Category: <span>Primary</span>

Daily News Digest – August 3, 2022
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Daily News Digest – August 3, 2022

Nearly 3 years after fleeing, accused killer of deputy to face prison escape charge; In towns plagued by raw sewage, EPA promises relief; Primary takeaways: Abortion backlash in Kansas, Greitens' collapse; Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing; Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

In towns plagued by raw sewage, EPA promises relief
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In towns plagued by raw sewage, EPA promises relief

The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture came to Lowndes County to announce Tuesday a pilot program to help rural communities that face serious sewage problems like those here. Inferior sewage systems allow waste to back up and pool, threatening public health and degrading basic dignity.

US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing
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US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing

The speaker framed the trip as part of a broader mission at a time when "the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy." Her visit comes after she led a congressional delegation to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the spring, and it serves as a capstone to her many years of promoting democracy abroad.

Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits
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Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits

The Senate approved the bill by a vote of 86-11. It now goes to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law. Biden described the legislation as the biggest expansion of benefits for service-connected health issues in 30 years and the largest single bill ever to address exposure to burn pits.

Daily News Digest – August 2, 2022
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Daily News Digest – August 2, 2022

Wahl: ALGOP to vote on closed primary resolution; U.S. kills al-Qaida leader in long-sought justice; Democrat Sinema's views on health, energy and tax bill unknown; Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy; Slow storm recovery worries rural officials with hurricane season here

Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul
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Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul

The Taliban had promised in the 2020 Doha Agreement on the terms of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan that they would not harbor al-Qaida members. Nearly a year after the U.S. military's chaotic pullout from Afghanistan, al-Zawahri's killing raises questions about the involvement of Taliban leaders in sheltering a mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks and one of America's most-wanted fugitives.

Democrat Sinema’s views on climate, tax bill unknown
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Democrat Sinema’s views on climate, tax bill unknown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced an agreement last week on legislation boosting taxes on huge corporations and wealthy individuals, bolstering fossil fuels and climate change efforts and curbing pharmaceutical prices. Overall, it would raise $739 billion over 10 years in revenue and spend $433 billion, leaving over $300 billion to modestly reduce federal deficits.

Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy
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Supreme Court certifies ruling ending Trump border policy

A sign posted last week at the entrance to the Salvation Army migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, by the United Nations' International Organization for Migration appeared to best capture the public understanding of the policy's status: “Wait for official information! The Remain in Mexico (MPP) program remains in effect. The United States government will inform you of any changes.”