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Chicago mayor defends her decision to grant interviews exclusively to people of color

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootDaily Caller sues Chicago mayor for limiting interviews to people of color Tulsi Gabbard on Chicago mayor’s decision to limit media interviews to people of color: ‘Anti-white racism’ So wrong: Chicago mayor declares......

Biden to press G7 to call out China’s forced labor practices

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant President BidenJoe BidenPutin says he’s optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE plans to press......

Maine legislature expands ballot box access

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Maine’s state legislature has approved several measures seeking to expand voting access in the state, including one allowing independent voters to participate in Democratic and Republican primaries.  The proposal for a semi-open primary system, which has received......

Nevada governor signs law making state first presidential primary

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Nevada Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakInfighting grips Nevada Democrats ahead of midterms Nevada bans ‘non-functional’ grass to combat drought Nevada bans ‘racially discriminatory’ school mascots, ‘sundown sirens’ MORE (D) on Friday officially signed into law a bill that......

White parents claim calculation error after two Black students get high school’s top honors: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil A high school in Mississippi is facing allegations of racism for naming two white students co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian after the school had already announced a valedictorian and salutatorian, both of whom are Black.  After West Point High School......

House unveils bipartisan bills to rein in tech giants

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Rebecca Klar A House antitrust panel on Friday unveiled a bipartisan agenda made up of five bills that would give regulators greater authority to rein in the power of tech giants.The bills put forward by lea… Source link To Return to the......

Pence to visit Iowa to headline event for congressman

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels Former Vice President Mike Pence will headline a fundraiser next month for Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa), marking his third trip in recent weeks to an early primary state and fueling speculation about his 2024 plans…. Source link To Return......

State autopsy confirms Andrew Brown Jr. died of gunshot to back of the head

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams An autopsy from the state of North Carolina revealed that Andrew Brown Jr., who was shot and killed by police in Elizabeth City in April, died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according......

Wisconsin GOP spent more than $8M on lawsuits since 2018: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas The Wisconsin GOP has spent more than $8 million since 2018 on lawsuits against the governor and to stop election laws from changing, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau found.  The nonpartisan organization discovered the GOP has spent $8.5......

Texas governor announces plan to build southern border wall

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced plans to build a wall on the southern border while at a summit to discuss border security in Del Rio, Texas. “I will announce next week the plan for......

Volleyball player suspended over racist gesture during match

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus A Serbian professional volleyball player was suspended after being caught making a racial gesture during a match against Thailand on June 1, CNN reports. Sanja Djurdjevic reportedly grabbed her eyes and stretched them outwards mid-match while competing against......

Jill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Marina Pitofsky First lady Jill Biden and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are set to hold a meeting this week focused on children and education, CNN r… Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

GOP senators applaud Biden for global vaccine donation plans

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell A pair of Republican senators applauded President BidenJoe BidenWhite House announces major boost to global vaccine supply U.S. in talks to buy Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to send abroad: report Pentagon to consider authorizing airstrikes in Afghanistan if country......

Biden: US donation of 500 million vaccines will ‘supercharge’ global virus fight

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Peter Sullivan President BidenJoe BidenWhite House announces major boost to global vaccine supply U.S. in talks to buy Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to send abroad: report Pentagon to consider authorizing airstrikes in Afghanistan if country falls into crisis: report MORE......

Scott: ‘Lot of work left’ in police reform talks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Bolton Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the lead Republican negotiator on police reform, on Thursday said the two sides are still far apart on a potential deal, raising the likelihood it won’t get done by the June deadline…. Source......

Louisiana State Police unit under investigation for arrests of Black drivers: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The Louisiana State Police unit involved in the 2019 fatal arrest of Ronald Greene that was caught on body camera footage is now reportedly the subject of an internal investigation into whether troopers have repeatedly targeted and......

White House announces major boost to global vaccine supply

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Chalfant The White House announced Thursday that the Biden administration will purchase 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines and donate them to poorer countries over the next year, a major step in the global fight against the pandemic. President......

Capitol Police welcome emotional support dog to force

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus Capitol Police have added another member to their force in the form of an emotional support dog. “We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of our Department!” the Capitol Police tweeted on Wednesday. Along with the......

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