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Ketanji Brown Jackson of Miami is sworn in to the United States Supreme Court

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who grew up in Miami, was sworn in on Thursday, June 30, 2022 as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In this photo during her confirmation process, she greets Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., before they meet at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 31, 2022. […]

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AUTO RACING: Upcoming road races for NASCAR, F1 and IndyCar

Chase Elliott burns out after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Lebanon, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Marc Humphrey PA All times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Kwik Trip 250 Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Time: Saturday, practice, 11:30 a.m. and qualifications, 12:20 p.m.; Sunday, race, 3 p.m. (USA). Track: Road America. […]

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Live Updates | German Scholz: The West will not “torpedo” the G20

Leaders of the Group of Seven pose during a group photo at the G7 summit at Elmau Castle in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, June 26, 2022. The major economic powers of the Group of Seven se gather in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. From left to right, Italian Prime Minister Mario […]

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Pfizer says modified COVID-19 injections boost omicron protection

FILE – A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, December 15, 2021. Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and enhances protection. The announcement on Saturday, June 25, 2022 comes just days before […]

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Offshore wind boosted as Biden and East Coast governors team up

FILE – Deepwater Wind turbines sit in the water off Block Island, RI, August 23, 2019. The White House is launching an official partnership with 12 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry . It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plan for climate change. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi, File) Rodrique Ngowi […]

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Title IX: Scurry’s Career, Law Forever Tied to the Smithsonian

FILE – United States goalkeeper Briana Scurry celebrates after blocking a penalty kick in overtime by China’s Ying Liu during the Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 1999. Scurry’s football jersey from the 1999 Women’s World Cup takes place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African […]

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Facebook and the United States sign an agreement to end discriminatory real estate ads

FILE – Facebook’s Meta logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, October 28, 2021. According to a report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, Facebook and parent company Meta have once again not succeeded in detecting flagrant and violent cases. hate speech in ads submitted to the platform by non-profit groups Global […]

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In this legislative session, education triumphs

Idaho’s public school system won many victories during this week’s legislative session for 2022. To thank lawmakers and Gov. Brad Little for making unprecedented investments in education is an understatement for our students, schools, and institutions and the dedicated educators across our state who keep our system running despite enormous challenges, particularly over the last […]

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1/6 panel to hear Raffensperger, other Trump pushed

FILE – Outgoing Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, center, and his wife Tricia arrive for election night May 24, 2022, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The House Select Committee is expected to hear testimony from Raffensperger on the extraordinary pressure he faced with former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could topple the […]

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EXPLAINER: What is Title IX and what impact has it had?

Title IX, the law best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campus, turns 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being guided by Congress in part by Representative Patsy Mink, a Democrat from Hawaii who was the first woman […]

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Community colleges in Idaho should offer four-year degrees

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Community colleges in Idaho, such as Treasure Valley’s College of Western Idaho, should begin offering four-year degrees, according to retired Boise State University president Bob Kustra. PHOTO COURTESY OF […]

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‘Lightyear’ a cosmic adventure with deceptive depth

On the surface, “Lightyear,” the latest Pixar film, is a perfectly adequate family space adventure. There’s action, moments of peril, epic visual sizzle, and a robotic cat sidekick that steals the stage. But there’s also a very relevant theme there, just under the film’s highly polished surface. “Lightyear” operates under the idea that it was […]

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Some, but not all, cities in Idaho have the June 19 shutdown

Federal government agencies and banks will observe the holidays on Monday. Some cities will also close their offices, but others will not. NAMPA, Idaho- This article originally appeared in the Idaho Press. The towns of Treasure Valley are mixed over their responses to Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas […]

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Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economic fears

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank’s electronic board showing the Hong Kong stock index in Hong Kong, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Asian stocks rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by three-quarters of a point and signaled that further rate hikes were coming to fight inflation. (AP […]

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The AP interview: Biden says recession is ‘not inevitable’

President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci PA WASHINGTON President Joe Biden told The Associated Press on Thursday that the American people are “really, really depressed” after two tumultuous years with the […]

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Mickelson’s thumbs-up doesn’t bring normalcy to US Open

Brooks Koepka hits a shot onto a green during a practice round before the U.S. Open golf tournament, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Charles Krupa PA BROOKLINE, Mass. Phil Mickelson weaved his way down the first fairway and gave a thumbs up almost out of habit, […]

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Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards Reminds Us What Heroism Looks Like

Every Republican who has ever denied or tried to downplay the horribly destructive reality of the violence at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 should be required to sit down and listen to the testimony of Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards . And if it means tying them to a chair and holding […]

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31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho Pride event

(AP) – Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near a Pride event in Idaho on Saturday after they were found crammed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear . The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy shirts and tan hats with white balaclavas covering […]

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Idaho officials slam new report on Snake River dams breach

A new report shows that breaking dams on the lower Snake River, while driving a high price, could benefit endangered fish. But the report released by Democrats will be a tough sell for Idaho politicians, despite a dam-breaking congressman’s plea. On Thursday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a draft of […]

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Opening of hearings on Capitol riots, focused on extremists and Trump

Rioters shout at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol unfolded in the eyes of the world. But the House committee investigating the attack believes a scarier story has yet to be told. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Julio Cortez PA WASHINGTON With never-before-seen video, […]

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Mississippi lawmaker with ethics issues forced into GOP runoff

FILE – Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., participates in a swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 19, 2020. 2022 Garcia is expected to advance through November with one of the Democrats as the top two in the race. Garcia rejected Arizona and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Biden and opposed the impeachment of President Donald […]

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Three Idaho cities among the fastest growing in the country

Three of Boise’s suburbs are ranked in the top 15 fastest growing cities in the country, according to recent data from the US Census Bureau. Meridian, Caldwell and Nampa placed 13th, 14th and 15th respectively. All their populations increased by at least 5% last year. “Often, growth reflects a strong economy, and I think this […]

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Canada’s men back in training after meeting with federation

Fans sit and gather outside BC Place stadium after the men’s national soccer team friendly match against Panama was canceled due to a labor dispute, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday June 5, 2022. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) DARYL DYCK PA Canada Soccer says its men’s World Cup squad has returned to training […]

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McKennie and Johnson start for USA in exhibition against Uruguay

KANSAS CITY, Kan. Midfielder Weston McKennie made his first start for club and country since breaking his foot on February 22 and Sean Johnson was in goal for the United States for the first time in more than two years for Sunday’s exhibition against Uruguay. In the second of four World Cup warm-ups this month, […]

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American Airlines gives more optimistic outlook for summer revenue

FILE – American Airlines planes are parked at the gates of Miami International Airport, Nov. 23, 2021, in Miami. American Airlines joins rivals in predicting a revenue boom this summer as people crowd onto planes after a two-year pandemic. American said Friday that second-quarter revenue would rise 11% to 13% from the same quarter in […]

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Biden decides on visit to Saudi Arabia as OPEC+ increases oil production

In this photo released by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. U.S. strategic interests in oil and security are pushing President Joe Biden toward a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a […]

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Pulisic criticizes the level of American support during the victory over Morocco

U.S. forward Tim Weah celebrates his goal during the first half of the team’s international friendly soccer match against Morocco, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean) Jeff Dean PA CINCINNATI US captain Christian Pulisic slammed the level of US support from the 19,512 crowd at TQL Stadium in a 3-0 win over […]