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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next five years — going against the Democrat's climate promises but scaling back a Trump-era plan that called for dozens of …

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul Friday of the state’s handgun licensing rules, seeking to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection.

A group of Democratic governors urged President Joe Biden on Friday to use federal facilities to provide access to abortions, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade last week. In a video conference with nine governors, including Kate Brown of Oregon, Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico […]

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At least two Republicans lawmakers will be required to testify before the Fulton County special grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump and Georgia’s 2020 elections, a superior court judge indicated Friday.

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BOISE, Idaho — In Arizona, Republicans are fighting among themselves over whether a 121-year-old anti-abortion law from the pre-statehood Wild West days, when Arizona was still a frontier mining territory, should be enforced over a 2022 version.

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The following couples recently applied for marriage licenses at the Adams County Clerk’s Office: Eric Glenn Castillo Jr. and Nikkia Jean Anders, both of Doniphan; Jacob Duane Krings of Hastings and Paige Marie Ketteler of Petersburg; Matthew Scott Bronson and Andrea Marie Lindner, both of Ju…

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A coalition of abortion providers asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday to block enforcement of the state’s criminal abortion laws and to declare access to the procedure protected under the Oklahoma constitution.

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A 49-year-old Hastings man was sentenced June 24 in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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A 31-year-old Doniphan woman was sentenced July 1 in U.S. District Court to six years and five months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

LINCOLN — With a deadline looming, one Nebraska initiative petition drive appears poised to qualify for the November ballot, while another, to legalize medical cannabis, is facing “potential failure.” Thursday is the deadline for turning in signatures for ballot initiatives to qualify for the general election. On Friday, Raise the Wage Nebraska announced that it […]

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NEW YORK — R. Kelly has been placed on suicide watch at Brooklyn’s federal jail following his 30-year sentence for sex trafficking — and his lawyer says the disgraced R&B star has no business being there.

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A former Georgetown University tennis coach who once coached former President Barack Obama's family was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids' way into the school.