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Biden, Kamala Harris to appear in Delaware together Wednesday

August 12, 2020

According the the New York Times, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will appear together in Delaware on Wednesday afternoon to deliver remarks at private event. The two will also take part in a virtual grass-roots fund-raiser Wednesday evening. Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting…

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Ilhan Omar Wins House Democratic Primary in Minnesota

August 12, 2020

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and MOHAMED IBRAHIM Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota fended off a well-funded primary challenger on Tuesday. Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, is facing a well-funded challenger in Minnesota’s Democratic primaries on Tuesday. Antone Melton-Meaux, a lawyer and mediator, raised millions of…

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Kamala Harris’ selection as VP resonates with Black women

August 12, 2020

By KAT STAFFORD DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics. So when Joe Biden named Harris on Tuesday as his running mate — making her the first…

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Door-to-Door Visits Begin Nationwide for 2020 Census

August 12, 2020

AUG. 11, 2020 — This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Based on the current self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. Up to 500,000 census takers…

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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

August 11, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. In choosing Harris, Biden is…

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Oprah buys 26 billboards in Louisville, KY demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

August 8, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up across Louisville, Kentucky, demanding…

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

August 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China’s government criticized as “political manipulation.” The twin executive orders Thursday — one for each app — add to growing U.S.-Chinese conflict…

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court tosses challenge to eviction ban

August 7, 2020

By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Friday dismissed a challenge to the governor’s statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, leaving in place an order that shields renters from losing their homes for failing to pay rent during the pandemic. Two months after agreeing to decide the issue, the state’s high court,…

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Wolf administration releases ‘Trauma-Informed PA’ plan

August 6, 2020

As a companion to Governor Tom Wolf’s multi-agency effort and anti-stigma initiative, “Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,” the Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR) is releasing the “Trauma-Informed PA” plan to guide the commonwealth and service providers statewide on what it means to be trauma-informed and healing-centered in PA. This plan is the…

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