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Juma June 15, 2021
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150 Years Later, a Native American Tribe Regains an Ancestral Island: It’s an all-too-familiar story of state-sanctioned theft, land grabs in violation of Indigenous rights, and selective memory in the national news media. But the latest turn marks a major milestone.
# Border / Immigration
Lara Trump Says People Living on Southern Border Should “Get Guns and Be Ready”: The comments came from Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and were widely rebuked as an incitement to violence.
# CoronaVirus (Virus Vaccine is still in clinical trials and tests)
The Battle Over the Coronavirus Lab-Leak Theory: The debate about the origin of the pandemic has become loud, contentious, and infused with politics. We need to find real answers.
HHS Watchdog to Probe Grants That GOP Claimed Led to COVID. Between $125,000 and $150,000 in NIH grants made their way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
# Economy / Trade
President Biden and European Union (EU) leaders reached an agreement to end the 17-year trade dispute over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus, officials said.
War is making us poor! Why is it that the U.S. spends more on military than the next 9 countries combined?
# Education / Schools
UC Reverses Course, Will Require All Students, Faculty And Staff To Be Vaccinated This Fall
The Rise of Black Homeschooling. Black parents are banding together to educate their children, sometimes with an unexpected funding source: the Koch family and other conservative donors.
# Employment / Labor
Biden Just Decided Not to Protect Meatpacking Workers From COVID. He vowed to create a temporary rule protecting frontline workers. What happened?
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals
Activists look to the future of oil pipelines following Keystone XL cancellation
After the cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline struck a blow to the oil industry, energy jobs activists are pushing back by warning of increased costs and touting the benefits of transporting oil via pipeline.
# Environment / Climate / Interior
The Deep Sea Is Filled with Treasure, but It Comes at a Price: We’ve barely explored the darkest realm of the ocean. With rare-metal mining on the rise, we’re already destroying it.
Rocky Mountains are burning more now than ever, and it could get worse. High up in the Rocky Mountains, forests are burning more frequently than any time in the past 2,000 years. The reason: climate change.
White House officials told House Democrats Tuesday to get ready to go it alone on infrastructure, setting the stage for party leaders to tap an obscure budget procedure to move President Biden’s top domestic priority without Republican support.
# Food / GMOs / Chemicals
USDA will ‘forcefully defend’ debt relief for farmers of color after judge’s order
Some states are ending their Covid-19 emergency declarations. For many, SNAP payments will drop dramatically. The pandemic made it easier to get—and keep—food assistance. In some places, those expanded benefits are drawing to a close.
# Global Politics and other news
Rioter Who Raided Pelosi Office Is Kremlin TV’s New Darling. In the countdown to the summit between the two presidents, pro-Kremlin TV saw it fit to interview an infamous Capitol rioter and describe him as “an American patriot.”
Philippine President Again Postpones Withdrawing Country From U.S. Defense Agreement
NATO pivots to confront China in historic shift for the 72-year-old alliance
Vladimir Putin wouldn’t guarantee Alexei Navalny will leave prison alive in chilling message to Biden ahead of Geneva summit
China’s maritime militia breaks rules and charts course for global dominance
# Gov / Political
Republicans Now Want to Audit 2020 Votes in States Trump WON. Questioning the results of the states where Biden triumphed? That’s old news. The new hotness in GOP circles is to review the votes in states where Trump came out on top.
Dems Are F*cked if Mitch Makes Good on Supreme Court Threat: Don’t take my word for it. Just listen to what the minority leader is boasting will happen if he gets to be the majority leader again.
Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina’s GOP Senate primary is setting off a round of finger-pointing among frustrated Republicans in the state.
Japan-South Korea Spat at G-7 Shows Biden’s Challenge With China
Former GOP State Rep Who Once Said ‘People Disappear Down Here’ Found Shot and Killed at Same Home Where Sister-in-Law Died
# Law Enforcement
Violent Colorado Arrest Puts Spotlight on How Police Treat Disabled People
Police often lack the skills to interact with people with mental and physical disabilities.
Police reform: Maryland lawmakers push for reform after video showcases excessive force
# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Eva Guzman, the former justice on the Texas Supreme Court, has filed paperwork to run for state attorney general. Guzman, a Republican, abruptly announced her resignation from the Supreme Court a week ago, and it went into effect Friday.
McConnell sparks new Supreme Court fight. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is throwing fuel on a simmering fire over the Supreme Court by reviving a long-running war over the judiciary heading into an election year.
Key Biden Judicial Nominee Confirmed by Senate. Judge Jackson’s appointment to the D.C. circuit court is seen as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.
The House Oversight Committee just released a series of fascinating memos that detail former President Trump’s attempts to get the Department of Justice to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump, the emails show, repeatedly tried to wield the office of the presidency to suggest that widespread voter fraud was responsible for his election loss.
Trump-Appointed DOJ Official Resigns Amid Revelations of Subpoenas Against Democrats
An official within the Justice Department insists John Demers’s resignation is not related to the controversy.
# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
Democrats in Congress introduce decriminalization bill for all drugs, not just weed
WNYC Staffers Terrified of Editor-in-Chief’s ‘Vendettas’: Sources allege management has engaged in bullying and retaliation at the top public radio outlet. “I can’t remember a time when newsroom morale has been lower,” one staffer said.
# Medical / Health
Most Hospitals Are Defying Federal Rule Demanding Price Transparency. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) new rule on hospital price transparency finally went into effect on January 1, 2021.
FDA advisor exits show need for reform. There is a tempest brewing at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Multi-cancer early detection is a groundbreaking new type of cancer screening that utilizes advances in science and machine learning to transform cancer detection. Over 300 organizations urge Congress to ensure access for seniors.
# Other News
What are ‘ghost guns’? The Biden administration is trying to crack down on these guns, which are totally untraceable thanks to loopholes in laws about gun manufacturing.
China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.
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