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Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

50 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed grief at the police killing of a 20-year old Black man, Daunte Wright in Minnesota, while also calling...
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'Liar's dividend': The more we learn about deepfakes, the more dangerous they become

'Liar's dividend': The more we learn about deepfakes, the more dangerous they become

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement In April 2018, BuzzFeed released a shockingly realistic video of a Barack Obama deepfake where the former president's digital lookalike appeared to call...
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Blinken names State Department's chief diversity and inclusion officer

Blinken names State Department's chief diversity and inclusion officer

20 hours ago   |   Politico   |   3 articles

Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Monday named Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department's newly created chief diversity and inclusion officer. “The State Department...
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Can Ukraine deploy U.S.-made weapons against the Russians?

Can Ukraine deploy U.S.-made weapons against the Russians?

21 hours ago   |   Politico

As Russia amasses the highest number of troops on Ukraine's border since 2014, the question for Kyiv now becomes: Is it time to start putting U.S.-made weapons in the...
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Joe Biden keeps a tactical lid on expectations early in his term

2 days ago   |   Newsday

Barack Obama dashed a few high expectations born of his soaring rhetoric. His former vice president seems determined to avoid doing the same, at least for now.
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John Boehner says his time as House speaker was like being the 'mayor' of a 'Crazytown' full of 'jackasses'

John Boehner says his time as House speaker was like being the 'mayor' of a 'Crazytown' full of 'jackasses'

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Former House Speaker John Boehner likened his time in Congress to living in "Crazytown," according to an excerpt of his upcoming tell-all memoir reported...
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'New strategy': Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign

4 days ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep...
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Bromance: Obama is the former president to whom Biden speaks most

4 days ago   |   Washington Examiner

Barack Obama is the former president to whom President Joe Biden speaks most often, with a top White House aide saying the duo chats “regularly.”
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Trump's judicial appointments worsened racial diversity in the federal courts

Trump's judicial appointments worsened racial diversity in the federal courts

4 days ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Historically, the federal judiciary has been an unrepresentative institution. President Donald Trump's appointments made it worse. In just four years...
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Biden looks to appoint special envoy to kill Russia-Germany energy pipeline

Biden looks to appoint special envoy to kill Russia-Germany energy pipeline

5 days ago   |   Politico

The White House is in talks to appoint a special envoy to lead negotiations on halting the construction of Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, current and former U.S...
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White House: J&J pause won't have 'significant impact' on vaccination pace

White House: J&J pause won't have 'significant impact' on vaccination pace

Federal health agencies' recommended pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine won't have a “significant impact” on the Biden administration's vaccination... Read more ...

Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer...

Veterans of color say video of police pepper-spraying a Black Army officer shows that not even a military uniform is protection from police violence

Summary List Placement A video of police officers holding a uniformed Black US Army soldier at gunpoint and pepper spraying him during a traffic stop in Windsor, Virginia is a... Read more ...

Tom Brady, current Patriots react to Julian Edelman's retirement

Tom Brady, current Patriots react to Julian Edelman's retirement

Julian Edelman's retirement sent current and former Patriots racing to social media Monday to express congratulations and appreciation for their time together in New... Read more ...

Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill

Despite the political wrangling over the future of the filibuster, Senate Republicans have yet to officially use one to block a bill. This week may change that. GOP senators... Read more ...

New Mexico becomes 16th state to legalize marijuana, a rebuttal to America's...

New Mexico becomes 16th state to legalize marijuana, a rebuttal to America's 'failed war on drugs'

Summary List Placement Beginning this summer, New Mexicans 21 and older will be able to both possess and grow marijuana. The state on Monday became the latest to legalize the... Read more ...

John Cornyn Asks If Biden Is 'Really In Charge' Because He Doesn't Tweet A Lot

John Cornyn Asks If Biden Is 'Really In Charge' Because He Doesn't Tweet A Lot

The GOP Texas senator spun a Politico article to bash the president, and Twitter unloaded on him. Read more ...

Biden to nominate Wormuth to be first female Army secretary

Biden to nominate Wormuth to be first female Army secretary

President Joe Biden is expected to nominate Pentagon veteran Christine Wormuth to be the first female Army secretary, according to two people familiar with the... Read more ...

Blinken names State Department's chief diversity and inclusion officer

Blinken names State Department's chief diversity and inclusion officer

Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Monday named Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department's newly created chief diversity and inclusion officer. “The State Department... Read more ...

Police chief says officer who shot Daunte Wright intended to use taser

Police chief says officer who shot Daunte Wright intended to use taser

Brooklyn Center, Minn., police chief Tim Gannon said Monday he believed the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in the... Read more ...

‘Felt like a setup': WhatsApp chat shows Gaetz ally scrambling to contain...

‘Felt like a setup': WhatsApp chat shows Gaetz ally scrambling to contain fallout

MIAMI - The feds were closing in. And Rep. Matt Gaetz's friend, Joel Greenberg, was in a panic. The Florida county tax collector was five days away from a federal indictment... Read more ...