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We all are familiar with a litany of reasons given why a photo ID should not be required to vote. They are designed to elicit sympathy for how onerous it is for a citizen to obtain one. It also is familiar to most that a counterargument has advanced showing that those same persons navigate through …

The operator, Colonial Pipeline, which transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston to the New York Harbor, according to its website, said it learned of the cyberattack on Friday, causing them to pause operations. “In response, we proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has …

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A new survey is looking at the technology needs for people living in Nashville. The hope is the results will help bridge the digital divide. News4 spoke with Elizabeth Young who works from home. She knows how frustrating it can be when the internet goes out. “My job is time sensitive …

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas lawmakers are poised to vote Thursday on a Republican-sponsored election bill that has received pushback from civil-rights groups and major corporations. The Texas bill comes after voting laws passed in Georgia and Florida that Republicans say will increase election security and Democrats contend will restrict voting access, particularly to minority communities. Florida Gov. …

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it supports waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, as countries struggle to manufacture the life-saving doses. “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this …

An infection control hotel quarantine manager in Victoria has been stood down amid a damning report by The Australian they had been reported to authorities twice since March for breaching protocols. Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson, said that Matiu Bush, general manager of COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria’s Infection Prevention and Control, had been stood down …

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year’s election was stolen from him. On Capitol Hill, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 Republican …

Bills in several states would grant new authority to poll watchers — who work on behalf of candidates and political parties — to observe voters and election workers. Critics say it could lead to conflict and chaos at polling places and an improper targeting of voters of color. In Texas, a measure under consideration by …

In 2016, Bustos also pressured former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to commit to the extension of passenger rail service from Chicago to Moline at a time when continued federal funding for the project was in question. Subsequently, she and other lawmakers got a commitment from the federal government to extend the $177 million set aside …

Federal agencies are investigating at least two mysterious incidents on U.S. soil with some hallmarks of the “Havana syndrome.” Lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed to NBC News on Thursday that they were briefed in April on the investigation. In 2016, U.S. diplomats and their support staff stationed in Havana reported …