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Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters

Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced pardons for Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis homeowners who pointed guns at protesters near their home last summer. The couple, who pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident, were among the 12 pardons that Parson granted last week, the governor’s office…MORE

Key findings of the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment report — and what’s next
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Key findings of the Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment report — and what’s next

New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women and created a “hostile” work environment for women, a report released Tuesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The damning findings of her civil review into the harassment allegations have created a political firestorm around Cuomo after what has already been a scandal-plagued…MORE

Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin
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Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin

Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights filed motions Tuesday to separate their federal cases from that of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in April on state murder charges in Floyd’s death. Former officer Tou Thao’s attorneys, Robert Paule and Natalie Paule, cited a number of reasons for the request,…MORE

‘This is pretty important, this right to vote’: Democratic Rep. Al Green arrested in protest to protect voting rights in DC

‘This is pretty important, this right to vote’: Democratic Rep. Al Green arrested in protest to protect voting rights in DC

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas was arrested in Washington, DC, on Tuesday while protesting outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol building in an effort to protect the right to vote, the congressman told CNN. “We came for the purpose of protesting the voting rights that are being suppressed across the country,” Green…MORE

Judge temporarily blocks Texas order targeting transport of migrants
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Judge temporarily blocks Texas order targeting transport of migrants

A federal district judge in Texas temporarily blocked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from implementing an executive order targeting the transport of migrants who are released from custody. The order, issued last Wednesday, was framed as a public health measure to address Covid-19, which is surging in Texas amid Abbott’s opposition to new mask mandates or…MORE

Here’s how impeachment proceedings against Andrew Cuomo would work
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Here’s how impeachment proceedings against Andrew Cuomo would work

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resistance to leaving office after a damning investigation from the New York attorney general’s office has prompted renewed calls for his impeachment across the state. The investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office found that Cuomo, a Democrat, engaged in “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching” and made comments…MORE

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Pvt. Felix Hall was barely an adult when he was found hanging from a tree on a segregated army base in Georgia in 1941. His killers were never prosecuted but 80 years later, the US Army has unveiled a memorial to honor the Black soldier who is the only known victim of a lynching on…MORE

Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says
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Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says

Almost 72,000 children and teens caught Covid-19 last week — a “substantial” increase from a week earlier, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday. The group counted 71,726 new cases from July 22 – 29. That is a “substantial” increase from the nearly 39,000 cases reported a week before, and five times as many kids…MORE

Real or hoax? Link to Republican company, leaders’ silence fuel doubts about authenticity of Dallas ‘college pledge’

Real or hoax? Link to Republican company, leaders’ silence fuel doubts about authenticity of Dallas ‘college pledge’

The story was perfect outrage fodder for right-wing media outlets like Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart News, The Daily Wire and The Daily Mail. An activist group in Texas was demanding, online and in letters delivered to homes in upscale Dallas-area communities, that “wealthy white liberals” pledge not to send their kids to top colleges…MORE

White House mourns recent suicides among officers who responded to Capitol insurrection: ‘A sad reminder’ of January 6 attack
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White House mourns recent suicides among officers who responded to Capitol insurrection: ‘A sad reminder’ of January 6 attack

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday mourned two recent suicides of police officers who had responded to the US Capitol insurrection, calling their deaths “a sad reminder of that shameful day in our country’s history.” The Metropolitan Police Department publicly disclosed this week that Officer Gunther Hashida was found deceased in his residence…MORE

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