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Severe weather kills at least 15 across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 15 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction Sunday across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S. The storms inflicted […]

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Severe Memorial Day weather: Powerful US storms head east after killing many

VALLEY VIEW, Texas (AP) — Powerful storms killed at least 18 people, injured hundreds and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after obliterating homes and destroying a truck stop where dozens sought shelter in a restroom during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S. The storms inflicted their […]

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Fake elector case: Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty Tuesday to nine felony charges stemming from his role in an effort to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Arizona to Joe Biden. Ten others, including former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward, also pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, forgery and […]

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Alabama

After decisive loss at Alabama Mercedes plants, powerful auto union vows to return and win | #elections | #alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A decisive vote against the United Auto Workers union at two Mercedes factories in Alabama on Friday sidetracked the UAW’s grand plan to sign up workers at nonunion plants mainly in the South. But newly elected President Shawn Fain said the union will return to Mercedes and will press on with […]

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UAW’s push to unionize factories in South faces latest test in vote at 2 Mercedes plants in Alabama | #elections | #alabama

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union faces the latest test of its ambitious plan to unionize auto plants in the historically nonunion South when a vote ends Friday at two Mercedes-Benz factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The voting at the two Mercedes factories — one an assembly plant, the other a battery-making facility — comes […]

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Paris mayor decries vandalism of a memorial honoring people who rescued Jews in World War II

PARIS — A Paris memorial honoring people who distinguished themselves by helping to rescue Jews in France during the country’s Nazi occupation in World War II was defaced Tuesday with painted blood-red hands, vandalism decried as “unspeakable” by the Paris mayor. The attack on the Wall of the Righteous comes in the context of tensions […]

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Incumbent Baltimore mayor faces familiar rival in Democratic primary | National

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Incumbent Baltimore mayor faces familiar rival in Democratic primary

BALTIMORE (AP) — The 2024 Baltimore mayor’s race includes familiar faces and corruption allegations — two common themes in the city’s long history of political scandals. In the Democratic primary on Tuesday, incumbent Brandon Scott is facing off against former Mayor Sheila Dixon, whose tenure was cut short in 2010 after she took a plea […]

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Alabama

The United Auto Workers faces a key test in the South with upcoming vote at Alabama Mercedes plant | #elections | #alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After 20 years at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Alabama, Brett Garrard said he is “not falling for the lies anymore” and will vote for a union. The company has repeatedly promised to improve pay and conditions, but Garrard said those promises have not materialized. “Mercedes claims that we’re a family, one team, […]

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Arkansas cannot prevent 2 teachers from discussing critical race theory in classroom, judge rules

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge has ruled Arkansas cannot prevent two high school teachers from discussing critical race theory in the classroom, but he stopped short of more broadly blocking the state from enforcing its ban on “indoctrination” in public schools. U.S. District Judge Lee Rudofsky issued a narrow preliminary injunction Tuesday evening […]

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