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Biden to order end of federally run private prisons

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order on the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, White House officials say.
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White House official calls Trump administration's rhetoric on race 'dangerous' as Biden halts DOJ contracts with private prisons

White House official calls Trump administration's rhetoric on race 'dangerous' as Biden halts DOJ contracts with private prisons

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement In a series of executive actions announced on Tuesday, President Joe Biden will halt any new contracts between the Department of Justice and private prisons .
Three other orders on racial justice address housing discrimination, a recommitment to "tribal sovereignty" for Native Americans, and a memorandum directing the Department of Health and Human Services along with the DOJ to help prevent xenophobia against Asian Americans.
The new administration also came down harshly on the Trump regime's legacy.
A senior official told reporters on a conference call that racial...
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Biden to Order Justice Department to End Use of Private Prisons

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

The Justice Department will be required to end its use of privately run prisons under an executive order to be signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden.
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Joe Biden to call for end of federally run private prisons

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Joe Biden on Tuesday will formally call on the federal government to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, according to a senior administration official.
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Biden urges Senate to take 'quick action' on coronavirus relief package

Biden urges Senate to take 'quick action' on coronavirus relief package

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Summary List Placement A Delta Air Lines passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for hitting a flight attendant, according to the Federal Aviation Administration . The unnamed... Read more ...

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Summary List Placement Subscription Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will defend the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles against Avni Yildirim on February 27 at the Hard Rock Stadium... Read more ...

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