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Fatigue and frustration as final do-over mayoral election looms in Connecticut’s largest city

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s been nearly four months since a judge tossed out the results of a Democratic mayoral primary in Connecticut’s largest city due to allegations of ballot stuffing, sending voters repeatedly back to the polls and thrusting Bridgeport into an unflattering national spotlight. Many frustrated local voters say they just want it […]

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Alabama

Trump says he supports IVF following Alabama embryo ruling | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said Friday that he would “strongly support the availability of IVF” and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election. It was his first comment since an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that […]

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Alabama

Alabama frozen embryos ruling: What it means for fertility treatments | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases brought by three couples who had frozen embryos destroyed in […]

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Alabama

Alabama IVF ruling may be an opening for Democrats in 2024 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans joined Democrats in expressing alarm over a ruling this week by the Alabama Supreme Court that jeopardized future access to in vitro fertilization, giving allies of President Joe Biden new fuel for their efforts to center abortion access in the presidential election. “We’ve got to talk about making sure we […]

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Alabama

Court cases lead to new voting districts in some states. Could it affect control of Congress? | #elections | #alabama

Since most Americans last voted for Congress, thousands of people have been added to certain voting districts — and subtracted from others — under new political maps enacted following court rulings. The sum of that redistricting math, assuming no major political shift in either major party’s direction, figures to provide at least a one-seat gain […]

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Alabama

Ivey says ‘now is the time’ for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the 2024 legislative session with key votes on gambling, elections and education looming. Ivey used […]

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Arkansas

Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without water for two weeks

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Residents of an east Arkansas town have been without running water for the past two weeks after the state was hit by below-freezing temperatures, and the outage has forced them to line up for bottled water, fill up jugs or take showers at a truck brought in by the state. […]

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Alabama

After Alabama nitrogen gas execution, Ohio may be poised to follow | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican attorney general put his weight behind a legislative effort Tuesday to bring nitrogen gas executions to the state, joining what could be a national movement in pro-death penalty states to expand capital punishment on the heels of Alabama’s first use of the method last week. Three states — Alabama, […]

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Alabama

Republican debate: Candidates target Nikki Haley weeks before Iowa caucuses | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Four Republican presidential candidates were given several opportunities Wednesday to criticize former President Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate again. But they mostly targeted each other, with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley taking the brunt of the attacks as she gets more interest from donors and voters. With […]

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Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson ends 2024 campaign after Iowa caucuses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson dropped his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, ending a candidacy that was a throwback to an earlier era of the GOP but ultimately failed to resonate in a party now dominated by Donald Trump. Hutchinson’s exit came a day after he […]

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