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Four Young Hong Kong Residents Arrested In First Crackdown Under New Security Law

Hong Kong police arrested four young residents Wednesday for suspicion of inciting secession in their first major crackdown under a new security law. The residents are believed to be students ranging in age from 16 to 21. The police allege that the group voiced their support for Hong Kong’s independence from China on social media, the Associated Press reports. “They ...

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CDC Employees Made More Than 8,000 Federal Contributions To PACs And Politicians Since 2015. Only 5 Went To Republican Causes, FEC Records Show |

Out of more than 8,000 federal contributions from over 550 CDC employees since 2015, only five went to Republican PACs or candidates. The vast majority of donations went to ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democratic and left-leaning organizations. Other common recipients included Bernie 2020, Biden for President, Hillary for America, and Warren for President, Inc. Employee contributions include those ...

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Poll: Biden Solidifies Support Among Bernie, Warren Voters In Opposition Against Trump

Supporters of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have rallied their support for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a united front against President Trump, according to polls conducted in six battleground states by The New York Times and Siena College. When asked whether they would vote for Biden or Trump, 87 percent of Sanders supporters and 96 percent of ...

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Funds For America’s Border Wall Denied In House Spending Bills

Two separate House spending bills deny President Donald Trump any funds for the southern border wall’s construction, according to drafts released Monday by the Appropriations Committee. The bills total more than $300 billion in spending and allocate funds for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as to the Department of Homeland Security. Out of the $10.1 ...

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Minneapolis Is One Step Closer To Abolishing Police Department After Unanimous City Council Vote

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a draft amendment Friday to abolish the city’s police department, sending the proposal to the next stages of possible approval. The amendment calls for modifying the city charter to replace the police department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, according to a draft posted online. The draft indicates that this new ...

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BUH-BYE: Senior State Department Official Resigns, Says Trump’s Response To Protests ‘Cut Sharply Against My Core Values’

A senior State Department official submitted her letter of resignation Thursday, condemning President Donald Trump’s response to recent protests against racial inequality and police brutality. “Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character. The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions,” ...

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Minnesota City Wants To Delete ‘Chief’ From Job Titles, Says It’s A Microaggression Against American Indians

A Minnesota city mayor is pushing city council members to delete “chief” from job titles, citing how it promotes the marginalization of American Indians. The Duluth City Council is planning to vote Monday on whether the title of Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial officer should be changed to city administrator and finance director, respectively, according to the Star Tribune. ...

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