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Prosecutor in SD Attorney General Impeachment Given the Job | Political News

PIERRE, SD (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed the lead prosecutor in the Senate impeachment trial against former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to fill the remainder of Ravnsborg’s term. Noem’s appointment of Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo as attorney general was effective Tuesday. “Mark Vargo returns integrity, experience and stability to …

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Democrats Bruce, Matthews Vie to Face South Carolina’s Scott | Political News

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) — Two women are in a Democratic primary runoff Tuesday to challenge US Sen. Tim Scott, who said this will be his last term if he is reelected. Author and preservationist Catherine Fleming Bruce and state Rep. Krystle Matthews finished first and second, respectively, in a June …

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NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, Who Replaced Cuomo, Faces Democrats | Political News

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the …

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EXPLAINER: NATO Holds Summit With Gaze on Russia — and China | World News

By JOSEPH WILSON and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked NATO back to first principles. Seven decades after it was founded, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is meeting in Madrid this week with an urgent need to reassert its original mission: preventing Russian aggression against Western allies. Leaders …

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Supreme Court Backs Coach in Praying on Field After Games | Political News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools. The court ruled …

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Seoul Urges China, Russia to Prevent North Korean Nuke Test | World News

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A top South Korean said Monday that North Korea is official UL targeting the South with its nuclear arms program, and urged China and Russia to persuade the North not to conduct a widely expected nuclear test. Unification Minster Kwon Youngse’s comments came after North …

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Detained LGBTQ Activists in Istanbul Pride Being Released | World News

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul’s LGBTQ Pride organizers say more than 360 people were detained by police Sunday following a ban on all Pride events. Kaos GL, a leading LGBTQ rights association, said all the detainees were being freed Monday after giving their police statement and undergoing health checks. Some were released overnight. District governors in …

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Sun Prairie's Jerry Kaminski makes college football decision | High School Football

Sun Prairie’s Jerry Kaminski makes college football decision | High School Football

Jon Masson | Wisconsin State Journal Sun Prairie quarterback Jerry Kaminski announced on Twitter on Sunday he has orally committed to the University of North Dakota. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Kaminski helped lead the Big Eight Conference champion Cardinals — coached by his father, Brian Kaminski — to a 13-1 record and the WIAA Division 1 …

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Nigerian Governor Lets Residents Carry Guns for Self-Defense | World News

By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian governor has ordered the issuing of licenses so citizens can carry guns to defend themselves against armed groups, a first among the measures drawn up to defeat gunmen blamed for the deaths of thousands in the West African country’s troubled northern region. Zamfara state …

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2 GOP Congressmen in Mississippi at Risk of Defeat in Runoff | Political News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state’s Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. US Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh term and was considered vulnerable after …

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