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    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation on Tuesday outlining how state schools can teach students about race and racism, and forbidding schools from teaching that individuals bear responsibility for actions committed by people in the past because of their race.  It's the latest GOP-backed state bill to take aim at what is known as...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wondering which states are the best to live in? A new survey ranked New Jersey as the No. 1 state to live in. WalletHub released its 2021’s Best States to Live In list Tuesday. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon? They compared the 50 states based on...
    United States / Venezuela – Church Priests in Epidemiology: Joint Meeting of Bishops and Priests Caracas (Agency Fights) – The Venezuelan Episcopal Conference (CEV) has invited clergy representatives from different church districts to the II Joint Virtual Meeting of Bishops and Priests to be held on June 30, 2021 from...
    (CNN)As newly reported Covid-19 cases in the United States drop to some of the lowest levels of the pandemic, the link between vaccinations and transmission is getting clearer, exposing pockets of at-risk populations, but also a safer path forward. A CNN analysis found that states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their residents...
    New research has found that the COVID-19 virus was circulating in at least five states for months before the first case was officially reported in the United States. According to a National Institutes of Health study published Tuesday, June 15 in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal found that people in five states were infected with the...
    JUNETEENTH is close to becoming a national holiday in the US. A bill that would recognize the day as a holiday across the country has passed the Senate and is expected to pass the House. 2Three states do not recognize Juneteenth yetCredit: Getty Which states do not celebrate Juneteenth? The celebration that marks the...
    New Orleans — The Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters "and all eligible onshore properties." The decision is a...
    President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are emphatically refusing to take responsibility for their border crisis.  As a humanitarian disaster rages at our southern border, they refuse to travel to the scene, even though their open borders agenda is the root cause of the historic surge we see today.  Border state Republican governors...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The TSA says more than two million people traveled last Friday, which is the biggest number since March 2020. But since foreign travel is limited, where are most people going? WalletHub, the personal finance website, says travelers are headed to “fun states.” READ MORE: SEE IT: Puppy Back With Owner After Dognapping...
                      by Conrad Black  In the Wall Street Journal of June 10, Peggy Noonan captured the kernel of the crisis of national division that afflicts America: Donald Trump and opposed perceptions of last year’s presidential election. Equitable person though Noonan is, she qualifies as a Trump-hater, whose invective against Trump...
    Report reveals why inmates waited months to be released, despite parole Wales set for hostile crowd after France win and Ronaldo makes history at Euro 2020 The U.S. women appear likely to secure six spots for gymnasts to compete in the Tokyo Olympics after Jade Carey announced she plans to accept an individual spot....
    Braunwyn Windham-Burke Says Shes Incredibly Sad to Leave RHOC: I Loved Every Moment Chinese Uber-for-Trucks Startup Seeks $1.57 Billion in U.S. IPO OMAHA, Neb. — Katie Ledecky knows her opening performance in an Olympic trials that is expected to be as much a coronation as a competition wasn’t very good. NBA Play-In Tournament, Tim...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – According to Johns Hopkins University, Tuesday marked 600,000 lives now taken due to COVID-19 in the United States. That is more than any other country. Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Aileen Marty offers some perspective. READ MORE: Florida Misses Deadline On Federal Schools Money “If you look at a population basis, per 100,000,...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida is among 21 states that have not submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they intend to use the latest round of federal stimulus funds earmarked for schools. The department on Monday released a list of plans submitted by 29 states and the District of Columbia. READ MORE:...
    Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly lashed out Tuesday at Republicans who opposed giving gold medals to Capitol Police officers who served during the Jan. 6 riot. Connolly told CNN’s Erin Burnett that in his opinion, saying, “They now are part of the insurrectionist mob.” “What is your position to the 21 Republicans who voted against...
    More On: oil Iranian warship may be sneaking fuel to Venezuela despite US sanctions: report World hasn’t reached peak oil: Demand to exceed pre-COVID levels BlackRock’s ‘No. 1’ goal in ‘woke’ investing: Huge ESG-funds haul Interior Dept. reportedly will halt Arctic leases sold by Trump A Louisiana federal judge issued an order lifting President...
    By Kevin McGill | Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana who ordered that plans continue for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska waters “and all eligible...
    NEW ORLEANS, LA. - The Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water was blocked Tuesday by a federal judge in Louisiana, who ordered plans be resumed for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty's ruling came in a...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new survey shows Pennsylvania is one of the best states to live in. READ MORE: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not Over, Pennsylvania Health Leaders Say Pennsylvania is the No. 10 best state to live in, according to WalletHub. West Virginia came in at No. 40. The annual...
    Congressman Gerry Connolly (D- VA) went off Tuesday night on the Republicans who voted against legislation honoring the police officers who responded to the riots at the Capitol on January 6th. The House overwhelmingly voted Tuesday to award Congressional Gold Medals to law enforcement over their actions on that day, but 21 Republicans voted against...
    A federal judge blocked President Joe Biden’s pause on issuing new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters, preventing his administration from carrying out one of its premier policies to combat climate change. Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction to 13...
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his nominees to be ambassadors to Israel, Mexico and NATO, as he moves to strengthen U.S. alliances in tough regions.  Among a slate of names announced by the White House on Tuesday were Thomas Nides, a Morgan Stanley vice chairman who served as a deputy secretary of state under...
    Is it the beaches? The breakfast sandwiches? Or the pizza? WalletHub has released its latest rankings of the best states to live in America, landing New Jersey at No. 1. The website ranked each state based on five key factors: Affordability, economy, education/health, quality of life and safety. Here are the other states that ranked...
    WalletHub has released its latest rankings of the best states to live in America. New Jersey was ranked the number one state this year. "WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 52 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals," wrote Adam McCann. Here...
    WalletHub has released its latest rankings of the best states to live in America. Pennsylvania ranks among the top 10 states in the nation. "WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 52 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals," wrote Adam McCann. New...
    People in five states were infected with COVID-19 as early as December 2019, before the first confirmed case in the U.S., according to a government study in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal published Tuesday. From the 24,079 participants with who gave blood samples for a National Institutes of Health research program from Jan. 2 to March...
    (CNN)In what may be the first lawsuit aimed at stopping GOP-led states from terminating pandemic unemployment benefits early, jobless workers in Indiana are challenging Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's decision to cease the payments -- including the $300 weekly federal boost -- at the end of this week.In the lawsuit, filed Monday in state court, Indiana...
    DONALD Trump is supposedly planning rallies in battleground states and has confirmed his new spokesperson, who he described as a "fighter" Trump's new rep Liz Harrington – who he described as a "strong Republican conservative voice"– vowed to "stop the US falling to left-wing mob" under the Biden administration in a statement today. Read our Joe...
    Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday on Tuesday defended putting Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be an Anti-Racist on the Navy’s list of books every United States sailor should read, under grilling from Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) at a House hearing. Banks, a U.S. Navy reservist, began by asking Gilday if he...
    A top Navy officer got in a heated exchange with Rep. Jim Banks on Tuesday after being confronted about his recommendation that sailors read a book from a top author espousing critical race theory. Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, previously released a “professional reading program” reading list that included Ibram X. Kendi’s...
    Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards For months, renter Sabrina Floyd waited with to hear if she and her family were approved for help from the Clark County rental assistance program in Las Vegas. She'd often ask her caseworker for updates, and would get the same reply: "Thank you for your continued patience during these hard...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second time since the city of Chicago began imposing restrictions on travelers last summer to limit the spread of COVID-19, no states are on the list requiring visitors to quarantine or test negative for the virus upon arriving in the city if they haven’t been vaccinated. Every U.S. state and territory...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in an interview published Tuesday that he would solicit public donations to fund construction of his proposed border wall. Appearing on the conservative podcast "Ruthless," Abbott shared that he would be setting up an avenue for "everybody in the entire world" to donate funds. "I will also be providing a link that...
    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) says his office is looking into “new revelations” regarding  the handling of paperwork for ballot drop boxes in the state's most populous county during the 2020 election. “New revelations that Fulton County is unable to produce all ballot drop box transfer documents will be investigated thoroughly, as we...
    The novel coronavirus was present in the U.S. in December 2019, weeks before health officials first identified infections, according to a new government study.   Conducted by a team that included researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the study analyzed 24,000 blood samples. The findings suggest that some Americans were infected as early...
    Many people in the United States traded in their blue-state residencies during the coronavirus outbreak and migrated to Repubican-led states where the cost of living tends to be lower and pandemic rules were generally less restrictive in a continuation of recent moving trends. A report from national moving company North American Moving Services revealed...
    (CNN)In recent months, Americans have received a string of horrific reminders that even as Covid deaths fall, one of our nation's deadliest public health emergencies rages on: gun violence. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico)John Feinblatt Eight people shot and killed in Atlanta. Ten people murdered in a mass shooting at a grocery store...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Delaware’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Order is expected to be lifted on July 13, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday. Delaware officials will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon. It can be streamed in the player above or on CBSN Philly at 1:45 p.m. READ MORE: Firefly Festival Single-Day Passes Go On...
    EXCLUSIVE - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in a Tuesday letter to the Biden administration condemned the Environmental Protection Agency's "federal government land grab" over its decision to revise the Obama-era definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).The letter comes after President Biden's EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers last week announced their...
    Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The 100th anniversary of white racial violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma  provided the country an opportunity to reflect. Columnist Ray Baker says political speeches honoring Tulsa or Juneteenth are self-aggrandizing. Commemorations honor the past without making amends for transgressions that benefited institutions. Baker says justice requires accountability and restitution. Visit...
    More restrictive ID laws will have a 'disproportionately negative impact for trans voters,' said Bobby Hoffman of the ACLU. While voting restriction bills introduced and in some cases passed this year by Republican-controlled state legislatures will make it harder for many people to cast ballots,...
    We are going through a strange and unexpected (but in some ways not unprecedented) era in the history of American politics. The strangeness is mostly about Donald Trump and his supporters who, one might say, are so determined to “win” elections that they are willing to undermine basic features of the U.S. system of politics...
    The Democrats’ sprawling voting rights bill, known on Capitol Hill as HR 1, is dead. Officially, the bill is still clinging to life. But Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the majority party’s stubbornly maverick 50th vote, signed its writ of execution recently, complaining that the bill looked too “partisan” to him. That made HR...
    BRUSSELS - The United States and the European Union have reached an extended truce in their long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies.  Washington is conditionally suspending for five years the tariffs on Europe that were authorized by the World Trade Organization for unfair subsidies to Airbus, which is the largest aircraft manufacturer and prime competitor to Boeing of the United States.  “This meeting has started...
    Americans are already contending with the consequences of two major Russian cyberattacks, including gas shortages and price hikes due the Colonial Pipeline hack and potentially rising prices on steak and burgers after the JBS meat processing company was hit.  But get ready, because more is on the way. Moscow will likely further escalate its aggression...
    (CNN)The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee plans to invest $10 million in voter protection efforts ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, committee operatives told CNN on Tuesday, highlighting the concern top Democrats have about how restrictive voting laws in Republican-controlled states could impact elections.The new program -- named "Defend the Vote" -- will be a three-pronged...
    London/Brussels (CNN Business)The United States and the European Union are poised to resolve a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. The United States and the European Union are expected to announce a resolution of the...