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Sinema says she will move forward with Senate Democrats' climate, health and tax bill

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced late Thursday she will "move forward" with Democrats' massive climate, prescription drug and spending bill, after Democrats appeared to reach an agreement about Sinema's concerns with the legislation.


4 current and former officers federally charged in raid that killed Breonna Taylor

Four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers were charged Thursday with federal crimes connected to the 2020 death of Breonna Taylor.


Senate will take up Democrats' tax, climate and health bill on Saturday, Schumer says

Senate Democrats' massive bill to address climate change, taxes, health care and inflation will move forward in the Senate on Saturday a

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Four people are found dead in two burning homes in Nebraska

LAUREL, Neb. — Four people were found dead Thursday in two burning homes in a small community in northeastern Nebraska, authorities said.

Nebraska State Patrol Col. John Bolduc said at a news conference that a man was seen driving away from the city of Laurel before the bodies were discovered and that investigators would like to speak to him.

Firefighters responding to a call Thursday morning about an explosion and fire at one of the homes found the body of a person inside, Bolduc said.

A jury says InfoWars' Alex Jones must pay 2 Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million

An Austin, Texas, jury today awarded the parents of a slain first-grader $4.1 million dollars for mental anguish caused by conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones' falsehoods about the Sandy Hook school shooting.

The two-week trial became at times emotional as the parents confronted Jones for the first time in the courtroom.

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White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency

The White House today declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

"We are prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously," Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said to reporters during a briefing on Thursday.


Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez is charged with bribery

Updated August 4, 2022 at 3:54 PM ET

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday on bribery charges related to the financing of her 2020 campaign, the latest hit to an island with a long history of corruption that brought fresh political upheaval to the U.S. territory.


Today in Nashville, 9 Republicans run for a seat redistricted out of Democrats' reach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thursday, voters in Nashville won't see their congressman's name on the ballot. Jim Cooper decided to sit out the race after redistricting when GOP lawmakers in the state redrew the boundaries of the 5th Congressional District into three separate districts more likely to elect a Republican than a Democrat, like him.

Cooper, a moderate Democrat, has represented the district for two decades and had survived previous redistricting battles, but the state capital has never been carved up quite like this in its entire history.

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A suspect who was mistakenly freed in the theft of Lady Gaga's dogs is recaptured

LOS ANGELES — A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said.

James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly five months after he was released from jail while awaiting trial "due to a clerical error," the county Sheriff's Department said in a statement.


The Jan. 6 committee is asking for data from Alex Jones' phone, a lawyer says

AUSTIN, Texas — An attorney representing two parents who sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre said Thursday that the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee has requested two years' worth of records from Jones' phone.

Attorney Mark Bankston said in court that the committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has requested the digital records.

The House committee did not immediately return a request for comment.