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Opinion

Jan. 6 panel calls surprise hearing on new evidence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 panel has set a surprise hearing today to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern time today comes after ...

NMU appoints top staffer to mental health position

Editorials

In the wake of a student suicide some months ago and the sometimes emotional debate that followed, Northern Michigan University has named a top staff person as special adviser for campus mental health and wellness for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. We like the move, if for no other ...

Trump’s lasting legacy grows as Supreme Court overturns Roe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor by name. But as he spoke to a nation processing a seismic shift in the rights of women, he couldn’t ignore Donald Trump’s legacy. “It was three justices named by one president — Donald Trump — who were the core ...

Absentee ballots for the Aug. 2 primary already available

Editorials

Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary election is roughly five weeks away, but election officials advise that absentee ballots are available now. Among the statewide races to be decided is which of five Republicans — already whittled down from 10 after another five vying to be the GOP nominee were ...

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali ...

Gableman says he deleted election investigation records

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. Michael ...