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Key races to watch in November 2 elections

In Virginia, polling shows Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin in a tight race that’s focused on abortion and schools. Also worth watching: November elections in Atlanta, Boston, Minneapolis, New Jersey and more. Terri Rupar Originally published by The 19th The year after a presidential contest is not a big one …

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Report: Paid Leave May Be Out Of Build Back Better Act

Sen. Joe Manchin

Democrats will reportedly drop paid family and medical leave from the Build Back Better Act. According to reporting, Sen. Joe Manchin wouldn’t agree to the initiative because he doesn’t think it can be paid for. “I just can’t do it,” the West Virginia Senator said. “To expand social programs when …

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CDC Temporarily Extends Covid Restrictions For Cruise Industry

cruise ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a temporary extension of COVID-19 restrictions for the cruise industry. The temporary extension of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) for cruise ships will run through January 15, 2022. The current regulations were set to expire on November 1. The temporary …

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House passes expanded workplace protections for nursing mothers

Carolyn Maloney

Last week, in a bipartisan vote of 276-149, the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney’s (D-NY) Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act. The legislation will ensure that all nursing mothers have protections in the workplace by expanding them to nearly 9 million employees not currently covered …

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Memorial Service For Colin Powell Set For Nov. 5

Colin Powell

The memorial service for former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be held at Washington National  Cathedral on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. “Beyond his military and diplomatic success, Secretary Powell became a universally respected north star on the nation’s moral compass,” said Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral. “Now, in this …

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