Biden Likens MAGA Movement to Segregationists in Speech to NAACP

President Biden drew a parallel on Friday between Donald Trump “and his MAGA Republican allies” and segregationists in the 1950s who tried to prevent Black and white Americans from going to school together. Speaking to Black leaders gathered at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Biden described meeting with some of the…

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What We Know About the Death Toll in Gaza

The question of how many people have died in Gaza since Israel began a bombing and ground campaign in response to Hamas’s deadly Oct. 7 attack has taken on renewed urgency as President Biden tries to forestall a full assault by Israel against Hamas’ leadership and remaining battalions into the densely-populated city of Rafah. A…

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Trump Trial Comes Down to Michael Cohen’s Credibility

New York prosecutors trying to convict Donald Trump for falsifying business records face a formidable challenge: They have to convince a jury to trust the word of a convicted perjurer.  The credibility of Michal Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, dominated the fifth week of the former President’s trial. Cohen’s testimony lies at the heart…

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Texas Governor Pardons Ex-Army Sergeant Convicted of Killing an Air Force Veteran at a Black Lives Matter Protest in 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot issued a full pardon Thursday to a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice. Abbott announced the pardon just minutes after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles disclosed it had made a unanimous recommendation that…

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Supreme Court Rejects Conservative Attack on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the CFPB is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court and drawing praises from consumers. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion, splitting with his frequent…

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Beyoncé Tickets Among Assets, Income Disclosed by Kamala Harris

Pop superstar Beyoncé gave Vice President Kamala Harris tickets worth $1,656 to one of her shows in 2023, according to financial disclosures released by the White House that provide detailed information on the finances of President Joe Biden, his running mate, first lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. The documents list the values…

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DeSantis Signs Bill Making Climate Change a Lesser Priority in Florida

(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Climate change will be a lesser priority in Florida and largely disappear from state statutes under legislation signed Wednesday by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that also bans power-generating wind turbines offshore or near the state’s lengthy coastline. Critics said the measure made law by the former Republican presidential hopeful ignores the reality…

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