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Key Democrat unlikely to budge on filibuster reform – Washington Post

Democratic U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a key centrist who is often a U.S. Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema is a key centrist and recently said she is against modifying or eliminating the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation, she said in an interview with the Washington Post.Sinema, who is a co-sponsor of...

Federal Prison in Virginia is Depriving Inmates of Water

Last Update: November 19, 2021A federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia is depriving inmates of the most basic necessity of life, water. Inmates at FCI Petersburg Low have been deprived of drinking water for over 10 days now. Inmate Brandon Lewis wrote a message to the prison's Assistant Warden after...

U.S. Coast Guard boards ship in connection with California oil spill

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship on Saturday in the Port of Long Beach that dragged its anchor close to a subsea pipeline found to be the source of an oil spill off Orange County, California, it said in a press release.The spill released some 3,000 barrels...

‘Keep calm’: A Georgia town calls for unity as it prepares for Black jogger murder trial

BRUNSWICK, Georgia, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Community leaders in Brunswick, Georgia, are preaching unity ahead of the trial of three white men accused of racially motivated murder in the shotgun death of a Black jogger, anxious it does not stir racial tensions or violent protests in their small coastal city.Jury selection is scheduled...

‘A cry for an acknowledgement:’ U.S. House Democrats urge reparations bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday will try to advance a bill that could lead to reparations for Black Americans as part of a broader effort to address centuries of enslavement followed by modern-day institutional racism.It faces an uphill climb in Congress, where prominent Republicans oppose the...

Nearly half of all Texans without water even as ‘fragile’ power grid returns to life

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A “fragile” energy grid has returned to life for frigid Texans after five days of blackouts caused by a historic winter storm, but challenges in finding drinking water and dealing with downed power lines loomed on Friday.All power plants in the state were once again functioning, but more than 190,000...

After months of inaction, U.S. Congress approves $892 billion COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress on Monday approved an $892 billion coronavirus aid package, throwing a lifeline to the nation’s pandemic-battered economy after months of inaction, while also keeping the federal government funded.U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), walks from the Senate floor as both chambers of Congress are aimed to pass the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Trump keeps up false claims of widespread fraud at Georgia rally for U.S. senators

VALDOSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned in Georgia on Saturday for two Republican senators at a rally that some in his party feared could end up hurting, not helping, their chances by focusing on his efforts to reverse his own election defeat.In his first rally appearance since he lost to...

U.S. states scramble to curb COVID-19 without national leadership

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Individual U.S. states scrambled on Sunday to impose lockdowns to stem coronavirus spikes amid a lack of national leadership on how to curb infections until vaccines are widely available in the spring.FILE PHOTO: A patient is wheeled into a hospital during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City,...

Trump calls for big COVID-19 stimulus but McConnell disagrees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he is willing to raise his offer of $1.8 trillion for a COVID-19 relief deal with Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but the idea was shot down by his fellow Republican, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Des Moines...

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