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Proposed law would make it tough for abusive parents to get unsupervised visits with their kids

The mother and father had waged a bitter custody battle for years, and she repeatedly had told the courts that her ex-husband, Hamdy Rouin, had beaten her and threatened to kidnap their kids. Still, while the custody question played out, he was allowed unsupervised visits with the girls. During that New Year’s Eve visit, the …

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California Democrats urge Biden: Send us Afghan evacuees

More than half of the Democrats in California’s 53-member congressional delegation will send a letter to President Biden on Thursday saying that California is ready and eager to house Afghan refugees and special immigrant visa applicants. “Governor Gavin Newsom has announced his commitment to embrace refugees suffering through horrific events in Afghanistan, declaring California ‘a …

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Taliban Afghanistan Crisis Live Updates: US airlifts 19,000 people from Afghanistan in last 24 hours, China in talks with Taliban to expand CPEC

The United States has evacuated 19,000 people from Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, said the White House on Wednesday morning. With this, the total number of evacuees from Afghanistan since the operation began on August 14 has reached 82,300, White House deputy spokesperson Andrew Bates. At a time when world leaders are still weary …

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Herschel Walker begins Georgia GOP Senate bid amid unknowns

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker said he “can’t sit on the sidelines anymore” as he joined the Republican U.S. Senate race in Georgia. He’s running with some definite advantages — including his football fame and the support of former President Donald Trump — but also with a lot of unknowns in his effort to beat …

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AFL-CIO President Trumka, prominent U.S. labor leader, dies

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the largest U.S. labor organization and a key figure in Democratic politics, has died at age 72, representatives for the group said on Thursday. President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House that Trumka was a close personal friend. Trumka died unexpectedly of …

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Bears, merch and consultants: How Newsom recall candidates are spending campaign cash

New campaign finance reports reveal California recall spending: Kevin Faulconer has the most cash, Caitlyn Jenner is in debt and John Cox paid a consultant to suggest a bear. With six weeks to go before Californians decide whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, the favorite of major GOP donors is still Kevin Faulconer. The former …

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