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Voters support abortion rights, but some enemies won’t budge. Is the commitment to democracy in question?

Columbus, Ohio — State battles over abortion rights since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a constitutional right to abortion have exposed another flaw: the commitment to democracy. As voters in state after state affirm their support for abortion rights, opponents are acting with increasing defiance toward the democratic processes and institutions they perceive as

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Massachusetts is running out of shelter beds for families, including immigrants from other states – News21USA

BOSTON– Massachusetts shelters are exceeding capacity and running out of beds for families, including immigrants arriving from other states and residents experiencing a housing crisis just before winter, Democratic Gov. Maura Healey said. On Thursday, the state crossed Healey’s threshold of 7,500 families seeking to be housed in emergency shelters. Healey has said families seeking

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Arizona judge accused of extreme DUI in March resigns – News21USA

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (News21USA) — A central Arizona judge who was charged with extreme DUI earlier this year has resigned. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct said Friday that Celé Hancock agreed not to serve as a judicial officer in Arizona again. The independent state agency said it will not impose disciplinary sanctions against Hancock, 45,

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Arab leaders are now pushing for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Blinken says that could be counterproductive – News21USA

Amman, Jordan (News21USA) — Arab leaders who have condemned the deaths of thousands of Palestinian civilians in the war between Israel and Hamas pushed on Saturday for an immediate ceasefire, even as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that such a move would be counterproductive and could encourage more violence by the militant group.

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Whistleblower says utility should refund $382 million in federal aid given to failed clean coal plant – News21USA

ATLANTA (News21USA) — A former employee is suing to force a Mississippi utility to refund $382 million the federal government gave to build a failed coal-fired power plant. Kelli Williams, a former construction manager for Atlanta-based Southern Co., filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company and its subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. in 2018. That lawsuit,

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US regulators sue SolarWinds and its security chief for alleged cyber negligence before Russian attack

U.S. regulators on Monday sued SolarWinds, a Texas-based technology company whose software was breached in a massive 2020 Russian cyberespionage campaign, for fraud by failing to disclose security deficiencies before the surprising attack. The company’s top security executive was also named in the lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that seeks unspecified civil

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