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Texas Legislature sends sweeping GOP voting bill to governor

AUSTIN, Texas ((DailyNews)) — The GOP-controlled Texas Legislature passed a broad overhaul of the state’s election laws Tuesday, tightening already strict voting rules and dealing a bruising defeat to Democrats …

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Democrats face new hurdles in legal fight over redistricting

The fight over redrawing political maps is just ramping up in state legislatures and nonpartisan commissions around the country. But both Republicans and Democrats already are planning for major showdowns …

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Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases

ORLANDO, Fla. ((DailyNews)) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Saturday, as …

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First openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women’s soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances. Quinn …

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Missouri governor drops voter-approved Medicaid expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ((DailyNews)) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson dropped plans Thursday to expand the state’s Medicaid health care program to thousands of low-income adults after the Republican-led Legislature refused …

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