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Three Of Stacey Abrams’ Romance Novels To Be Re-Issued Next Year

Three romance novels that Democratic activist Stacey Abrams wrote and published decades ago will be re-issued next year, the same year as the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election.  Abrams published the three romance novels — “The Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion” — in the 2000s under the pen name Selena Montgomery. According to The New York Times, she wrote the first novel while...

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Derek Chauvin’s Attorney Files Motion For New Trial

The defense attorney for Derek Chauvin filed a motion for a new trial Tuesday, a move that comes after the former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd.  Attorney Eric Nelson called for a new trial in the court filing on several grounds, including an accusation that the court violated Chauvin’s right to due process and fair trial when the court decided against sequestering the jury and...

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TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement Until September

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement that was set to expire in mid-May for several more months, citing the need for travelers to continue minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus. Under the TSA’s face mask requirement, travelers over the age of two will be required to wear face masks at airports, on board airplanes, on over-the-road buses, commuter buses and rail systems, the...

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Crenshaw Attends Committee Hearing, Gives Eye Update In Video

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) attended a public House committee hearing on Thursday afternoon for the first time since he received emergency surgery and lost vision in his left eye. Crenshaw, who attended the House Energy and Commerce meeting virtually, said that he still couldn’t see everyone, but was hoping he would be able to see people again in the next few weeks and back to normal “within a couple of months.” Crenshaw noted in a...

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Biden Pushes Free School Beyond K-12: ‘Twelve Years Is No Longer Enough’

President Joe Biden laid out a vision for expanded schooling in the United States through his newly proposed American Families Plan, declaring during the State of the Union speech Wednesday evening that all Americans should have access to four more years of free public education in addition to the universal schooling for K-12 students. Under the American Families plan, American families would have access to free and universal pre-K for...

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Tennessee Republican Governor Strips Mask Mandate Authority From Health Departments

Tennessee’s local health departments will no longer have the power to enact mask mandates beginning on Wednesday, Republican Governor Bill Lee announced in a press conference Tuesday morning.  The governor’s decision will go into effect through Executive Order 80, which contains a provision that the governor’s office said will both strip the power to enact mask mandates from most health departments and “address economic and...

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Oracle Slams ‘Anti-LGBTQ’ Legislation As It Weighs $1.2 Billion Tennessee Investment

Oracle Corporation, a major technology company publicly considering a $1.2 billion investment in Nashville, Tennessee, has signed on to a public letter condemning “anti-LGBTQ” legislation in various states, including in — it would seem — the state of Tennessee.  The letter, published by the Human Rights Campaign, called on public officials to “abandon or oppose efforts to enact” what they call discriminatory bills....

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Crenshaw ‘Hopeful’ Vision In Eye Will Return, Cautions He’s Not ‘Out Of The Woods Yet’

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) offered a cautiously optimistic health update following his emergency eye surgery two weeks ago, announcing late Friday that the retina in what he’s called his “half” good eye — the eye he uses to see — remains attached as of his first follow-up appointment. “Last week, I had my first follow-up visit with my surgeon, which went very well. To our relief, my retina was still in place during my...

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Top Dem Defends Pelosi Following George Floyd ‘Sacrificing’ Comment: ‘I Realized What She Meant’

Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday for comments she made earlier this week suggesting that George Floyd sacrificed himself for justice. Clyburn, who was standing near Pelosi when she made the remarks, told CNN on Thursday that he understood what the speaker was trying to say and chalked up her phrasing to a mere...

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NYC Subway Bomber Sentenced To Life In Prison For Failed 2017 Attack

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for a failed 2017 suicide bombing that disrupted New York City subway access and sent morning commuters running, according to the Department of Justice. The life-long prison sentence comes after the man, whose name has been withheld per Daily Wire policy, was convicted in federal court for detonating a bomb at a subway station in December 2017. According to NBC News, the bomber’s...

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George Floyd’s Brother Defends Raiders From ‘I Can Breathe’ Tweet Backlash

The younger brother of George Floyd defended the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday after the NFL team was criticized for tweeting “I Can Breathe” in response to the guilty jury verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. “On behalf of our family, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Las Vegas Raiders organization and its leadership for their support of our family and for our nation’s ongoing pursuit of justice and equality...

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Minnesota AG Keith Ellison Says He Wouldn’t Call Guilty Verdict ‘Justice,’ But Rather ‘Accountability’

After a jury found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) said that he doesn’t consider the verdict “justice” but rather “accountability.” “I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step toward justice,” said...

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8 Dead, 7 Injured In FedEx Facility Shooting

Eight people were killed and seven were injured in Indianapolis late Thursday night after a gunman walked onto a FedEx ground facility property and started shooting, local authorities said early Friday morning.   Five of the seven injured were taken to the hospital, while another two were treated on-scene, according to The New York Times. One of the hospitalized individuals was in critical condition as of Friday morning but the...

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Officials Won’t Seek Charges Against Capitol Officer For Ashli Babbitt Shooting

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has closed the investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt, who died in the January 6 Capitol breach, and has determined that it will not seek criminal charges against the officer who fatally shot her that day.  The department said it had determined that no charges would be filed after examining video footage of the incident, taking statements from other officers and witnesses,...

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Kim Potter To Be Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter In Daunte Wright Shooting

Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who, according to Brooklyn Center police officials, fired her gun instead of a taser during a traffic stop on Sunday, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter for the death of Daunte Wright, local authorities announced on Wednesday morning.  Potter, 48, was one of the Brooklyn Center Police Department officers present when authorities were arresting Wright. The 20-year-old was fatally...

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief Resigns Along With Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned from his position Tuesday afternoon, a development that comes after Kim Potter, the 26-year veteran police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was reported by local media to have submitted a letter of resignation as well.  Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot announced Gannon’s resignation during a press conference on Tuesday, reports WCCO-TV. Elliot said that two senior police...

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Kim Potter, Police Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright, Resigns

Kim Potter, 48, the Minnesota police officer who was identified as the person who fatally shot a 20-year-man after he tried to resist arrest, resigned from her job Tuesday.  Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, just north of Minneapolis, submitted her resignation letter to city officials, the Star Tribune reported.  “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the...