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Police vehicles are parked outside the Perry Middle School and High School complex following a school shooting, in Perry, Iowa, on Thursday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2024
Sixth-grade student killed in Iowa school shooting, suspect dead
Police also discovered an improvised explosive device when searching the high school.
Voting signs outside a polling location in the city of Toledo in Ohio on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 8, 2023
Abortion rights advocates and Democrats score wins in U.S. votes
A string of electoral victories including in conservative Ohio and Kentucky show reproductive rights remain a potent issue.
Former U.S. President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attends one of his campaign rallies in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
WORLD
Aug 1, 2023
Trump's bid to quash Georgia probe rejected by judge
The judge denied Trump's request to disqualify the lead prosecutor, block any potential indictments and throw out a special grand jury report.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 20, 2023
Donald Trump could be charged any day — what happens next?
Any trial of the former U.S. president would still be more than a year away, legal experts have said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2023
Witnesses in Trump election meddling probe may have lied under oath
Among the 75 witnesses who gave sworn testimony were close Trump allies such as lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2022
'Red flag' gun laws in focus after attack at LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado
The laws allow courts to issue 'extreme risk protection orders,' removing firearms from individuals considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Oct 29, 2022
With U.S. midterms ahead, Musk's Twitter takeover sparks misinformation fears
The Tesla CEO has vowed to loosen the reins on chatter within the social media app, which in recent years had striven to limit toxic content it viewed as dangerously false.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Nov 20, 2021
Hero or vigilante? Kyle Rittenhouse verdict reignites polarized U.S. gun debate
Guns have long been a potent political issue in the United States, where permissive laws have led to the highest rate of civilian firearm ownership in the world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 4, 2021
U.S. business leaders launch $250 million campaign against anti-Asian hate
The five-year drive will set up a national infrastructure for a community targeted in a rising number of racial attacks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 2, 2021
Asian American groups push for socio-political clout with funding surge
Asian Americans are the country's fastest growing ethnic group, yet have long been overlooked in national discussions about diversity and racial equity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 12, 2021
Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party
The resistance to a third party among some of Trump's toughest Republican critics underscores the extreme difficulty of such a political revolt.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 10, 2019
Armed with new power, Democrats push for stricter U.S. gun laws
Democratic lawmakers are pushing stricter gun laws in statehouses across the country, emboldened by sweeping electoral victories in 2018 and confident that public opinion is on their side a year after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 15, 2018
Trump's baseless voter fraud allegations seen marring U.S. faith in elections
More than a dozen times in the past seven days, President Donald Trump has alleged, contrary to evidence, that the recount of Florida's elections for governor and the U.S. Senate has been marred by fraud.
WORLD
Aug 6, 2018
Risk of drone strikes is highlighted by apparent attack in Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused political foes of trying to kill him during an open-air speech Saturday using explosives-laden drones, prompting a host of questions about the alleged attack and who might have been behind it.

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