Wisconsin lawmaker held in contempt over 2020 election records

Wisconsin lawmaker held in contempt over 2020 election records

This post was originally published on this siteWisconsin state Rep. Robin Vos (R) has failed to obey a court order to turn over records related to a partisan investigation into the 2020 election that he launched last year, a judge found.

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Annual Inflation Measure Accelerates to 6.4%

Annual Inflation Measure Accelerates to 6.4%

This post was originally published on this siteInflation reached a new 40-year peak in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s preferred gauge, buoyed in part by a surge in oil prices related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine combined with other supply problems and strong U.S. consumer demand.

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Mortgage rates race higher, hitting highs not seen since Dec. 2018

Mortgage rates race higher, hitting highs not seen since Dec. 2018

This post was originally published on this siteThe 30-year fixed average has risen more than a percentage point and a half in three months.

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Russia sets midnight deadline over rouble gas payments

Russia sets midnight deadline over rouble gas payments

This post was originally published on this siteVladimir Putin signs a decree ordering foreign buyers of Russian gas to open Russian bank accounts.

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Jobless Claims Edge Higher Amid Tight Labor Market

Jobless Claims Edge Higher Amid Tight Labor Market

This post was originally published on this siteNew applications for unemployment benefits, a proxy for layoffs, rose 14,000 last week, indicating a strong labor market in which employers are holding on to their workers.

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Concern grows that North Korea is preparing for first underground nuclear test in years

Concern grows that North Korea is preparing for first underground nuclear test in years

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States and allies believe that North Korea is beginning to make preparations for a possible underground nuclear test for the first time since 2017.

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Putin was misled about early failures in Ukraine, reports indicates

Putin was misled about early failures in Ukraine, reports indicates

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was part of a classified intelligence briefing about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He talks to NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the latest developments in the war.

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State Department will offer ‘X’ gender marker for U.S. passports

State Department will offer ‘X’ gender marker for U.S. passports

This post was originally published on this siteThe State Department on Thursday announced that it will make an “X” gender marker available on U.S. passports beginning next month, and the option to select the marker for other forms of documentation will become available next year. On State Department public forms,...

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