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Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; US frees 2 prisoners

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; US frees 2 prisoners

Venezuela’s government has freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug smuggling convictions.

23 mins ago
Jimmy Carter celebrating 98 with family, friends, baseball

Jimmy Carter celebrating 98 with family, friends, baseball

Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, will celebrate his 98th birthday Saturday with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born.

53 mins ago
GOP attacks Georgia's Abrams on voting as judge rejects suit

GOP attacks Georgia's Abrams on voting as judge rejects suit

Republicans are using the defeat of a voting suit brought by a group founded by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to attack her legitimacy as a voting rights advocate.

1 hr 58 mins ago
Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case

Trump at center of Oath Keepers novel defense in Jan. 6 case

The defense team in the Capitol riot trial of the Oath Keepers leader is relying on an unusual strategy with Donald Trump at the center.

3 hrs 8 mins ago
Cha-ching! Biden embraces his election-year fundraising role

Cha-ching! Biden embraces his election-year fundraising role

President Joe Biden is picking up the pace of his high-dollar fundraisers for Democratic candidates and party committees in the closing weeks before Election Day in November.

6 hrs 8 mins ago
Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back

Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back

When then-Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump for president in 2016, LePage credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent candidate.

7 hrs 54 mins ago
Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

The Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday and will hear arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson among its nine members.

8 hrs 38 mins ago
Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

Supreme Court poised to keep marching to right in new term

The Supreme Court begins a new term on Monday at a time of diminished public confidence and justices sparring openly over the institution’s legitimacy.

8 hrs 39 mins ago
NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

The U.S. government will soon spend $25 million to help patients access experimental drugs for the incurable illness known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

8 hrs 59 mins ago
Michigan women fight to preserve abortion, 1 chat at a time

Michigan women fight to preserve abortion, 1 chat at a time

Women are gathering across Michigan to strategize how to preserve abortion rights in their state.

16 hrs 13 mins ago
US Army misses recruiting goal; other services squeak by

US Army misses recruiting goal; other services squeak by

The Army fell about 15,000 soldiers — or 25% — short of its recruitment goal this year, despite a frantic effort to make up the widely expected gap in a year when all the military services struggled in a tight jobs market to find young people willing and fit to enlist.

16 hrs 28 mins ago
Governor debate: Noem for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

Governor debate: Noem for abortion ban, Smith wants changes

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says that if re-elected she will uphold the state’s abortion ban that provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

16 hrs 53 mins ago
Uvalde shooting, border dominate only Texas governor debate

Uvalde shooting, border dominate only Texas governor debate

Parents of some of the 19 children killed in the Uvalde school massacre are calling for tougher gun laws in Texas as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke meet for their only debate.

17 hrs 58 mins ago
Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

The Democratic-led House passed a short-term spending bill on Friday that finances the federal government through mid-December and provides another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as lawmakers acted to avert a partial government shutdown set to begin after midnight.

20 hrs 24 mins ago
Judge rules against Abrams group in voting rights lawsuit

Judge rules against Abrams group in voting rights lawsuit

A federal judge has found that Georgia election practices challenged by a group associated with Democrat Stacey Abrams do not violate the constitutional rights of voters.

20 hrs 44 mins ago

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