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Biden to sign major climate and health care spending bill

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign a comprehensive Democratic spending bill Tuesday that seeks to fight climate change, raise taxes on corporations and expand health care coverage. Biden is expected to deliver remarks from the White House's State Dining Room at the signing of the legislation, dubbed the...
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GM recalls 484K big SUVs to fix problem third-row seat belts

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 484,000 large SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the third-row seat belts to malfunction. The recall covers Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades and GMC Yukons from the 2021 and 2022 model years. The automaker...
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New explosions rock Russian-controlled Crimea

The world’s attention on Russia’s war in Ukraine on Tuesday turned anew to the Russia-annexed Crimea, where two separate fires, including one with massive explosions, injured at least two people and forced the evacuation of around 2,000 residents. The second incident in a week in Crimea raised increasing...
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William Ruto wins Kenyan presidential election amid allegations of vote rigging

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga, a triumph for the man who shook up politics by appealing to struggling Kenyans on economic terms and not on traditional ethnic ones.
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The Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has formally apologized to actress Sacheen Littlefeather, who was met with boos from the audience at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, for her speech about Hollywood's mistreatment of Native Americans. David Rubin, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Trump is hoping to take a U.K. summer swing, but it is up in the air

Donald Trump had been wanting to make a visit across the pond to spend time at his golf properties in the U.K. later this summer. But Monday brought some complications: The former president claimed his passports were taken. In a post on his social media site, Trump announced that the...

Walmart sticks with second-half outlook after earnings beat expectations

Walmart topped analysts' expectations for earnings and revenue in the fiscal second quarter, even as consumers pulled back in discretionary categories like apparel. The retailer's profits are under pressure, but it is wooing more middle- and higher-income customers who have turned to the discounter for low-priced food and essentials because of inflation.

Homebuilders say U.S. is in a 'housing recession' as sentiment turns negative

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped 6 points in August to 49. Anything below 50 is considered negative. This marks the eighth straight decline in the index. "Tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and persistently elevated construction costs have brought on a housing recession,"...
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Palin, Murkowski highlight Alaska’s 2 elections on Tuesday

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters get their first shot at using ranked voting in a statewide race Tuesday in a special U.S. House election in which Sarah Palin seeks a return to elected office. Also, Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces 18 challengers in a primary in which...
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Biden to sign Inflation Reduction Act Tuesday

President Biden will sign climate and health legislation at the White House Tuesday, after many months of Democratic negotiations. In the weeks ahead, the White House says the president will travel across the country to articulate how the bill, which is entitled the Inflation Reduction Act, will help Americans. He'll also host an event celebrating the enactment of the bill on Sept. 6.