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Most Americans support using the popular vote to decide U.S. presidents, data shows

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:01

There have been five presidents who won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, including George W. Bush and Donald Trump.

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A Florida license plate has reopened the debate over the 'Don't tread on me' flag

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:01

Gov. Ron DeSantis says a plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Others say the flag symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.

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The U.S. lost track of why it was in Afghanistan, former commander says

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:00

Recently retired General Frank McKenzie reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, who bears responsibility for the way it unfolded, and how the U.S. "lost track" of why it was in the country.

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Le bon temps continue to roll on Cajun radio in Southern Louisiana

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:00

Eight radio stations in Southern Louisiana still broadcast partially in French as they try to keep alive a dying language in the area. French has been spoken there since the mid-1700s.

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Their mentor was attacked. Now young OB-GYNs may leave Indiana

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 05:00

Dr. Caitlin Bernard was publicly vilified for providing abortion care to a 10-year-old rape victim. And that's got some medical residents who were open to practicing in Indiana thinking again.

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Some Native Americans say this Pilgrim site is failing as a bi-cultural museum

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:44

Members of Massachusetts's Wampanoag community say the people running the Patuxet living history site have done little to ingratiate themselves with tribes.

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A stranded whale is removed from the Seine River and will be moved to saltwater

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:10

A veterinary team was planning to transport the 4-meter-long (13-foot-long) whale to a coastal spot in the northeastern French port town of Ouistreham for "a period of care."

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A Brazil court reopens the case of a rainforest park larger than New York City

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 02:07

The court's decision reopened a lawsuit that invalidates a protected area in Brazil's Amazon.

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With Trump's backing, Michels wins the Wisconsin GOP primary for governor

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 23:36

Republican Tim Michels, a construction executive endorsed by former President Donald Trump, will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in what could be a tight race for Wisconsin governor in November.

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