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Voters stand in line to cast their ballots during the first day of early voting in the U.S. Senate runoffs at Lenora Park in Atlanta in December 2020. CREDIT: Tami Chappell/AFP via Getty Images

Georgia Governor Signs Election Overhaul, Including Changes To Absentee Voting

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed a massive overhaul of election laws, shortly after the Republican-controlled state legislature approved it. The bill enacts new limitations on mail-in voting, expands most voters’ access to in-person early voting and caps a months-long battle over voting in a battleground state. Continue Reading Georgia Governor Signs Election Overhaul, Including Changes To Absentee Voting

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The Mulema family fled the Central African Republic, spent years in a refugee camp, and were eventually resettled in Newark, Del., by Jewish Family Services. CREDIT: Tom Gjelten/NPR

U.S. Refugee Program ‘On Life Support,’ Facing Big Challenges

Among the more daunting challenges President Biden faces in the coming year will be to make good on his goal of admitting 10 times as many refugees — 125,000 — as former President Donald Trump allowed to enter the United States last year. During his presidency, Trump ordered drastic cutbacks in the U.S. refugee program. Continue Reading U.S. Refugee Program ‘On Life Support,’ Facing Big Challenges

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In this May 8, 2003, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. CREDIT: Don Ryan/AP

Timber Wars Continued: Conservationists Sue To Save Spotted Owl Logging Protections

Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canada border to northern California, the latest salvo in a legal battle over logging in federal old-growth forests that are key nesting grounds for the imperiled species. Continue Reading Timber Wars Continued: Conservationists Sue To Save Spotted Owl Logging Protections

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Healthcare workers walk out of a King Sooper's Grocery store after a gunman opened fire on Monday in Boulder, Colo. CREDIT: Chet Strange/Getty Images

10 Victims, Including Police Officer, Identified In Boulder Shooting; Suspect Arrested

“Our hearts go out to all the victims of this senseless act of violence,” said Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold. All of the victims have now been identified and their families have been notified, Herold said at a news conference Tuesday morning. She then read out the list of the victims. Continue Reading 10 Victims, Including Police Officer, Identified In Boulder Shooting; Suspect Arrested

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Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. CREDIT: House TV-AP

After Dan Newhouse Voted To Impeach Trump, Conservatism In Central Washington Is Being Redefined

When Rep. Dan Newhouse broke with his party to vote to impeach President Trump, critics started to question his Conservative credentials. The state GOP condemned the impeachment vote, and Republican Party chairs in Grant, Benton, Franklin, Yakima, Adams, and Douglas counties demanded his resignation. Continue Reading After Dan Newhouse Voted To Impeach Trump, Conservatism In Central Washington Is Being Redefined

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