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8:27 PM / Wednesday September 30, 2020

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Elections: Trump to make Supreme Court nomination for Ginsburg vacancy?

September 19, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has largely centered on President Donald…

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

September 18, 2020

By Mark Sherman WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just over six weeks before Election…

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Celebrities spearhead Adopt-An-HBCU Good Trouble Voter Drive to launch national Black voter registration day

September 17, 2020

(BPRW) ATLANTA – HBCU Heroes (501c3), founded by NBA Veteran George Lynch, entrepreneur Tracey Pennywell & CNN/MSNBC political commentator Kwame Jackson, is launching the Adopt-An-HBCU Good Trouble Voter Drive in celebration of the first-ever National Black Voter Registration Day on September 18th. In partnership with WNBA star and activist Renee Montgomery, co-founder of Remember the…

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City to pay millions to Breonna Taylor’s mom, reform police

September 15, 2020

By DYLAN LOVAN LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen…

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House OKs changes to mail-in voting law; veto threatened

September 10, 2020

By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — In the shadow of an increasingly strident presidential campaign, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives approved changes to the state’s fledgling mail-in voting law last Wednesday, but in highly partisan fashion. The Republican-penned bill passed, 112-90, on a near party-line vote in the battleground state where President Donald Trump’s…

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Federal agents search nursing home with many virus deaths

September 10, 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal agents searched two nursing homes Thursday near Pittsburgh, one of which had the worst coronavirus outbreak of any in Pennsylvania and was already being investigated by the state on suspicion of criminal neglect. U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said in a written statement that agents were at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness…

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Wolf: Pennsylvania eviction moratorium to lapse

September 4, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Gov. Tom Wolf said last Tuesday that he does not have the legal authority to extend Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures beyond the end of the month, meaning that renters will no longer be shielded from losing their homes for failing to pay rent during the pandemic. In a…

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Utility regulators leave moratorium on shutoffs in place

September 4, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania state utility regulators have effectively extended a moratorium preventing utilities from terminating service to non-paying customers for three more weeks while the state fights the spread of the coronavirus.  The four-member panel of two Democrats and two Republicans postponed a vote on Thursday’s agenda until Sept. 17, after deadlocking twice on…

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. launches its first-ever virtual Annual Legislative Conference

September 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced that registration is open for its first-ever Virtual Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).  Virtual ALC, which began on August 31 and will take place through October 2, will allow “attendees” to experience the programming they have become accustomed to from the comfort and safety of their…

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