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Carter and the Kings: A friendship and alliance — but after MLK's assassination

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Slow start to New York's legal pot market leaves farmers holding the bag

New York's fledgling marijuana market doesn't have enough licensed retailers to sell the 300,000 pounds (136,000 kilograms) of cannabis grown by farmers in the state More »


Las Vegas ballpark pitch revives debate over public funding for sports stadiums

The proposal to help finance a new ballpark for Major League Baseball's Athletics in Las Vegas has revived nationwide debates about public funding for private stadiums, pitting Nevada’s powerful tourism industry and labor unions against some progressive groups raising concerns about ceding tax revenue when services such as public schools are funded below the national average More »


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 More »


Texas bans gender-affirming care for minors after governor signs bill

Texas has become the most populous state to ban gender-affirming care for minors More »


Michigan wildfire burns more than 3 square miles, emergency evacuation suspended

A wildfire in Michigan has burned more than 3 square miles but an emergency evacuation has been halted More »


Trump-appointed judge rejects Tennessee's anti-drag law as too broad, too vague

A federal judge says Tennessee’s first-in-the-nation law designed to place strict limits on drag shows is unconstitutional More »


16 South American migrants who entered US through Texas flown to California

Sixteen Venezuelan and Colombian migrants who entered the country through Texas were flown to California by chartered plane and dropped off outside a church in Sacramento More »


Lies, complaints and Larry Nassar: Takeaways from the records detailing Jeffrey Epstein's final days

Nearly four years after Jeffrey Epstein's death, thousands of pages of records obtained by The Associated Press are shedding new light on the financier’s time behind bars More »


America's religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade's reversal

In the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America’s religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways More »


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