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Headlines for June 17, 2024
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Washington State News

For Mets, climb into playoff contention continues vs. Rangers
(Photo credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Mets will look to continue their torrid stretch when they open a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Monday at Arlington, Texas. The Mets have won five straight games and 11 of their past 15 to move within four games of .500. New York swept a three-game weekend set from the San Diego Padres by a cumulative 18-8 score. "We are playing well," New York sho
A Letter To My Son

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Dear Noah,

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NYT Politics

Biden Campaign Ad Paints Trump as a Felon
Author: Reid J. Epstein
Democrats have been urging the president to more forcefully attack Donald Trump after his felony conviction by a New York jury.
Democrats Announce a $10 Million Push for State Legislatures
Author: Maggie Astor
An unusually early and large Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee investment is aimed at getting voters to pay more attention to state legislative races.
In Virginia, Bob Good’s Republican Primary Has Split the MAGA Movement
Author: Annie Karni
A contest between the chairman of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus and another right-wing politician who has the backing of former President Donald J. Trump has splintered the G.O.P.
Black Farmers in Georgia Cool to Biden, Reflecting a Bigger Challenge
Author: Alan Rappeport and Marilyne Moja Mwangi
White farmers filed lawsuits to block a debt forgiveness initiative, but the Biden administration is still bearing the blame.
Surgeon General Calls for Warning Labels on Social Media Platforms
Author: Ellen Barry
Dr. Vivek Murthy said he would urge Congress to require a warning that social media use can harm teenagers’ mental health.
As China’s Pressure on Taiwan Rises, Departing U.S. Envoy Urges Steady Hand
Author: Chris Buckley and Amy Chang Chien
Worries about Chinese belligerence rose during Sandra Oudkirk’s three years in Taipei. As she leaves, she is seeking to assure Taiwan of continued U.S. support.

Seattle Times Opinion

Once again, it’s time to talk about fireworks
Author: The Columbian

Lack of effective enforcement also fuels the unhappiness over fireworks.

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