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Same-sex marriage bill picks up more Senate GOP support

Those fears could still come true, as other Republican senators declined in interviews Tuesday to say how they would vote, even as proponents of the bill maintain they’re optimistic. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the retiring No. 4 GOP leader, said he’d decided but declined to say what his decision was. Retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) …

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Trump’s picks to oversee elections in key 2024 battlegrounds all lost

The Democratic sweep came after the party devoted significant attention and resources to secretary of state contests. The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State and its affiliates raised $30 million over the election cycle, about 7.5 times what the committee raised in 2018 and 2020 combined. iVote, a long-running outside group focused on battleground secretary …

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Chargers vs. Atlanta Falcons: Betting odds, lines and picks

The Chargers draw a 10 a.m. PST kickoff in their return from the bye against the first-place Atlanta Falcons. It seems weird to say that, but Atlanta’s offense under head coach Arthur Smith has improved by leaps and bounds this season. The defense has not, but the ongoing Chargers injury issues may limit the team …

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UCLA vs. Arizona State: Betting odds, lines and picks

Las Vegas sportsbooks have No. 12-ranked UCLA (7-1, 4-1 in the Pac-12) as 11-point road favorites at Arizona State (3-5, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. UCLA needs to keep winning to keep its conference title hopes alive as it trails Oregon (leading the Pac-12 at 5-0) and is battling No. 9 USC and No. 14 …

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Poland picks Westinghouse to build its first nuclear plant – POLITICO

Poland awarded a contract to build its first nuclear power plant to a U.S. bid as the country seeks to burn less coal and increase its energy independence. The government in Warsaw chose Westinghouse for the nuclear project, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said late Friday in a tweet praising the U.S. company’s “reliable, safe technology.” …

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