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Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that accusations against him stem from political foes angry that he “loathes the swamp.” The Florida Republican, starting his fifth year in Congress, has been battling to preserve his political career since reports last week…

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MLB All-Star Game Yanked from Georgia Over Voting Law

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta lost Major League Baseball’s summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league’s objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive. The decision to pull the July 13 game from Atlanta’s…

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Gaetz Sex Probe Suddenly Threatens a Speedy Washington Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn’t take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling in conservative circles. Yet barely four years after arriving in Washington as a little-known Republican state legislator from Florida’s Panhandle, the 38-year-old unblushing defender of Donald…

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Supreme Court Gives Georgia Win in Water War with Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida’s water lawsuit against Georgia on Thursday, ending the long-running legal fight between the two states. The court rejected Florida’s claim that Georgia uses too much of the water that flows from the Atlanta suburbs to the Gulf of Mexico. Florida said its neighbor’s overconsumption is to…

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Former Representative Alan Grayson Considers Run Against Sen. Marco Rubio

WINDERMERE, Fla. (FNN) – According to FEC records, Democratic former Representative and liberal firebrand Alan Grayson has filed to run for the U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio next year. Florida Politics reports that Grayson filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Saturday to open up an exploratory effort for…

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Trump Defends Capitol Rioters, Says There was ‘Zero Threat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they posed “zero threat” to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. Trump complained to Fox News…

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Biden Vows Action on Migrants as He Defends Border Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will take steps to more quickly move hundreds of migrant children and teens out of cramped detention facilities along the Southwest border, President Joe Biden said. He was pushing back against suggestions that his administration’s policies are responsible for the rising number of people seeking to enter the country. Pressed…

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Romney Gets Profile in Courage Award for Impeachment Vote

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney was named the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Friday for splitting with his party and becoming the only Republican to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial. The award was created by the family of the late…

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