Start Your Day Here: The DOJ's Texas Lawsuit, California's Recall Election And More

Published September 10, 2021 at 7:44 AM EDT
Mail-in ballots are counted in the California recall election.
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Mail-in ballots for the California recall election are processed at the Los Angeles County Registrar building at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., on Thursday.

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Harvard dumps fossil fuel investments: The university announced it would no longer invest in fossil fuels, after years of pressure from activists on and off campus.

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