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Civics 101

Biden Declares Disaster State In New York, Orders Federal Aid

New York

President Joe Biden has ordered federal aid to New York after declaring a major disaster in the state. The aid will supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Ida, including the counties of Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond and Westchester, the White House said Monday. Assistance …

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to his office. The Republican leader, who is fully vaccinated, was asymptomatic after testing positive and is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment while isolating at the Governor’s Mansion, said Abbott spokesman Mark Miner “As you may have heard by now, I …

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‘Right To Vote Act’ Introduced By Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff

Jon Ossoff

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff has introduced the Right to Vote Act, legislation to create a first-ever affirmative Federal voting rights guarantee for all U.S. citizens. As voting rights are under attack in Georgia and across the country, the Right to Vote Act protects American citizens’ fundamental right to vote. It establishes a first-ever …

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How Cori Bush’s protest led to a new eviction moratorium

Cori Bush

The CDC’s new moratorium doesn’t cover the entire nation, but it offers relief for tenants and reduces the potential for COVID transmission in some communities. Candice Norwood Originally published by The 19th For days, Rep. Cori Bush demanded that President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Congress move to reinstate a …

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New York Gov. Cuomo Found To Have Sexually Harassed Multiple Women

Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and fostered a toxic work environment, violating federal and state law, according to a bombshell, and much-anticipated investigation by State Attorney General Letitia James released Tuesday. The five-month probe led by outside lawyers Joon Kim and Anne Clark found that Cuomo harassed 11 …

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Gov. Abbott’s Immigration Order

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott‘s controversial order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants, ruling that it is likely to be found unconstitutional in a blow to Abbott’s immigration policy agenda. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in the Western District of Texas also ruled that …

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Senator Lindsey Graham Has Tested Postive For COVID-19

Lindsey Graham

South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The senator said he began having flu-like symptoms Saturday night and went to the doctor on Monday to be tested. Graham was previously vaccinated to fight off COVID-19 months ago. “I was just informed by …

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Weekly Claims For Unemployment Benefits Dip To Pandemic Low

Unemployment Benefits

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to 360,000 last week, the lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The reading was a decrease of 26,000 from the prior week’s revised level and the lowest level since March 14, 2020, …

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Senate confirms Jen Easterly as Cybersecurity director

Jen Easterly

The US Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Jen Easterly as the new director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security. The agency, established in 2018, is responsible for the security, resiliency and reliability of the nation’s cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. CISA has not …

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FBI Warns Of Large ‘Scale’ In Ransomware Attack

The FBI said Sunday the “scale” of a major ransomware attack against a US IT company could mean investigators won’t be able to work with every victim individually. Hackers hit Kaseya, a firm that provides IT services to other companies, with a ransomware attack that could have targeted as many …

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CDC, FDA Lift Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have lifted a 10-day pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. “Above all else, health and safety are at the forefront of our decisions,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a press release. “Our vaccine safety systems …

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