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  • Sub-tropical disturbance moves inland, threatens to spark severe weather May 23, 2022
    A storm of sub-tropical origin moved inland over the southeastern United States Sunday night into Monday and will continue to spread heavy rainfall and thunderstorms to the region into Monday evening. Although this storm was not named by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), had it reached tropical storm strength, it would have been the first...
  • Drenching thunderstorms to threaten flooding from Texas to Missouri May 21, 2022
    A surge of warmth has been felt across the region in recent days. For some, the hot streak has been even longer. Cities like Dallas and Austin, Texas, have spent more than a week with temperatures in the 90s F. For residents looking for some relief from the heat, a change in the weather pattern...
  • Deadly derecho leaves widespread damage in Canada May 22, 2022
    Massive power outages and at least ten casualties were the result of a powerful thunderstorm complex, known as a derecho, riding through a densely-populated corridor of southeastern Ontario and Quebec over the weekend. In Ontario, six deaths were caused by falling trees, part of the massive damage due to winds that gusted up to 82...
  • 1 dead, more than a dozen hospitalized after half marathon in NYC May 24, 2022
    At least one runner died and 15 were hospitalized on Saturday in New York City after the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon, which took place during the early stages of what turned out to be a record-setting hot spell that impacted much of the Northeast over the weekend, including the New York metro area. Of those...
  • Deadly Gaylord tornado was the strongest to impact Michigan in 10 years May 21, 2022
    Heavy damage has been reported in Gaylord, Michigan, after a large and extremely dangerous tornado was spotted in the area on Friday, killing at least two, according to local news sources. At least 12 homes were destroyed and more than 40 people were injured, according to Gaylord mayor Todd Sharrard. The tornado was given an...
  • Monkeypox fast facts: What you need to know May 24, 2022
    With the world still trying to mitigate new COVID-19 variants in the drawn-out coronavirus pandemic, the recent outbreaks of monkeypox in at least 12 countries that don’t normally see cases of the disease have understandably sparked new concern over possible health implications. According to surveillance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the United S […]
  • Climate scientist pinpoints what exactly is lacking in the scientific method April 1, 2021
    Dr. Mika Tosca, 36, a climate scientist and assistant professor at the School Art Institute of Chicago, believes a certain step, if not process, is missing from the scientific method: a lack of human engagement. Of all subjects and their relation to science, art is what she accredits to allowing her to explore ways to...
  • Drought, winds to fuel Southwest wildfires as heat builds May 23, 2022
    For weeks, the Southwest has been gripped by extreme drought, rapidly spreading wildfires and surges of heat. AccuWeather forecasters say that this trend will continue with the temperatures in some cities possibly approaching record territory. Across the Southwest, the fire season is already off to an active start. Earlier this month, destructive wildfires r […]
  • Frequent rounds of intense rainfall to raise flood risk in south-central US May 23, 2022
    Over 61 million people in the central and southern United States will be at risk from a slow-moving storm capable of producing flooding and severe weather this week. With days of rain expected and following a recent dry spell in the region, AccuWeather meteorologists warn that incidents of flooding could be widespread. Some locations from...
  • It's been 75 years since the first-named hurricane struck US soil May 20, 2022
    You know Katrina, Harvey and Sandy. Before that came Andrew, Hugo and Agnes. These are some of the most notorious hurricanes that have ever impacted the United States. But how is it that we know them? Well, by their names, of course. But while the formation and devastation of tropical storms may be as old...

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  • Ronny Jackson spending ‘likely implicates the prohibition against personal use of campaign funds,’ OCE says
    Monthly dues paid by Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson’s campaign to a private social club in Amarillo, Texas “likely implicates the prohibition against personal use of campaign funds,” the Office of Congressional Ethics has concluded. Documents collected by the nonpartisan ethics office and released Monday show Jackson joined the Amarillo Club, located in his congressional […] The post Ronny Jackson spending ‘likely implicates the prohibition against personal use of campaign funds,’ OCE says appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Democrats signal they plan to fight for NC Senate seat
    Democrats aren’t giving up on North Carolina’s open Senate seat just yet. After former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley easily won the Democratic Senate primary last week, an outside group said it would begin spending to support her race against Rep. Ted Budd, the GOP nominee. The effort suggests Democrats see a path […] The post Democrats signal they plan to fight for NC Senate seat appeared first on Roll Call.
  • CDC identifies four new presumptive cases of monkeypox, preps treatment
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified four presumptive and one confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States, and public health officials expect physicians to diagnose more Americans with the virus in the coming days. Unlike COVID-19, a novel disease that took the country by surprise and by storm, the U.S. has […] The post CDC identifies four new presumptive cases of monkeypox, preps treatment appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Rep. Alex Mooney ‘likely violated House rules and federal law,’ ethics office concludes
    Rep. Alex Mooney and his family vacationed at a Ritz-Carlton resort in Aruba mostly on the dime of HSP Direct, LLC — a company to which the lawmaker has significant personal ties — likely constituting an impermissible gift under House rules, according to an Office of Congressional Ethics report. Mooney also likely violated federal law […] The post Rep. Alex Mooney ‘likely violated House rules and federal law,’ ethics office concludes appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Capitol Lens | Trash of the titans
    A contractor with Nichols Contracting, Inc. climbs inside new trash and recycling bins outside the Capitol Visitor Center during installation on Monday. The post Capitol Lens | Trash of the titans appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Trump gubernatorial endorsements show questionable judgment
    ANALYSIS — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed dozens of candidates in 2022 Republican primaries for the House, the Senate and governor. Many have been safe Republican incumbents like South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Other times, Trump has endorsed high profile challengers or open seat […] The post Trump gubernatorial endorsements show questionable judgment appeared first on Roll Call.
  • House Democrats hold firm on Title 42 policy after court ruling
    House Democrats and immigrant advocates called on the Senate to vote against any legislation that would make pandemic-era asylum restrictions permanent, after a court ruling Friday that keeps the border controls in place for now. The Biden administration had planned to rescind the public health-related directive known as Title 42 on Monday, after the Centers […] The post House Democrats hold firm on Title 42 policy after court ruling appeared first on Roll Call.
  • What to watch in the Texas runoffs Tuesday
    Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, the Democrat in the House who has most consistently opposed abortion rights, faces the biggest challenge of his political career Tuesday in a primary runoff that has attracted intense national attention in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.  The race is one […] The post What to watch in the Texas runoffs Tuesday appeared first on Roll Call.
  • What to watch in Tuesday’s primaries in Georgia
    As former President Donald Trump has sought to maintain his hold on the Republican Party, he has trained his sights on Tuesday’s GOP primaries in Georgia, where he has endorsed nine candidates, including a former senator running for governor and an incumbent House member running for secretary of State.  Along with a nominee for Senate […] The post What to watch in Tuesday’s primaries in Georgia appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Open-seat primaries drive outside spending in Alabama, Minnesota
    Republican voters in deep-red Alabama and in an open Minnesota House district will pick nominees Tuesday in primaries that are likely to decide who comes to Capitol Hill.   A special primary for the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term in Minnesota’s 1st District drew a crowded field on both sides of the […] The post Open-seat primaries drive outside spending in Alabama, Minnesota appeared first on Roll Call.

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