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August 16, 2022

First Line News Articles for Tuesday, August 16 2022

National

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants Espionage Act repealed

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Saturday called for the end of the Espionage Act, less than a week after the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

FBI nationwide operation locates 121 actively missing kids, child sex trafficking victims

The FBI announced the results of a nationwide sex trafficking operation on Monday, revealing that 84 minor victims of child sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation have been identified and located.

Judge refuses to immediately block Georgia abortion ban

A state judge refused Monday to immediately stop enforcement of Georgia’s restrictive abortion law, which took effect last month and bans most abortions once fetal cardiac activity is present.

From $39k to $155k, teacher salaries in the U.S. are all over the map

A 28-year-old teacher’s video announcing he quit his job in Ohio to go work as a manager in Walmart went viral in July and his story landed him on ABC’s Good Morning America.

$42.5 billion broadband rollout delayed until 2023 due to map inaccuracies

The $42.5 billion expansion of broadband in the United States has been delayed to 2023 due to the Federal Communications Commission updating its maps of internet connections.

Senate Intel Committee sends bipartisan request for transparency on Mar-a-Lago search

The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan request for more information regarding the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

Trump White House lawyer subpoenaed by grand jury in Jan. 6 investigation

Former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, according to reports.

Methamphetamine use propels drug overdoses in rural America, study finds

Roughly four of five people using drugs in rural parts of the United States are taking methamphetamines, possibly laced with fentanyl, a study published Monday found.

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier.

Biden to Sign Law on Tuesday Cutting Most Current EV Credits

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign legislation on Tuesday that will eliminate electric vehicle tax credits for most models currently getting up to $7,500 effective.

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