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On the 2022 Primary Election ballot

First hate crimes, now mass shootings. For some Asian Americans, feeling safe means owning a gun

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Nation & World

Guns have always made Lynn Kim nervous. She had never considered firing — let alone buying — one herself. Read story

Washington, D.C., Roll Call

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Northwest

Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week. Read story

End of public health emergency causes cascade of changes

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Health

The Biden administration’s plan to unwind the public health emergency tied to the COVID-19 pandemic will spur a whirlwind of changes related to telehealth, Medicaid, pharmaceuticals and other priorities. Read story

FILE - A flare burns off methane and other hydrocarbons as oil pumpjacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Under the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act, companies must start producing precise measurements of their methane emissions next year or face fines.

Difficulty measuring methane slows plan to slash emissions

FILE - A flare burns off methane and other hydrocarbons as oil pumpjacks operate in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Under the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act, companies must start producing precise measurements of their methane emissions next year or face fines.

February 5, 2023, 6:02am Nation & World

The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can plug the leaks and reduce the emissions that pollute the air. Read story

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department building in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2023.

Tech giants broke their spending records on lobbying last year

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department building in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2023.

February 5, 2023, 6:00am Politics

Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. broke their lobbying spending records last year as they fended off heightened scrutiny of their business models and power over the U.S. economy. Read story

FILE - President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington.

Biden makes progress on ‘unity agenda’ outlined in 2022

FILE - President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, March 1, 2022, in Washington.

February 4, 2023, 7:29pm Politics

A year ago, President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address to push top Democratic priorities that were sure to face a battle in the narrowly divided Congress but he also laid out a four-pronged “unity agenda” that would be an easier sell. Read story

FILE -- Attorney Mark Pomerantz arrives at Federal Court in New York, Aug. 12, 2002. Pomerantz writes in his new book, "People vs. Donald Trump: An Inside Account," that then-District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. authorized him in December 2021 to seek Trump's indictment, and laments friction with the new D.A. Alvin Bragg that put that plan on ice.

Ex-prosecutor’s new book details fight over indicting Trump

FILE -- Attorney Mark Pomerantz arrives at Federal Court in New York, Aug. 12, 2002. Pomerantz writes in his new book, "People vs. Donald Trump: An Inside Account," that then-District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. authorized him in December 2021 to seek Trump's indictment, and laments friction with the new D.A. Alvin Bragg that put that plan on ice.

February 4, 2023, 5:20pm Nation & World

As the Manhattan district attorney's office ramps up its yearslong investigation of Donald Trump, a new book by a former prosecutor details just how close the former president came to getting indicted — and laments friction with the new D.A. that put that plan on ice. Read story

FILE - Mark Splonskowski assembles electronic poll book kits that voters will uses to sign in at polling locations at the Albany County Board of Elections building, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. Attempts to develop the first-ever national standards for electronic voter rolls, the source of problems and hacking concerns in previous elections, may not be ready or available for wide use in time for the 2024 presidential election, concerning election experts.

Electronic pollbook security raises concerns going into 2024

FILE - Mark Splonskowski assembles electronic poll book kits that voters will uses to sign in at polling locations at the Albany County Board of Elections building, Oct. 14, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. Attempts to develop the first-ever national standards for electronic voter rolls, the source of problems and hacking concerns in previous elections, may not be ready or available for wide use in time for the 2024 presidential election, concerning election experts.

February 4, 2023, 4:56pm Nation & World

High-profile problems involving electronic pollbooks have opened the door for those peddling election conspiracies and underscore the critical role the technology plays in whether voting runs smoothly. Read story