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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2024. There are 203 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 11, 1955, in motor racing’s worst disaster, more than 80 people were killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France ...

Presidential primary season is officially over

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential primary calendar has officially come to an end with weekend victories for Democratic President Joe Biden in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both Biden and Republican Donald Trump already clinched their party nominations in March, setting up a historic ...

Social Security reform is coming (really)

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WASHINGTON — No matter what President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump promise you, and no matter its past as the untouchable “third rail” of American politics, Social Security will be modified one way or another within the next 10 years. While both candidates are misleading ...

Speak out on state budget

Editorial

Lawmakers haven’t finalized the state budget, yet. That means there’s still time to let your lawmakers know what you want them to fight for. The state House and state Senate each has passed their version of an $80 billion budget, but the two chambers still have to meet to iron out their ...

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2024. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and Syria ...

Democrats will not benefit from republic-destabilizing lawfare

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WASHINGTON — Nearly 14 months after the first of four unprecedented criminal prosecutions against former President Donald Trump commenced in earnest, the Democrat-lawfare complex got its man: The Soviet show trial in “Justice” Juan Merchan’s dingy New York City courtroom produced its ...