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Alabama

Alabama attorney general says people who take abortion pills could be prosecuted | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama’s Republican attorney general said this week that women in the state who use prescription medication to terminate their pregnancies could be prosecuted under a chemical-endangerment law, even though Alabama’s anti-abortion law does not intend to punish women who receive abortions. Steve Marshall made the comments in the wake of a decision earlier […]

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Alaska

Right-wing provocateur ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 2 months in prison for Capitol riot charge | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  A far-right internet personality who goes by the pseudonym “Baked Alaska” was sentenced on Tuesday to two months in prison for unlawfully protesting inside the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Anthime Gionet, who livestreamed his breach of the Capitol in a nearly 30-minute video to more than 16,000 people, was […]

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Mayor

Atlanta shootings have left 4 children dead in a 3-week span. Mayor says this is an unacceptable trend

CNN  —  In the span of three weeks, shootings in Atlanta have killed four children between the ages of 11 and 16, and Mayor Andre Dickens said Sunday the recent trend is unacceptable. “A week before Christmas, families should be preparing to celebrate,” Dickens wrote in a statement. “Instead, we have parents in Atlanta doing […]

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Alabama

Alabama governor asks to pause executions and review system after recent lethal injections halted | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked the state’s attorney general to pause executions and requested a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system following multiple failed lethal injections. “Ivey on Monday asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw the state’s two pending motions to set execution dates in the cases of Alan […]

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Mayor

Lt. Mariano Pargas resigns from Uvalde Police Department, mayor tells CNN

CNN  —  Lt. Mariano Pargas has resigned from the Uvalde Police Department, Mayor Don McLaughlin tells CNN Thursday afternoon. Pargas’ resignation comes ahead of a rare Saturday “special meeting” that was called by the city to decide his fate. Pargas’ resignation is effective immediately, according to McLaughlin. Pargas, the acting police chief on the day […]

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Alaska

When do polls close? An hour-by-hour guide to Election Night poll closings | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The 2022 midterm elections will decide control of Congress, dozens of statewide positions and ballot measures on key issues in many states. This is a guide by poll-closing time for the notable races – both competitive and not – that are on the ballot. See race ratings for Senate, House and governor by […]

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Alaska

Midterm elections 2022: How to tell if Republicans are heading for a landslide in the House | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The conditions are ripe for Republicans to win the US House of Representatives next month. So while Senate control is still up for grabs, the discussion on the House side has shifted to just how large a possible new GOP majority could be. Republicans only need a net gain of five seats to […]

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