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    Mexico’s men's national soccer team will be without fans for its first two home 2022 World Cup qualifier games after FIFA announced a sanction against the Mexican Federation in response to anti-gay chants that broke out during two Olympic qualifying matches. FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, released a statement on Friday announcing that...
    Advocates say Juneteenths federal recognition is only the beginning Macy Gray: US flag is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect © Provided by Sports Illustrated France forward Antoine Griezmann said he is considering a move to the United States at the end of his Barcelona contract in 2024. View the original article to see embedded...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Saturday shared a celebratory message for Juneteenth, a new federal holiday, celebrating the emancipation of Black slaves after the Civil War. "Today is Juneteenth, a special celebration of the fact that our country strives each and every day to make good on its promise to protect the inalienable right to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Several states, including Indiana, are ending enhanced federal unemployment benefits Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are set to lose their $300 extra benefits. READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across Chicago At least eight states are opting out of the program that was created in response to the pandemic. READ MORE: Chicago Animal...
    Migration curbs set by former President Donald Trump are creating a labor shortage, the establishment-funded Axios.com news site complains. “Immigrant and non-immigrant visas issued during the year ended October 2020 were down by nearly five million, or 54%, from 2019,” Axios’s June 17 report said, adding: Almost all of this decrease can be tied to Trump administration decisions to...
    The Supreme Court dealt another blow to efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, earlier this week by ruling against hearing a lawsuit from several states challenging the mandate provision of the law because those states did not have standing. During an appearance on Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5,...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined Brian Kilmeade on "Fox News Primetime" to discuss election integrity concerns over the Democrats' proposed H.R. 1 bill. MCCARTHY: H.R. 1 is the most important bill for the Democrats, that's why it's the number one bill. It has nothing to do about the pandemic, putting people back to work...
                      by Donald J. Trump  As a candidate, Joe Biden’s number one promise was to “unite” America. Yet in his first months as president, his number one priority has been to divide our country by race and gender at every turn. There is no clearer example...
    The American flag is "tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect" and needs to be updated, singer Macy Gray argued this week in an op-ed written for Juneteenth.  But the piece, published Thursday by MarketWatch, received a quick rebuke from a few prominent conservatives.  The five-time Grammy nominee's article appeared the same day President Biden signed a...
    (CNN)The Republican brick wall blocking election overhaul legislation in the Senate is forcing Democratic activists to get creative. They're striking out on their own in key states, attempting to arm their voters with tools to circumvent scores of new state bills moving through GOP-controlled legislatures that will make it harder for many of their voters...
    Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida pardons residents fined or arrested for mask violations DeSantis: Florida officers to respond to 'border security crisis' in Texas, Arizona Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs MORE (R) to create a commission to investigate the state's role in the events of Jan....
    Pennsylvania appears to be on the precipice of initiating an Arizona-style audit of the 2020 election. State Sen. David Argall, who heads a committee that oversees elections, told local news outlets he favors a forensic audit of the contest that state and federal officials insist was secure. The Republican, under pressure by former President Donald...
    This Tuesday, Joe Biden met with his Russian rival Vladimir Putin for the first time as president in Geneva. Following the face-to-face exchange, the US president gave a press conference at which he fired slightly at a CNN reporter. Caitlin Collins asked him why he believes Putin will change his behavior. Then the President...
    Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection said Friday that Ukrainian government systems had suffered over 50,000 cyberattacks between June 9 and June 15. On June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin fancifully claimed the United States is the source of most cyberattacks in the world, while Russia — which is on the...
    Hundreds of people concerned about the integrity of the Nov. 2020 election gathered outside the Michigan Capitol Thursday to protest and deliver roughly 7,000 affidavits claiming fraud and demanding a forensic audit. Michigan Conservation Coalition spokesperson Matt Seely said thousands of Michigan voters have questioned the integrity of the 2020 election. “If we...
    Extreme heat warnings have been issued for five states in the southwestern U.S., where triple-digit temperatures have been shattering records throughout the week. Residents are doing whatever they can to avoid the unrelenting heat.  Temperatures reached 107 degrees in Salt Lake City, Utah, while Las Vegas, Nevada, saw 116 degree heat. Palm Springs, California, matched...
    Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off Bronx BP candidate Vanessa Gibson spoke out for cousin convicted of drug, firearm charges FIFA on Friday sanctioned the Mexico football federation (FMF) for homophobic chants from supporters during Olympic qualifying matches for the men's team. As punishment, El Tri will have to play the first...
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Minnesota man with transportation of stolen vehicles in what they say was a litany of thefts of golf carts. An FBI affidavit filed in North Dakota this week says the man is suspected of stealing at least 63 carts in at least seven states, including Minnesota,...
    Philadelphia (CNN)On Capitol Hill at the height of the pandemic, Rep. Jim McGovern could always be spotted wearing a black mask with the words "end hunger now!" in thick, white block letters.That phrase means more to him than just words on a mask. It's part of his lifelong fight to end food insecurity in the...
    People put their fists in the air as Lift Every Voice and Sing is performed at the intersection of H St NW and 16th Street NW near the White House, an area renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, while celebrating the Juneteenth holiday June 19, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images While Juneteenth finally gets federal...
    Republicans eager to please former President Donald Trump and his supporters journeyed to Maricopa County to observe the Arizona Senate's controversial audit of the November election. It has become a pilgrimage of sorts, not just for lawmakers from states across the country interested in starting an audit of their own at home, but also for...
    Michigan to lift restrictions next week; US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge: Latest COVID-19 updates Pennsylvania Parents Sue School District Over Curriculum Involving Black Lives Matter, Systemic Racism: ‘These Topics Are Anti-Christian’ The basic premise of “The Purge” movie franchise is that a new American government sanctions a one-day event where...
    (CNN)He claims he was tortured by the authorities in Cape Verde and that even worse punishments await him if he is extradited to the United States. Alex Saab, the Colombian businessman who's also said to be a 'financier' and 'front man' of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, told CNN in an exclusive interview from his...
    COLUMBUS, OHIO - Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday, a move that sent many states scrambling to clarify their policies on the observance with less than a business day's notice. Nearly all states recognize Juneteenth in some fashion, at least on paper. But...
    Two dead migrants were discovered in less than 24 hours in a New Mexico town that sits on the United States-Mexico border. The body of a 35-year-old woman from Mexico was discovered by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the base of Mount Cristo Rey overnight Thursday, Sunland Park Police Department Chief Javier Guerra told KVIA. ...
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    A bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general sent a letter to congressional antitrust leaders urging them to support Rep. Ken Buck’s, R-Colo., antitrust bill. The letter expresses the group’s support of Buck’s bill, the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021, and was led by Attorneys General Phil Weiser of Colorado; William Tong of Connecticut;...
    On February 26, 2020, Donald Trump uttered a phrase that, even in that moment, was both twisted and ridiculous. Speaking of the number of Americans who had tested positive for COVID-19, he said , “You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”...
    In the aftermath of the generally calm, moderately successful Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin summit, some are anxious to announce that America is back, which, to some degree, is code for: “Trump is out, sanity has returned to the Oval Office.” There’s a degree of truth to the idea of a rebirth of sanity in the Oval....
    High-profile Democratic campaigners for voting reform are falling into line behind Sen. Joe Manchin proposed compromise, setting up a clash with Republicans after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the plans would 'supercharge cancel culture' and retained a 'rotten core.'  The Senate is due to vote on Tuesday on a sweeping overhaul of election law,...
    Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told "America's Newsroom" on Friday that the Supreme Court would strike down most of the Democrats' proposed voting reforms as unconstitutional. STACEY ABRAMS SAYS SHE BACKS MANCHIN'S REVISIONS TO DEMOCRATS' VOTING RIGHTS BILL TOM COTTON: There is no doubt this would go to the Supreme Court. I think a lot of...
    President BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness...
    Canada’s CBC Requiring 30 Percent BIPOC, Disabled People in Key Creative for Scripted, Unscripted Series Dow plummets 500 points as volatility returns to stock market Trayvon Bromell arrived at the 2016 Rio Games with a nagging twinge in his left heel, hoping to numb the pain for a few weeks so he could chase...
    NEW YORK - Antonio Guterres was sworn in Friday for a second 5-year term as U.N. Secretary-General after the General Assembly approved it by acclamation.  “I am acutely aware of the immense responsibilities you are entrusting me with at such a critical moment in history — dare I say, at the cusp of a...
    Nine states will be ending their enhanced unemployment benefits on Saturday, cutting off aid to more than 440,000 out-of-work adults, according to an estimate from the left-leaning Century Foundation. The Republican governors of the states argue that the benefits aren't necessary as the economy recovers, but workers and advocates say the loss of benefits will...
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    VIDEO2:3702:37Will Texas remain a top state for business amid inclusion controversy?The News with Shepard Smith Red states that claim to be upholding traditional values are upending some traditional alliances between conservatives and corporate America. They could also upend the competitiveness of some perennial leaders in the battle between the states for business and jobs. One...
    States faced a mad dash to shut government offices after President Joe Biden signed legislation creating Juneteenth as a U.S. federal holiday and giving workers Friday off. Biden signed the act after 4pm at the White House, giving officials around the country little time to put in place alternative arrangements. Because Juneteenth - June 19...
    On Thursday, conservative talk show host Mark Levin delivered a monologue addressing the inclusion of “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi in the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. Levin said on FNC’s “Hannity” that the Democratic Party is “seeking to universalize and devour all of those who disagree with it.”...
    The Republican Party’s war on democracy knows no bounds. With no policies and no meaningful solutions to the country’s problems to offer, conservatives have continued their efforts at retelling our white supremacist history in such a way as to deny not only the racism of white landowners in the construction of our country’s white supremacist system...
    Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law on Thursday expanding curbside voting and establishing permanent vote by mail. Senate Bill 825 lays out procedures for election authorities to establish curbside voting during early voting or on Election Day. The measure also establishes permanent voting lists that voters can choose to opt-in or opt-out of...
    President Joe Biden’s government is responding to its migration crisis by letting more into the country and by extracting additional migrants from Central America, according to a White House statement. “This administration is working to establish lawful pathways for individuals to migrate or seek protection,” said the June 15 statement, titled, “Action the Biden-Harris Administration...
    TAIPEI - A wave of U.S. and Chinese military activity in the contested South China Sea is making it challenging for the Philippines, at the heart of the maritime dispute, to stick with the neutral foreign policy it has formulated over the past half-decade, analysts say. The U.S. Navy’s Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group...
                        Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and members of his staff would not say Thursday whether they will dispatch resources to Texas and Arizona to help guard the U.S.-Mexican border. The Tennessee Star made repeated attempts Thursday to contact Lee’s Communications Director Laine Arnold —...
    If you want to understand a country’s military, take a look at what its officer corps is reading. Military officers aren’t just warfighters. They’re trained to be thinkers, even intellectuals. Many of them have advanced degrees. In Russia, officers above the rank of colonel are required to read a book by Russian nationalist Alexander Dugin...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Before sending law enforcement resources off to other states, many lawmakers, state leaders and activists are calling on the governor to send help closer to home. “So I think it’s the right thing to do, but I do also believe that what’s going on there is impacting communities all across the country...
    It is Thursday! We are going into a historic weekend, commemorating the day when the news of slavery’s end finally came to Texas. It is a reminder that Texas lost the war, and for all of their pretend independence, they were Civil War losers who have always needed the United States’ support in order to exist...
    (CNN)Here's a look at courts-martial. Court-martial refers to both the name of the court where charges are brought against members of the armed forces and the proceedings themselves.FactsIn the United States, the laws of court-martial are set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The UCMJ is the foundation for the military legal...
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