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Department of Justice Announces Guidance on Religious Liberty Protections in Grant Programs

Following the Supreme Court’s opinion in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, today the Department of Justice issued guidance summarizing religious liberty protections applicable to organizations that participate in the Department’s grant programs. The guidance, an initiative of the Department’s Religious Liberty Task Force, reiterates the fundamental premise affirmed by the Supreme Court in Espinoza that “[t]he Free Exercise Clause . . . ...

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Georgia School Is One Of The First To Return To In-Person Classes This Week

A school district in southwest Georgia is set to become one of the first in the country to resume in-person classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Jefferson school district is set to begin in-person classes Friday even as most districts across Georgia have either postponed their start dates or elected to reconvene completely online, The New York Times reported. For ...

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Without ‘Sea Changes,’ Democratic Platform Alliance With Black Lives Matter Is ‘Naught,’ Co-Founder Says

The Democratic platform needs to strongly address police brutality and racial justice, a Black Lives Matter co-founder told the Democratic National Committee Monday, Axios reported. Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors wants the party to be a political force to match the current movement and are focused on policy change, Axios reported. “Without the sea changes our movement recommended for ...

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New Jersey Gym Owners Arrested After Defying COVID Order

The co-owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey were arrested Monday after numerous instances of the business defying a state order that mandated the gym’s closure. Frank Trumbetti, 51, and Ian Smith, 33, were each charged with contempt, obstruction and violating a disaster control act, according to ABC 6. The pair, which has since been released from jail, was ...

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‘Copy-Acquire-Kill’: Documents Reveal Tech Giants’ Strategy To Crush Competitors, Rep. Jayapal Says

Rep. Pramila Jayapal said members of the House Judiciary Committee have seen documents that show Silicon Valley executives discussed ways to crush smaller competitors. Evidence shows tech executives used a “copy-acquire-kill” strategy, Jayapal told The Washington Post on Monday. The committee has seen “very specific language from top-level executives about that,” Jayapal added without providing more details about the alleged ...

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Minneapolis Communities Form Watch Groups, Build Barricades To Fight Crime Surge

Communities in Minneapolis have established community watch groups, some consisting of armed individuals, to protect residents with one community even erecting barricades in response to increasing crime levels, according to The Wall Street Journal. The city has seen a major surge in violent crime since the death of George Floyd, according to the Star Tribune, who died on May 25 ...

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Florida Man Charged With Fraud For Buying $320K Lamborghini With Coronavirus Relief Funds

The owner of a Florida moving company was arrested Monday and charged with using coronavirus relief funds to purchase personal items, including a $320,000 Lamborghini. David Hines, 29, was charged with fraudulently obtaining a $3.9 million loan under the Paycheck Protection Program, which Congress passed to help small business owners pay employees and rent due to economic setbacks from the ...

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Swing Voters In Michigan Focus Group Say They Are Voting For Trump, Call Biden A ‘Puppet’: Axios Report

Former Vice President Joe Biden is not mentally fit for the presidency, and he would likely become a “puppet” for the “deep state,” several Michigan of swing voters said during an Axios focus group session released Monday. The focus group included nine people who voted for former President Barack Obama in 2012 but voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. ...

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AP Reporter Embedded With Federal Police In Portland Recounts ‘Eye Opening Experience’

An Associated Press reporter observed six U.S. Marshal agents become wounded at the hands of violent demonstrators in Portland during his time embedded in a courthouse under siege.   An estimated 4,000 people converged on Portland’s Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse over the weekend and hurled concrete blocks and fireworks at agents, among other objects.  Some officers inside the federal building ...

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Portland Police Recover Molotov Cocktails, Ammunition During Violent Protests

Portland police officers recovered Molotov cocktails and rifle ammunition late Sunday evening near the U.S. courthouse that has been the site of recent protests. The Portland Police Department recovered the “destructive devices” in a bag in Lownsdale Square Park across the street from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse while investigating a shots fired call, police said. The discovery occurred ...

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Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Final Test On 30,000 Human Volunteers

The world’s largest coronavirus vaccine trial began Monday with the first of 30,000 American volunteers receiving shots developed by the U.S. government and a private drug company to boost auto-immune responses to COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. The goal of trial, administered by the National Institutes of Health, is to determine how effective pharmaceutical company Moderna‘s experimental vaccine is at producing an immune response ...

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Universities Choosing to Eliminate Proper Grammar to Appease Black Lives Matter

Rebecca Walkowitz, who chairs the English Department at Rutgers University, should consider changing her name to Rebecca WOKEowitz to better reflect her position on implementing radical progressive policies. Walkowitz chose “Juneteenth” to inform staff, faculty, and students about a new initiative to “contribute to the eradication of systemic inequities facing black, indigenous, and people of color,” by deemphasizing traditional grammar ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Master Chief William Charette

A graphic says "Medal of Honor Monday" shows an Army Medal of Honor.

July 27 marks the 67th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement that ended three years of hostilities between United Nations forces and North Korea. To commemorate that, we’re highlighting the life and career of Navy Master Chief Petty Officer William Charette — who was the only living hospital corpsman to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions in ...

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