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Arizona board says it will follow law in partial hand count

Arizona board says it will follow law in partial hand count

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republicans on a rural Arizona county board that wanted to conduct a full hand count in the upcoming midterm vote have clarified they will follow Arizona state law allowing only partial hand counts following a harshly worded letter
Biden's top aide is admonished for violating the Hatch Act

Biden's top aide is admonished for violating the Hatch Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's chief of staff violated the law by retweeting a political message on his government Twitter account, and a warning letter was sent to him, according to a memo from the Office of Special Counsel.
Supreme Court will not hear appeal of Manitoba's public-sector wage freeze

Supreme Court will not hear appeal of Manitoba's public-sector wage freeze

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from unions that consider the Manitoba government's push for a public-sector wage freeze a violation of collective bargaining rights.
What is parliamentary privilege and how is the Ford government trying to use it?

What is parliamentary privilege and how is the Ford government trying to use it?

TORONTO — Ontario government lawyers are citing parliamentary privilege in Premier Doug Ford and one of his minister's fight against a summons to testify at the Emergencies Act inquiry in Ottawa.

Belarus sends one more independent journalist to prison

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A court in Belarus on Thursday sentenced yet another independent journalist to three years in prison, a second prison sentence handed to a journalist in the European county this week in a sweeping, years-long crackdown on inde
Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

Oregon could be 1st state to make health care a human right

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters are being asked to decide whether the state should be the first in the nation to amend its constitution to explicitly declare that affordable health care is a fundamental human right. State Sen.

Russian lawmakers vet new bill against LGBTQ 'propaganda'

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that imposes tough new restrictions on activities to promote LGBTQ rights in the country.
Estimated cost of warship fleet rises to $84B thanks to delays, inflation: PBO

Estimated cost of warship fleet rises to $84B thanks to delays, inflation: PBO

OTTAWA — Parliament’s budget watchdog is predicting another increase in the cost of a new fleet of warships for the Royal Canadian Navy as delays and inflation add billions to what was already the most expensive military procurement in Canada’s histo
Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

Pentagon: Despite Russia's war, China still top threat to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — China remains the greatest security challenge for the United States despite Russia's war in Ukraine, and the threat from Beijing will determine how the U.S.

Bulgaria to buy a second batch of eight new F-16s from US

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s caretaker government said Thursday it has approved the purchase of a second batch of eight new F-16 fighter jets needed to bring its air force in line with NATO standards.
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