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Lawmakers, residents push top D.C. education leaders for more testing, transparency and virtual learning
City officials, teachers and parents depicted two vastly different versions of how schools are operating at full capacity during the pandemic at a seven-hour D.C. Council oversight hearing Tuesday.
Good Morning, News: State Employees Given Vax Extension, Clackamas Commish Shull Re-Inserts Foot in Mouth, and Biden to Boost Global Vaccines
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'It remains out of reach': bipartisan talks on US police reform bill collapse
Bipartisan negotiations in US Congress over a police reform bill that was prompted by the killing of George Floyd have collapsed.
As Democratic Gears Grind, Their Flawed Legislation Tiptoes Toward Doom
Question: When is a Democratic majority not a Democratic majority? Answer: When it's a Democratic majority.
International embarrassment over suggestion UK would join North American trade pact
The UK has distanced itself from an "unprofessional" and "frankly embarrassing" plan to try and join a North American trade pact, just 24 hours after mooting the idea.
Democrats introduce bill to fight LGBTQ college harassment on anniversary of Tyler Clementi's death
Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) are introducing legislation in Congress to require colleges and universities to fight bullying and harassment against LGBTQ people.
Occupy Wall Street: A Look Back 10 Years after Zuccotti Park - Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
As staff organizers who were already active in New York City antiwar and economic justice movements, we're the first to admit that we didn't think the camp would survive even a few days.
Some Afghan refugees to be housed in UK hotels for months
Some of the 7,000 Afghan refugees who are currently being housed in hotels are likely still to be in emergency hotel accommodation by the end of the year, the head civil servant in the Home Office indicated under questioning from MPs.
Schumer Hints at Filibuster Workaround If Republicans Stonewall Voting Rights
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) warned Republicans on Tuesday that if they unite against an upcoming voting rights bill and reject its passage, he and the chamber will explore a workaround to the filibuster to pass the bill through a simple majority.
Gov. Greg Abbott adds additional items to third special session agenda
The items deals with bail reform and taxes.
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has added two additional items to the agenda for the third special session of the 87th Texas Legislature.