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Voters of Harmony: How a Wisconsin township balances politics while picking presidential winners

It is hard living in harmony during these politically divisive times. But residents of a tiny Wisconsin town say they have the simple answer … actually live in Harmony. Residents of Harmony...
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Union soldiers posthumously awarded Medal of Honor for train raid in Confederate territory

President Joe Biden on July 3 awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to two Union soldiers who stole a locomotive deep in Confederate territory during the Civil War and drove it north...
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Smarter-than-human machines: Former OpenAI leader says public safety takes a backseat at the company

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company recently said on May 17 that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company. Jan...
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Leader of Project 2025 threatens a bloody “second Revolution” if Americans resist Trump’s power grab

The leader of a conservative think tank orchestrating plans for a massive political takeover of the federal government, in the event of a Republican presidential win, said that the country is in the...
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Water safety tips: What to know before kids head to an unsupervised beach or crowded pool this summer

With school out for the summer and temperatures rising across the country, many families will visit the beach, lake, or local swimming pool. Now is the time to review safety tips to keep children...
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Darryl Morin: The Presidential debate, an act of hate, and my four minutes with Joe Biden

Like many Americans, I watched the Presidential Debate both shocked and saddened as I heard from both candidates. For the first time in history, a current and former president were on the stage...
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Business politics: Corruption of U.S. Supreme Court was a corporate strategy 53 years in the making

The series of devastating rulings at the end of June and beginning of July are the consequence of a corporate strategy launched 53 years ago. For years, conservatives have railed against what they...
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Donald J. Trump v. United States: SCOTUS ruling overthrows central premise of American democracy

“This nation was founded on the principle that there are no kings in America. Each of us is equal before the law. No one — no one — is above the law, not even the president of the United States.”...
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Not unknown anymore: Black Union soldiers finally honored by name at Civil War battlefield in Vicksburg

Thelma Sims Dukes grew up during the 1940s and 1950s in a segregated Mississippi town steeped in Civil War history. As a small Black girl, she would walk to school through Vicksburg National...
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Survivors of October 7 music festival massacre unite in Tel Aviv to build a healing community

In the months since Hamas’ surprise attack sent them scattering across fields or hiding in desert brush, thousands of survivors of a massacre at a trance festival in Israel have come together...
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A failed Bolivian Coup: Reflections on how political violence impacts the lives of ordinary people

Bolivia’s Presidential Palace and main plaza in La Paz were under siege by its top military general and a group of soldiers on June 26. After an intense three-hour standoff that escalated with an...
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Democrats stick with President Biden as he concedes debate fumbles but vows to defend democracy

President Joe Biden worked forcefully on June 28 to quell Democratic anxieties over his unsteady showing in his debate with the criminally convicted ex-president Donald Trump, as elected members of...
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