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Lara Trump-RNC robocall called mail-in voting safe and secure while President railed against it

While President Donald Trump has continuously railed against voting by mail, a Republican National Committee robocall in April voiced by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump said voting by mail could be done “safely and securely.” The call was sent in support of Republican Mike Garcia in California’s 25th US House District special election, the race for…

Biden defends Duckworth amid attacks on her patriotism

Joe Biden on Tuesday defended Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who is considered to be a top vice presidential candidate, after her patriotism was recently questioned by President Donald Trump’s campaign and leading conservative commentator Tucker Carlson. Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, was awarded the Purple Heart after she lost her legs in 2004…

Trump trashes CDC school reopening guidelines as ‘very tough’ and ‘expensive’

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday his disagreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools, calling the recommendations “very tough” and “expensive.” He also threatened he “may cut off funding” to schools that do not reopen, though the bulk of public school funding comes from state and local governments.…

Supreme Court says Trump can weaken Obamacare contraceptive mandate

The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. The 7-2 ruling reverses a lower court decision that had blocked Trump’s move nationwide. The ruling is a win for President Donald Trump,…

Supreme Court set to issue opinions Thursday on Trump’s financial records

The Supreme Court is expected to issue opinions in two cases concerning access to President Donald Trump’s financial records on Thursday, the final day of the term, the court announced on Wednesday. The cases tackle whether Trump can stop the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives from getting his financial and banking records from his accounting firm…

Study finds state legislatures are dominated by White men

State legislatures are majority White and male, and are especially lacking in representation for first- and second-generation immigrants, according to a new report from New American Leaders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping naturalized citizens or their children run for elected office. Of the current 7,383 state legislators in the US more than 81% are…

‘There’s not enough Black people’ in golf, says Lee Westwood

Former world No. 1 golfer Lee Westwood says golf has some work to do in addressing issues of diversity within the sport and that it’s “dominated by White people.” While many other sportspeople and sports organizations like Formula 1, the NFL and Premier League soccer have been vocal in support of the Black Lives Matter…

Independent autopsy reveals Andres Guardado was shot five times in the back

An independent autopsy reveals Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked an outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five time in the back and died of gunshot wounds to the trunk, according to lawyers for his family. Guardado also suffered a graze abrasion to his left forearm with a forward trajectory. and…

Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn

The novel coronavirus pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients, warned British researchers in a new study released Wednesday. Experts at the University College London (UCL) were the latest to describe that Covid-19 could cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, and potentially fatal brain inflammation — even if the…

Tiffany Haddish has shaved her head — live on Instagram

Tiffany Haddish has given fans front-row seats to her big chop after deciding she was ready for a dramatic change. The comedic actress, who has been sporting faux locs during quarantine, shaved her hair off on Tuesday as her followers watched on Instagram Live. During the live stream, Haddish grinned broadly as she grabbed a…

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