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Voting Battles of 2022 Take Shape as G.O.P. Crafts New Election Bills

A new wave of Republican legislation to reshape the nation’s electoral system is coming in 2022, as the G.O.P. puts forward proposals ranging from a requirement that ballots be hand-counted in New Hampshire to the creation of a law enforcement unit in Florida to investigate allegations of voting fraud. The Republican drive, motivated in part …

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Fearing a Repeat of Jan. 6, Congress Eyes Changes to Electoral Count Law

WASHINGTON — Members of the select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol are pressing to overhaul the complex and little-known law that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies tried to use to overturn the 2020 election, arguing that the ambiguity of the statute puts democracy itself at risk. The …

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U.S. Intelligence Sees Russian Plan for Possible Ukraine Invasion

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s growing alarm about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is based in part on U.S. intelligence that Moscow has drawn up plans for a military offensive involving an estimated 175,000 troops as soon as early next year. An unclassified U.S. intelligence document details some of the intelligence findings, including the …

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Read the Prosecutor’s Account of Events Before the Michigan School Shooting

Days after the authorities said a Michigan high school student opened fire at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, killing four people and wounding seven others, the prosecutor announced that she would also pursue criminal charges against his parents. At a news conference on Friday, Karen D. McDonald, the prosecutor in Oakland County, Mich., detailed …

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Money Found by Plumber at Joel Osteen’s Church Is Tied to 2014 Burglary, Police Say

Seven years ago, Lakewood Church, the Houston megachurch led by Joel Osteen, the prominent televangelist, reported that $200,000 in cash and $400,000 in checks had been stolen from a church safe. Last month, the money may have been discovered — not by detectives or church personnel, but rather by a plumber fixing a toilet inside …

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Inside a Sequencing Lab on the Front Lines of America’s Search for Omicron

OMAHA — Researchers in Nebraska had just finished sequencing six samples of the Omicron variant, the most discovered anywhere in the United States. They just didn’t know it yet. In a closet-size room with two chairs and no windows, the scientists had extracted the genetic information from 64 new coronavirus samples, as they do every …

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Michigan Shooting Suspect’s Parents Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Prosecutors in Michigan took a rare step on Friday by filing involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of the 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting four students in the halls of Oxford High School, saying that they had bought the semiautomatic handgun that he used to carry out the deadly rampage as a Christmas gift. Karen …

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