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Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

Biden invokes Defense Production Act for formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused
US health secretary tests positive for COVID on Germany trip

US health secretary tests positive for COVID on Germany trip

BERLIN (AP) — Another member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19. U.S.
Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ highest court on Wednesday upheld a Republican redistricting law that makes it harder for the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation to win reelection in a big victory for the GOP.
DHS pauses disinformation board amid free speech questions

DHS pauses disinformation board amid free speech questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security paused its new disinformation governance board Wednesday and its board's director will resign, following weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on

5-term Idaho attorney general loses in GOP primary battle

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s GOP attorney general primary, beating the longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role.
Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

Ex-cop pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money.
Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

HARRISBURG, Pa.
Bad Kitty: German town grounds cats to save rare birds

Bad Kitty: German town grounds cats to save rare birds

BERLIN (AP) — What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
Kotek wins Democratic nod in Oregon governor's race

Kotek wins Democratic nod in Oregon governor's race

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party’s progressive wing. With current Gov.