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The FDA Announces Plan To Ban Menthol Cigarettes

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced its plan to ban menthol cigarettes in response to a 2013 citizen petition advocating the ban of mint-flavored cigarettes, the Washington Post reports. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 20 million Americans smoke menthols. Phillip Gardiner, the co-chair of the …

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Republican Lawmakers Are Passing Bills That Target Protestors

Republican legislators are introducing laws that target protestors. According to Truthout, Republicans have introduced 81 bills in 34 states aimed at protestors. On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an anti-protest bill into law. Chris Sprowls, speaker of the Florida House, doesn’t want future protests to get out of hand …

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House Dismiss GOP Efforts To Censure Rep. Waters

The House dismissed a resolution to censure Representative Maxine Waters for her comments about Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Republicans believe that Representative Waters incited violence for saying telling a crowd of protestors in Minneapolis to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the resolution …

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HUD Secretary To Reinstate Fair Housing Regulations

Marcia L. Fudge, Housing Secretary, is in the process of reinstating fair housing regulations that were undone by former President Donald Trump. The rules are a direct response to systemic racism and housing discrimination. “So much of wealth inequality has its basis in housing discrimination and the country’s failure to …

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