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What are states doing about abortion laws after Roe reversal?

People hug during a “Value Them Both” watch party after a question involving a constitutional amendment removing abortion protections from the Kansas constitution failed on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, in Overland Park, Kansas. Abortion rights opponents were shocked and abortion advocates energized by a decisive statewide vote in heavily...

Could the Mar-a-Lago raid affect Trump’s 2024 race?

Secret Service agents stand near one of the entrances to Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe....

Should the U.S. get rid of the Electoral College?

Voters cast their ballots at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City on Nov. 3, 2020. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults think we should ditch the Electoral College. A Pew Research Center survey released this month found 63% believe the U.S. should change the current...

Lions Not Sheep founder alleges FTC fine is a political ‘witch hunt’

The Lions Not Sheep logo is printed on the back door at its storefront in Bluffdale on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. The apparel company is based in Utah. Ben B. Braun, Deseret News After the Federal Trade Commission announced a fine against clothing brand Lions Not Sheep for false...

Why is Kenya’s election important?

Armed police officers guard Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission ballot boxes with counted votes in one of the tallying centers in Mombasa, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Kenyans are waiting for the results of a close but calm presidential election in which the turnout was lower than usual. Gideon...

Inflation Reduction Act: How many new IRS agents are being hired?

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington on March 22, 2013. Susan Walsh, Associated Press The Inflation Reduction Act just passed by the Senate and awaiting a House vote includes just under $80 billion for the IRS, with more than $45 billion of that to be...

New virus identified in China. Here’s what you need to know

A woman and boy wearing face masks walk near posters encouraging people to wear masks and avoid handshakes at a public park in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Tens of thousands of travelers remain stranded on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan but a first planeload left Tuesday....

Why are new IRS agents are being linked to the Trump Mar-a-Lago raid?

Ben Pollack holds his flag upside down as he stands near Mar-a-Lago, in background, in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Greg Lovett, The Palm Beach Post via Associated Press The Inflation Reduction Act that the Senate passed Sunday seems to have nothing to do with Monday’s FBI...

Mike Lee uses new Twitter account to take on FBI raid of Mar-a-lago

A screenshot of Sen. Mike Lee’s personal Twitter account is pictured Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Twitter.com/BasedMikeLee Sen. Mike Lee is using a new personal Twitter account to attack the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida residence and spar with his challenger in the U.S Senate race. The...