November 19, 2021

U.S. Domestic spending plan

House moves toward OK of Dems’ sweeping social, climate bill

Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources toward their domestic priorities. House approval, expected on a near party-line vote, would

Legal Beat

Defense attorneys rest their cases at Arbery death trial

Photo: Defendant Travis McMichael testifies during his trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 in Brunswick, Ga.  Defense attorneys rested their case in the Ahmaud Arbery trial Thursday after calling just seven witnesses, including the shooter, who testified that Arbery did not threaten him in

Drug abuse

US overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

This photo provided by Nancy Sack shows Carter Lange, Kim Gustavson, Jason Lange, Matthew Gustavson and Travis Gustavson. Nancy Sack’s grandson, Travis Gustavson, died at age 21 in Mankato after overdosing on what he thought was heroin but was actually laced with fentanyl.(Katie Tettam /Nancy Sack via AP) An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug

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