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Why #VoteByOct22 supporters want you to vote early

Why #VoteByOct22 supporters want you to vote early

The hashtag #VoteByOct22 is trending on Twitter in an attempt to encourage Americans to return their absentee ballots in the mail well ahead of this year’s November 3 general election if they aren’t planning to vote in person. “Here is the truth and I need you to spread it: the voters need to take control.…MORE

One place Confederate battle flags are still allowed in the military: Tattoos

One place Confederate battle flags are still allowed in the military: Tattoos

Despite a recent Pentagon directive that constituted a de facto ban on the public display of the Confederate battle flag on military installations, there is one way most service members can still display the flag: a tattoo. While each of the military services has its own policy governing tattoos, the majority do not explicitly prohibit…MORE

When will new unemployment benefits start flowing? It may take a while

When will new unemployment benefits start flowing? It may take a while

States will have to create a new system to pay out the unemployment benefits provided by President Donald Trump’s latest executive action, and that could leave the 28 million unemployed Americans waiting weeks to see the additional $300 payments. Trump’s plan diverts disaster relief money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for the…MORE

In new letter, USPS chief acknowledges ‘unintended consequences’ of recent policy changes

In new letter, USPS chief acknowledges ‘unintended consequences’ of recent policy changes

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy acknowledged to United States Postal Service employees this week that recent procedural changes have had “unintended consequences,” but described them as necessary. “Unfortunately, this transformative initiative has had unintended consequences that impacted our overall service levels,” DeJoy wrote in a memo sent this week and obtained by CNN. “However, recent changes…MORE

Colorado secretary of state accuses Trump of lying about mail-in voting

Colorado secretary of state accuses Trump of lying about mail-in voting

Colorado’s top elections official on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of lying about vote by mail as the President continues to baselessly assert that mail-in voting is wrought with fraud and abuse. “President Trump is lying about vote by mail. He is lying about mail ballots,” Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, told…MORE

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants

The Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. “Yale rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race,” disfavoring applicants from those races compared to African American applicants with similar academic credentials, the Justice Department alleged in a statement…MORE