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REPUBLICANS INFRASTRUCTURE BILL FALLS WELL SHORT OF PRESIDENT BIDEN’S PACKAGE

An automobile travels in a carpool lane along the highway system into Los Angeles U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new $928 billion offer to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and broadband systems on Thursday, which fell well short of President Joe Biden‘s latest infrastructure proposal but proved substantial enough to keep negotiations alive. The eight-year plan, from…

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George Floyd’s family Met With Biden And Harris At White House

From left to right, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Rev. Al Sharpton, presidential candidate Joe Biden, attorney Ben Crump and Roger Floyd, George Floyd’s uncle. Sharpton posted this photo to his Twitter account after meeting with the family of George Floyd. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris  met on Tuesday with the family of George Floyd exactly…

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Congress Misses Biden’s Deadline On Police Reform

Senator Corey Booker   President Joe Biden called on Congressto pass a sweeping police reform bill by Tuesday, the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. That didn’t happen. “I would be shocked if anything happened as soon as this week or the next.I was briefed as soon as last week,” Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2…

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Gayle King And Viacom CBS Announce Million-Dollar HBCU Scholarship To Elevate Black Journalism

It goes without saying that we value Black voices in journalism over here at BAW, and thankfully it looks like media mogul Gayle King does as well. The CBS This Morning co-host announced yesterday (May 13) during the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s Class of 2021 virtual celebration, where she popped in…

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Biden And Putin Will Meet Face To Face In Geneva In Mid-June.

President Biden will meet President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Geneva on June 16, the White House said Tuesday, the first face-to-face session between the two leaders at a time of extraordinary tension over Ukraine, cyberattacks and a raft of new nuclear weapons Mr. Putin is deploying. The meeting is expected to focus heavily…

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Biden Faces Israeli-Palestinian Fighting He Wasn’t Expecting — Or Prepared For

WASHINGTON — For President Joe Biden, the eruption of violence between Israel and the Palestinians is a crisis he not only did not expect, but was not prepared to confront. Despite being one of the most experienced foreign policy experts among recent presidents, Biden had made it clear he wanted to focus his foreign policy on China primarily, as…

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The House Passes Bill To Combat Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Young participants are seen holding a placard near NYC City Hall during Stop Asian Hate demonstration to show support to Asian community in New York City. Ryan Rahman/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images The House — in a bipartisan 364-62 vote on Tuesday — passed legislation intended to combat anti-Asian hate crimes, sending it President Joe Biden’s desk. The…

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Trump Organization Now Under Criminal Investigation, NY attorney General Says

The New York attorney general’s office said on Tuesday it has now opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s company, going beyond what began as a civil probe. Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating whether the Trump Organization falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits. “We…

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Biden Drives New Electric Ford 150; ‘This Is The Future’

Dearborn, Michigan — President Biden traveled Tuesday to Dearborn, Michigan, to visit Ford’s electric vehicle plant as his administration continues to push for alternative forms of energy and transportation.  Biden also drove the Ford F-150 Lightning truck, an electric vehicle, while at the facility. ” This truck is fast and the future.” “The future of the…

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