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Second Stimulus Check Will Be Smaller, Aimed at Lower-Income Americans: White House Adviser

Second Stimulus Check Will Be Smaller, Aimed at Lower-Income Americans: White House Adviser

BY JACK PHILLIPS Even though President Donald Trump said he wants an additional stimulus payment amount larger than the first round, a top administration official said the checks could be smaller than the first. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters that the next round of payments would be smaller than the $1,200, and they would be targeted toward […]

Trump Signs Executive Order on Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

Trump Signs Executive Order on Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY   Initiative seeks to improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that seeks to improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities. The order establishes the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which will be housed in the Department of Education. The initiative’s mission is to improve access […]

Timid Dog Abandoned in Filthy Basement Stuns Rescuers With Her Hopeful Blue Eyes

Timid Dog Abandoned in Filthy Basement Stuns Rescuers With Her Hopeful Blue Eyes

BY LOUISE BEVAN When Cassie was found and rescued from a seeming animal cruelty situation in Kingman County, Kansas, her fur was threadbare and her skin was covered in raw, painful scabs. However, Cassie’s rescuers, while saddened by her timid demeanor, were stunned by the bright glimmer of hope in her sky-blue eyes. (Courtesy of The Humane Society […]

Starbucks Will Require Customers to Wear Masks While Inside Stores

Starbucks Will Require Customers to Wear Masks While Inside Stores

BY JACK PHILLIPS All company-owned Starbucks stores will require customers to wear face masks while inside, according to a statement. “In our continued effort in prioritizing the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers, beginning on July 15, we will be requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the U.S.,” Starbucks […]

Pelosi Responds to Columbus Statue Thrown Into Harbor: ‘People Will Do What They Do’‘

Pelosi Responds to Columbus Statue Thrown Into Harbor: ‘People Will Do What They Do’‘

BY JACK PHILLIPS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters that “people will do what they do” in response to a question about a Christopher Columbus statue being toppled in Baltimore, her hometown. “I don’t even have my grandmother’s earrings,” said Pelosi before adding: “I’m more interested in what people have accomplished” and that “I think that it’s up to […]

Supreme Court Allows NYC Prosecutor, But Not Congress, to Access Trump’s Tax Returns

Supreme Court Allows NYC Prosecutor, But Not Congress, to Access Trump’s Tax Returns

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that he enjoys immunity from state criminal proceedings while in office, finding a New York grand jury may obtain his tax records, but blocked parallel efforts by congressional Democrats to obtain his tax documents, in two separate 7-2 opinions issued this morning. The decisions, which came on […]

Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

Trump Meets Mexican Leader to Celebrate USMCA

BY EMEL AKAN WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump hosted Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House for the first time on July 8 to celebrate the launch of the new North American trade agreement known as USMCA. The two leaders met to discuss the strategic cooperation between the two countries on both trade and immigration. “The […]

5 States, DC Sue Education Secretary Over CARES Funding for Private Schools

5 States, DC Sue Education Secretary Over CARES Funding for Private Schools

BY GQ PAN Several states are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department in order to block a rule over the amount of federal relief funding set to be transferred from public schools to private schools. Attorneys general of California and Michigan announced the lawsuit on Tuesday. They were joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and the District of […]

Supreme Court Protects Religious Freedom in Labor Law and Contraception Rulings

Supreme Court Protects Religious Freedom in Labor Law and Contraception Rulings

BY MATTHEW VADUM The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 this morning that the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause exempts religious organizations from employment discrimination lawsuits and from a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Both rulings are victories for the Trump administration. The high court issued 7-2 decisions in two separate sets of cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Suspect in Custody After ‘Active Shooter’ Reported at Marine Corps Base

Suspect in Custody After ‘Active Shooter’ Reported at Marine Corps Base

BY JACK PHILLIPS UPDATE: A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine base in Twentynine Palms said a suspect is now in custody. The suspect, identified as a Marine, was transported to a Palm Springs hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour interaction with police, spokesperson Nicole Plymale told The Desert Sun. The spokesperson told The Hill that the suspect “sustained a […]

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