Newly-elected U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) walks from his office to the House floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 26, 2023.REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday were debating their next move on how to avert a partial government shutdown next month, with one prominent lawmaker saying they needed to agree quickly on a “path forward.” Newly installed Speaker Mike Johnson was floating the possibility of extending funding […]

Health experts say Oregon should stay the course on decriminalization, drug treatment programs A core tenet of Measure 110 — the ballot measure Oregon voters passed decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs — is using cannabis tax dollars for long-term investments in drug treatment programs. Just one year after the first round of funding ended, […]

Measure will see US government funded until mid-November, but Ukrainian aid dropped as hard right Republicans dig in. The United States’ Congress has passed a temporary funding bill to keep the federal government running until mid-November and avert a costly government shutdown by leaving out aid to war-torn Ukraine requested by President Joe Biden. The […]

16 Mins Ago Senate Democrats will caucus at 3:45 p.m. Senate Democrats will caucus at 3:45 p.m. ET, a Democratic aide said, as the chamber considers a House-passed stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight. — Kevin Breuninger 42 Mins Ago House adjourns after passing 45-day stopgap bill A jogger runs by the […]

Body-based measurements may have persisted because they are convenient and offer ergonomic advantages over standardized units. From a report: Although standardized units are often upheld as superior to informal corporeal measures, people in many societies have continued to use their bodies this way well after standardization has taken root, notes Roope Kaaronen, a cognitive scientist […]

[1/2] Chinese and U.S. flags flutter outside a company building in Shanghai, China November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – Legislation to strip China of its status as a “developing nation” at some international organizations was passed by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, as members of the U.S. focus on competing […]

HANOI (AP) — While the Biden administration sees minimal damage from the disclosure of highly classified documents related to the war in Ukraine and U.S. views of its allies and partners, that assessment will get its first real test when U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets in Japan with counterparts from six of America’s […]

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – The Black Hills Regional Homeless Coalition, supported by Volunteers of America, was tasked this year to conduct a Point in Time, or PIT Count, to get an accurate head count of those living without a home in the Rapid City community. These counts are required by the U.S. Department of […]

Nov 15 (Reuters) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said on Tuesday it supports proposed federal legislation intended to protect gay-marriage rights, as long as it also protects the right of religious groups to believe such unions are against God’s word. The Utah-based church said

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