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Congress makes lynching a federal hate crime 65 years after Emmett Till's death

51 minutes ago   |   NY Daily News   |   4 articles

It's been a long time coming, but Congress finally approved legislation Wednesday that designates lynching as a federal hate crime. The bill - which is named after Emmett Till...
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House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

57 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   4 articles

WASHINGTON - Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal...
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Louisiana GOP Rep. Ralph Abraham announces he won't seek reelection

Louisiana GOP Rep. Ralph Abraham announces he won't seek reelection

1 hour ago   |   Politico

Louisiana Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham on Wednesday announced he won't seek reelection in 2020. Abraham, who represents Louisiana's 5th congressional district, said he made...
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Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Emmett Till

1 hour ago   |   NBC News   |   4 articles

Congress previously failed to pass anti-lynching legislation nearly 200 times, starting with a bill introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Rep. George Henry White, the only black...
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Congress Approves Legislation Designating Lynching a Federal Hate Crime After 120 Years of Defeats

2 hours ago   |   Time   |   4 articles

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill...
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South Carolina Mayor and Bloomberg Surrogate Says Sanders', Biden's Votes on Crime Bill 'Ushered in' Mass Incarceration

2 hours ago   |   Newsweek

As a member of Congress in the 1990s, Sanders did vote for the 1994 crime bill, and Joe Biden, then a U.S. senator, helped to author it.
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'It is never too late to do the right thing': House passes federal anti-lynching bill

'It is never too late to do the right thing': House passes federal anti-lynching bill

2 hours ago   |   Politico

The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime, a major victory for advocates who have long sought to address America's history of racial...
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Trump seeks billions to fight coronavirus as Dems push for more

2 hours ago   |   Times Union

WASHINGTON - As state and federal agencies prepare for the eventual spread of coronavirus in the United States, Democratic members of Congress accused the administration of...
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Health Secretary Asks For Emergency Coronavirus Funding While Trump Calls For 16% Cut To CDC Budget

4 hours ago   |   Forbes   |   2 articles

Alex Azar asked Congress to divert funds from other government health programs⁠-but not the border wall.
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Lawmakers criticize Pentagon for shifting money to Mexico border wall

4 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagon's decision to shift nearly $4 billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, saying that it...
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Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund...

Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund President Trump's border wall

The Pentagon's decision took money from major aircraft and other programs that touch Republican and Democratic areas. Read more ...

Sources: At least 2 dead in shooting at MillerCoors building in Wisconsin

Sources: At least 2 dead in shooting at MillerCoors building in Wisconsin

Police are on the scene of a shooting at MillerCoors headquarters in Milwaukee. Read more ...

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

Trump scores appeals court victory in sanctuary fight

The Trump administration won a legal fight Wednesday as a federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the federal government can require cities and states that receive... Read more ...

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

The grandfather charged in the death of his 18-month-old granddaughter who fell from a cruise ship will change his plea to guilty, according to his attorney. Read more ...

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Investigators initially said the Evelyn hadn't been seen since Dec. 26. But authorities said Friday the toddler hadn't been seen since Dec. 10 or 11, when a babysitter last... Read more ...

Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel

Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel

President Trump's reelection campaign filed a lawsuit against the New York Times on Wednesday charging that a column it published in 2019 libeled the president when it said his... Read more ...

Sheriff: Authorities searching NC pond in search for missing 15-month-old

Sheriff: Authorities searching NC pond in search for missing 15-month-old

Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy confirmed in a news conference Wednesday that authorities are searching a pond in Wilkes County, NC in connection with the case of missing... Read more ...

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

"Going into surgery, she had no fear," Paisley's grandmother said. "She was smiling and happy. Nothing was wrong." Read more ...

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

The five-time Grand Slam title champion and former No. 1-ranked player is retiring from tennis at age 32. Read more ...

Giancarlo Stanton is latest Yankees star to suffer injury

Giancarlo Stanton is latest Yankees star to suffer injury

The Yankees injury hits keep on coming. Now, the AL East favorites will likely be without slugger Giancarlo Stanton to open the season after he was diagnosed with a Grade 1... Read more ...