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Intel chiefs brief congressional leaders on Russia bounties

July 2, 2020, 10:45am Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence chiefs conducted classified briefings Thursday for congressional leaders who have demanded more answers about intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Read story

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested

July 2, 2020, 9:18am Nation & World

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday on charges she helped lure at least three girls — one as young as 14 — to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of victimizing dozens of girls and women over many years. Read story

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

July 2, 2020, 9:16am Politics

DENVER — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn’t shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. Read story

Supreme Court declines to hear Equal Pay Act case

July 2, 2020, 9:04am Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that employers can't use past salary history to justify a pay disparity between male and female employees. Read story

High court won’t hear abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ cases

July 2, 2020, 8:47am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. Read story

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material

July 2, 2020, 8:47am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Quiring wants to wait to hold listening session on systemic racism

July 1, 2020, 5:46pm Clark County News

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring said Wednesday that she would like to wait to hold a listening session on systemic racism, citing what she called “insults” against her as calls for her resignation persist. Read story

AP-NORC poll: White Democrats grow more critical of police

July 1, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

DETROIT — As a national reckoning over racism and policing grips the nation, white Democrats are far more likely now than they were a few years ago to think police brutality is a serious issue — a dramatic shift in public opinion that some say could shape the November presidential election. Read story

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

July 1, 2020, 3:02pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels. Read story

Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

July 1, 2020, 2:01pm Business

WASHINGTON — Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday, an unexpected development that came as spikes in coronavirus cases in many states are causing renewed shutdowns of bars and other businesses. Read story