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Kamala Harris Proposes $100 Billion Plan To ‘Give Black Families A Real Shot At Homeownership’

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced a $100 billion plan Saturday to help black people buy homes. The California senator discussed the plan at Essence Fest, hosted by Essence Magazine, in New Orleans while calling on the nation to “deal with the racial wealth gap,” Politico reported. The program would provide up to $25,000 in the form of grants ...

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Less Than 50% Of Americans Are ‘Extremely Proud’ Of America For The Second Year In A Row

American pride has reached its lowest point since 2001. Less than 50% of Americans, on average, are “extremely proud” of the country for the second consecutive year, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. While 70% of people polled are generally “proud” to be American, 45% are “extremely proud,” which marks the second year in a row the majority of ...

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Democrats Sue Trump Administration For Access To The President’s Tax Returns

House Democrats are filing a lawsuit Tuesday against President Donald Trump to gain access to his tax returns. Democratic Massachusetts Rep. and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard E. Neal filed suit against the IRS Tuesday morning, The Washington Post reported citing “a source familiar with the lawsuit.” Neal also sent a request for the president’s tax ...

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China Calls Hong Kong Protestors ‘Extremists’ Who Committed ‘Serious Illegal Acts’

The Chinese government issued warning statements to Hong Kong protesters Tuesday. The country condemned protestors who vandalized the city’s main legislative building Monday in retaliation of Hong Kong’s extradition bill. China also issued a warning to foreign countries to stop “interfering” in the matter. Beijing issued a warning Tuesday to Hong Kong after protesters stormed past police and into the ...

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China, America And Europe See Market Growth After Trump Reaches Trade Deal With Xi, Huawei

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Chinese tech giant Huawei and its American suppliers saw their shares rise significantly on Monday following trade talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump. Shares for Foxconn, a manufacturing company that makes smartphones for disgraced technology company Huawei, jumped 1.6% Monday in Taiwan. Foxconn Industrial Internet, a subsidiary that partners with Huawei, rose to the maximum ...

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Pete Buttigieg Raises Nearly $25 Million In Second Quarter

2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg raised about $24.8 million in the second quarter of his campaign, he announced on Twitter Monday. “Thank you to the over 400,000 of you who have invested in this campaign and who helped us raise over $24,800,000 this quarter alone,” the Democratic South Bend, Indiana, mayor, wrote on Twitter alongside a campaign video. “You inspire ...

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Holocaust Survivor Accuses Ocasio-Cortez Of Spreading ‘Anti-Semitism, Hatred And Stupidity’

Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg accused Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of “spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity” in an interview with The New York Post. Mosberg, 93, was responding to Ocasio-Cortez’s insistence on calling detention facilities housing illegal immigrants “concentration camps” in the interview published Saturday. “She should be removed from Congress. She’s spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity,” Mosberg said. ...

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Trump Quietly Signs Executive Order To Launch New Council On Affordable Housing To Battle Homeless Crisis

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a new council for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that focuses on affordable housing. The White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing, chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson, will work with state and local governments to “identify and remove the obstacles that impede the production ...

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Education Department, Betsy DeVos Sued Over Failure To Assess Student Debt Forgiveness Applications

Seven out of more than 150,000 who say they have been cheated by their for-profit colleges are suing the Department of Education over stalling their applications for loan forgiveness. The plaintiffs argue that their failure to assess applications in a timely manner goes against the Obama-era Borrower Defense to Repayment law. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was also sued after reversing ...

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Chick-Fil-A Wins Top Spot In American Customer Satisfaction Survey For 4th Straight Year

Chick-fil-A was named the most popular fast-food chain for the fourth consecutive year in a 2018-2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index report. On a customer satisfaction scale of 100 points, which is based on the input of nearly 23,000 individual customers, the fried chicken restaurant earned 87 points in 2018 and 86 in 2019. Panera Bread received the second-highest score with ...

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Andrew Yang Promises $12,000 To One Lucky Twitter User Who Follows Him By July 4

2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he will give $1,000-per-month for 12 months to one lucky Twitter user who follows him by July 4. The giveaway replicates the entrepreneur’s most popular campaign promise of a Universal Basic Income, or “The Freedom Dividend,” which proposes $1,000-per-month every 12 months for every American citizen over the age of 18. I will give ...

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Foreign Officials Respond To Pompeo’s Call To Form A Global Coalition Against Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proposed a global coalition against Iran Monday that would include Saudi Arabia, the UAE and 20 other countries. Some countries invited to join the coalition are still signatories on the Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. European leaders from Germany, the EU and France have voiced concern over growing tensions with Iran and the U.S. ...

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Iran Says US Cyber Attacks Were A Failure

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Iran said on Monday that the United States’ cyber attacks on the Iranian military failed, Reuters reports. President Donald Trump ordered a series of cyber attacks on June 20 amid growing tensions with the Iranian regime, which the U.S. Department of Defense suggested after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. The cyber strikes, which were “in ...

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Trump To Make First Appearance On NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ Since Being Elected

President Donald Trump is set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning, which will be his first interview on the network since 2017. It will also be the president’s first-ever appearance on the show since 2015, CNN reported Thursday. The interview will take place just three days before the first Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC in downtown ...

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