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People with HIV have the right to live

We’re in the middle of #AIDSAwarenessWeek, and while we’ve come a long way in how we talk about and treat HIV & AIDS, it’s easy to forget that the law hasn’t quite caught up. For example, did you know that: In 10 U.S. states, people living with HIV are criminalized for acts that carry low or … Continue reading People with HIV have the right to live

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Trump threatens to do the unthinkable, and he’s not joking

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to use a constitutional clause that's never been invoked before in order to forcibly adjourn Congress so he can push through nominees who would otherwise need to be confirmed by the Senate. He says there are 129 nominees for various federal agencies awaiting confirmation, and since senators are away from … Continue reading Trump threatens to do the unthinkable, and he’s not joking

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US Congress debating a $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans

The Tokyo Olympics were put off to next year as coronavirus deaths and infections surged in Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with New York warning it is about to get hit by a “bullet train." Stocks soared as Washington lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans … Continue reading US Congress debating a $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans

President Trump invokes a 1950 law to protect American workers

It looks like American adults will receive two separate relief checks from the government, with the first going out April 6 and the second on May 18, reports the Wall Street Journal. The amount would be dependent on family size and income, but the Washington Post reports that many Americans could receive a total of $2,000. The aid … Continue reading President Trump invokes a 1950 law to protect American workers

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US Senate reviving America’s healthcare system to handle virus emergency

Central to the coronavirus aid package from the US Congress, which builds on an emergency $8.3 billion measure approved last week, are the free testing, sick pay and family leave provisions. Providing sick pay for workers is a crucial element of federal efforts to stop the rapid spread of the infection. Officials warn that the … Continue reading US Senate reviving America’s healthcare system to handle virus emergency

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US Congress at war over Trump Impeachment process

The historic impeachment trial against US president Donald Trump has begun with arguments already erupting over how to proceed as Democrats accused Republicans of trying to rig the process. Mr Trump’s legacy - and the judgment of both parties in Congress - are on the line in this high stakes showdown in the Republican-controlled Senate - a … Continue reading US Congress at war over Trump Impeachment process

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Hillary Clinton happy with Trump’s impeachment

Former United States Democratic Presidential Candidate and Secretary of State,  Hillary Clinton, has lauded the United States House of Representatives for impeaching President Donald Trump. Trump was impeached by a majority 230 Democrat votes on Wednesday Reacting to this, Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 US elections, said the President had abused his … Continue reading Hillary Clinton happy with Trump’s impeachment

UNBELIEVABLY-TRUE: Meet the youngest U.S. Congress woman who was once a bartender

  One year ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working in a bar to help support her family. Image shows Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez answers questions at a town hall event, September 19, 2018 in The Bronx borough of New York City (Source: NBC News/Drew Angerer/Getty) On Tuesday, the same Ocasio-Cortez, at 29 years old, became the youngest woman … Continue reading UNBELIEVABLY-TRUE: Meet the youngest U.S. Congress woman who was once a bartender

Saudi Arabia Threatens U.S. Congress.

The Saudi Arabian government isn't joking with its threat to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets in the country if the U.S. Congress should pass a suspicious bill aimed at holding the kingdom responsible for terrorism. Saudi Arabia has vehemently denied playing any role in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Reports from … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Threatens U.S. Congress.