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DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border
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DHS to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti as migrants overwhelm US southern border

The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up deportation flights to Haiti to deter Haitians who are overwhelming Del Rio, Texas, a Customs and Border Protection official told CNN. The flights are expected soon, the official said. A Homeland Security official previously told CNN that a flight to Haiti went out Wednesday and that…MORE

Maricopa County and Arizona GOP-led Senate reach agreement after months of partisan sparring over 2020 ballots
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Maricopa County and Arizona GOP-led Senate reach agreement after months of partisan sparring over 2020 ballots

Arizona’s Maricopa County and the Republican-controlled state Senate have reached an agreement after a months-long dispute relating to a problem-plagued, partisan review of 2020 ballots. The local government had refused to hand over electronic voting equipment logs related to the November 2020 election. The state Senate has been sparring with Maricopa County officials who didn’t…MORE

Why we’re talking about the debt limit again
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Why we’re talking about the debt limit again

Republicans and Democrats in Washington are gearing up for their occasional fight over raising the US debt limit. Also known as the “debt ceiling,” it’s exactly what it sounds like — the maximum that the federal government is allowed to borrow. Why is there a maximum? Because Congress set one more than a century ago…MORE

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district
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High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the sky, obscuring the sun and speckling his mandarin trees…MORE

How Biden hopes to recapture his momentum after a week of unexpected setbacks
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How Biden hopes to recapture his momentum after a week of unexpected setbacks

A politically weakened President Joe Biden, hoping to spark a turnaround with a renewed focus on his domestic agenda after a month marred by a spike in Covid-19 cases and a messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, found on Friday the pivot could be easier said than done. A string of events over the course of an…MORE

Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19
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Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19

Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s four children have tested positive for Covid-19, his office said in a statement Friday. “Yesterday, two of the Governor’s children tested positive for Covid-19,” said spokesperson Erin Mellon. “The family is following all COVID protocols.” The Democratic governor, his wife and their two other children have since tested negative…MORE

Inside the creation of the US-Australia submarine deal
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Inside the creation of the US-Australia submarine deal

American and Australian officials have been in highly secret talks for months over a plan to share technology for nuclear-powered submarines, a process that was hatched more than a year ago and accelerated after President Biden took office in January. Officials familiar with the matter said the discussions were kept exceedingly quiet, even within their…MORE

Office of Trump’s defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley’s controversial call
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Office of Trump’s defense secretary held call with China on January 6, two days before Milley’s controversial call

A deputy to then-President Donald Trump’s acting secretary of defense held a call with his Chinese counterpart two days before the now-controversial call by Gen. Mark Milley, undercutting criticism that the Joint Chiefs chairman was out of line. According to two sources familiar with the matter, in a previously scheduled call on January 6, Deputy…MORE

The week in 14 headlines

The week in 14 headlines

This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held on to his job in a recall election, which President Joe Biden touted as a victory for strict Covid-19 mitigation efforts, including vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, a shaken US Capitol braced for an upcoming rally in support of those jailed in the January 6 insurrection. Monday More than half…MORE

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