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Senate unanimously passes a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The legislation has gained momentum since the massive Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd last year and the Democrats’ takeover of…MORE

Help was requested from DC National Guard 12 times during US Capitol riot, Democrats say

US Capitol Police, Washington Metropolitan Police and local officials requested support from the DC National Guard 12 times on January 6 while the Capitol was under attack, the House Oversight Committee Democrats said Tuesday. RELATED: Meet the internet sleuths tracking down the January 6 insurrectionists Democrats on the committee pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray and…MORE

Biden administration expands humanitarian program for Central American children

Biden administration expands humanitarian program for Central American children

The Biden administration is expanding eligibility for the Central American Minors program, which affords certain at-risk children in the region the opportunity to apply to resettle in the US, the Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Tuesday. This expansion is part of the second phase of the program, which was relaunched in March after…MORE

Space X likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

Space X likely to miss July date for Mars rocket test

SpaceX has been targeting July for the first orbital flight of its gargantuan Starship system, which will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever created — and, the company hopes, will eventually take humans to Mars. But the company is not likely to hit that goal, CNN Business has learned. SpaceX’s Starship launch operations are…MORE

Harvey Weinstein to be extradited to Los Angeles to face further sexual assault charges

Harvey Weinstein to be extradited to Los Angeles to face further sexual assault charges

A New York judge on Tuesday approved Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to Los Angeles County so that the imprisoned former movie producer can face further sexual assault charges. Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case denied Weinstein’s attorney’s motion to further delay the extradition. Local prosecutors told the court that the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office plans…MORE

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Holocaust museum visit was ‘my decision’

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Holocaust museum visit was ‘my decision’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Tuesday it was her decision to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, adding that “this was just something that I had thought about over time.” “That was my decision,” Greene told CNN, saying also that the Holocaust is a “good thing to remember.” After visiting the museum on…MORE

MacKenzie Scott is giving away another $2.74 billion

MacKenzie Scott is giving away another $2.74 billion

MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, and her husband Dan Jewett, donated $2.74 billion to organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. The settlement from Scott’s 2019 divorce from her previous husband, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, made her one of the richest people in the world. She and…MORE

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