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In a controversial action, the Tennessee legislature passed a law to ban “critical race theory” from being taught in all state public schools. The new concept is being taught to students of all ages and races by educators to support all races within schools to be given an equal education.... Read More »

by Diane Lilli
African American women of the United States Military Academy celebrate at the conclusion of commencement ceremonies in West Point, New York

A 70-year-old law has prevented a West Point cadet from seeking justice for her rape by a fellow cadet. Jane Doe was denied certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court because members of the military cannot sue for injuries “incident to military service.” The Court did not explain why rape falls... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
President Joe Biden arrives to speak to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

President Biden says that he is raising the cap of immigrants allowed into the country this fiscal year to 62,500 from the record low 15,000 set by President Trump, “which did not reflect America’s values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees.” However, he adds that unfortunately, the United... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
Tenants and housing rights organizers protest evictions outside Los Angeles’ Stanley Mosk Courthouse, file photo, Sept 2, 2020.

Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down the Center for Disease Control's eviction moratorium on Wednesday. The case was brought in front of the court by the Alabama Association of Realtors where they argued that the CDC overstepped its authority in telling... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
phone screen displays a Facebook logo with the official portrait of former President Donald Trump on the background

Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the company’s decision to suspend then-President Donald J. Trump from the platform after his involvement in supporters storming the capitol on January 6, 2021. While the Board agreed with Facebook’s initial response, the Board criticized the company for “not following a clear published procedure” when indefinitely... Read More »

by Haley Larkin
States that will gain or lose congressional seats in the wake of the 2020 census

Every 10 years, the United States has a census. The census determines how many seats each state gets in the Electoral College and Congress. In Congress, the 435 members of the House of Representatives are determined by the population of each state, and the Senate has 100 members, which is... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In a rare showing of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate passed a $35 billion bill that will reauthorize or create a variety of programs to deliver safe drinking water and address antiquated infrastructure and outdated waste management systems throughout the states. The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021,... Read More »

by Maureen Rubin, J.D.
Mugshot of former reality TV star Joshua Duggar.

Josh Duggar, the oldest child from the reality show 19 Kids and Counting, has been charged with possession of and receiving child pornography. He was booked at the Washington County Jail in Arkansas. According to ABC News, “Duggar is accused of downloading child sexual abuse material, some of which depicts... Read More »

by Catherine Kimble
President Biden came to Philadelphia on Friday to pitch his $2 trillion infrastructure proposal

President Biden visited a Philadelphia Amtrak station over the weekend in his most recent push to promote his administration’s infrastructure plan. Within the American Jobs Plan, President Biden is proposing $621 billion of the total $2 trillion to go toward transportation and infrastructure to focus on electric vehicle sales, rail... Read More »

by Haley Larkin
Melissa Carter Principal at Central Elementary School, Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida

Authorities are investigating a Florida elementary school principal after she was caught on camera paddling a six-year-old female student. The video was taken by the student's mother who was in the room while the principal paddled the child.   The incident took place on April 13 when the young girl's mother... Read More »

by Nadia El-Yaouti
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), speaks at the Capitol

The Senate voted on April 28, 2021 to restore Obama-era limits on methane leaks from gas and oil operations. This is big progress for the Biden administration’s climate goals. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), who was a co-sponsor of the bill with Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Democratic Senate Majority... Read More »

by Lynda Keever, J.D.
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