Trump moves to dismiss Georgia election case on presidential immunity grounds

Former President Donald Trump is moving to have the election interference charges against him in Georgia thrown out, arguing he’s protected by presidential immunity. Trump has made the same argument in the federal election interference case against him, which has been paused until an appeals court hears arguments on Trump’s claim on Tuesday.  “The indictment…

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‘We’re going to win the caucus’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis deflected questions about what he will do if he fails to get a strong result in the Iowa caucuses, pledging to win the Jan. 15 GOP presidential contest in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.” DeSantis has thrown resources into the state to compete with both Republican frontrunner Donald Trump…

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Hawaii governor’s first budget after Maui wildfire includes funds for recovery and fire prevention

The federal government is covering the expenses for much of Lahaina’s clean-up and emergency housing. Green said that while it will cost more than $5 billion to recover from the fire, the state’s share will be about $500 million. The governor’s proposals are for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Lawmakers will consider the proposals…

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Seattle shelter for Native people set to close as U.S. hits highest reported level of homelessness

Homelessness in the U.S. is at a record high, according to new data released by the federal government this week. And as in previous years, Indigenous people are overrepresented among Americans experiencing homelessness. Members of Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit that serves Indigenous people in Seattle, are especially aware of what the homeless people in their community…

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Hiker rescued after getting trapped under 10,000-pound boulder for 7 hours in California mountains

A hiker’s legs were stuck under an estimated 10,000-pound boulder in California’s Inyo Mountains for a painstaking seven hours until he was finally rescued, officials said. Inyo County Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, was called to conduct the rescue mission after the local sheriff’s office was notified about the trapped hiker near Independence on…

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