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Schumer Urged To Fund Domestic Violence Programs In Spending Bill

Chuck Schumer

Democratic Senators have written a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging him to include funding for domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the upcoming reconciliation package bill. “At a time when incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault have sharply increased, additional funding for these programs is critical,” …

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Justice Department Launches Probe Into Phoenix Police Department

Merrick Garland, Kristen Clarke

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Civil Rights Division have announced that the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department (PhxPD). The investigation will see if the department engages in discriminatory policing, …

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Student Loan Payments Suspended Until January 31, 2022

The White House announced on Friday that the moratorium for federal student loan payments is being extended until January 31, 2022. The Department of Education says that this will be the final extension. “The payment pause has been a lifeline that allowed millions of Americans to focus on their families, …

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50% Of Americans Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against Covid

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50% of the American population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the White House said Friday, as inoculations rise in response to the surging Delta variant of the novel coronavirus. “50% of Americans (all ages) are now fully vaccinated. Keep going!,” Cyrus Shahpar, White House Covid-19 data director, said in …

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Landlords File Lawsuit To Block New CDC Eviction Moratorium

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A group of landlords are challenging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new temporary eviction moratorium, calling the Biden administration’s action “nakedly political” and “unlawful” in a lawsuit filed in federal court. “[T]he CDC caved to the political pressure by extending the moratorium, without providing any legal basis,” the …

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