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May 24 2021
Biden administration's $87 million contract to house migrants in hotels to be investigated
An independent auditor within the Department of Homeland Security will launch an investigation into the Biden administration awarding an $87 million contract to house in hotels migrant families who illegally crossed the southern border.
The DHS Office of the Inspector General will examine how Texas-based Endeavors was given a massive federal contract by DHS agency Immigration andWashington Examiner
May 13 2021
Israel begins firing shells into Gaza as fighting escalates
Hamas sent a heavy barrage of rockets deep into Israel on Thursday as Israel pounded Gaza with more airstrikes and shells and called up 9,000 more reservists who could be used to stage a ground invasion. The hostilities intensified despite mediation efforts by Egyptian negotiators who held in-person talks with both sides.
In another potential escalation, at least three rockets wereAssociated Press Fact Check
May 24 2021
Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party
For decades, Arkansas punched above its weight in politics and business.
In the 1990s, it was home to the president and the world’s wealthiest family. In the 2000s, three onetime Arkansans ran for president. A decade later, the state claimed its sixth company on the Fortune 500 list.
But Arkansas may be entering its most consequential period yet, as a test case for the future ofNew York Times (News)
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Dec 28 2020
Amazon and Walmart have raked in billions in additional profits during the pandemic, and shared almost none of it with their workers
The COVID-19 pandemic has generated record profits for America’s biggest companies, as well as immense wealth for their founders and largest shareholders—but next to nothing for workers. In a report published last month, we found that many of America’s top retail and grocery companies have raked in billions during the pandemic but shared little of that windfall with their frontline workers,Brookings Institution
Mar 02 2021
Dr. Seuss decision followed lengthy study of racist themes in his books
The decision to yank six Dr. Seuss books from publication Tuesday followed years of concerns over racist imagery — including an academic study that examined the characters in all of his work over 70 years.
The family of author Theodor Seuss Geisel told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision to pull the books from publication followed a lengthy review of feedback from “New York Post (News)
Apr 06 2021
Understaffed and overtaxed, Capitol Police reeling from trauma of body and mind
Last week’s attack on the Capitol Police is spiking fears among lawmakers about the mental health toll 2021 has exacted on the officers asked to protect them.
Understaffed and overtaxed, the nearly 2,000-strong Capitol Police force lost three colleagues in three months and saw dozens more assaulted — violence that rivals the non-Covid death toll suffered by the police forces in entirePolitico
Sep 12 2020
The Neglect of Latino Voters
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Latino communities hard, destroying their wealth and devastating their families. More than 25,000 Latinos have already died. More than 3 million are unemployed. Four in 10 Latino families with kids are going hungry, and 44 percent of Latino renters are unsure if they’ll be able to pay their bills.
But as campaigning for the general election ramps up,The Atlantic
Jan 30 2021
The Big Tech bullies
I was in the kitchen preparing the family’s dinner when the inauguration of Joe Biden was on TV, so I caught only mysterious fragments of his speech, over the noise of the blender and stuff. ‘I want an hour — an hour — with my own teen wolf,’ Joe seemed to say at one point. And then: ‘America, America, I give to you my vest.’ I raced through to the living room when someone announced that GarthThe American Spectator
Apr 02 2021
Capitol Police officer killed, another injured after suspect rams car into police barrier outside building
One US Capitol Police officer has died and another is injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building Friday afternoon, the department's acting chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters during a press briefing roughly two hours after initial reports of the attack first surfaced.
The officer was identified by Pittman later Friday as OfficerCNN (Online News)