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11:02 AM / Wednesday December 11, 2019

Week In Review

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of Calif. gavels as the House votes 232-196 to pass resolution on impeachment procedure to move forward into the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The resolution would authorize the next stage of…

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District Attorney Krasner Statement on Commonwealth v. White

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: District Attorney Larry Krasner (Photo: krasnerforda.com) PHILADELPHIA – District Attorney Larry Krasner issued this statement last Thursday following the jury’s verdict in Commonwealth v. Michael White:   “After several hours of deliberation over two days, a Philadelphia jury has found Michael White guilty of the crime of tampering with evidence in order to…

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MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize voters

October 25, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Me Too founder Tarana Burke speaks during 33rd Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Photo: Lev Radin/shutterstock) By Errin Haines ASSOCIATED PRESS      The founder of  #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading…

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Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

October 25, 2019

By Mike Schneider ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates.      The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid President Donald Trump’s efforts…

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

October 18, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., raises questions during a House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing in 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FILE) By Brian Witte Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that…

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Black bicycle deliveryman acquitted of voluntary manslaughter

October 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury says a Philadelphia bicycle deliveryman acted in self-defense when he fatally stabbed a real estate developer in a case that carried racial implications. The jury found 22-year-old Michael White not guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the July 2018 stabbing of 37-year-old Sean Schellenger. But jurors found him guilty of…

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White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

October 18, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is acknowledging that President Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate his country’s role in meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that Trump held up military assistance to Ukraine in part because of concern about corruption in that country. He…

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$500 a month for free: Data shows how people spent the money

October 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs discusses a program he initiated to give $500 to 125 people who earn at or below the city’s median household income of $46,033 during an interview in Stockton, Calif. They get the money on a debit card on the 15th of each month to spend any what they want….

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