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People In Arizona Are About To Face The West’s First Major Water Crisis

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 23:32:45 -0400

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Under the first-ever federally declared water cuts, Arizona will lose 20% of its supply from the Colorado River in 2022.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/caitochs/colorado-river-shortage-arizona-drought

Kyrsten Sinema Is Blocking A Tax Hike On Millionaires, So Democrats Are Now Targeting Billionaires

Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:15:35 -0400

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Democrats introduced two bills to tax the richest people and companies in the US after their initial plan was stonewalled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-sinema-billionaire-tax-plan-reconciliation

The Supreme Court Won’t Halt Texas’s Abortion Ban While The Justices Decide If Anyone Can Sue

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 04:25:07 -0400

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The court will hear arguments on Nov. 1 on whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can sue Texas at all.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion

The House Found Steve Bannon In Contempt For Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:03:34 -0400

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Only nine Republicans, two of whom serve on the panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack, voted to hold Bannon in criminal contempt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/steve-bannon-contempt-congress-trump

Virginia Democrats Want To Give Trump Another Loss, Even If They're "Eh" On Their Own Candidate

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 15:17:15 -0400

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Virginians hardly ever back a candidate for governor from the party that just won the White House. But with Trump in mind, Terry McAuliffe is again trying to break that curse.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/virginia-governor-election-biden-trump

Donald Trump Is Suing To Stop The House Committee Investigating Jan. 6 From Getting His Records

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 00:46:30 -0400

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The lawsuit comes as the committee is poised to vote on whether to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-executive-privilege-sue-jan-6

New Capitol Surveillance Footage Shows A Breach By Jan. 6 Rioters From Start To Finish

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:29:28 -0400

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Two 40-minute videos from Jan. 6 show how hundreds of rioters breached one Capitol entry point and how police eventually regained control.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-footage-police-trump-insurrection-mob

A US Capitol Police Officer Was Charged With Obstructing The Jan. 6 Investigation

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:52:02 -0400

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“[I’]m a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance,” Michael Riley allegedly wrote an unnamed Capitol rioter the next day.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-us-capitol-police-officer-was-charged-with-obstructing

Reading Between The Lines Of Plea Deals In The Capitol Riot Cases

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:19:21 -0400

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A judge accepted the 100th guilty plea in the Jan. 6 cases on Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/january-6-plea-deals

100 Capitol Rioters Have Pleaded Guilty. Here’s What Their Cases Show About The Jan. 6 Investigation.

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:03:16 -0400

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Guilty pleas are stacking up. Here’s what rioters are admitting to, and what they and the government are getting out of these deals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/100-capitol-riot-guilty-pleas

A Judge Urged The Justice Department To Investigate Jail Conditions For Jan. 6 Defendants

Wed, 13 Oct 2021 20:40:10 -0400

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The judge held DC jail officials in contempt for failing to follow an order regarding medical treatment for an incarcerated alleged Capitol rioter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/jail-conditions-jan-6-defendants

Inside The Secret Mission To Save The Afghan Interpreter Who Once Helped Rescue Joe Biden

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:25:09 -0400

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Mohammad Aman Khalili’s long trip out of Afghanistan was loaded with fear. “I was worried about my life very deeply.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/afghan-interpreter-biden-evacuated

Congress Might Blow Its Biggest Opportunity To Tackle The Climate Crisis

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 20:39:21 -0400

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“If you add it all up, this would be the single largest thing the federal government has ever done to deal with climate change,” one researcher said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/congress-climate-change-bills

Here’s What It Actually Means To Cut $1 Trillion From The Democrats’ Big Social Spending Bill

Tue, 12 Oct 2021 16:11:58 -0400

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Democrats will have to choose between greatly watering down all of their policies or giving up on some big promises.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/build-back-better-reconciliation-cuts-congress

Texas’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Is Back On After An Appeals Court Paused A Judge’s Injunction

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:16:49 -0400

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SB 8 is in effect again after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay after a judge blocked the ban Wednesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-fifth-circuit-reproductive-rights-abortion-ban

Republicans Are Laying The Groundwork For Endless Election “Audits” That Go Long Past Trump

Fri, 08 Oct 2021 21:36:25 -0400

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Election integrity advocates are deeply worried about a bill in Texas that would make it easy for any losing candidate to force an audit long after an election is over.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/texas-election-audit

A Texas Healthcare Provider Said They've Resumed Abortions — For Now — After A Judge Blocked The State's Ban

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 22:04:47 -0400

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A judge on Wednesday found that Texas’s six-week abortion ban was “flagrantly unconstitutional.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-ruling

A Judge Blocked Texas's Six-Week Abortion Ban, But It's Uncertain If Abortions Will Resume

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 14:40:21 -0400

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“This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right,” Judge Robert Pitman wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-block-texas-abortion-law

What The Trump Books Tell Us About Jan. 6

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 01:13:10 -0400

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For the rest of our lives probably, we’ll be learning new info about the days leading up to Jan. 6. This is just phase one.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/trump-books-jan-6

A Judge Sent A Capitol Rioter To Prison, Rejecting The Government’s Lighter Recommendation

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:00:51 -0400

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“There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home,” Judge Tanya Chutkan said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-capitol-rioter-prison-harsher-sentence

A Judge Asked Why Texas Didn’t Enforce Its Own Abortion Ban If It’s “Confident” The Law Is Constitutional

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 22:45:24 -0400

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The Justice Department is asking a judge to block Texas’s SB 8, which deputizes private individuals to sue to enforce a six-week abortion ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-justice-department-lawsuit

Cori Bush Shared A Powerful Story Of Getting An Abortion When She Was Nine Weeks Pregnant

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 22:09:22 -0400

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"It was freeing knowing I had options," the member of Congress said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/cori-bush-abortion

A Declassified State Department Report Says Microwaves Didn’t Cause “Havana Syndrome”

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:49:01 -0400

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A declassified State Department report obtained by BuzzFeed News dismissed the theory that microwave weapons are behind the mysterious neurological injuries in diplomats worldwide.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/havana-syndrome-jason-crickets

A Senior Justice Department Official Who Resigned In Protest Under Trump Is Returning

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 15:49:19 -0400

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Joel McElvain, a 20-year veteran of the DOJ, left in 2018 after the Trump administration decided to stop defending the Affordable Care Act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-justice-department-official-return

Democrats Swear It’s Not Weird To Be Playing Baseball With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 18:39:20 -0400

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And (almost) everyone insists they can play the Congressional Baseball Game like normal even after the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/congressional-baseball-game-marjorie-taylor-greene-democrats

A Judge Questioned Why The Government Didn’t Charge A Capitol Rioter Who Talked About Shooting Pelosi With A Harsher Crime

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:28:09 -0400

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A prosecutor said they didn’t prosecute Dawn Bancroft for making a threat, because she made the comment about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she was leaving the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/pelosi-plea-insurrection-dawn-bancroft-judge

Trump Keeps Promoting Democrats In Races Against Republicans Who Speak Out Against Him

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 22:02:37 -0400

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Trump invited Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic candidate for governor, to replace Republican Gov. Brian Kemp during a rally in Georgia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/trump-brian-kemp-democrats-georgia-rally-abrams

Immigrants Who Escaped The Texas Camp Crackdown Are Facing Another Set Of Dire Circumstances In Mexico

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 02:09:15 -0400

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“I’d like to stay here in Mexico, but I’m scared because I don’t have permission to be here,” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News. “I don't know what to do."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/immigrants-mexico-stuck-fear-deportation

Republican Lawmakers Are Pressing Ahead With Anti-Abortion Laws, With Or Without The Supreme Court’s Help

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:46:46 -0400

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A fight over Georgia’s six-week ban shows what state-level anti-abortion efforts could look like depending on whatever the Supreme Court does next.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/georgia-florida-mississippi-abortion-laws-scotus

A Top Immigration Judge Who Stepped Down Under Trump Has Now Been Chosen To Lead The Court System

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:31:50 -0400

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David Neal left in 2019, when many immigration judges were concerned about how Trump had reshaped the work the court was doing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/david-neal-appointed-leader-immigration-courts

Biden’s Approach To Immigration Is Causing A Huge Internal Rift And Leading To A Lot Of Confusion

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:49:17 -0400

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“Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can stay at DHS if this continues,” one official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-immigration-policy-internal-frustration

Democrats Say They’ve Sort Of Reached A Deal On Their Huge Social Program Bill

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:22:22 -0400

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With their party divided and a key deadline just days away, Democratic leaders announced a deal on a “framework” Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-congress-deal-reconciliation-biden

Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:18:31 -0400

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A judge rebuffed the government’s argument that releasing more surveillance videos posed a national security risk.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-footage-lawsuit-release-insurrection

Joe Biden’s Agenda Is Hanging By A Thread As Democrats In Congress Threaten To Tank Two Major Bills

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:09:59 -0400

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Progressives and centrists are holding major pieces of legislation hostage, and both have the numbers to make good on their threats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/joe-biden-agenda-reconciliation-congress-negotiations

The US Is Ending Its International Travel Ban For Fully Vaccinated People

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:45:04 -0400

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The new US international travel guidelines will start in November and will require testing, contact tracing information, and masking requirements, as well as full vaccinations.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/international-travel-ban-vaccinations-covid

These People Are Telling Their Abortion Stories As The Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Its Biggest Reproductive Rights Case In Decades

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:29:22 -0400

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More than 6,600 people signed their names to a new brief supporting abortion rights: “I hope the justices read every single one of them.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/abortion-stories-supreme-court-mississippi

It Was Billed As A Pro–Jan. 6 Rally To Support “Nonviolent” Capitol Rioters, But Only A Few People Showed Up

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:19:08 -0400

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A former Donald Trump staffer succeeded in getting a lot of media attention, but Trump himself didn’t acknowledge the rally, and members of Congress avoided it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/jan-6-rally-turnout-police

"Justice For J6" Says They're Rallying For Nonviolent Offenders. Most Alleged Capitol Rioters In Jail Are Charged With Violent Crimes.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:18:31 -0400

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The “Justice for J6” rally is being pitched as support for “nonviolent offenders,” but that doesn’t describe charges against most defendants in jail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/insurrection-defendants-jail-rally-political-prisoners

After Tense Fights, An FDA Panel Said Pfizer Boosters Should Go To Older Adults And Others At High Risk

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:42:19 -0400

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The advisory panel of outside health experts recommended that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine be authorized for people over 65 and those at high risk, rejecting the benefit for the general population.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/fda-panel-recommends-booster-shots

Pennsylvania Republicans Are Subpoenaing Millions Of Voters’ Personal Information To Determine "Whether Or Not They Exist"

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:23:36 -0400

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Pennsylvania Republicans are joining in on the pro-Trump audit craze, as Democrats vow to take to them to court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/pennsylvania-republicans-trump-voter-subpoena

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Beat The Effort To Recall Him

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:37:01 -0400

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The Democratic governor survived an attempt to remove him from office, after weeks of anxiety from Democrats around the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/california-recall-newsom-results

Live Results: The California Recall Election

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:03:38 -0400

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Californians are voting on whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. See the results as they come in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-results-the-california-recall-election

Carlton Waterhouse Is Fighting For Environmental Justice At The EPA — And Getting Called A “Racist”

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:54:52 -0400

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Ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the environmental lawyer has become a target of the far right’s bogus narrative around race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/carlton-waterhouse-epa-tom-cotton-racism

Democrats' Plan To Tax The Rich Lets Billionaires Keep Paying Less Than Average Workers

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 23:17:12 -0400

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The party is planning to raise taxes on corporate investors and the wealthy to pay for social programs, but is not fundamentally reforming a system that allows billionaires to skirt paying taxes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-tax-plan-rich-neal-reconciliation

She’s One Of Congress’s Leading Progressives — Just Not In Her Own Office, Staffers Say

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:26:30 -0400

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Former staffers who worked for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a House Democrat who built her reputation on being a champion of workers, say her treatment of her staff was often inconsistent with her public image.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/pramila-jayapal-staff-treatment

Capitol Police Say They Arrested A Man With A Machete And Swastikas On His Truck Near The DNC

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 18:15:00 -0400

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The man was arrested not far from where a pipe bomb was left on Jan. 5 and just days before another right-wing rally is planned for the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/capitol-police-dnc-arrest-machete

Why Are Democrats Freaking Out About A Race In California?

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:57:55 -0400

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is considered likely to survive a recall attempt this week, but the fact that it’s even a question has Democrats around the country on edge.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/california-recall-election-gavin-newsom-democrats-nervous

Trump's Judges Are Playing A Huge Role In Upholding Anti-Abortion Laws Across The Country

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:13:40 -0400

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Judges nominated by Donald Trump have staked out strong anti-abortion stances in their short time on the bench.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judges-abortion-access-legal-challenge

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Has Issues With Incentivizing Abortion Lawsuits

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:31:40 -0400

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Florida Republicans have shied away from fully supporting the Texas abortion ban in the latest split for the anti-abortion movement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/florida-desantis-abortion-ban-republican

Pennsylvania Republicans' Attempts At A 2020 Election "Audit" Are Off To An Awkward Start

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 18:10:18 -0400

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The state’s first hearing featured testimony about an audit backed by Trump supporters that didn’t actually find any election issues.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/pennsylvania-2020-election-audit-hearing

The Fight For Paid Parental And Medical Leave Has Officially Begun

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 01:31:46 -0400

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The biggest legislative battle of the year began this week with Democrats promising sweeping new support programs for parents.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-paid-family-leave-reconciliation

Biden Is Mandating COVID Vaccines For All Federal Workers And Large Employers

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:15:47 -0400

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All companies with more than 100 employees will be required to ensure their workers are either fully vaccinated or tested weekly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/biden-covid-vaccine-mandate-federal-workers

The Department Of Justice Is Suing Texas Over The State's 6-Week Abortion Ban

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 22:28:43 -0400

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SB 8, which has effectively stopped most abortions in Texas, took effect after the Supreme Court refused to step in this month.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/department-of-justice-texas-suing-abortion-ban

Arizona's Election “Audit” Isn’t Done, But Two Trump-Supporting Republicans Are Just Declaring Victory For Him Anyway

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:45:20 -0400

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There’s no end to the Arizona audit in sight. But with other Trump backers looking to take up audits of their own, some are ready to just call it a win.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/arizona-election-audit-trump-decertify

We Found Rage In A Hopeless Place

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 18:27:25 -0400

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A lot of people thought this summer would be great, but most people seem totally fried and at loose ends instead — expectations keep getting subverted, and anger keeps flowing into the void.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/anger-rage-pandemic-twitter-flights

The Shirtless, Horned Man Photographed Storming The Capitol Has Pleaded Guilty

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 18:05:02 -0400

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Jacob Chansley pleaded guilty to one felony charge for obstructing Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/chansley-guilty-qanon-shaman-capitol-riot

Most Of Texas's Congressional Republicans Are Silent On Their State's New Abortion Law

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 14:33:51 -0400

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Just 4 out of 25 officials responded to questions, and many of the most vocal anti-abortion advocates were silent about the 6-week ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/texas-abortion-law-republican-response

The "Shadow Docket" Lets The Supreme Court Rule In A Major Abortion Case At Midnight

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:52:00 -0400

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It usually takes the Supreme Court months to rule in a case. But there’s a back door, and it’s getting a lot of use.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion-shadow-docket

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Will Return To Jail For Streaming Conspiracy Theory Content

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:00:59 -0400

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Douglas Jensen was caught in his garage with an iPhone less than a month after a judge released him from jail on the condition he couldn’t go online.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-internet-jail-mike-lindell

The Supreme Court Officially Refused To Stop Texas’s New Abortion Ban

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:15:36 -0400

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The law bans abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy and deputizes private citizens to file lawsuits to enforce it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-supreme-court-officially-refused-to-stop-texass-new

Texans Now Have a Lucrative Incentive To Sue Abortion Providers

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 04:51:57 -0400

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Abortion providers said they were complying with Texas’s 6-week abortion ban once it took effect Wednesday, citing the risk of an endless stream of civil claims.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-who-can-sue

A 6-Week Abortion Ban Is Taking Effect In Texas And Upending Decades Of Protections For Abortion Rights

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 13:36:50 -0400

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The law, which bans abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy and empowers private citizens to sue to enforce it, went into effect Wednesday in a monumental shift on abortion rights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion-ban

Joe Biden Defended His Decision To Not Push The Afghanistan Withdrawal Into A “Forever Exit”

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 21:58:42 -0400

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But drone strikes against terrorist targets are likely to continue, Biden said in a speech the day after the withdrawal ended.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-afghanistan-withdrawal-drone

He Got Out Of Afghanistan Just In Time. His Family Didn’t.

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:51:59 -0400

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When Farhad Wajdi left Afghanistan for the US, he assumed he could help his parents get out too. But then everything changed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/afghanistan-kabul-collapse-families-left-behind

The US Military Has Left Afghanistan After 20 Years

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:50:02 -0400

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The evacuation itself was increasingly dicey, first with concerns over Taliban forces allowing people to freely access Hamid Karzai International Airport, where American evacuation flights were departing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/afghanistan-united-states-withdrawal

Eight Months After The Capitol Riots, Thousands Of Hours Of Surveillance Footage Remain Secret

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:51:07 -0400

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There are 14,000 hours of surveillance footage from the Capitol riots. Most of it isn’t public, and the government is fighting to keep it that way.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/insurrection-capitol-footage-secret

Evictions Can Resume After The Supreme Court Halted The Biden Administration’s Coronavirus Moratorium

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:46:35 -0400

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The Biden administration had revived a pause on evictions as the Delta variant causes COVID-19 cases to spike.


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

Seven Capitol Police Officers Suing Trump Shared The Violence And Racism They Experienced On Jan. 6

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 18:14:21 -0400

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The lawsuit is the latest one to accuse Trump of conspiring with right-wing groups to incite the Capitol insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-police-sue-trump-jan-6-riot

A Judge Slammed Sidney Powell And Other Trump Allies For "Profound Abuse" Of The Legal System

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 00:39:59 -0400

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The judge imposed a series of sanctions against lawyers involved in one of Powell’s “Kraken” cases in Michigan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/sidney-powell-kraken-cases-judge-abuse

Foreign UN Staffers Are Evacuating Afghanistan. Local Staffers Say They Have Been Left Behind.

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 21:35:22 -0400

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Afghan nationals who work for the UN take on far greater risks for less pay than their international colleagues, and their work leaves them exposed to Taliban reprisals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/un-afghanistan-staffers-taliban

The FBI Is Selling A Surveillance Plane It Used On Black Lives Matter Protests

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:08:07 -0400

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The aircraft watched protests in Washington, DC, in June last year and also flew over Baltimore in 2015 after Freddie Gray’s death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/fbi-surveillance-plane-auction-sale

Prosecutors And Judges Really Don’t Want You To Call Capitol Rioters "Tourists"

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 22:50:17 -0400

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The defense that Jan. 6 rioters were simply "tourists" has struck a nerve with prosecutors and judges. "No rioter was a mere tourist that day."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-tourists

Infowars Host Owen Shroyer Has Been Charged In The Jan. 6 Riots

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 00:43:43 -0400

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The government says Shroyer went into a restricted part of the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/infowars-owen-shroyer-capitol-riot

ICE Prosecutors Have Been Told To No Longer Use A Biden Memo That Provided More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 20:07:30 -0400

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The email indicates that a federal ruling on Thursday will have major implications for ICE and how it operates.


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

Joe Biden Said He Is Committed To Helping Evacuate Afghan Allies Who Have Worked With The US Government

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 19:51:37 -0400

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In a speech at the White House, Biden again stood by his decision to withdraw US forces from the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/biden-afghanistan-evacuations

A Jan. 6 Defendant Could Go Back To Jail After The Government Caught Him Streaming Conspiracy Theory Content

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 14:36:10 -0400

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Douglas Jensen was released from jail in July. The government says he violated his release conditions within the month by accessing the internet.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-defendant-internet-jail-mike-lindell

A Judge Questioned Why Jan. 6 Plea Deals Take Court Oversight Of Capitol Rioters Off The Table

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 23:01:46 -0400

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Most Jan. 6 defendants are pleading guilty to low-level misdemeanors for which supervised release isn’t an option for judges at sentencing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-cases-court-supervision

Joe Biden Is Putting Pressure On Nursing Homes To Vaccinate Employees

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:36:52 -0400

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The White House announced new steps Wednesday to fight the Delta variant in nursing homes and schools.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/biden-nursing-homes-vaccine-mandate

A Capitol Riot Sentencing Got Derailed After New Videos Surfaced Hours Before The Hearing

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 20:28:21 -0400

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Robert Reeder pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for going into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but new videos appeared to show him attacking police.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-sentencing-delayed-video

Vaccinated Americans Will Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Shots As Early As September

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:04:01 -0400

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US health officials announced that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after vaccination, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/covid-booster-shots-delta

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tested Positive For COVID-19, As He Fights Mask Mandates

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 23:39:48 -0400

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Abbott is vaccinated and not experiencing symptoms, his office said. The coronavirus is surging in Texas.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/greg-abbott-coronavirus-texas

Joe Biden Blamed Afghan Leaders For Giving Up As The Taliban Took Control

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 19:23:14 -0400

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In an address from the White House, Biden stood by his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, insisting he would not repeat past mistakes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-afghanistan-speech-taliban-take-over

A Short-Lived Trump Campaign Staffer Is Now At The Head Of The Far Right’s Jan. 6 Counternarrative

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 18:40:36 -0400

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Matt Braynard has been showing up throughout the far right’s push against the 2020 election. Now he says he’s raising big money and preparing for a new rally in Washington.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/matt-braynard-jan-6-counternarrative

Inside "The Very Secret History" Of The Sunrise Movement

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 03:32:01 -0400

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Internal memos show that activists of color within the Sunrise Movement have privately alleged mistreatment for years — as the climate group publicly fought for racial justice.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/sunrise-movement-climate-change-black-activists

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Resigning Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 19:45:39 -0400

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Multiple women have alleged that Cuomo, who has been governor for more than a decade, sexually harassed them. He will resign this month, he said Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-resigns

Goods Linked To A Group That Runs Chinese Detention Camps May Be Ending Up In US Stores

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 01:22:02 -0400

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A major organization in the region, sanctioned for its “connection to serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities,” still does business all over the world.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/china-xinjiang-banned-goods-united-states

Andrew Cuomo And The Limits Of The Never-Back-Down Approach To Crisis

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:00:51 -0400

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How to deal with politicians who refuse to back down during crises — even when they have every incentive to do so — has become an ongoing feature of the last decade.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/andrew-cuomo-crisis

Let's Talk About How Weird The End Of The 2020 Democratic Primary Was

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 01:21:47 -0400

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A consideration of some of the metrics the media and public uses to judge candidates before elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/polling-elections-bernie-sanders-joe-biden

The Republican Governor Of Arkansas Has Some Regrets About Signing A Mask Mandate Ban

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:01:56 -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

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:25:50 -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

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:41:55 -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