Maryland Governor Signs $577M HBCU Funding Legislation Into Law

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday signed legislation that sets aside $577 million for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The HBCU legislation becomes law after more than 15 years of court battles, protests, and political fighting. Alumni and boosters of the universities — Bowie State, Coppin State, Morgan State and the …

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Virginia Governor Signs Legislation Ending Death Penalty

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed historic legislation abolishing the death penalty in Virginia. Northam scheduled a tour Wednesday of the death chamber at the Greensville Correction Center and signed the landmark legislation outside the facility. This makes Virginia the 23rd state and the first in the South to end …

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Biden Urges Congress To Pass Stonger Gun Control Laws

President Joe Biden wants tighter gun laws following the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Today Biden called on Congress to tighten gun control laws after a mass shooter killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store. This incident occurred less than a week after a domestic terrorist killed eight …

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Biden Administration Announces Sanctions Against Chinese Government Officials And Military Leaders In Myanmar

President Biden

The Biden adminstration announced sanctions against two Chinese government officials and two military leaders in Myanmar. The Department of the Treasury said that Wang Junzheng and Chen Mingguo are “connected to serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, which reportedly includes arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse, among …

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CDC Director Says ‘Now Is Not The Time To Travel’

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday urged Americans to avoid travel while warning of a possible “avoidable surge” in the coronavirus. “Much of the travel, we know, is related to people who are going on spring break,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said at a press …

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Sidney Powell Seeks To Dismiss $1.3 Billion Defamation Lawsuit

Sidney Powell’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.3 Billion defamation lawsuit. Powell is arguing that the conspiracy theories should not have been taken seriously. “Even [assuming] that each of the statements alleged in the Complaint could be proved true or false, no reasonable person would conclude …

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President Biden To Nominate Lina Khan As FTC Commissioner

Lina Khan

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Khan is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, where she teaches and writes about antitrust law, infrastructure industries law, and the antimonopoly tradition. At 32, Khan would be the …

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