Friday's politics & policy stories


New Mexico county certifies election results after standoff

Dominion voting machine.
Shawna Chen
Updated Jun 17, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Uvalde hires law firm to block release of school shooting public records

Photo of a sign that says "Pray for Uvalde"

North Carolina judge vacates Freedom Riders' convictions

Montana Gov. Gianforte was vacationing in Italy as state flooded

 Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte speaking in the town of Emigrant in July 2021.

Trump: "I never called Mike Pence a wimp"

President Donald Trump displayed on a screen during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack.

Biden says U.S. does not know where Americans missing in Ukraine are

Lawsuit claims Fox News aided Georgia congressional candidate's campaign

Reports: SpaceX fires employees who criticized Elon Musk in open letter

Elon Musk in Wilmington, Delaware, in July 2021.

Former Trump aide Peter Navarro pleads not guilty to contempt charges

Former Trump White House Advisor Peter Navarro arriving at court followed by a demonstrator in Washington, D.C., on June 17.

Iowa Supreme Court says abortion rights aren't protected by state constitution

The Iowa state flag flies outside the State Capitol Building in Des Moines, Iowa

America's belief in God hits new low

People worship at a struggling church.

Yellowstone's historic flooding is an insurance nightmare

A severely home flooded house near Yellowstone National Park
Shawna Chen
Jun 17, 2022 - Health

Black advocates brace for maternal health disparities if Roe falls

Photo of a sign that says "Stay out of my womb" against the backdrop of a crowd of protesters sitting on a green lawn
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jun 17, 2022 - World

UN: "Tragedy of Mariupol far from over" for remaining residents

A Russian soldier patrols at the Mariupol drama theatre, bombed last March 16, on April 12, 2022 in Mariupol.

Biden signs bill to bolster security for Supreme Court justices' families

Anti-vaccine doctor sentenced to 2 months for storming the Capitol

Blinken says he raises LGBTQ+ rights "in every conversation" with Saudis

Photo of Antony Blinken speaking from a podium while Evan Ryan stands behind him

DOJ nabs first guilty plea for threats against election workers

Photo of Merrick Garland speaking from a podium