1/6 panel: Repeatedly says he lost, Trump refused to go
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been told time and time again: There was no voter fraud that could have swayed the 2020 presidential election. But in the eight weeks since his loss to Joe Biden, the defeated President relentlessly pushed his false claims of a rigged 2020 election. When that failed, he called the crowd to the Capitol on January 6. The House panel investigating the attack is expected to flesh out Trump’s plan to overturn Biden’s victory when its hearings resume on Monday. Biden called the attack “one of the darkest chapters in our country’s history.”
Biden vows to fight inflation as prices continue to climb
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inflation continues to take over the U.S. economy — and President Joe Biden’s administration. It’s a problem that has eluded Biden’s policy adjustments, brokered deals with the private sector, infrastructure spending and regulatory measures. He promises to keep fighting in a speech at the Port of Los Angeles. The port moved to 24-hour operations last October with a deal the White House helped lead. The Democratic president’s speech on Friday coincided with the release of the May consumer price index. The report said prices rose 8.6% from a year ago, the worst increase in more than 40 years.
Salvadoran women jailed for abortion warn US of outright ban
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world, prohibiting the procedure in all circumstances, including cases of rape, incest, fetal malformation and risk to the life of a pregnant woman. The country is particularly notable for its aggressive prosecutions – often women who simply miscarry are accused of killing their fetus and locked up for years or even decades for murder. The vast majority of women who suffer this fate are young, poor and live in rural areas. Abortion rights activists say El Salvador should be a cautionary tale of what could happen to the United States if its Supreme Court overturns the constitutional right to abortion.
Key moments from the January 6 committee riot video
In presenting its case to the American public, the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection made a central argument: Watch the tape. The centerpiece of Thursday night’s hearing was a video re-enactment of the attack on the Capitol. In 10 minutes, it unfolded point by point, showing the rioters running down and beating the police as the crowd stormed the building to prevent the certification of Donald Trump’s electoral defeat. The video had a powerful impact in the courtroom and among Democrats. Meanwhile, many Republicans downplayed the new footage or didn’t watch it at all.
Ukraine fears a long war will cause the West to lose interest
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its fourth month, officials in Kyiv have expressed concern that the specter of “war fatigue” could erode the resolve of the West to help the country repel Moscow’s aggression. The United States and its allies have given billions of dollars in arms to Ukraine. Europe has taken in millions of people displaced by war. And there was unprecedented unity in post-World War II Europe to impose sanctions on President Vladimir Putin and his country. But as the shock of the Feb. 24 invasion wears off, analysts say the Kremlin could exploit a protracted, entrenched conflict and possible waning interest from the West that could lead to pressure on the Ukraine to find a settlement.
United States: China’s military activity around Taiwan threatens the region
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has underscored U.S. support for Taiwan, suggesting at Asia’s premier defense forum that recent Chinese military activities around the self-governing island threaten to change the status of Taiwan. what. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday, Austin noted a “steady increase in provocative and destabilizing military activity near Taiwan,” including near-daily military flights near the island by the People’s Republic of China. “Our policy hasn’t changed, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be true for the PRC,” he said. Austin said Washington remains committed to the “one China policy,” which recognizes Beijing but allows informal relations and defense ties with Taipei.
Judge Blocks Texas Investigation into Families of Trans Youth
A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from investigating families of transgender children who received gender-confirmation care. The judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday ending the state’s investigations into three families who filed a lawsuit. The order also prevents the state from initiating similar investigations against members of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG Inc. The decision comes about a month after the Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of young people. transgender charges of child abuse while blocking the investigation of a family who had filed a complaint.
White supremacists annoy thousands of people on social media
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationalists and white supremacists are creating thriving macho communities on social media platforms like Instagram, Telegram and TikTok. The accounts use coded hashtags and innuendo to excite thousands of followers on controversial issues like abortion and the recent mass shootings. These are the issues that the Department of Homeland Security warned on Tuesday could drive some extremists to violently attack public places across the United States. The heightened concern comes just weeks after an 18-year-old white youth who claims he was radicalized on internet chat rooms walked into a supermarket in Buffalo. , New York, for the purpose of killing black customers. He shot down 10.
New York lawsuit against NRA can go ahead, under judge’s rules
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has said the state attorney general’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association is not a simple “witch hunt.” A ruling released on Friday rejects claims by the gun rights group that the case is a political vendetta. The decision means the legal fight can continue. Attorney General Letitia James’ 2020 trial accused top NRA leaders of financial impropriety. The NRA alleged in a court filing last year that James was acting in retaliation against the group because of his views. Manhattan Judge Joel Cohen said James’ investigation was prompted by reports of serious misconduct and could not be considered a politically motivated “witch hunt”.
Curry scores 43 goals to beat Boston, Warriors tie NBA Finals 2-2
BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 43 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The series returns to San Francisco with two games each. Curry added 10 rebounds and made a pair of baskets on a 10-0 fourth-quarter run that turned Boston’s four-point advantage into a 100-94 lead over Golden State. The Celtics have missed six straight shots during that span. Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 16 boards for the Warriors, who host Game 5 on Monday night. Jayson Tatum had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Boston.
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