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Dom CalicchioApril 15, 20214min
In Twitter posts Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opposed the argument that Daunte Wright’s shooting death in Minnesota was an “accident,” as police have claimed. Instead, the New York Democrat claimed the death resulted from “an indefensible system that grants impunity for state violence.” On Sunday, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police Officer Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed […]

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Paul BoisApril 14, 20214min
As female athletes around the country fight to keep biological men from competing with them, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced its unequivocal support for transgender student-athletes. In a statement released on Monday, the NCAA said it “unequivocally” supports the transgender community and expressed no misgivings about the real prospect of biological men […]

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Kaelan DeeseApril 14, 20215min
Federal health agencies requested an abrupt pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six U.S. recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within nearly two weeks of vaccination, officials said on Tuesday. The Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the news […]

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Ryan MorganApril 14, 20215min
On Tuesday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned President Joe Biden’s administration against getting involved in Ukraine, amid Russian forces massing on the Ukrainian border. Also on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned the Biden administration against getting involved in Taiwan. According to Reuters, Russia’s Ryabkov said “The United States is our […]

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Joshua CaplanApril 14, 20213min
Kim Potter, the Brooklyn Center Police officer who shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, has resigned effective immediately. This is the letter that the now-former officer submitted to the Brooklyn Center mayor, acting city manager and police chief. https://t.co/x05OlaxCaB pic.twitter.com/xPwGsBdiKf — Mara Gottfried (@MaraGottfried) April 13, 2021 “I am tendering my resignation from the […]

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Susan FerrechioApril 13, 20217min
A House committee this week will take an unprecedented vote to create a commission to study providing federal reparations to the descendants of black slaves. House Democrats say they have the political momentum to advance H.R. 40, an act to create a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for black people. “The historic markup […]