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Biden Condemns Trump As A Threat To Democracy

President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the first anniversary of the January 6 insurrection by forcefully calling out former President Donald Trump for attempting to undo American democracy, saying such an insurrection must never happen again.

With Sexually Transmitted Infections Off The Charts, California Pushes At-Home Tests

California has become the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home tests for sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia and syphilis — which could help quell the STI epidemic that has raged nearly unchecked as public health departments have focused on covid-19.

The War On Cancer At 50: The Origin Story Begins With A Socialite Citizen-Lobbyist

A crucial moment in this evolution was the president’s signing of the National Cancer Act into law 50 years ago, on Dec. 23, 1971.

Parents Raise The Alarm About Violence In Schools, Say Their Votes Depends On Improvement

“Parents have very legitimate concerns about violence in schools, increased bullying, and a lack of mental health resources,” Keri Rodrigues, co-founder, and President of the National Parents Union, said in a statement.

Sen. Schumer Says Senate Will Vote On Changes To Filibuster By MLK Day

“The Senate was designed to protect the political rights of the minority in the chamber, through the promise of debate and the opportunity to amend. But over the years, those rights have been warped and contorted to obstruct and embarrass the will of the majority – something our Founders explicitly opposed,” Sen. Schumer wrote in a letter to his colleagues.

President Biden Proclaims January As National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The heightened awareness of human trafficking comes on the heels of an HBO documentary that finally spotlighted the world of the Black and Missing Foundation, headed by Washington, D.C., based sister-in-law’s Derrica and Natalie Wilson.

A Record 4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs In November

A record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley Announces She’s Tested Positive For COVID

The congresswoman counts among several other lawmakers to recently test positive, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Congressman Jason Crow (D-Colorado), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Illinois), and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.).

Outspoken Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Puts On Blast The ‘Sexual Frustrations’ Of Republicans

AOC told her more than 12.8 million followers that the GOP’s obsession with her is “starting to get old, ignoring the very obvious, strange and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, LGBT, and people in general.”

U.S. Marshals Find Five Missing Teenagers In New Orleans

Five endangered and missing teenagers were recovered in New Orleans during a multiagency effort dubbed "Operation Boo Dat 2021" led by the U.S.  Marshals Service.

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