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4:43 PM / Wednesday October 5, 2022

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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

June 28, 2022

By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a group of women who spent years fighting for justice after…

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Biden signs landmark gun measure, says ‘lives will be saved’

June 25, 2022

By Bill Weissert WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. “Lives will be saved,” he said at the…

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

June 24, 2022

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few…

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Alabama church shooting kills 2, wounds 1; suspect detained

June 17, 2022

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Alabama church, killing two people and wounding a third at a small group meeting before being taken into custody Thursday, authorities said. The attack occurred at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills, said Police Capt. Shane Ware. He…

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Senate Republicans revive election bill over 2020 complaints

June 10, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A Republican observer, right, watches as Lehigh County workers count ballots as vote counting in the general election continues, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill Monday that orders a number of changes to state laws…

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Girard college educator among victims killed in South Street mass shooting

June 6, 2022

34-year-old Gregory Jackson, 27-year-old Alexis Quinn, and a 22-year-old man Kristopher Minners, a residential advisor at Girard College in Philadelphia were killed in mass shooting Saturday night on South Street. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gunfire from several shooters killed three people and wounded at least 11 others in a popular Philadelphia entertainment district late Saturday night,…

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Recount begins in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for Senate

June 3, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Election workers perform a recount of ballots from the recent Pennsylvania primary election, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Allegheny County Election Division warehouse on the Northside of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) By Marc Levy And Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — Recounting began last Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary…

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VVA National President Jack McManus calls for accountability and quality representation in veteran benefit claims process

May 27, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington DC Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial – The Three Soldiers (Photo: Shutterstock) VVA.ORG Washington, D.C. – “Vietnam Veterans of America remains deeply invested in ensuring quality representation in the veterans benefit claims process,” said Jack McManus, VVA national president, in testimony submitted April 27 to the House Veterans Affairs subcommittees on Disability Assistance and…

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Kemp wins Georgia GOP gov’s race in stinging rebuke of Trump

May 25, 2022

By STEVE PEOPLES and JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched with Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall in what will…

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Texas school shooting kills 18 children, 3 adults

May 24, 2022

Photo: Youtube Screenshot Associated Press By EUGENE GARCIA and DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children, officials said, and the gunman was dead. The death toll also included three adults, according to state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who said he was…

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