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Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Florida’s primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President’s frequent attacks on voting by mail. The records from the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website show the ballots were mailed Wednesday to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, which he…MORE

New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, governor says

New Jersey to adopt mail-in voting for November, governor says

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that the state will use a hybrid voting model for November’s election where all New Jersey residents will be mailed a ballot, and it will be up to them to decide if they would like to vote by mail or in person. “We’re going to have a…MORE

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for governors to implement mask mandates for the next three months on Thursday, saying that doing so would save 40,000 Americans’ lives. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months as a minimum,” the former vice president told reporters after he…MORE

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

A group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce a “College Athletes Bill of Rights” aimed at compensating college athletes. The proposal, called the “College Athletes Bill of Rights,” comes amid an ongoing debate over whether to pay college athletes and as the coronavirus pandemic pressures college conferences to cancel or postpone games…MORE

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

The Justice Department seized $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from terror groups in the Middle East, federal prosecutors announced Thursday, marking the largest ever US government takeover of online terrorist financing. The funds from ISIS, al Qaeda and the al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, would likely have been used by the groups…MORE

EPA to relax greenhouse gas emission requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to reduce emissions standards for a potent greenhouse gas linked to the climate crisis. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Thursday he will announce a reduction in Obama-era standards on some industrial methane emissions, which are more potent than carbon dioxide. Wheeler said the change will…MORE