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

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

Biden looks to recapture his political momentum with a full-court press on his domestic agenda

Biden looks to recapture his political momentum with a full-court press on his domestic agenda

A politically weakened President Joe Biden is looking 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. Officials tell CNN the President is now determined to recalibrate around his massive economic proposals: a $3.5 trillion budget…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

North Carolina court blocks state voter ID law, citing ‘intent to target African American voters’
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North Carolina court blocks state voter ID law, citing ‘intent to target African American voters’

A North Carolina state court panel on Friday blocked a voter identification law, citing discrimination against Black voters. The law, known as SB 824, was passed in 2018 after Republicans lost their supermajority in the legislature but before the new legislature took over. It was already on hold under a preliminary injunction, after North Carolina’s…MORE

Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families
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Biden administration appeals ruling that blocks expulsions of migrant families

The Biden administration on Friday appealed a federal judge’s ruling to block border authorities from expelling migrant families with children under a public health order linked to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia District Court acknowledged that his ruling would force the government to make difficult decisions, but…MORE