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Arkansas's Governor Says He Now Regrets Banning Masks In Schools

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:25:44 -0400

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"I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. "Everything has changed now."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/arkansas-mask-mandate-schools

Shontel Brown Won A Special Primary Election, Defeating A National Progressive Force

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:15:05 -0400

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Brown defeated Nina Turner in a race that reanimated a fight between national progressives and the Democratic establishment over the future of the party.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/shontel-brown-nina-turner-ohio-election

Joe Biden Said Andrew Cuomo Should Resign After An Investigation Into Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:15:12 -0400

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“I think he should resign," Biden said of Cuomo at a news conference Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-andrew-cuomo-resign

CNN Is Still Standing By Chris Cuomo, Despite His Role In His Brother’s Alleged Sexual Harassment Saga

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 02:25:26 -0400

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“The fact that Chris Cuomo wasn’t fired over his inappropriate conflict of interest in actively affecting a news story is not only irresponsible of CNN, but also a disgrace to journalism,” one CNN staffer told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/chris-cuomo-cnn-andrew-harassment

These Are The Disturbing Accounts Of The Women Who Said Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Them

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 13:45:15 -0400

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The complaints detailed the “humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate” impact Cuomo’s actions had on the 11 women who spoke to investigators.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/andrew-cuomo-women-allegations-testimony

Gov. Andrew Cuomo “Sexually Harassed Multiple Women,” A New York Attorney General Investigation Has Found

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 23:55:42 -0400

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Attorney General Letitia James said the New York governor's harassment violated federal and state laws.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/governor-andrew-cuomo-sexually-harassed-multiple-women

Democrats Are Sick Of Relitigating The 2016 Presidential Primary. But Everyone’s Still Stuck In The Same Fight.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:01:47 -0400

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The special election in Ohio between Nina Turner and Shontel Brown has set off a progressives-versus-establishment rematch, even as Democrats tire of it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/ohio-primary-nina-turner-shontel-brown

The Biden Administration Is Rejecting “The War On Drugs” And Turning To “Harm Reduction”

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:25:35 -0400

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“To have the Office of National Drug Control Policy talking about ‘harm reduction’ is important,” said one public health expert. “I remember when you couldn’t say those words there.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/harm-reduction-biden-drug-laws

Biden Nominated Famous Trump Critic Khizr Khan To The Religious Freedom Commission

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:01:45 -0400

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Khan, a Gold Star parent, gave a powerful speech in 2016 lambasting Trump’s disparaging comments about Muslim Americans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/khizr-khan-biden-nomination

The Senate Has Confirmed The First Woman Of Arab And Mexican Descent To Direct US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 20:20:51 -0400

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The agency is integral to the immigration system, but hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed leader in more than two years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ur-jaddou-confirmed-uscis-leader

The Justice Department Is Revisiting Its Sexual Harassment Policies

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:15:00 -0400

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Internal reports have documented numerous incidents of sexual misconduct involving senior-level officials.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-revisiting-sexual-harassment-policies

A Key Senate Democrat Says Passing Universal Paid Parental Leave This Fall Is A Top Priority

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:40:46 -0400

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A new study found that not having family support policies costs the US economy $650 billion per year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/senate-democrats-paid-parental-leave

A Judge Questioned If Capitol Rioters Are Getting Off Too Easy For “Terrorizing Members Of Congress”

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:25:32 -0400

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether allowing defendants to plead guilty to low-level offenses would deter people from storming the Capitol again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-jan-6-defendants-plea-deals-too-lenient

Even Olympians Get Stuck In A Social Media Feedback Loop

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:25:35 -0400

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The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/olympics-discourse

32 Children Who Were Deported To Guatemala Last Year In Violation Of A Court Order Have Yet To Be Brought Back

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:51:45 -0400

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ICE deported the unaccompanied children in November, 10 minutes after a federal judge ordered that they remain in the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrant-children-guatemala-no-return

The Justice Department Is Sending States A Second Warning About Partisan "Audits" Of The 2020 Election

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:25:32 -0400

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The DOJ would not say whether it plans to take any action against Arizona and other states pursuing partisan audits.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/justice-department-arizona-election-audit

The Justice Department Won’t Agree To Defend Rep. Mo Brooks Against Claims He Incited The Jan. 6 Riots

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18:35 -0400

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The DOJ concluded the Alabama Republican was engaging in campaign activity at a Jan. 6 rally and that’s not the US government’s business.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/mo-brooks-jan-6-justice-department-defense

As Congress Starts Investigating Jan. 6, New Details Keep Emerging In Court

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:29:42 -0400

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As police officers testified before lawmakers, two rioters pleaded guilty, one defendant was ordered to stay in jail, and new charges were unsealed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/jan-6-commission-court-details-arrests

Twitter Permanently Suspended Nine Accounts That Had Been Promoting Pro-Trump "Audits" Of The 2020 Election

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:25:38 -0400

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One of the accounts was the official Twitter for Arizona’s ongoing audit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/twitter-suspends-audit-accounts-trump

Liz Cheney And Adam Kinzinger Blasted Their Party As The Only Republicans On The House Jan. 6 Committee

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:25:35 -0400

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“I think it's a disgrace,” Cheney said of Republican leaders who now aren't acknowledging what happened during the Capitol insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/jan-6-committee-hearing-liz-cheney-adam-kinzinger

Over 100 Veterans Say A Doctor Butchered Their Feet. He’s Still Working And Says He Was A Scapegoat.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:37:57 -0400

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The institutions and people meant to protect northern Indiana’s veterans instead failed them. Repeatedly. For years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/veterans-affairs-indiana-doctor

As COVID Continues To Spread, Alabama's Governor Said "It’s Time To Start Blaming The Unvaccinated Folks"

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:25:30 -0400

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"These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/alabama-covid-unvaccinated

Another Vaccinated Staffer On The Hill Tested Positive For COVID-19, As Fear Is Spreading In Washington

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:36:33 -0400

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There’s a "real sense of unease" in Congress as some staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus after weeks of semi-normal life.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/covid-19-delta-congress-staff-infections

Yet Another One Of Trump's Pals Didn't Register As A Foreign Agent And Got Arrested

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:45:34 -0400

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Thomas Barrack was indicted on seven charges, including lying to the FBI.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/thomas-barrack-trump-charged-foreign-agent

A Capitol Rioter Who Made It Onto The Senate Floor Was Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:00:09 -0400

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Paul Hodgkins pleaded guilty to a felony and wasn’t accused of violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-paul-hodgkins-sentenced-jan-6

Trump Gave Capitol Rioters The Language To Defend The Insurrection And Deny Reality

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:05:55 -0400

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They attacked the “fake news,” denounced the “deep state” and the “swamp,” and vowed to “take back” the Capitol and the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/january-six-suspects-trump-statements

A Federal Judge Has Blocked New DACA Applicants From Deportation Protections

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:13:07 -0400

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The order doesn't affect current DACA recipients, but it stops the government from approving any new applications.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/judge-blocks-new-daca-applicants

Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:44:02 -0400

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“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/tennessee-vaccines-fiscus-fired-teen-outreach

The FBI Allegedly Used At Least 12 Informants In The Michigan Kidnapping Case

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:25:36 -0400

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Defense attorneys said they will argue that the FBI “induced or persuaded” the defendants to go along with the violent scheme.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/fbi-informants-in-michigan-kidnap-plot

Anthony Fauci And Deborah Birx Warned Top Officials About The “Dangers” Of Scott Atlas Last Summer, Emails Show

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:25:48 -0400

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“I am more convinced than ever the dangers of Dr. Atlas’ views on the pandemic,” Birx wrote in an August 2020 email to Fauci and others.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/fauci-birx-emails-scott-atlas-covid

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Came Disguised As A Journalist, Prosecutors Say

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 21:04:14 -0400

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A judge initially refused to issue an arrest warrant, but agreed following a fuller explanation about how the government had determined the suspect wasn’t a member of the press.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-jan-6-press-disguise-prosecutors

The Biden Administration Will Limit The Detention And Arrest Of Pregnant Immigrants

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:45:38 -0400

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The change comes after one report found that ICE had detained more than 4,500 pregnant people between 2016 and 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-pregnant-immigrants-biden

Trump’s Social Media Lawsuits Feature A Mashup Of Arguments Courts Have Already Rejected

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 16:31:49 -0400

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Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-twitter-facebook-youtube-lawsuits-rejected-arguments

Here's The Extremely Broad FOIA Request Tucker Carlson's Producer Filed With The NSA

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 05:25:30 -0400

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After the Fox News host alleged he was being spied on by the Biden administration, the NSA released a rare statement, calling the claims untrue.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/tucker-carlson-nsa-foia-request

Eric Adams Has Won New York City's Democratic Mayoral Primary

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:58:36 -0400

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The Brooklyn Borough president will likely be the next mayor of the country’s largest city.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/nyc-mayor-results-eric-adams-kathryn-garcia

A CDC Investigation Says West Virginia Needs Needle Exchanges — Which The State Outlawed — To Stop Its HIV Outbreak

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:34:29 -0400

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A CDC investigation obtained by BuzzFeed News shows “low-barrier” needle exchanges are needed to stop an HIV outbreak in West Virginia. “There's a lot of suffering documented in this,” one expert said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/hiv-cdc-investigation-needle-exchange-charleston

Republicans Are Weaponizing Critical Race Theory To Win Back The House In 2022

Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:22:26 -0400

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The far right has hammered away at the narrative that critical race theory is radical and anti-white. And now Republicans are using that story to try to win midterm elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/critical-race-theory-republicans-campaign-issue

Trump Hasn’t Been Charged, But The Prosecution Of His Company Isn’t Good News For Him

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 23:25:44 -0400

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The indictments against the Trump Organization and a longtime executive ramp up the legal pressure on Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-organization-indictments-mean-for-trump

The Trump Organization And A Longtime Executive Are Charged In A Tax Fraud Scheme

Sun, 04 Jul 2021 22:25:35 -0400

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Donald Trump was not personally charged, but this marks the beginning of a new era of legal exposure for the former president.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-org-allen-weisselberg-charged-new-york

The Supreme Court Again Made It Harder To Challenge State Laws That Restrict How People Can Vote

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:48:30 -0400

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In a 6–3 decision, the court upheld Arizona voting laws that the challengers argued discriminated against Native American, Latino, and Black voters.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-arizona-voting-rights-case

“It Could Happen To Anyone”: Here’s How People In Surfside Are Coping With The Building Collapse

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 02:42:25 -0400

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The painful and slow release of information about the missing has left the Florida community suspended in hope and mourning, unclear what to do next.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/surfside-vigil-search-hope-mourning

A House Select Committee Will Officially Investigate The Jan. 6 Insurrection

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 02:25:23 -0400

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The committee passed on a nearly partisan line, with only a handful of Republicans voting in favor of the measure.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/january-6-select-committee-vote

A Government Watchdog May Have Missed Clearview AI Use By Five Federal Agencies In A New Report

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 23:00:55 -0400

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In a government accountability report about facial recognition, five federal agencies said they didn't use Clearview AI. Data reviewed by BuzzFeed News suggests they should have.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/gao-facial-recognition-report-clearview-federal-agencies

An Oath Keeper Admitted His Group Stashed Guns Outside DC For Jan. 6

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 02:05:02 -0400

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Mark Grods testified before the grand jury as part of his plea deal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/oath-keepers-guns-jan-6-capitol-riots

The Supreme Court Will Keep The Federal Eviction Moratorium In Place While Legal Fights Go Forward

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:16:03 -0400

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The moratorium, which has protected renters during the coronavirus pandemic, is currently set to expire at the end of July.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/federal-eviction-moratorium-intact-supreme-court

The Number Of Immigrants Jailed By ICE Has Ballooned Under Biden This Year

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 23:27:37 -0400

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“These numbers are going to skyrocket as long as the border activity stays up,” one former ICE director said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-detainee-numbers-increasing-biden

Gavin Grimm Won A Huge Battle For Trans Student Rights. He Said It’s A “Nightmare” That A Child Had To Fight It.

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 17:26:40 -0400

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to revisit a lower court decision in Grimm’s favor in a yearslong fight over what bathroom he could use at school.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/gavin-grimm-transgender-student-rights-supreme-court

The People Still Going To Trump Rallies Are Committed To Trump’s Fantasy: “He’s Our True President”

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:25:38 -0400

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“Jesus Christ would have to come down and tell me that Biden won before I would ever believe it,” one Donald Trump supporter said at the former president’s first rally of 2021.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-rally-ohio-election-fantasy

US Intelligence Agencies Are Trying To Solve Scientific Mysteries And Failing Badly

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:14:15 -0400

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Secret intelligence reports are offering up answers to three big scientific mysteries — but the speculation doesn't always square up with science.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/wuhan-havana-ufo-science-mysteries

The Justice Department Is Taking Georgia To Court Over The State’s New Voting Restrictions

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 16:47:27 -0400

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“Where we believe the civil rights of Americans have been violated, we will not hesitate to act,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-suing-georgia-voting-law

The EPA Just Announced A $50 Million Push To Help Underserved Communities Tackle Pollution And Get Jobs

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:23:35 -0400

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“This is the most aggressive approach to tackling environmental injustice and equity issues,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/regan-epa-environmental-justice-money

Sidney Powell And Mike Lindell Are Using Dominion’s Defamation Suit To Boost The Election Fraud Claims That Got Them Sued

Fri, 25 Jun 2021 16:25:31 -0400

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A judge heard arguments on Thursday on efforts by Powell, Lindell, and Rudy Giuliani to get Dominion’s lawsuits dismissed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/sidney-powell-mike-lindell-dominion-lawsuit-conspiracies

“You Are Not Losing The US Capitol!”: What An Hour Looked Like For Police On Jan. 6

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 18:22:38 -0400

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Police body camera footage from the Capitol riots was released after legal action by BuzzFeed News and a coalition of media outlets.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-police-body-cam-footage

Rudy Giuliani Has Been Suspended From Practicing Law In New York

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:32:28 -0400

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Giuliani's suspension order cites his "demonstrably false and misleading statements" about the 2020 election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/rudy-giuliani-suspended-law-new-york-bar

A Member Of The Oath Keepers Who Stormed The Capitol Has Pleaded Guilty To Conspiring To Block Certification Of The Election

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:52:25 -0400

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Graydon Young, who will cooperate with prosecutors, said he was attempting to intimidate and coerce elected officials when he entered the Capitol with more than a dozen members of the Oath Keepers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/oath-keeper-conspiracy-guilty-plea

The First Capitol Rioter Was Sentenced And Won’t Get Any Jail Time

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:52:27 -0400

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Anna Morgan-Lloyd’s sentence sets a benchmark for the hundreds of people charged with low-level misdemeanors for participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-sentence-no-jail-time

How New York City Crushed Andrew Yang’s Campaign Of Personality

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:12:31 -0400

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Andrew Yang conceded soon after polls closed in New York’s mayoral primary. This is what his campaign looked like at the end, as he fell from frontrunner to defeat.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/andrew-yang-nyc-mayor-concedes

Live Results: The New York City Mayoral Primaries

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 23:09:40 -0400

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Results from the NYC mayoral primaries.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/nyc-mayor-results-democratic-primary

Biden Is Expanding A Plan To Bring Back Asylum-Seekers Who Were Forced To Wait In Dangerous Mexican Border Towns

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:25:53 -0400

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Nearly 28,000 immigrants were ordered deported without being present at their last court hearing under Trump-era restrictions that put them at high risk of violent crime while they waited in Mexico.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-asylum-seekers-mpp-mexico

New York City's Mayoral Election Could Take A While To Sort Out

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 04:12:35 -0400

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The shift to ranked-choice voting, thousands of absentee ballots, and the not-so-shiny history of the Board of Elections could mean weeks before a winner is official.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/nyc-mayor-results-delay-ranked-choice

Trump Can’t Be Sued Over The Violent Clearing Of Lafayette Square Last Summer, A Judge Ruled

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:42:27 -0400

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The judge found there wasn’t enough evidence that Trump and other officials had conspired to violate protesters’ rights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-cant-be-sued-over-lafayette-square-protest-clearing

Eight Climate Change Demonstrators Were Arrested After They Protested On Ted Cruz's Lawn

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:20:35 -0400

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One video showed Cruz's dog Snowflake looking at the protesters through a front door window, reminiscent of the time the poodle was photographed after the senator ditched him and millions of Texans freezing in a deadly winter storm for a Cancún vacation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/climate-change-protest-ted-cruz-lawn

The NCAA Lost A Major Supreme Court Case Over How Student-Athletes Are Compensated

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 15:49:50 -0400

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While the NCAA can still restrict cash payments to players, the organization can no longer limit education-related benefits schools can give to them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/ncaa-supreme-court-case-student-pay

These Republicans Voted Against Juneteenth. They Still Closed Their Offices On Friday.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:35:22 -0400

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BuzzFeed News made calls and in-person visits to the offices of the 14 Republicans who voted against Juneteenth. Not everyone was home.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-vote-against-juneteenth-close-offices

A Second Alleged Capitol Rioter Is Charged With Carrying A Gun That Day

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:32:26 -0400

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Guy Reffitt of Texas is charged with being on the Capitol grounds with a semiautomatic handgun.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-guy-reffitt-charged-gun-jan-6-violence

The Supreme Court Ruled Against LGBTQ Families In A Big Religious Freedom Case

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:27:54 -0400

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The court sided with a Catholic agency that wouldn’t place foster kids with same-sex couples, but rejected a request to issue a broader ruling on nondiscrimination policies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-lgbtq-foster-care-religious-freedom

There Are No Laws Restricting “Stingray” Use. This New Bill Would Help.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:32:30 -0400

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“Stingrays” mimic cellphone towers to intercept phone calls and texts. This is the first law that would regulate their use.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/new-law-restrict-stingray-surveillance-use

The Supreme Court Saved Obamacare Again By Throwing Out A Republican Lawsuit

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:25:38 -0400

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The 7–2 decision saw justices nominated by Donald Trump join with the court's liberals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/supreme-court-aca-obamacare-ruling

Juneteenth Is Officially A National Holiday. Just Don’t Talk About The Legacy Of Slavery.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:25:34 -0400

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As conservatives seek to ban critical race theory from schools, many Black Americans wonder if children will fully understand the new holiday marking the end of slavery.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/juneteenth-federal-holiday-critical-race-theory

Biden Is Expanding A Program To Allow More Young Central Americans To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:54:02 -0400

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The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/central-americans-immigration-biden-expansion

Trump Wanted The Justice Department To Copy Texas's Failed Election Case But Add More Conspiracy Theories

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:25:44 -0400

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House Democrats released documents on Tuesday about efforts by Trump and White House officials to get the Justice Department to wade into postelection fights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-doj-planned-election-lawsuit-copied-texas

Two Capitol Rioters Cut The First Deal With Prosecutors With Little Or No Jail Time On The Table

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:57:29 -0400

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Jessica and Joshua Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioters-plea-deal-jessica-joshua-bustle

5 Republicans Who've Visited Arizona's Nonsense Election Audit Also Went To Washington On Jan. 6

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:02:27 -0400

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The five Republicans all say they did not go into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but their presence in Arizona shows the staying power of the "Stop the Steal" lie.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/arizona-audit-capitol-riot-state-lawmakers

If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:32:38 -0400

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Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/how-to-make-venmo-friends-private

Joe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As President

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 22:12:59 -0400

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The Queen has met with every US president since Dwight Eisenhower, save Lyndon Johnson.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/joe-biden-meets-queen-elizabeth-g7-summit

Incarcerated People Faced Huge Disparities Trying To Flee COVID-19 In Prisons

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:36:56 -0400

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New data show federal judges granted compassionate release petitions at dramatically different rates depending on their location.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/incarcerated-people-compassionate-release-coronavirus

Inside The Microsoft Teams Meeting That'll Determine What Happens If You Get Sexually Assaulted On Campus

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:02:33 -0400

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This week's public hearings into Title IX and campus sexual assault are part of the Biden administration’s review of regulations introduced by Betsy DeVos. How much will he ultimately change?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/title-ix-rules-betsy-devos-joe-biden

The Senate Confirmed The First-Ever Muslim American Federal Judge Appointed By A President

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:01:46 -0400

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Judge Zahid Quraishi will serve as a district judge in New Jersey.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/first-muslim-american-federal-judge-senate-confirmed

The Random Last Vestiges Of The Mueller Era Are Coming To An End

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:55:31 -0400

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A two-year legal fight over testimony from a former top Trump administration official ended with little fanfare.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/robert-mueller-investigation-don-mcgahn-testimony

Who Does New York City Belong To? The Mayoral Race Hinges On The Answer.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:42:34 -0400

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The big undertone of New York's mystery box of a mayor's race is authenticity and identity, about who matters most in American cities in the postpandemic moment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/new-york-mayor-election-ranked-voting

The Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Is Dead

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:27:01 -0400

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The oil sands pipeline faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed in 2008.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/keystone-xl-pipeline-dead

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:25:35 -0400

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Rep. Byron Donalds, who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election win, hasn’t heard back from the powerful CBC.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/byron-donalds-congressional-black-caucus-membership

A School District Announced Guidelines To Protect The Rights Of Trans Students. Some Locals Tried To Storm The School Board Meeting.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:25:47 -0400

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When locals protested a Florida school district’s plan to protect the rights of trans students, 16-year-old Andrew Triolo decided he could no longer stay silent about his experience — no matter the cost.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/trans-teen-activists-school-district

Most Capitol Rioters Probably Aren't Looking At Maximum Prison Sentences

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 22:25:33 -0400

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Most defendants are looking at sentences that fall far below the maximums.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-insurrection-jail-time-jan-6-cases

Biden's Task Force Identified More Than 3,900 Immigrant Children Who Were Separated From Their Families Under Trump

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:03:50 -0400

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"Our efforts to reunify every family continue," a senior Department of Homeland Security official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-famiy-reunification-task-force-numbers

The Justice Department Will Keep Fighting To Defend Donald Trump In A Case Related To A Rape Allegation

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:25:40 -0400

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Biden during the campaign had criticized DOJ’s effort to intervene in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case against Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-department-defends-trump-rape-defamation

Congressional Staff Are Organizing To Make The People Who Work On Capitol Hill Less White

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:15:16 -0400

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“It's a very simple idea,” one Congressional Progressive Staff Association organizer said. “People should be represented by people like them.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/congressional-staff-organizing

US Border Officers Are Collecting DNA From Asylum-Seekers Even Though They Don't Have Criminal Records

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:53:50 -0400

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"I didn't come to the US to do anything bad. I came here seeking protection."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/asylum-seekers-dna-us-border

Biden Has Given Prosecutors More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 22:25:51 -0400

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Prosecutors can now dismiss cases for immigrants who have been longtime green card holders, are pregnant or elderly, have a serious health condition, or have been in the US from a young age.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-ice-prosecutors-immigration-cases

Biden Wants Mexico To Do More To Stop Immigrants Trying To Cross The US Border

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:16:57 -0400

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The White House is continuing to pressure Mexico to do more within its own borders to alleviate pressure at the southern border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-mexico-migration-requests

Facebook Will Ban Trump For The Next Two Years

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 21:01:08 -0400

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“Two years for a coup, not bad,” one Facebook employee wrote sarcastically in an internal post.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/facebook-will-ban-trump-for-two-years

11 Things That Lasted Longer Than Trump's Blog

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 20:25:56 -0400

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Donald Trump shut down his blog after just 29 days — just shy of three Scaramuccis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/things-lasting-longer-than-trump-blog

A Prosecutor Sexually Harassed Women Across The Federal Government, A Watchdog Agency Found

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 22:26:58 -0400

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The Justice Department inspector general’s office declined to identify the assistant US attorney in a report provided to BuzzFeed News, citing privacy concerns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-prosecutor-sexual-harassment-foia

The Justice Department Is Dropping A Capitol Riot Prosecution For The First Time

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:25:57 -0400

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The US attorney’s office in Washington didn’t explain why it was dismissing the charges against Christopher Kelly of New York.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-drops-capitol-riot-case-christopher-kelly

Anthony Fauci’s Emails Reveal The Pressure That Fell On One Man

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:25:37 -0400

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Thousands of pages of communications obtained by BuzzFeed News show how Fauci tried to keep Americans calm and develop an effective strategy despite conflicts with the Trump administration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nataliebettendorf/fauci-emails-covid-response