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NurPhoto/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Jack Smith, the special counsel investigating efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, has sent additional grand jury subpoenas to the secretary of state’s offices in Michigan and Arizona — swing states targeted by former President Donald Trump and his allies after his loss in November 2020. “I can […]

P A Thompson/Getty Images (BEXAR COUNTY, Texas) — A Texas court dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against a doctor accused of providing an abortion to a woman despite the state’s strict ban on the procedure. Dr. Alan Braid performed the abortion for a patient in early September 2021, just five days after S.B.8 went into effect, […]

Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Sen. Raphael Warnock’s reelection in Georgia’s runoff on Tuesday clinched a 51st seat for his party, cemented battleground status for his home state and kick-started discussion about how he succeeded this year unlike any other Georgia Democrats. After Warnock defeated Republican rival Herschel Walker on Tuesday night, […]

Kali9/Getty Images (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The accused shooter in the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado LGBTQ nightclub was previously arrested over an alleged bomb threat incident last year, though the case was dismissed after the suspect’s family refused to testify, the local district attorney said Thursday. The circumstances around the 2021 arrest have […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County said Thursday it is holding off on issuing an indoor mask mandate amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. During a press conference, LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the county had moved into the “high” COVID-19 community transmission category, as defined by the Centers for […]

Buena Vista Images/Getty Images (TIJUANA, Mexico) — Authorities in Mexico are searching for a suspect responsible for the recent deaths of three women who worked in bars and strip clubs in Tijuana, a Mexican state attorney general said Thursday. Baja California Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez said the women were found dead in hotel […]

Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As another Gen Zer, Olivia Rodrigo, famously said, “God, it’s brutal out here” — including for Washington, D.C.’s newest, youngest congressman-elect. Maxwell Frost, 25, the first member of Gen Z elected to Congress, wrote on Twitter on Thursday about his frustrations after he said he was […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — The five New Haven, Connecticut, police officers charged in the case of Randy Cox, a Black man who was paralyzed while being transported in custody, appeared in court for the first time Thursday. They were expected to be arraigned but instead, the judge transferred their cases to New […]

d3sign/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Dr. Peter Marks, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief, said he is well aware that COVID-19 booster uptake might be low for the latest shot, authorized by the government on Thursday morning for young children over 6 months old, but he told ABC News that he’s hopeful increased access may […]

IranIntl (LONDON) — The Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out what is believed to be their first execution of an individual for taking part in the protests that have gripped the country in recent months. The man, Mohsen Shekari, was arrested on Sept. 25 and sentenced to death for closing a street in Tehran […]

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