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Amid End To COVID Help, Homelessness Surging In Many Cities

Amid end to COVID help, homelessness surging in many cities By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, MICHAEL CASEY and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In California’s capital, massive tent encampments have risen along the American River and highway overpasses have become havens for homeless people, whose numbers have jumped a staggering nearly 70% over two …

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Family Of Victim In ‘Serial’ Case Asks Court To Halt Case

Family of victim in ‘Serial’ case asks court to halt case By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The family of the victim in the murder case chronicled in the first season of the “Serial” podcast has asked Maryland’s intermediate appellate court to halt Adnan Syed’s court case pending the family’s appeal of …

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Delaware Justices Eye Vote By Mail, Same-day Registration

Delaware justices eye vote by mail, same-day registration By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Democratic attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling declaring a new vote-by-mail law unconstitutional and prohibiting voting by mail in the upcoming November election. The justices heard arguments Thursday in a …

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EXPLAINER: What’s Next In Musk’s Epic Battle With Twitter?

EXPLAINER: What’s next in Musk’s epic battle with Twitter? By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer Eds: UPDATES: Updates to include Thursday court action from judge Elon Musk’s monthslong tussle with Twitter took another twist this week when the Tesla billionaire seemed to return to where he started in April — offering to buy the company for $44 …

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Judge Delays Twitter Trial, Gives Elon Musk Time To Seal Buyout

Judge delays Twitter trial, gives Elon Musk time to seal buyout By MATT O’BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers A judge has delayed a looming trial between Twitter and Elon Musk, giving the Tesla CEO more time to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company after months spent fighting to get out of it. …

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Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Pays $21,000 Water Bill

Maryland gubernatorial candidate pays $21,000 water bill His campaign said that ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Maryland governor Wes Moore has paid about $21,000 to settle an outstanding water bill in Baltimore. The unpaid bill, first reported by The Baltimore Brew, was for Moore’s home with a pool in the Guilford neighborhood of …

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Maryland court hears arguments on mail-in ballot counting

Maryland court hears arguments on mail-in ballot counting ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Judges on Maryland’s highest court questioned a lawyer’s argument Friday that it would be unconstitutional to let mail-in ballots be counted earlier than currently allowed. Attorney C. Edward Hartman told the Court of Appeals that it was up to the General Assembly, not …

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Elon Musk says he wants Twitter again and will pay $44B price

Musk says he wants Twitter again and will pay $44B price By TOM KRISHER, MATT O’BRIEN, RANDALL CHASE and BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press Elon Musk wants Twitter again — and Twitter is game. The billionaire Tesla CEO has proposed to buy the company at the originally agreed-on price of $44 billion, bringing the tumultuous, monthslong saga another step …

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