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Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ To Act To Protect Voting Rights

Congressional Black Caucus

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Congressman Mondaire Jones led over 40 Congressional Black Caucus members in calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aggressively protect voting rights and fight against disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, voter purges, and other forms of voter suppression, vote dilution, and election subversion. “These …

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IRS Scraps Facial Recognition Plan Amid Backlash

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is scrapping a plan to require people to verify their identities using facial recognition software to access their information on the agency’s website. The IRS previously announced it planned to implement a new verification process that required taxpayers to upload a photo ID and then …

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“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Advances In Florida Legislature

Gov. Ron DeSantis

The Florida Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a controversial proposal that critics have dubbed the “don’t say gay” bill because it could curtail school discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity. The Republican-dominated Senate Education Committee approved the measure (SB 1834) in a 6-3 vote along party lines, …

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DOJ Arrests Couple In Connection With $4.5 Billion Bitcoin Hack

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Authorities have arrested a Manhattan couple accused of stealing $4.5 billion in bitcoin by hacking a virtual currency exchange, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. In conjunction with the arrests, officials said that law enforcement seized bitcoin currently valued at more than $3.6 billion. The married couple — Ilya Lichtenstein, 34, …

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White House Task Force Moves To Strengthen Labor Unions

President Biden, Vice President Harris, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

A White House task force on labor released a report Monday with the goal of making it easier for federal employees and contractors to join unions. Most Americans are interested in joining unions, the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment found, but union membership is declining. Compared …

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Army Begins Separating Soldiers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine

Army Vaccines

The United States Army announced last week that it would immediately begin separating soldiers from the service who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Last week, the military announced they’re beginning immediate involuntary discharges for vaccine refusers. The army’s announcement makes them the last military branch to hand out dismissal …

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Delta Asks DOJ To Put Unruly Passengers On No-Fly List

Delta Airlines

Delta Air Lines is asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to put airline passengers convicted of disrupting flights on a national no-fly list, barring them from traveling on any commercial flights, according to the letter obtained Friday by several news outlets. In the letter, dated Thursday and first …

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House Passes America COMPETES Act

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

The House of Representatives passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) on Friday by a vote of 222-210 predominantly along party lines. The bill aims to invest in domestic research and manufacturing to enhance the country’s global …

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