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Valeri Langston is seen at a rally for Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes at John Marshall High School Friday, July 15, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters?

- Associated Press

Facing critical races for governor and U.S. Senate, Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin are hoping that their support for abortion rights in the face of a Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade can overcome the headwinds of a midterm election long expected to favor Republicans. But there's one key group their strategies might fail to mobilize: Black voters.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing two bills aimed at combating fraud in the COVID-19 small business relief programs Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

- Associated Press

Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the coronavirus last month, settling in for a reunion with first lady Jill Biden in their home state of Delaware.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate parliamentarian narrowed Democrats' plan for curbing drug prices but left it largely unscathed Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the chamber. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Senate Democrats clear procedural hurdle on marquee tax and spending bill

- The Washington Times

Senate Democrats on Saturday cleared a key procedural hurdle on the path toward passing their $740 billion health care, climate, tax and spending package, setting up a significant win for the party after months of tense back-and-forth over the cornerstone bill in President Biden's long-stalled legislative agenda.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the audience gathered during the Fancy Farm Picnic at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Cameron is a candidate in the Republican primary for Kentucky Governor. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

In wake of floods, typical barbs at Kentucky political event

- Associated Press

Republicans running for governor in 2023 took the stage at Kentucky's biggest political event Saturday, bashing Gov. Andy Beshear's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic while offering support for recovery efforts that the Democratic governor is leading in the wake of historic flooding and tornadoes.

FILE - Protesters march on Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville activists who put in long hours protesting the death of Breonna Taylor say they felt relief this week when federal officials charged four officers on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The indictments represent the first time Louisville police officers have been held accountable for Taylor’s shooting death in her home. Most of the new charges center around the faulty warrant that led officers to Taylor’s front door. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

- Associated Press

Louisville activists put in long hours on phones and in the streets, working tirelessly to call for arrests in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor - but it was mostly two years filled with frustration.

The U. S Capitol, is seen on Friday, August 5, 2022 in Washington. Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing the major impediment to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s paramount election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Democrats' big package: What remains in and what's out?

- Associated Press

It's nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track toward Senate votes this weekend.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies to a House Committee on Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing, about the budget request for the National Institutes of Health, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A West Virginia man was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, to three years in federal prison after sending emails that threatened Fauci and other health officials for talking about the coronavirus and efforts to prevent it from spreading. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Man who threatened Dr. Fauci, other official, gets 3 years

Associated Press

A West Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison after he sent emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci and another federal health official for talking about the coronavirus and efforts to prevent its spread.