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Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is asking the legislature to allocate funds to hire 52 people to “investigate, detect, apprehend, and arrest anyone for an alleged violation” of election laws.
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A North Dakota coal-fired power plant was slated to close last year. But local officials blocked renewable projects in the area, and a buyer stepped in to preserve the life of the plant, promising to pump its emissions underground.
Tonga’s massive underwater volcanic eruption Jan. 15 could deliver long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, scientists say.
Female penguins are arriving later to give birth, and chicks are spending less time in the nest and must grow faster, a study shows.
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Progressives’ aspirations have been battered over the past several months as the failure of much of President Biden’s economic agenda becomes increasingly likely.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (AP)
In 2020, Democrats promised health-care reforms if elected. Now they are feeling pressure to deliver as the 2022 midterm elections loom.
Police have denied the allegations after an investigation by an Israeli news outlet found that the military-grade spy software is being used against the country's citizens.
New details emerged suggesting Omar Assad lost consciousness while still being held by Israeli soldiers.
Nazir Kabiri, center, a career technocrat and Finance Ministry official, prays with Taliban officials at an aid conference in Kabul on Jan. 12, 2022. (Pamela Constable/The Post)
This week, after lengthy legal and technical negotiations, the floodgates of foreign relief aid began to open.
The White House says the worst supply snarls may be in the past, but worker shortages worsened by the omicron surge and looming labor talks could bring more problems.
Activists say the risk of offending the world’s second-biggest economy has caused the companies to stay mum on China’s human rights abuses.