Iowa Gov ends state’s place as only remaining state to deny voting rights to felons

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order on Wednesday allowing convicted felons the right to vote, so long as they have completed their prison sentences, parole, or probation requirements. With this action, Reynolds — a Republican — ended Iowa’s status as the only state in the U.S. to broadly deny voting rights to felons. […]

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Hong Kong police issue arrest warrant for US citizen amid crackdown on pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong police have issued an arrest warrant for a U.S. citizen involved in pro-democracy activism, part of a wider crackdown on those who are suspected of violating a new national security law, Chinese state media reported Friday. Samuel Chu, one of six pro-democracy activists and the managing director of the D.C.-based Hong Kong Democracy […]

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House Democrats subpoena Pompeo over claims he helped advance ‘conspiracy theories’ about Biden

House Democrats on Friday issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as they investigate whether he helped Senate Republicans advance alleged conspiracy theories about presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “Secretary Pompeo has turned the State Department into an arm of the Trump campaign and he’s not even trying to disguise it,” House Foreign Affairs […]

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China’s new guidelines censoring miracles in films a ‘fatal blow’ to industry, Christian content

China has issued new guidelines targeting the Christian faith, filmmakers claim, banning content such as miracles and healing in movies. China’s National Administration of Radio and Television, which controls radio and TV in the communist country, now outlaws 20 new categories of content, including material promoting fabricated history, sacred relics and demonic possessions, UCA News reported. NGOS, ACTIVISTS PRESS BARR TO […]

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Trump’s lawyers say Manhattan subpoena for tax records issued in ‘bad faith’

President Trump’s lawyers in a Monday court filing called a subpoena for his tax records issued by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance “wildly overbroad” and done in “bad faith,” as the battle over the president’s documents drags on in the wake of two Supreme Court rulings that likely put them out of reach for the public […]

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Ag officials warn of unsolicited seed shipments to states

Agriculture officials in multiple states have issued warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them By The Associated Press July 27, 2020, 5:56 PM 2 min read FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture officials in multiple states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to […]

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Trump issues emergency declaration for Hawaii as storm nears

President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii on Saturday because of Hurricane Douglas, directing federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press July 25, 2020, 9:51 PM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONOLULU — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a […]

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U.S. Warns Russia, China and Iran Are Trying to Interfere in the Election. Democrats Say It’s Far Worse.

American intelligence officials issued a public warning on Friday that China was “expanding its influence efforts” in the United States ahead of the presidential election, along with Russia and Iran, but Democrats briefed on the matter said the threat was far more urgent than what the administration described. The warning came from William R. Evanina, […]

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C.D.C. Calls On Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Health Risks

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top public health agency issued a full-throated call to reopen schools in a statement that aligned with President Trump’s pressure on communities, listing numerous benefits for children of being in school and downplaying the potential health risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the statement, along with new “resources […]

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DC expands mask mandate, requires residents 3 and older to wear face coverings outside or face fines

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order this week expanding the District’s mask mandate to require residents to wear face coverings while outside, amid a surge in positive coronavirus cases. Bowser, in April, initially issued an order to require masks be worn by workers and customers of hotels, public transit and food sellers, and […]

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Pol from New York’s Hudson Valley issues travel advisory for Big Apple, citing crime wave

A city councilman from East Fishkill, N.Y., has issued a travel advisory for New York City, warning residents of his Dutchess County city to stay away from the Big Apple due to a rise in crime. The NYPD recently released data showing that in June 2020, the city saw a 130 percent rise in shooting incidents […]

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Linkin Park Claps Legally Against Trump & Twitter Disables His Video Using Their Music

Linkin Park took to Twitter to reveal that a ‘cease and desist has been issued’ to President Donald Trump after he used their song ‘In the End’ in a now-deleted campaign video without their permission. Linkin Park let the public know that they do not “endorse” President Donald Trump, ,74 after Twitter deleted one of […]

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Tennessee governor delays scheduled execution due to virus

Republican Gov. Bill Lee has issued a temporary reprieve to a Tennessee death row inmate who had been scheduled to be executed later this year By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press July 17, 2020, 11:07 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee death row inmate received a […]

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Illinois will limit seating at Memorial Stadium for upcoming football season

Illinois issued new rules and protocols for football games at Memorial Stadium. | Bradley Leeb/AP Attendance will be capped at 20% and tailgating will not be allowed. Illinois announced Thursday that it will limit seating at Memorial Stadium to 20% capacity (10,000-12,000 people) during the upcoming football season. The attendance limit is one of several […]

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LeBron James shows support for suspended ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski

The Lakers’ LeBron James has issued his support for suspended ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski. | twitter.com/wojespn The network reportedly suspended Wojnarowski without pay for a profane two-word email he sent to the office of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri that the lawmaker later made public. ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski has some pretty powerful support in the NBA community […]

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White House fires back at Mueller after op-ed, says Russia probe ‘wasted taxpayer dollars trying to undo an election’

The White House issued a response Sunday after former Special Counsel Robert Mueller published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he defended the prosecution and conviction of political operative Roger Stone. President Trump commuted Stone’s sentence on Friday, just days before it was set to begin. Stone was convicted of seven counts of […]

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Trump threatens ‘automatic 10 years in prison’ for anyone harming statues: ‘If they even try’

President Trump issued a warning Sunday morning to anyone who even attempts to harm federal monuments, including the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, saying that they will automatically face a substantial prison term. Historic monuments and statues have become the targets of anger and vandalism during protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody at the […]

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Judge blocks removal of more Confederate statues in Richmond

A judge has issued a 60-day injunction preventing the city of Richmond from removing any more Confederate monuments from its land By The Associated Press July 9, 2020, 10:47 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. — A judge issued an injunction Thursday barring the city of Richmond from […]

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U.S. consumer watchdog removes ‘ability-to-pay’ need from final payday loan rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday issued its long-awaited payday lending measure that rescinds an Obama-era proposal requiring lenders first ensure a borrower is able to repay them. Consumer advocates and some lawmakers blasted the move as a further sign the Trump administration is going easy on predatory lenders. The […]

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Atlanta mayor calls for citizens to stop ‘shooting each other’ after murder of 8-year-old near BLM protest site

In an impassioned press conference Sunday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a full-throated call for citizens to stop “shooting each other up on our streets,” after an eight-year-old girl was shot and killed on the Fourth of July near a Wendy’s that became a flashpoint of recent anti-police Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the […]

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Federal judge rejects GOP challenge to Pritzker’s COVID-19 limits on political gatherings, ruling ‘risks are too great’

Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times The judge’s opinion was issued just as another lawsuit unfolded in a downstate courtroom. In that suit, state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, is challenging Pritzker’s legal authority to issue a stay-at-home order. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday notched a win in federal court against the Illinois Republican Party, which sued the […]

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Philadelphia issues travel advisory for 15 states seeing spikes in coronavirus cases

Philadelphia on Wednesday issued a travel advisory to 15 states that have recently seen surges in coronavirus cases. Health officials in the city are warning residents against traveling to a number of states in the South and West that are seeing a sharp rise in cases of COVID-19. Officials are also asking residents returning from […]

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