Mississippi harms free speech by requiring state permits before protests, lawsuit says
A new lawsuit says a Mississippi law will restrict free speech by requiring people to obtain permission from state law enforcement officials for any protest near state government buildings in the capital city of Jackson.
US sanctions Russian intelligence-linked group over efforts to destabilize pro-Western Moldova
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on a group of people linked to Russian intelligence who it says has helped the Kremlin destabilize Moldova’s democratically elected government through protests in the Moldovan capital earlier this year.
Trump lawyers meet with Justice Dept. officials as charging decision nears in Mar-a-Lago case
Lawyers for Donald Trump were meeting with Justice Department officials on Monday as a decision nears on whether to bring charges over the handling of classified documents at the former president’s Florida estate.
After missteps with some Hispanic voters in 2020, Biden faces pressure to get 2024 outreach right
President Joe Biden’s small but notable past missteps when courting Hispanic voters have some activists worried that his reelection campaign won’t get crucial details right ahead of the 2024 election.
Dozens of dangerous rail crossings will be eliminated with $570 million in grants
The Biden administration is handing out more than $570 million in grants to help eliminate railroad crossings in 32 states just as the industry is increasingly relying on longer and longer trains to cut costs.
US defense secretary discusses upgrading ties with India to counter China
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has discussed upgrading partnership with India, a major arms buyer, and set a roadmap for cooperation for the next five years as both countries grapple with China’s economic rise and increased belligerence.
Sharing the sentence: Separation takes toll on incarcerated moms and their kids
Tens of thousands fewer women were incarcerated in the U.S. between 2019 and 2020 due to COVID-19, but as prison populations creep back to pre-pandemic norms, more children are being separated from their mothers, putting them at greater risk of health and behavioral problems, and making them vulnerable to abuse and displacement.
Wisconsin Republicans look for rebound, Democrats stay on offensive as 2024 fights loom
Wisconsin Republicans still reeling from an April election that saw conservatives lose majority control of the state Supreme Court hope to use their upcoming state convention to unify and refocus on the looming presidential race in which Wisconsin will once again be a battleground.
Haley says US forces 'need to align' with countries including Russia; campaign says she misspoke
Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has suggested that United States forces “need to align” with non-European countries including Russia to enhance global security, a remark that comes amid the Biden administration’s approval for millions more in military aid to assist Ukraine in fending off Russia’s invasion.
DeSantis signs Bible, Pence hops on motorcycle at 'Roast and Ride' event in Iowa
Amid plates of sliced pork, statement-making leather ensembles and piles of political T-shirts, eight Republican presidential hopefuls descended on Iowa to pitch themselves to voters and, in Mike Pence’s case, hop on a motorcycle.