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As students go back to school, many face a lunch bill for the first time in 2 years
Ximena Bustillo | August 25, 2022
Students eat lunch at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in Essex Junction, Vt., on June 9. The pandemic-era federal aid that made school meals available for free to all public school students — regardless of family income levels — is ending, raising fears about the effects in the upcoming school ...
DOJ releases a Mueller-era memo to Barr on the decision not to prosecute Trump
Ryan Lucas | August 24, 2022
The Justice Department has released a nine-page memorandum from 2019 to then-Attorney General William Barr that lays out the case for not prosecuting former President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Andrew Harnik | AP The Justice Department on Wednesday released ...
An Australian news site dared Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch to sue. Now he has
David Folkenflik | August 24, 2022
Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, is pictured in Idaho in 2017. He's now sued an Australian news site for defamation. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is suing the owner of a small Australian political news site for defamation over a column that held ...
First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 in rebound case
Washington Desk | August 24, 2022
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden exit Marine One at Charleston Executive Airport, S.C., on Aug. 10. Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 in a "rebound" case, though her office says she does not have symptoms. The White House Medical ...
Tuesday brought more evidence abortion rights could help Democrats in November
Domenico Montanaro | August 24, 2022
Democrat Pat Ryan speaks during a campaign rally Monday in Kingston, N.Y., before defeating Republican Marc Molinaro in Tuesday's special election for New York's 19th Congressional District. Ryan had stressed abortion rights on the trail. Mary Altaffer | AP Abortion rights once again appeared to be a key motivator for ...
Trump has raised millions. He may run in 2024, so where will all that money go?
Deepa Shivaram | August 24, 2022
In the days following the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, his political action committee raised millions of dollars. Morry Gash | AP In the days after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's residence at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, his political action committees raised millions ...
In a battle of Manhattan, Rep. Nadler tops fellow Democratic Rep. Maloney
NPR's Washington Desk | August 23, 2022
Rep. Jerry Nadler speaks at a candidate forum for New York's 12th Congressional District on Aug. 10. Frank Franklin II | AP In a battle of Manhattan, Rep. Jerry Nadler has beaten fellow Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a closely watched primary, according to a race call by The Associated ...
Maxwell Frost, one of the first Gen Z candidates for Congress, has won his primary
Elena Moore | August 23, 2022
Maxwell Frost speaks during a March For Our Lives Florida drive-in rally and aid event at Tinker Field in Orlando on March 26, 2021. Orlando Sentinel | TNS Progressive activist Maxwell Frost, one of the first members of Generation Z to run for Congress, has won his Democratic primary, according ...
A change to Florida’s ballot signature review creates headaches for local officials
Ashley Lopez | August 23, 2022
In this 2020 photo, an election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections in Doral, Fla. Lynne Sladky | AP Updated August 23, 2022 at 11:06 AM ET A change to Florida's election laws has created a new headache for some local election officials. A little-known ...
Here are the key primary runoff election results from Oklahoma
August 23, 2022
Oklahoma holds runoff elections Tuesday following June primaries, led by the contest to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe. See results for other states holding elections on Tuesday: Florida and New York. Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit