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Sleepy school board races are waking up to Covid and critical race theory debates

School board meetings became battlegrounds during the pandemic. Now, the influence of PACs and outside groups has put a spotlight on the November election.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.

'It is work': Pete Buttigieg rebuts Tucker Carlson's paternity leave comments

Buttigieg says it's time for the U.S. to join "pretty much every other country in the world" on paid family leave.
Secretary Buttigieg Visits Port Of Baltimore
Secretary Buttigieg Visits Port Of Baltimore

Supply chain crisis has voters on edge

As the pandemic pushes people toward online shopping websites, consumption has increased dramatically — and supply chains can’t keep up.
Image: BESTPIX - Global Supply Chain Disruptions Continue As Covid Pandemic Persists
Image: BESTPIX - Global Supply Chain Disruptions Continue As Covid Pandemic Persists

After 9/11, China grew into a superpower as a distracted U.S. fixated on terrorism, experts say

In 2001, the Bush administration was focused on China and tensions had spiked. The 9/11 attacks were a "geopolitical gift to China,“ says one expert.
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing
Image: Tiananmen Square Beijing
22h ago

After the Jan. 6 riot, police departments confront the mental health toll of the job

Jeffrey Smith died by suicide days after defending the Capitol on Jan. 6. His widow wants his death counted with those who died in the line of duty.
Image: Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021.
Image: Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021.

Clinton expected to be out of hospital Sunday

"All health indicators are trending in the right direction," a spokesman said, as the ex-president continued to receive antibiotics for an infection.
Image: Bill Clinton, Key Speakers At The Bloomberg Global Business Forum
Image: Bill Clinton, Key Speakers At The Bloomberg Global Business Forum

America has an unprecedented free lunch experiment. But schools can't find food.

The supply chain shortages hitting the entire country are leaving school cafeterias short of items from utensils to syrup packets.
Image: School Lunch
Image: School Lunch

Trump's stolen election lie is on the ballot in 2022, thanks to these candidates

The issue is particularly animating campaigns for secretary of state in electoral battlegrounds that narrowly backed Biden over Trump in 2020.
Image: Donald Trump walks out to speak during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb 28, 2021.
Image: Donald Trump walks out to speak during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Feb 28, 2021.

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized with infection

Former President Bill Clinton is said to be in good spirits after sources tell NBC News he was diagnosed with a urological infection that spread into his bloodstream. In a joint statement, Clinton’s doctors said that he’s “responding to antibiotics well.”
Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized with infection
Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized with infection

Capitol Police officer charged with obstructing riot investigation

Officer Michael Angelo Riley was charged Friday with trying to protect someone later accused of illegally entering the Capitol during the riot.
Michael Riley
Michael Riley

Biden administration again asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

The Supreme Court declined in early September to block the law, which went into effect on Sept. 1.
Image: A demonstrator cheers during a Planned Parenthood Day of Action Rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 2021.
Image: A demonstrator cheers during a Planned Parenthood Day of Action Rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 2021.