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Beto O'Rourke speaks to Texas Organizing Project volunteers preparing to canvass a neighborhood in West Dallas Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The former congressman and senatorial candidate is driving an effort to gather voter support to stop Texas' SB7 voting legislation. As politicians from Austin to Washington battle over how to run elections, many voters are disconnected from the fight. While both sides have a passionate base of voters intensely dialed in on the issue, a disengaged middle is baffled at the attention. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Voting debate roils Washington but leaves many voters cold

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Brenda Martinez, a 19-year-old community college student, thinks the government should help immigrant students more.

Angela Ermold, right, and her sister, Denise Gracely, hold a photo of their mother, Marian Rauenzahn, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Fleetwood, Pa. Pandemic restrictions are falling away almost everywhere — except inside many of America’s nursing homes. “They have protected them to death,” said Gracely. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Latest: UK holds 1st festival since pandemic start

LONDON — Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — in the rain at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents in low-lying areas of Hancock County move their vehicles, lawn mowers, ATVs and boats to higher ground in Waveland, Miss., as a tropical system approaches Friday, June 18, 2021.  Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The poorly organized disturbance was located Friday morning about 255 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana.  (Justin Mitchell/The Sun Herald via AP)

Tropical Storm Claudette brings rain, floods to Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropi

Warsaw pride parade back after pandemic break and backlash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw is set to hold the largest gay pride parade in the region Saturday after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary again