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House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote

House Dems delay huge social bill, plan infrastructure vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on a 10-year, $1.
University changes course; professors may testify in lawsuit

University changes course; professors may testify in lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reversing its previous position, the University of Florida said Friday that it will allow three professors to testify as experts in a lawsuit challenging a new state election law that critics say restricts voting rights.
After long COVID battle, Iowa man decides to wed in hospital

After long COVID battle, Iowa man decides to wed in hospital

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Jonathan Johnson spent weeks on a ventilator battling COVID-19, then decided to get married — in the hospital.
Witness: Kenosha shooting victim was acting 'belligerently'

Witness: Kenosha shooting victim was acting 'belligerently'

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The first man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was acting “belligerently” that night but did not appear to pose a serious threat to anyone, a witness testified Friday at Rittenhouse's murder trial.

South African gay chef cancels Zimbabwe visit amid protests

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A trendy Zimbabwean restaurant has reopened but without an appearance by a South African gay celebrity following complaints by a group of conservative churches and ruling party members.

Suspected Islamic extremists kill 69 people in western Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists ambushed a self-defense brigade in western Niger, killing 69 people in the latest attack in the volatile border region near Mali, the Interior Ministry said.
Witnesses: Threat, lunge for gun from 1st Rittenhouse victim

Witnesses: Threat, lunge for gun from 1st Rittenhouse victim

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The first man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha was “hyperaggressive” that night, threatened to kill Rittenhouse and later lunged for his rifle just before the 17-year-old fired, witnesses testified Thursday.
Biden administration sues Texas over new voting restrictions

Biden administration sues Texas over new voting restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over new election laws that outlasted a summer of dramatic protests by Democrats, who remain unable in Congress to pass legislation they say is needed to counteract a year of Republ

4 Oklahoma inmates appeal ruling permitting their executions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for the next four Oklahoma inmates scheduled to be executed filed an appeal on Thursday of a federal judge's ruling allowing the executions to proceed.
Analyst who aided Trump-Russia dossier charged with lying

Analyst who aided Trump-Russia dossier charged with lying

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian analyst who contributed to a dossier of Democratic-funded research into ties between Russia and Donald Trump was arrested Thursday on charges of lying to the FBI about his sources of information, among them an associate of