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Progressives say they plan to vote against bipartisan infrastructure bill next week

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is standing by her claim that her members will not vote for the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill without passing the $3.5 trillion package that is aimed at enacting President Joe Biden’s economic agenda. To those who think progressives are bluffing about voting down the…

‘Anonymous’ hackers claim to hit website hosting firm popular with Proud Boys

The hacking collective Anonymous last week claimed to have stolen and leaked reams of data held by Epik, a website hosting firm popular with far-right organizations like the Proud Boys. The more than 150 gigabytes of data swept up in the breach shine a light on years of online activities from far-right groups, including those…

Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57

Actor Willie Garson, known for his role on the “Sex and the City” series and films, has died, according to his son, Nathen Garson. He was 57. “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so…

US Education Department opens investigation into Texas’ ban on school mask mandates

The US Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm is opening an investigation to determine whether Texas’ ban on school mask mandates is preventing school districts from “considering or meeting the needs of students with disabilities.” The Department’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday detailing how “OCR…

Texas governor approves miles-long steel barrier of police vehicles to deter the more than 8,000 migrants in Del Rio

With 8,600 migrants remaining under the Del Rio International Bridge, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday officials are using “unprecedented” methods to deter migrants from crossing into the state, including parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles for miles along the border to create a “steel barrier.” The surge of migrants…

R. Kelly’s legal team brings witnesses who say they never saw abuse by the singer

Since Monday, R. Kelly’s attorneys have presented a defense case with witnesses who said they never saw Kelly abuse women but who conceded they weren’t present much of the time Kelly was alone with female guests. Jurors have listened to nearly a month of prosecution witnesses testifying about Kelly’s role as the alleged leader of…

Fact-checking Trump’s letter to Georgia secretary of state

More than 10 months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump is still trying to claim victory in Georgia, a state that flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. Since just days after he lost, Trump has been tossing out debunked conspiracy theories over the election in Georgia, including in a now-notorious…

Taliban request representation at the United Nations, kicking off credentials battle

The Taliban have requested representation at this week’s United Nations General Assembly, a move that is expected to kick off a diplomatic battle with the preexisting Afghan envoy. Afghanistan is currently represented at the UN by Ghulam Isaczai, an appointee of the country’s former democratic government, which crumbled under the Taliban’s advance last month. Rival…

American Airlines and JetBlue sued by DOJ over their airline alliance

The Department of Justice has sued two major airlines on Tuesday, alleging the companies created an alliance that raised prices and reduced choice for air passengers traveling to and from major cities in the United States’ Northeast region. JetBlue and American Airlines last year created the “Northeast Alliance” that operates out of four major airports…

READ: Trump lawyer’s full memo on plan for Pence to overturn the election

A six-page memo from a conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team outlines numerous scenarios for then-Vice President Mike Pence to subvert the Constitution and throw out the 2020 election results. Read the full memo, from conservative lawyer John Eastman and obtained by CNN: The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a…

Small aircraft intercepted by fighter jet over Hudson River for violating temporary flight restriction during UN gathering

A small aircraft flown by an Army instructor pilot was intercepted over the Hudson River Tuesday for violating the temporary flight restriction in place for the United Nations General Assembly gathering, which is taking place in New York City, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said a…

New York Times: Trump campaign was aware attorneys’ voting conspiracy theories were baseless, court documents show

Officials working for then-President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign were aware that the voting machine claims being pushed by pro-Trump attorneys were baseless, court documents obtained by The New York Times show. The documents — which were filed last week as part of a defamation lawsuit from a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems — reveal…

‘I was coming to terms with dying’: Survivors of shootings give Supreme Court justices firsthand account of their experiences

Survivors of shootings are giving the Supreme Court justices a first hand account of their experiences in a brief filed Tuesday in a case that could impact concealed carry and Second Amendment laws across the country. In hopes of influencing the court’s decision on a New York concealed carry law, the “friend of the court”…

‘The Voice’ returns and Ariana Grande makes her debut

“The Voice” returned for a new season on Monday with Ariana Grande and the show’s newest coach. “I’ve been watching ‘The Voice’ for years and I wanted to be a coach. This is my first season and I’d like to think I’m here to win,” Grande said. She is coaching with Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton…

‘The View’ turns 25. Here are 25 times the show gave us something to talk about

“The View” returned for its 25th season this month, with the co-hosts returning to the studio with a live audience for the first time since March 2020 due to the pandemic. Within a week of the new season’s debut, “The View” had its most-watched telecast in five months and drew its largest overall audience in…

‘Funeral home’ ad spreads message for the unvaccinated

The truck had the name of a funeral home on it. But instead of a soothing thought that might double as a company slogan, the message on the side read: “Don’t get vaccinated.” The black truck advertising for “Wilmore Funeral Home” delivered that blunt and unexpected message on Sunday to football fans in downtown Charlotte…

Asian American lawmakers want DOJ to speed up action on hate crimes law

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging the Justice Department to swiftly implement a federal law aimed at countering the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Rep. Grace Meng of New York highlighted provisions of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes…

1 injured in New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome roof fire

One person was injured in a fire on the roof of the New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome Tuesday, authorities said. New Orleans EMS tweeted that it transported one patient from the scene to the New Orleans University Medical Center for minor burns. Smoke could be seen billowing from the roof of the dome, where the NFL’s…

A North Carolina-based health care system has suspended hundreds of employees for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine

A North Carolina-based health care provider announced Tuesday it has suspended hundreds of employees for not meeting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine requirements. Novant Health says employees, by now, must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or applied for — and received — a medical or religious exemption. Those that hadn’t —…

Airbnb CEO: We had to rebuild our company from the ground up

Airbnb has been on a wild ride. Many had doubted it could survive as Covid cases soared and the company lost 80% of its business. But now things are turning around for the vacation home rental business, with users booking longer stays thanks to greater flexibility in the way we live, work and travel. Co-founder…

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