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Why courts aren't the fastest or clearest ways to solve election disputes – a former federal judge explains

(THE CONVERSATION) Pennsylvania is expected to be a key battleground in the 2024 presidential election, and a lawsuit that is already underway, months before Election Day, could muddle the vote counting process in November.
To avert confusion and public concern, this and any other suits that get filed about election rules will n ... (full story)


Online child safety laws could help or hurt – 2 pediatricians explain what's likely to work and what isn't

(THE CONVERSATION) Society has a complicated relationship with adolescents. We want to protect them as children and yet launch them into adulthood. Adolescents face risks from testing out independence, navigating peer relationships, developing an identity and making mistakes in these processes.
Today's teens have new areas of ri ... (full story)


Sports


Saudi Arabia to host women's tennis WTA Finals for next 3 years

Saudi Arabia to host women's tennis WTA Finals for next 3 years

Saudi Arabia will host the WTA Finals as part of a three-year deal announced recently by the women's professional tennis tour that will increase the prize money for this November's season-ending championship to a record $15.25 million, a 70% increase from 2023.
The event for the top eight singles players and top eight doubles te ... (full story)


When voters say 'no' to new stadiums, what do professional sports teams do next?

When voters say 'no' to new stadiums, what do professional sports teams do next?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like a loss in the playoffs, voter rejection of a stadium tax plan will force the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to reevaluate their approach.
The defeat recently of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredl ... (full story)


Running surfaces

Through the years there’s been an ongoing debate within the running community concerning running surfaces.
Some believe that hard surface running is injurious to the legs while others dispute that claim.
And despite the cacophony of assertions put forth by both sides of this issue, the jury’s still out.
Th ... (full story)


State


Latino voters are coveted by both major parties. They also are a target for election misinformation

PHOENIX (AP) — As ranchera music filled the Phoenix recording studio at Radio Campesina, a station personality spoke in Spanish into the microphone.
"Friends of Campesina, in these elections, truth and unity are more important than ever," said morning show host Tony Arias. "Don't let yourself be trapped by d ... (full story)


Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere

Florida's stricter ban on abortions could put more pressure on clinics elsewhere

The drive to Bristol, Virginia, from Jacksonville, Florida, takes more than eight hours. It's over 10 from Orlando and closer to 14 from Miami. Despite that distance, Bristol Women's Health Center is preparing for an influx of women from Florida seeking abortions when a stricter ban kicks in next month.
For many people who other ... (full story)