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‘We have to DO STUFF NOW': Biden adviser says White House to start redressing systemic racism, not just wait for reparations study

‘We have to DO STUFF NOW': Biden adviser says White House to start redressing systemic racism, not just wait for reparations study

1 hour ago   |   RT

President Joe Biden will push ahead on making amends for America's “systemic racism,” creating more opportunities for black people right away rather than waiting for a...
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Sen. Joe Manchin on ending the filibuster: 'Jesus Christ, what don't you understand about 'never'?'

Sen. Joe Manchin on ending the filibuster: 'Jesus Christ, what don't you understand about 'never'?'

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement In a democracy, 50% plus one equals a governing majority. But in the US Senate, it takes 60 votes - or arcane maneuvers like budget " reconciliation...
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After El Salvador Election, Bukele Is on Verge of Near-Total Control

1 hour ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

The party of President Nayib Bukele is set to take a sweeping majority in El Salvador's Congress, giving the populist leader broad new powers.
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Supreme Court Questions Power of Patent ‘Death Squad'

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they might curb the power of the board that has invalidated more 2,000 patents, hearing a constitutional clash being closely watched by...
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Xi Mobilizes China for Tech Revolution to Cut Dependence on West

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

For U.S. politicians, China's potential to dominate sensitive cutting-edge technologies poses one of the biggest geopolitical threats of the next few decades. President Xi...
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In praise of Carl Levin, rumpled giant of the Senate

3 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Whether or not you enjoyed watching Carl Levin question witnesses during U.S. Senate hearings depended entirely on where you were sitting while he was doing it. If you were a...
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El Salvador: Bukele party and allies set for legislative control

3 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera   |   2 articles

Preliminary count of Sunday's vote suggests President Nayib Bukele's party and its allies to get majority in congress.
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Progressives Stop Short of Threats Over Wage: Stimulus Update

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Progressive lawmakers gave no immediate sign Monday that they will attempt to hold up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill over Senate Democrats' moves to...
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Trump Renews His Vows With the Republican Party

4 hours ago   |   The New Republic

Ten years ago, Donald Trump gave a speech at CPAC that electrified his fans and teased a future run for the presidency. On Sunday, he did it again. An extraordinary decade in...
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Supreme Court skeptical about patent judge appointments

4 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday seemed likely to find that the judges who oversee patent disputes are not properly appointed, a case important to patent holders and...
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Angelina Jolie sells off Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

Angelina Jolie sells off Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

Pitt bought it for $2.95 million in 2011. Read more ...

49. Preston County, West Virginia

49. Preston County, West Virginia

Projected days of extreme precipitation in 2050:- Low emissions scenario: 225 - High emissions scenario: 225 Read more ...

Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Iowa DPH announces 17 counties to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Monday that only some Iowa counties will receive doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...

Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

Senate confirms Cardona as Education secretary

The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the Education Department on Monday, adding to President Joe Biden's Cabinet a key official who will help lead the administration's... Read more ...

Mitt Romney knocked unconscious, suffers black eye during fall

Mitt Romney knocked unconscious, suffers black eye during fall

Sen. Mitt Romney was knocked unconscious when he fell in Boston over the weekend, leaving him with “a lot of stitches” and a black eye. “I took a fall. Knocked me unconscious... Read more ...

Mother charged with attempted murder after newborn was found in trash can

Mother charged with attempted murder after newborn was found in trash can

Prosecutors say the newborn boy was inside two knotted plastic grocery bags when he was found in the trash can. Read more ...

Wake spreading J&J vaccine doses among smaller providers

Wake spreading J&J vaccine doses among smaller providers

More than 4 million doses of Johnson and Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine were on their way to hospitals across the country Monday, and thousands will arrive in North... Read more ...

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

California serial killer Roger Reece Kibbe slain in prison

A serial killer dubbed the “I-5 Strangler” was reportedly slain at the California state prison where he was serving multiple life sentences. A corrections officer at Mule Creek... Read more ...

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

Cuomo accuser encourages others to come forward

ALBANY, N.Y. - One of the former aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has accused him of sexual harassment is encouraging others to come forward if they've had similar... Read more ...

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting

The Republican bill would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes. (Image credit... Read more ...