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Biden names combating inflation and rising costs as his top domestic priority
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Deepa Shivaram | May 10, 2022
President Biden laid out his plan to tamp down on inflation and rising costs in a speech at the White House Tuesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP President Biden said fighting inflation is his "top domestic priority" in an economic speech at the White House Tuesday morning and laid out ...
Elon Musk says he’ll reverse Donald Trump Twitter ban
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Shannon Bond | May 10, 2022
Left to right: Elon Musk and Donald Trump Jamie Squire/Getty Images;Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk says he would reverse former President Donald Trump's permanent ban from Twitter if his deal to buy the social network goes through. Banning Trump "was a morally bad decision, to be clear, and ...
Wisconsin voters with disabilities say their right to vote is at risk
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Barbara Sprunt | May 10, 2022
Martha Chambers, seen here at her home in Milwaukee, Wis., has relied on ballot return assistance for decades. The state's high court is weighing whether current Wisconsin law allows for that help. Darren Hauck for NPR Twenty-seven years ago, Martha Chambers was injured in a horseback riding accident that left ...
3 primary contests to watch Tuesday in West Virginia and Nebraska
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Elena Moore | May 10, 2022
Rep. Alex Mooney, a Republican candidate for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, addresses a rally put on by former President Donald Trump in Greensburg, Pa., on Friday. Gene J. Puskar | AP In the Republican strongholds of West Virginia and Nebraska, bitter divisions within a few notable GOP primary contests ...
Trump-backed West Virginia Rep. Mooney tops McKinley in GOP primary, per AP race call
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NPR Washington Desk | May 10, 2022
Rep. Alex Mooney, a Republican candidate for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, attends a Trump rally in Greensburg, Pa., on Friday. Gene J. Puskar | AP Updated May 10, 2022 at 9:13 PM ET Rep. Alex Mooney has defeated his fellow West Virginia Republican congressman, David McKinley, in a GOP ...
Here are the key primary election results from Nebraska
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May 10, 2022
Nebraska and West Virginia held their statewide primaries on Tuesday. In Nebraska's governor's race, Jim Pillen topped Charles Herbster, who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, and Brett Lindstrom. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
White House: Serious risk of nationwide abortion ban after McConnell floats the idea
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Deepa Shivaram | May 9, 2022
Abortion rights protesters hold a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court on Saturday in Washington. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | AP Updated May 9, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET The White House is saying the country is at "serious risk" of a nationwide ban on abortion two days after Republican Senate Minority ...
Democrats hope abortion will jolt young voters to action in the midterms
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Juana Summers | May 9, 2022
Young people who support access to abortion chant in front of un-scalable fence that stands around the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May 5, 2022. JIM WATSON | AFP via Getty Images After a draft opinion suggested that the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, President Biden ...
The leaked abortion decision blew up overnight. In 1973, Roe had a longer fuse
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Ron Elving | May 8, 2022
A counter-protestor holds a large cross during a youth pro-abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 5, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court's apparently imminent decision to ...