed or faced little-known, poorly funded opponents. Harriet Hageman celebrated her Republican primary victory in Wyoming over Representative Liz Cheney. -



United States Politics and Government Jan. 6 Panel Questions Trump Cabinet on 25th Amendment Talks
The House select committee has used the August congressional recess to delve into discussions inside former President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet about removing him from office after the riot. Robert O’Brien, the former national security adviser, was interviewed by the Jan. 6 committee this week. -



Archives and Records Trump Flouted Rules on Presidential Records. Here’s Why That’s Unusual.
Presidents from both parties have followed tightly restricted procedures that conform to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which was enacted after Watergate. Much of the presidential archive is transferred digitally, which makes it all the more striking that Donald J. Trump appears to have taken so many paper documents. -



Crist, Charlie Charlie Crist to Face Gov. DeSantis in Florida This Fall
The victory by Mr. Crist, a former Republican governor who switched parties, sets up this fall’s contest as a race between a centrist and a hard-right conservative. “They want a governor who cares about them, who solves real problems, who preserves our freedom,” Representative Charlie Crist said after winning Florida’s Democratic primary for governor. -



Primaries and Caucuses Rebekah Jones Will Face Matt Gaetz in Florida in November
Rebekah D. Jones, who won the Democratic primary in the congressional district in Florida’s Panhandle, claimed in 2020 that she had been fired from her government job for refusing to suppress virus data. Rebekah D. Jones, a vocal critic of Gov. Ron DeSantis, was eventually criminally charged with accessing a state computer and downloading a file without authorization. -



United States Politics and Government Here’s who won and who lost in Florida, New York and Oklahoma.
One powerful House Democrat ousted another in New York. In Florida, voters picked a challenger for Gov. Ron DeSantis. Here’s what else happened. Representative Jerrold Nadler won a primary against his longtime colleague Carolyn B. Maloney after redistricting combined their Manhattan districts. -



United States Defense and Military Forces U.S. Says It Struck Bunkers Used by Iranian-Backed Forces in Syria
A military official said the bombing was in retaliation for an Aug. 15 rocket attack on American forces. An American soldier guiding an armored vehicle while on patrol in northeastern Syria last year. -



United States Economy What Will Happen to Black Workers’ Gains if There’s a Recession?
Black unemployment fell quickly after the initial pandemic downturn. But as the Federal Reserve fights inflation, those gains could be eroded. Federal pandemic relief provided a cushion for Ms. Jordan, at her home near Atlanta with her husband and children. -



Trump, Donald J Trump, Without the Presidency’s Protections, Struggles for a Strategy
Facing serious legal peril in the documents investigation, the former president has turned to his old playbook of painting himself as persecuted amid legal and political stumbles. Former President Donald J. Trump is going into battle in the documents investigation without the experienced lawyers who were at his disposal when he was in the White House. -



Crist, Charlie Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections
The Democratic establishment in Florida and New York had a good night in primaries and special elections. Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York at a rally with her fellow Democrat Pat Ryan in Kingston, N.Y., on Monday. -



Student Loans Biden to Announce Decision on Student Debt, Affecting Millions of Borrowers
The decision, expected Wednesday, will cap months of deliberations over fairness and the potential to exacerbate an inflation rate that has reached a 40-year high. Activists have escalated pressure in recent months on President Biden to cancel student debt. -



Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Biden Administration Plans for New Booster Campaign Soon After Labor Day
A top F.D.A. regulator cited compelling data for redesigned coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Assuming the redesigned doses clear regulatory hurdles, officials plan to offer the Pfizer shot to people 12 and older while limiting the Moderna shot to adults. -



Insulin Republicans Force Removal of Insulin Cap for Private Insurers
The cap for private insurers was widely viewed as a violation of the strict budgetary rules that govern the reconciliation process Democrats are using to fast-track the package. More than 3.3 million people on Medicare receive some common form of insulin. -



Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Will the Inflation Reduction Act Actually Curb Inflation?
A Congressional Budget Office analysis found that the measure would have little effect on inflation this year. Democrats argue the benefits will still be felt. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, outside the Senate chamber on Saturday. “We’re going to see costs of gasoline continue to drop, costs of necessities to decline,” he said on CNN on Sunday. -



Greenhouse Gas Emissions What’s In the Climate, Tax and Health Care Bill
The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S. A petrochemicals refinery unit in Port Arthur, Texas. Legislation on the verge of Senate passage would be the largest single U.S. investment in fighting climate change. -



Health Insurance and Managed Care Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk
The legislation was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, but a shadow of the transformative, multitrillion-dollar plan they proposed last year. Senator Joe Manchin III, a centrist Democrat protective of his state’s oil and gas industries, forced his party to set aside many of its climate proposals. -



Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal
The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps. “We’ve had an extraordinary six weeks,” Senator Chuck Schumer said, calling the climate, health and tax measure “the most comprehensive piece of legislation affecting the American people in decades.” -



Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Energy Experts Say Climate Bill Could Help Consumers Cut Utility Bill Costs
The Inflation Reduction Act includes tax deductions for energy-efficient home upgrades and a tax credit for electric vehicles. A neighborhood in Austin, Tex., where many homes are equipped with rooftop solar panels. The bill passed by the Senate on Sunday would allow households that are installing solar to deduct 30 percent of the cost from their taxes. -



Income Inequality In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later
Americans with low incomes are pulling back from buying even as their richer counterparts keep spending — with potentially big consequences. Volunteers organizing donations at the food pantry run by West Houston Assistance Ministries. “So many folks are so very close to the edge,” said Mark Brown, its chief executive. -



Barnes, Mandela In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary
Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin is entering his Democratic primary on Tuesday as the clear favorite after three main rivals dropped out. -



Wisconsin In Wisconsin Primary, G.O.P. Voters Call for Decertifying 2020 Election
Donald Trump’s supporters have turned anger over his defeat two years ago, and the false notion that it can still be reversed, into central campaign issues ahead of the battleground state’s primary. Rebecca Kleefisch, one of the leading Republican candidates for governor of Wisconsin, does not believe the 2020 election can still be decertified, but two of her rivals falsely argue that such a move is possible. -



Michigan Michigan Officials Push to Investigate Matthew DePerno in 2020 Election Scheme
Revelations of possible meddling have set off a political tsunami in a critical battleground state, as the attorney general seeks an independent inquiry into her likely rival on the ballot this fall. The office of Dana Nessel, the Michigan attorney general, said that Matthew DePerno and other people had persuaded local clerks in three counties to hand over election equipment. -



Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Electric Cars Are Too Costly for Many, Even With Aid in Climate Bill
Battery-powered vehicles are considered essential to the fight against climate change, but most models are aimed at the affluent. Ford has stopped taking orders for Lightning electric pickups, with a theoretical starting price of about $40,000, because it can’t make them fast enough. -



Africa U.S. Promotes Democracy in Africa as Rival Nations Expand Influence
The Biden administration says the push will bolster African and American interests, including the ability of the United States to compete against China and Russia. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gives a speech on the U.S. Africa Strategy at the University of Pretoria's Future Africa Campus in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday -



Floods Biden Tours ‘Heartbreaking’ Kentucky Flood Damage
The president said he wanted to ensure the area was rebuilt in a way that made it more resilient to natural disasters that he described as a consequence of climate change. President Biden spoke with families who were affected by recent flooding in Kentucky on Monday. -



House of Representatives How Private Equity Lobbying Watered Down the Corporate Minimum Tax
The new corporate minimum tax is not law yet and is already rife with exceptions for the businesses that might have to pay it. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, right, in the Capitol on Sunday, when the Senate passed a climate and energy bill after private investment funds were carved out of a tax provision. -



United States Politics and Government Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Forecast 2022 Midterms
People who have predicted election after election are scratching their heads about this one, as Election Day approaches. The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the Senate on Sunday, is one of a string of recent victories for Democrats. -



United States Politics and Government F.B.I. Searches Trump’s Home in Florida
The former president said in a statement that Mar-a-Lago had been “raided, and occupied by a large group of F.B.I. agents.” The search appeared to be focused on material that former President Donald J. Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence in Florida, after he left the White House. -



Zawahri, Ayman Al- Biden Appeared to Overstate the Role of Al Qaeda’s Leader
Terrorism experts were surprised by the president’s descriptions of Ayman al-Zawahri, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Ayman al-Zawahri, right, pictured with Osama bin Laden during an interview in 2001. A U.S. official said al-Zawahri provided strategic direction in urging attacks on the United States. -



Storming of the US Capitol (Jan, 2021) Alex Jones’s Text Messages Turned Over to House Jan. 6 Committee
The messages only cover a period up to mid-2020, disappointing investigators who hoped they would shed light on the conspiracy theorist’s role in the events leading to the attack on the Capitol. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has been pushing to obtain Alex Jones’s texts for months, as he was involved in planning the march that led up to the riot. -



Books and Literature Trump Asked Aide Why His Generals Couldn’t Be Like Hitler’s, Book Says
The former president once asked his chief of staff why his military leadership couldn’t be more like the German generals who had reported to Adolf Hitler, according to an excerpt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Donald J. Trump, once drafted a resignation letter accusing the president of embracing the tyranny, dictatorship and extremism that the military had sworn to fight. -



Biden, Joseph R Jr Biden Is on a Roll That Any President Would Relish. Is It a Turning Point?
White House aides say the string of victories compares favorably to the two-year legislative record of most any other modern president. President Biden is still one of the most unpopular presidents in modern history, despite his political victories. -



United States Politics and Government What’s on the Ballot in Washington?
Washington uses a top two primary system, which means that the top two vote getters will advance to the general election regardless of their party affiliation. Election workers processed mail-in ballots for Washington's primary election in Renton, Wash., in 2020. -



International Relations As Pelosi touts ‘unwavering’ U.S. commitment to Taiwan, China denounces her visit.
The trip, the highest-level U.S. visit to the island since 1997, came in the face of strenuous objections from Beijing. -



Law and Legislation Congress Clears Bill to Make Officer Suicides Eligible for Death Benefits
The bill would extend eligibility for the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program to families of officers who die by suicide after traumatic events on the job, including the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Serena Liebengood’s husband, Officer Howard S. Liebengood of the Capitol Police, died by suicide after the Jan. 6 attack. -



United States International Relations Nancy Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Drawing a Sharp Response From Beijing
China announced plans for live-fire military drills soon after Ms. Pelosi flew into Taiwan. Analysts said Beijing’s move seemed designed to project strength rather than serve as a precursor to an invasion. -



United States Politics and Government David Axelrod on Biden, Karl Rove and What He’d Ask Trump
In a recent conversation over a Reuben and matzo ball soup, the strategist behind Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns veered from raconteur to philosopher to armchair psychologist to pundit. David Axelrod, who worked as a reporter at The Chicago Tribune before going into politics and serving as Barack Obama’s chief strategist, now has a podcast called “The Axe Files.” -



Midterm Elections (2022) When We Might Know Results in Today’s Primaries
Pour a cup of coffee if you need to — this could go late. Poll workers collect primary election ballots in Olathe, Kan., last week. -



United States International Relations In Visiting Taiwan, Pelosi Capped Three Decades of Challenging China
From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was in keeping with her deep-seated position that China must be held to account for its posture toward Tibet and Hong Kong, as well as its treatment of ethnic minorities and political activists. -



United States Politics and Government Trump, Angry About 2020, Tries to Oust Robin Vos in Wisconsin
The former president endorsed a little-known challenger to Robin Vos, the Republican speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, who has rejected attempts to overturn the state’s 2020 results. Adam Steen, a little-known challenger to Robin Vos, the speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, was endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday. -



Veterans Senate Passes Burn Pits Legislation, Expanding Benefits for Veterans
Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments. Demonstrators outside the Capitol on Monday. Republicans blocked the legislation last week, but it cleared the Senate on Tuesday and will go to President Biden for his signature. -



Elections, Governors Tudor Dixon Will Challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan
Ms. Dixon, who was backed by former President Donald J. Trump and Michigan’s powerful DeVos family, topped a field of relatively unknown Republican candidates. Tudor Dixon giving a victory speech after winning the Republican nomination for governor in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday night. -



Greitens, Eric Schmitt Defeats Greitens to Win Missouri’s G.O.P. Senate Primary
The victory by Mr. Schmitt, the state attorney general, was a relief for Republicans who wanted to stop Mr. Greitens, the scandal-plagued former governor, from securing the nomination. Attorney General Eric Schmitt of Missouri with his family and supporters in Maryland Heights, Mo., outside St. Louis, after winning the Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday night. -



Abortion Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution
In the first election test after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have allowed legislators to enact abortion restrictions. Celebrating in Overland Park, Kan., on Tuesday night after voters rejected a referendum that could have led to the restriction of abortion rights. -



Jones, Alex (1974- ) A Sandy Hook Mother Confronts Alex Jones During Trial
Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse, 6, was killed in the elementary school shooting, rebuked the Infowars fabulist over his lies in a face-to-face courtroom confrontation. A picture of Jesse Lewis that his mother, Scarlett Lewis, keeps at her home in Newtown, Conn. Jesse is buried in the cemetery down the street. -



Cipollone, Pat A Justice Dept. Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump White House Counsel
Mr. Cipollone is the highest-ranking White House official in the lead-up to Jan. 6 who is known to have been called to testify by federal investigators. Pat A. Cipollone was in the West Wing as President Donald J. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the president refused repeatedly to call them off. -



Midterm Elections (2022) How Abortion Rights Supporters Won in Conservative Kansas
Turnout was high for a referendum that drew national attention. Supporters of abortion rights celebrating on election night in Overland Park, Kan. -



Midterm Elections (2022) Who Won and Who Lost in Tuesday’s Primary Elections
Kansans defeated a constitutional amendment that would have enabled abortion restrictions, Missouri Republicans breathed a sigh of relief over their Senate nominee, and more results. Supporters of Attorney General Eric Schmitt of Missouri celebrating his win in the Republican Senate primary on Tuesday night in Maryland Heights, Mo. -



Elections Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists
In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington. Representative Peter Meijer, Republican of Michigan, had called former President Donald J. Trump “unfit for office.” -



Midterm Elections (2022) Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections
Voters in deep-red Kansas delivered a loud warning shot to Republicans, and Arizona Republicans nominated a 2020 conspiracy theorist to be the state’s top election official. Supporters of the measure to remove abortion rights from the Kansas Constitution watched on Tuesday night in Overland Park as it was defeated. -



Giuliani, Rudolph W Giuliani Is Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges in Lobbying Inquiry
A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected. Federal prosecutors are investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani’s dealings with Ukrainians who helped him impugn the Biden family during the 2020 campaign. -



United States International Relations Congress Is Giving Billions to the Chip Industry. Strings Are Attached.
Industrial policy is back in Washington, as a vast semiconductor and science bill gives the government new sway over a strategic industry. The site of one of Intel’s future factories in Chandler, Ariz. Major chip manufacturers, including Intel, have already suggested they will apply for funding to build or expand U.S. facilities. -



Midterm Elections (2022) Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base
Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave the former president a slew of symbolic triumphs. Tudor Dixon, center, prepares to give her acceptance speech in Grand Rapids, Mich., after winning the Republican nomination for governor. -



Terrorism How the C.I.A. Tracked the Leader of Al Qaeda
The U.S. search for Ayman al-Zawahri had spanned decades. His presence on a balcony at a safe house in Kabul presented an opportunity to strike. Ayman al-Zawahri, left, listening to Osama bin Laden during a news conference in Khost, Afghanistan, in 1998. Al-Zawahri became Al Qaeda’s leader after Bin Laden’s death. -



Terrorism Killing of Qaeda Leader Crystallizes Debate Over Biden’s Afghanistan Strategy
President Biden now confronts the question of what, if anything, he will do in response to the revelation that the Taliban were again sheltering a leader of Al Qaeda. The Biden administration has not outlined consequences for the Taliban’s sheltering of Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda’s leader, who was killed in a drone strike. -



Midterm Elections (2022) Bipartisan Abortion-Rights Bill Sets Up a Midterm Debate
Four senators, two Democrats and two Republicans, joined forces to introduce legislation to guarantee abortion access after Roe v. Wade was overturned. But the bill has little chance of advancing. Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. -



United States International Relations Ayman al-Zawahri, Top Qaeda Leader, Killed in U.S. Drone Strike
The strike, carried out over the weekend, was the first attack since American forces left Afghanistan last year. Kabul, Afghanistan, where the drone strike was said to have taken place over the weekend. -



Voting Rights, Registration and Requirements Michigan Primary Election: How to Vote and When Polls Close
Here is a refresher on the rules for voting and what’s at stake in Michigan on Tuesday. An Election Day precinct in West Bloomfield Township, Mich. Voters will weigh in on primaries for governor, Congress and more. -



United States Politics and Government Kansas Election: How to Vote and What’s on the Ballot
Here is a handy, last-minute guide to Election Day in Kansas. A constitutional amendment that would enable the state to ban abortion is on the ballot in Kansas. -



United States Politics and Government Missouri Primary Election: How to Vote and What’s on the Ballot
Not sure if you can vote? Want to vote but don’t know where to go? What is on the ballot? Here is a handy, last-minute guide to Election Day. A voter in Kansas City, Mo., during the primary election in March 2020. -



Politics and Government 6 Podcasts About Political Scandals and Upheaval
These shows explore the origin of Vladimir Putin’s two-decade reign in Russia, the authorities’ bungling response to Hurricane Katrina and more. -



Justice Department Biden Administration Sues Idaho Over Its Abortion Restrictions
The Biden administration filed its first new litigation to protect access to abortion since the Supreme Court ruling in June that ended the constitutional right to terminate pregnancies. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said that since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, “there have been widespread reports of delays and denials of treatment to pregnant women experiencing emergencies.” -



Abortion Millions in Advertising Help Shape Abortion Vote in Kansas
Voters are considering amending the state Constitution in the country’s first electoral test case on abortion since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. A lawn sign opposing Amendment 2 in Lawrence, Kan. Those on both sides of a debate over a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution have poured money into advertising campaigns. -



Endorsements Here Are the Republicans Endorsed by Trump in Tuesday’s Key Races
The former president has backed three candidates running against House Republicans who voted to impeach him, and there’s a long list of Trump-backed candidates in Arizona. John Gibbs, left, a Republican congressional candidate in Michigan, with former President Donald J. Trump at a Save America rally in Washington, Mich., in April. -



Biden, Joseph R Jr White House Retrofits Infrastructure Bill to Better Help Poor Communities
The Biden administration is increasing assistance to areas that lack the capacity to apply for improvements to their sanitation and storm water systems. A flooded yard in Hayneville, Ala., in Lowndes County, in 2019. -



United States Politics and Government Democrats’ Climate Deal Isn’t Done Yet. Here Are the Remaining Hurdles.
An agreement with Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia salvaged a key piece of President Biden’s agenda. But Democrats still have a few crucial steps to take before it becomes law. Democrats need all 50 senators to support a climate, energy and tax package because Republicans unanimously oppose the legislation. -



Wildfires California’s McKinney Fire: Two More Die, Bringing Total to Four
The fire, which began Friday in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County, Calif., has burned more than 56,000 acres and prompted evacuations for thousands of people. Sheriff's deputies leaving a home where a McKinney fire victim was found on Monday in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California. -



Electoral College Arizona Officials Warned Fake Electors Plan Could ‘Appear Treasonous’
Politicians involved in Donald Trump’s effort to put forth electors to falsely claim he had won Arizona said doing so without first filing a legal challenge could look like a crime. Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, joined an effort to claim former President Donald J. Trump had won the state’s 11 Electoral College votes after expressing concerns. -



internal-sub-only Big Trouble in Little Loving County, Texas
Murdered cattle. Family feuds. People arrested showing up for jury duty. In America’s least populated county, a bare-knuckle struggle for control may hold implications for voters in the rest of Texas. -



your-feed-science Infertility Patients and Doctors Fear Abortion Bans Could Restrict I.V.F.
The new state bans don’t explicitly cover embryos created outside the womb, but legal experts say overturning Roe could make it easier to place controls on genetic testing, storage and disposal of them. -



New York Times The Last Days of Suburban Office Parks
With remote work and new norms, a concept that arose in postwar America is dying off. Emily Badger, who reported on the trend for The Upshot, shares more. The campus that once housed Toys “R” Us headquarters in Wayne, N.J., is 85 percent vacant. -



Hospitals Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals Soared During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens. Disinfecting a bed after taking a patient from the emergency room to a Covid ward in a hospital in Green Bay, Wis., in 2020. -



Vaccination and Immunization Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Millions of Lives
Pandemic lockdowns, misinformation campaigns, conflicts, climate crises and other problems diverted resources and contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years. Polio vaccinations at a bus station in Jammu, India, in February. India, Nigeria, Indonesia, Ethiopia and the Philippines recorded the highest numbers of children who had missed out on vaccines. -



Miscarriages They Had Miscarriages, and New Abortion Laws Obstructed Treatment
Surgical procedures and medication for miscarriages are identical to those for abortion, and some patients report delayed or denied miscarriage care because doctors and pharmacists fear running afoul of abortion bans. Before Texas’s restrictive abortion law took effect, Amanda received a standard surgical procedure for a miscarriage. After the law, when she had another miscarriage, she said the same hospital declined to perform surgery and sent her home with instructions to return only if her bleeding was so excessive that it filled a diaper more than once an hour. -



Pregnancy and Childbirth What Pregnancy and Childbirth Do to the Bodies of Young Girls
An Ohio 10-year-old’s recent abortion has generated fierce debate. Doctors in countries where pregnancy is common in adolescents say the toll of childbirth on young bodies is brutal. An X-ray of a healthy 10-year-old girl. Doctors who work in countries with underage pregnancies say a critical health issue is that the pelvis of a child is too small to allow passage of even a small fetus. -



your-feed-science Soaring Overdose Rates in the Pandemic Reflected Widening Racial Disparities
A new federal report found that fatal overdoses jumped 44 percent among Black people, twice the increase among white people, from 2019 to the end of 2020. Paramedics met with Larrecsa Cox, right, who leads an overdose quick response team, during an overdose call in Huntington, W.Va., last year. -



your-feed-science Few Parents Intend to Have Very Young Children Vaccinated Against Covid
In a new survey, 43 percent of parents of children ages 6 months through 4 years said they would refuse the shots for their kids. An additional 27 percent were uncertain. An 8-month-old received a Covid vaccine in Hatfield, Pa., last month. -



Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome H.I.V. Infections Remain Persistently High, U.N. Reports
More than 1.5 million people worldwide, many of them young girls, were infected amid pandemic disruptions in 2021. A street vendor in Caracas, Venezuela, receiving rapid H.I.V. tests in December. Roughly 650,000 people died of AIDS last year, according to the U.N. -



your-feed-science U.S. to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine
The doses were withheld pending an F.D.A. review, which has now been completed. Monkeypox vaccines being prepared at a nonprofit clinic in Chicago on Monday. -



Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest
At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people. Racial disparities in coronavirus deaths appear to be most pronounced when health systems are stretched, raising concerns about an even more severe fall or winter wave. -



Monkeypox Three Pressing Questions About Monkeypox: Spread, Vaccination, Treatment
Containing the outbreak, scientists say, will depend on better understanding the virus’s transmission and how well available tools work. A man receives a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York. -



Smoking and Tobacco Breaking Nicotine’s Powerful Draw
Millions of smokers could be forced to confront the agony of nicotine withdrawal as the F.D.A. weighs calling for a drastic reduction in the addictive lure of cigarettes. -



Midterm Elections (2022) Poll Shows Tight Race for Control of Congress as Class Divide Widens
Nonwhite and working-class Democrats worry more about the economy, while white college graduates focus more on issues like abortion rights and guns. -



Comey, James B Comey and McCabe Audits: How Likely That They Were a Coincidence?
The chances are minuscule. But minuscule is not zero. James B. Comey was fired as F.B.I. director by President Donald J. Trump in 2017. Mr. Comey was also selected for a rare type of tax audit for his 2017 return. -



Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Why Build Back Better Is a Health Care Bill Now
Only two provisions in a once-sprawling social spending package have survived; they would lower prescription drug prices in Medicare and insurance premiums for millions of Americans. Democrats have promised prescription drug price reform for years and could bring it to fruition with the latest social spending package. -



Midterm Elections (2022) 2022 Midterms Poll: Roundup of Key Insights
A summary of the findings includes deep dissatisfaction among voters and potential fertile ground for new candidates in 2024. Abortion rights supporters in Columbia, S.C., this month. Democrats may benefit from the backlash against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. -



Abortion Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System
Even in some states where abortion remains legal, wait times for appointments are long because of increased demand. Advocates on both sides of the issue during a rally Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. Some New Mexico clinics have seen a big rise in patients from nearby states. -



Abortion States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children
They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being. -



Kentucky In Kentucky, More Rain Complicates Recovery as Death Toll Rises
Days after floods ravaged the eastern part of the state, the governor said that hundreds of people remained unaccounted for. A flooded church in Fleming-Neon, Ky., on Monday. Search-and-rescue efforts in eastern Kentucky were hampered by impassable roads and washed-out bridges. -



United States Politics and Government His Campaign Pitch? ‘No One Wants to Have a Beer With Me.’
Adam Hollier, a Democratic House candidate in Michigan, has a self-effacing message for voters that reflects his life story. “I’m not fun,” said Adam Hollier, who is running for a Detroit-area seat in Congress. “I’m the friend who you call to move a heavy couch.” -



Veterans G.O.P. Reversal Imperils Burn Pits Bill to Treat Veterans
Several Republicans who had backed the measure blocked it last week, drawing ire from Democrats and veterans groups who expected quick enactment. Another vote is planned for this week. Sgt. Richard Ganske maneuvering trash in a burn pit in Iraq in 2004. Exposure from trash fires is believed to have led to a number of ailments and respiratory illnesses among veterans. -



United States Politics and Government Democrats Seek Testimony on Secret Service Texts, Alleging Cover-Up
The leaders of two House committees told the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general that they had developed “grave new concerns over your lack of transparency and independence.” A letter from Representative Bennie Thompson and the head of another House committee said they had evidence that the inspector general’s office had “secretly abandoned efforts to collect text messages from the Secret Service more than a year ago.” -



Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing During River Tubing Confrontation in Wisconsin
Nicolae Miu, 52, of Prior Lake, Minn., was charged Monday with first-degree intentional homicide and other felonies in the killing of a 17-year-old and the wounding of four companions. Water Recovery personnel combed the Apple River with metal detectors after five people were stabbed while tubing down the river in Somerset, Wis., on Saturday. -



Impostors (Criminal) Man Who Posed as Federal Agent, Duping Secret Service, Pleads Guilty
Arian Taherzadeh masqueraded as a Secret Service agent for years and cozied up to several members by providing them with tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, federal prosecutors said. The affidavit in the case against Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali. -



Voter Fraud (Election Fraud) Arizona Attorney General Debunks Trump Supporters’ Election Fraud Claims
In an inquiry into accusations that dead voters had cast ballots, “many were very surprised to learn they were allegedly deceased,” Mark Brnovich said. The Arizona attorney general, Mark Brnovich, said his office’s Election Integrity Unit had spent “hundreds of hours” investigating hundreds of accusations. -



United States Politics and Government What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries
Donald Trump and his election conspiracy theories will play a central role in big races in at least three states that are voting on Tuesday. Kari Lake at a rally hosted by former President Donald J. Trump in Prescott Valley, Ariz., last month. -



Floods Kentucky Flooding: More Heavy Rain Moves In
A storm system moving east across the state may impede efforts to rescue hundreds of people still unaccounted for after severe flooding last week. -



Joint Committee on Taxation Analysis Deems Biden’s Climate and Tax Bill Fiscally Responsible
Despite Republican claims, the new legislation would be only a modest corporate tax increase, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation found. The Inflation Reduction Act carries what remains of President Biden’s $4 trillion domestic agenda. -



Colleges and Universities Longtime University President’s Legacy: A Diverse New Generation in STEM
Freeman Hrabowski transformed a onetime commuter school into the country’s strongest pipeline of Black graduates in science, technology, engineering and math. Freeman A. Hrabowski III led the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for 30 years. -



Voting Rights, Registration and Requirements Michigan: How to Vote, Where to Vote and What’s on the Ballot Today
Here is a refresher on the rules for voting and what’s at stake in Michigan on Tuesday. An Election Day precinct in West Bloomfield Township, Mich. Voters will weigh in on primaries for governor, Congress and more. -



United States Politics and Government Kansas: How to Vote, Where to Vote and What’s on the Ballot
Here is a handy, last-minute guide to Election Day in Kansas. A constitutional amendment that would enable the state to ban abortion is on the ballot in Kansas. -



United States Politics and Government Missouri: How to Vote, Where to Vote and What’s on the Ballot
Not sure if you can vote? Want to vote but don’t know where to go? What is on the ballot? Here is a handy, last-minute guide to Election Day. A voter in Kansas City, Mo., during the primary election in March 2020. -



Redwood National and State Parks (Calif) Visitors to Hyperion, the World’s Tallest Tree, Could Face Jail and $5,000 Fines
The National Park Service restricted the area around Hyperion, a redwood in California, after visitors and climbers left behind garbage and human waste. Anyone who gets too close to Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world, at Redwoods National and State Parks in California, could face six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. -



Arizona Arizona: How to Vote, Where to Vote and What’s on the Ballot Today
The results are likely to be a source of national interest, with fiercely competitive races up and down the ballot. Counting mail-in ballots in Phoenix in 2020. Arizonans will choose nominees on Tuesday for governor, secretary of state, attorney general and other positions. -



United States Politics and Government Washington: How to vote, Where to Vote and What’s on the Ballot
Washington uses a top two primary system, which means that the top two vote getters will advance to the general election regardless of their party affiliation. Election workers processed mail-in ballots for Washington's primary election in Renton, Wash., in 2020. -



Monkeypox Biden Names White House Coordinator for Monkeypox
The appointment of Robert Fenton, a veteran emergency response official, comes as New York, California and Illinois declare states of emergency. Robert Fenton, right, in Washington last year. He has broad experience, having previously managed responses to natural disasters, disease outbreaks and humanitarian operations. -



California California Chief Justice Talks About Retirement, Supreme Court
Tani Cantil-Sakauye, who has led the state’s highest court since 2011, will step down next year. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye announced last week that she would step down in January after 12 years. -



Endorsements Where Trump’s Endorsement Record Stands Halfway through Primary Season
There are a lot of races still ahead of us, including closely watched contests taking place Tuesday, that former President Donald J. Trump has weighed in on. The former professional football star Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by Mr. Trump, won the Republican Senate primary in Georgia. -



Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides He Built a Home to Survive a Civil War. Tragedy Found Him Anyway.
C. Wesley Morgan once believed that the place he built, which included a 2,000-square-foot bunker, was the safest house in Kentucky. The mansion belonging to C. Wesley Morgan, a former Kentucky state representative. -



California Newsom to Sign Bill Allowing Residents to Sue Over Illegal Guns
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed legislation that would provide a minimum $10,000 award to residents who successfully sue makers of illegal guns. California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the U.S. Capitol this month during a multiday trip to Washington. -



California California Counties, Cities Restrict Airbnbs Amid Pandemic Tourism
San Diego, Marin County, San Bernardino County and more have approved rules this year to restrict short-term rentals. A new short-term rental property in Joshua Tree, Calif. Two years ago, Somewhere, a property development company, bought this piece of land for $40,000. The listing is now renting for $1,031 a night. -



Uvalde, Tex, Shooting (May 24, 2022) Uvalde Postpones Decision to Fire School Police Chief Pete Arredondo
The South Texas school district said it would delay a decision on terminating the chief who led the schools’ response to a school shooting. Chief Pete Arredondo, center, was supposed to lead the response, according to school protocol, but instead contributed to the chaos and misinformation among responding officers. -



Sun Valley (Idaho) A Town’s Housing Crisis Exposes a ‘House of Cards’
In the Idaho resort area of Sun Valley, there are so few housing options that many workers are resorting to garages, campers and tents. -



internal-sub-only ‘They’re Just Going to Let Me Die?’ One Woman’s Abortion Odyssey
Madison Underwood was thrilled to learn she was pregnant. But when a rare defect in the developing fetus threatened her life, she was thrust into post-Roe chaos. Madison Underwood hugging her mother while her fiancé, Adam Queen, takes a break from the predawn drive across state lines to a Georgia abortion clinic. -



California Why an Iconic California Meatpacking Plant Is Closing
Smithfield Foods is shutting its factory in Vernon early next year. A truck carrying pigs entering the plant. -



Monkeypox California Declares State of Emergency as Monkeypox Spreads
Three states have now issued emergency declarations in the past week, as have New York City and San Francisco. Long lines for the monkeypox vaccine at San Francisco General Hospital last month. -



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