Live Updates | IMF creates secure way to funnel Ukraine aid

BOSTON — The International Monetary Fund has created an account to give donor countries a secure way to funnel financial assistance directly to war-ravaged Ukraine. The multilateral lender said in a statement Friday that it’s launching the account at the request of several member countries. The goal is to help Ukraine meet its payment obligations … Read more

Jackson, COVID and a retirement show Congress’ partisan path

WASHINGTON (AP) — A milestone Supreme Court confirmation that endured a flawed process. The collapse of a bipartisan compromise for more pandemic funds. The departure of a stalwart of the dwindling band of moderate House Republicans. Party-line fights on Capitol Hill are as old as the republic, and they routinely escalate as elections approach. Yet … Read more

Mexico’s AMLO offers voters chance to kick him out

MEXICO CITY — Nearly four years after he won a landslide victory, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is facing the kind of poll numbers that would make many politicians flinch. Less than one-third of Mexicans think their country is on the right track, according to a survey by El Financiero newspaper. On nearly every important … Read more

Here’s why the cost of rabies vaccines is so high : NPR

An adult female fox was confirmed positive for rabies after being captured on the grounds of the US Capitol and being humanely euthanized. The fox bit at least nine people, including one lawmaker and a Politico reporter. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images An adult female fox was confirmed positive for … Read more

DeSantis takes on Disney in latest battle in the Republican culture war | Florida

It took a single stroke of Ron DeSantis’s pen, passing Florida’s so-called “don’t say gay” bill into law, to transform the self-proclaimed happiest place on earth into a scene of bitter conflict. Disney’s theme parks have become the latest battlefront in the pugnacious rightwing Republican governor’s culture war on what he calls “wokeness”, and on … Read more

Here’s why Mexico’s president is launching a vote to recall himself : NPR

An advertisement in Mexico City for the referendum called by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, scheduled for Sunday. Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images An advertisement in Mexico City for the referendum called by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, scheduled for Sunday. Alfredo Estrella/AFP via … Read more

Criminal referrals of former Trump officials pose thorny questions for DOJ

Tough decisions are piling up at the Justice Department (DOJ), which is now weighing three criminal referrals from Congress directed at former Trump White House officials. The referrals pose thorny legal issues for a department that has historically defended senior administration officials’ testimonial immunity in the face of congressional subpoenas. This week, the House voted … Read more

Shooting investigation at rural Georgia gun range near Atlanta

There was a heavy law enforcement presence and lots of police activity outside the range, located in the 510 block of Bohannon Road. According to the newspaper, ATF agents were among the investigators on scene. The shooting range is in a rural section of the county, about 50 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. “},{“_id”:”TLUXRN32VFHNDMTFM6EIUC2COU”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1649470769482,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:””}],”credits”:{“by”:[{“_id”:”matt-bruce”,”type”:”author”,”version”:”0.5.8″,”name”:”Matt Bruce”,”image”:{“url”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/ajc/dc7a35ff-39d3-471a-a595-7df0cbfd8749.png”,”version”:”0.5.8″},”description”:”Matt … Read more