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The President’s quest for ‘perfect’ hair starts with the shower

The President’s quest for ‘perfect’ hair starts with the shower

Last week, the President of the United States again lamented one of his most commonly referenced beefs. No, it wasn’t about the coronavirus, nor millions of out of work Americans, not even Joe Biden. “You turn on the shower — if you’re like me, you can’t wash your beautiful hair properly,” said President Donald Trump…

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. “Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement…

Hillary Clinton says if Trump loses, he won’t go ‘silently into the night’

Hillary Clinton says if Trump loses, he won’t go ‘silently into the night’

2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday that if President Donald Trump loses the presidential election this fall, she believes he won’t go “silently into the night.” “I don’t want to scare people, but I want you to be prepared. I have every reason to believe that Trump is not going to go, you…

Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election

Postal Service removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election

The US Postal Service plans to remove hundreds of high-volume mail-processing machines from facilities across the country, leading some postal workers to fear they may have less capacity to process mail during election season. Documents obtained by CNN indicate 671 machines used to organize letters or other pieces of mail are slated for “reduction” in…

Fact check: Trump promotes another birther lie, this time about Kamala Harris

President Donald Trump spent years pushing lies about the birthplace and presidential eligibility of President Barack Obama, the first Black president. On Thursday, he started floating a new birther lie about Sen. Kamala Harris, who, if elected, would be the first Black and Asian American vice president. Trump’s incendiary nonsense about Harris was part of…

Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President’s frequent attacks on voting by mail. The records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballots were mailed Wednesday to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, which he…

New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says

New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, source says

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce as soon as Friday that the state’s November election will be conducted largely through mail-in ballots, a source familiar with the move confirmed to CNN. The expected announcement will make New Jersey — which conducted its primaries almost entirely by mail — the latest state…

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for governors to implement mask mandates for the next three months on Thursday, saying that doing so would save 40,000 Americans’ lives. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months as a minimum,” the former vice president told reporters after he…

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

A group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce a “College Athletes Bill of Rights” aimed at compensating college athletes. The proposal, called the “College Athletes Bill of Rights,” comes amid an ongoing debate over whether to pay college athletes and as the coronavirus pandemic pressures college conferences to cancel or postpone games…

EPA to relax greenhouse gas emission requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to reduce emissions standards for a potent greenhouse gas linked to the climate crisis. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Thursday he will announce a reduction in Obama-era standards on some industrial methane emissions, which are more potent than carbon dioxide. Wheeler said the change will…

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

The Justice Department seized $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from terror groups in the Middle East, federal prosecutors announced Thursday, marking the largest ever US government takeover of online terrorist financing. The funds from ISIS, al Qaeda and the al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, would likely have been used by the groups…

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFOs that have been observed by US military aircraft, according to two defense officials. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will help oversee the task force, which is expected to be officially unveiled in the next few days, according to the officials. Previous efforts to…

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in an announcement that was met with anger by some party operatives and activists. A Democratic official said that Bloomberg will speak on Thursday, the final night of the convention, when former Vice President Joe Biden…

Congressional action on new relief package likely to wait until September — at least

Congressional action on new relief package likely to wait until September — at least

Republicans and Democrats have been angrily bickering for weeks over a new economic stimulus package that has bitterly divided the two parties as millions wait for badly needed relief from Washington amid the worsening coronavirus crisis. But there is a hardening bipartisan consensus about this: Any new measure will almost certainly have to wait at…

Ohio poll workers won’t turn away voters who don’t wear a mask

Ohio poll workers won’t turn away voters who don’t wear a mask

Election officials in Ohio are urging face masks at the polls in November’s upcoming presidential election, but they are not making them a requirement. In a news conference on Wednesday, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose assured the public that no person would be turned away from the polls, regardless of whether they are wearing…

US to treat Chinese cultural organization as an arm of Beijing’s government

US to treat Chinese cultural organization as an arm of Beijing’s government

The US State Department designated a Chinese cultural and educational institution as a foreign mission, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday, in the latest move by Washington against Beijing. The Confucius Institute US Center (CIUS) says it promotes a network of institutes that provide programming focused Chinese language and culture. They are funded by…

Georgia governor withdraws lawsuit challenging Atlanta mayor’s mask mandate

Georgia governor withdraws lawsuit challenging Atlanta mayor’s mask mandate

Georgia’s Republican governor is withdrawing a lawsuit he filed against Atlanta’s Democratic mayor and City Council in an effort to block restrictions the city put in place to fight the coronavirus, including a citywide mask mandate. “In light of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ concession regarding the city’s Phase One roll-back plan and following her…

Lawmakers introduce new bill to protect youth voting rights

Lawmakers introduce new bill to protect youth voting rights

Democratic congressional lawmakers on Thursday announced that they are introducing a bill which seeks to provide protections for young voters. New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas is the lead sponsor of the Protect the Youth Vote Act of 2020, a piece of voting rights legislation meant to prevent age discrimination in voting. The bill is co-sponsored…

Kushner claims Kanye West meeting was a ‘policy’ talk

Kushner claims Kanye West meeting was a ‘policy’ talk

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner confirmed on Thursday that he had a “friendly discussion” about policy with Kanye West in Colorado, saying the conversation wasn’t necessarily focused on the rapper’s presidential campaign. West’s meeting with Kushner was first reported by The New York Times earlier this week. According to the Times, West was camping…