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Poll watchers are distinct from election officers in that they are not allowed to assist voters in the polling place. As their names suggest, they only watch, while reporting any issues to election officers who can resolve them, or to party officials.
Disputes over the package stem in large part from two moderate holdouts, Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), but Democratic leaders say they are closer to finalizing the initiative.
To date, only four of President Biden’s choices to be a U.S. ambassador to a foreign government have been approved by the Senate — three of them just on Tuesday. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking many of them.
Both sides presented written briefs to the Supreme Court in advance of next week’s hastily scheduled hearing on the law that has virtually shut down abortion within the state’s borders.
Hazard-reduction burns are aimed at reducing the chance of a wildfire or, at least, slowing one. But in this chess game with Mother Nature, humans have put themselves at a disadvantage.
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The move signals the possible revival of a process aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal that has been stalled for months and surrounded by uncertainty.
Snow fell near Mammoth Mountain on Monday at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California. (AP)
Like an epic fire hose, a long, narrow band of water vapor located in the lower atmosphere — known as an atmospheric river — doused California with nearly 8 trillion gallons of water Sunday and Monday, making a small dent in the drought.
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But climate experts question the numbers and the science Russia may pitch at the U.N. climate conference.
Downtown L.A. on Sept. 30. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The plan to help mitigate climate change could demand extreme lifestyle changes from residents addicted to car culture and 24/7 air conditioning.
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The video was released by the U.N. Development Program. The dinosaur was voiced by by actor and songwriter Jack Black.
Methane emissions are set to become a defining issue on Capitol Hill, at the EPA and at an upcoming U.N. climate summit in Scotland next week.
New York Attorney General Letitia James. (AP)
James, who could announce as soon as Thursday, oversaw the inquiry into the sexual harassment claims against then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo that led to his resignation. She is the highest-profile candidate so far to challenge Gov. Kathy Hochul in what is likely to be a fiercely contested Democratic primary.
The new FTC data suggest more Americans turned to cigarettes last year amid the stress of a fractured economy and a once-in-a-generation public health crisis.
U.S. companies are increasingly relying on a closed-door system to settle employee and consumer grievances.
The move could make the treatment available to millions in mostly low- and middle-income nations.