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Biden to unveil $1.8 trillion plan for children and families — here’s what’s in it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the administration’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response outside the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2021. Kevin Lemarque | Rueters President Joe Biden on Wednesday will pitch Congress on $1.8 trillion in new......

Texas lawmakers look to overhaul state liquor laws

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Texas lawmakers are looking to overhaul the state’s liquor laws to increase production limits and allow for Sunday sales. House Bill 2232, sponsored by Rep. John Bucy, D-Austin, would allow liquor to be sold by retailers on Sundays for......

Derek Chauvin sentencing date set for June after murder conviction

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is shown in a combination of police booking photos after a jury found him guilty on all counts in his trial for second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George......

$100 million NJ deli company was delisted for ‘irregularities’ — related firm E-Waste is under scrutiny, too

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, N.J. Google Earth The $100 million company that owns a New Jersey deli was delisted from an over-the-counter market platform because of public disclosure “irregularities,” according to the firm that booted that the mysterious delicatessen......

House passes DC statehood bill that faces long odds in the Senate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this April 21, 2021, photo, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., center, joined from left by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference ahead of the House vote on H.R. 51- the......

Washington state lawmakers strengthen ‘duty to intervene’ laws as calls for police reform continue

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here By law, Washington police must stop excessive force wherever they see it, but a bill passed by the state legislature would make that law a workplace policy. Sponsored by state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, Senate Bill 5066 makes it......

Officer shooting deaths show need to reevaluate U.S. policing systems, says former police captain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said that the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, as well as Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd, should be taken as watershed moments......

$100 million N.J. deli linked to shell company E-Waste, whose stock has soared despite having no real business

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, N.J. Google Earth We’ll have what they’re having. A mysterious $100 million company that owns just one tiny New Jersey deli is linked in multiple ways to another odd company, E-Waste Corp. E-Waste’s stock, like......

Guilty verdict in the death of George Floyd will accelerate a more comprehensive process of change, says former NYC police commissioner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said that the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin stemming from the killing of George Floyd will be a “seminal moment” in American policing.   “We still have a long......

Nation needed guilty verdict in Chauvin case. But laws still need to change

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Convicting a police officer is rare.    Juries are hesitant to second-guess split-second decisions. The killing of George Floyd was unique. This case did not involve a split-second judgment call on whether or not to shoot. Instead, video evidence showed......

Biden administration backs D.C. statehood, urges ‘swift’ action as House prepares to vote on bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Activists hold signs as they take part in a rally in support of DC statehood near the US Capitol in Washington, DC on March 22, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration on Tuesday formally threw......

Key investor in $100 million NJ deli has a history of legal problems, ties to criminals

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, N.J. Google Earth A key investor in the a mysterious $100 million company that owns only a tiny New Jersey deli has a history of legal woes and ties to several people who have criminal......

MyPillow files $1.6 billion countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mike Lindell, president and chief executive officer of My Pillow Inc., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Aaron P. Bernstein | Bloomberg | Getty Images MyPillow CEO Mike......

As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some Ask: Are They Enough?

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In February, Illinois enacted a law that rewrote many of the state’s rules of policing, and mandated that officers wear body cameras. In March, New York City moved to make it easier for citizens to sue officers. This month, the Maryland legislature — which decades ago became the first to......

De-escalation training can potentially reduce police shootings, says former Detroit police chief

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Isaiah McKinnon, former chief of police and deputy mayor of Detroit, explained the importance of de-escalation training and how it can save lives as tensions rise between police and residents across the U.S. “De-escalation is the potential answer… I had......

Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone and wife over alleged $2 million in unpaid taxes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Roger Stone, longtime political ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, departs following a status hearing in the criminal case against him brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller at U.S. District Court in Washington, March 14, 2019. Joshua Roberts | Reuters......

Lawyer linked to creation of $100 million New Jersey deli firm pleaded guilty in shell company scheme

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Your Hometown Deli in Paulsboro, N.J. Google Earth A now-disbarred lawyer who pleaded guilty to federal crimes related to shell company scams is listed as an attorney in early financial documents filed by a New Jersey firm whose stock valuation......

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