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Voter ID, gig worker, other questions deemed constitutional

Voter ID, gig worker, other questions deemed constitutional

A question that would require voters to present an ID and a second that would grant new benefits for drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft while stopping short of declaring them employees have cleared an initial hurdle on their way to next year’s ballot. MORE

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The doses could begin the week of Sept. 20.MORE

US officials say 7 killed in Kabul airport evacuation chaos

US officials say 7 killed in Kabul airport evacuation chaos

Thousands of Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of Kabul’s international airport Monday, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto an American military jet as it took off and plunged to death in chaos that killed at least seven people, U.S. officials said.MORE

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment

The third-term governor’s resignation, which will take effect in two weeks, was announced as momentum built in the Legislature to remove him by impeachment and after nearly the entire Democratic establishment had turned against him, with President Joe Biden joining those calling on him to resign.MORE

Baker ‘not surprised’ by infighting in Massachusetts GOP

Baker ‘not surprised’ by infighting in Massachusetts GOP

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he’s not surprised that some GOP donors in Massachusetts have threatened to pull their financial support from the party following a series of fractious statements and positions taken by the party leadership.MORE

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama era health law

The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact Thursday in ruling that Texas, other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.”MORE

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