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Biden Proposes Strengthening Title IX Protections For Transgender Students

The new rules would clarify that Title IX's protections against discrimination apply to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Organizations Sign Letter Calling On Biden To Strike Deal For Griner’s Release

Dozens of civil and human rights organizations have joined Cherelle Griner, the wife of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner, in urging President Joe Biden to strike a deal for the athlete's release.

Drivers Don’t See Full Benefit From State Gas Tax Holidays

Several states are trying to give drivers a break from high gas prices by temporarily suspending their gasoline taxes.

Biden Administration Agrees To Cancel Another $6 Billion In Student Loan Debt For Defrauded Borrowers

By Katie Lobosco, CNN (CNN) -- The Biden administration has agreed to cancel an estimated $6 billion in federal student loan debt for about 200,000 borrowers who...

Senate Will Take Critical Vote To Advance Bipartisan Gun Bill Toward Final Passage

The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week.

The Poor Peoples Campaign: A Declaration, Announcement, Beginning, Moving Forward Commitment

In Los Angeles, CA, Bishop William J. Barber, II said “The same people that are blocking laws that uplift the poor are the same ones that are spewing so much of this racist violence and rhetoric… claiming that the whole society is at threat because of Black and Brown people. This rhetoric that is being spewed… can get in the minds of people and it can radicalize them. The real question about the killer is not ‘who is he?’ but ‘who radicalized him?’” 

He Was Shot In The Face At 17-Years-Old. Now, He Teaches A Controversial Class

The United States is on pace to match or surpass its worst year on record for the number of mass shootings, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit that tracks gun violence incidents across the country.

McDonald’s® Teams Up With Marcus Graham Project To Provide Opportunities For Aspiring Marketing Professionals Of Color

“What’s exciting about our collaboration with the Marcus Graham Project is that we’re giving these enthusiastic, future industry leaders tangible tools and resources from some of the best in the business, to enable a direct path to the marketing industry,” said Heather Woodard, Director, Cultural & Community Communications at McDonald’s. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with MGP, knowing and valuing the importance of having Black and Brown talent in rooms and at tables where decisions are being made to ensure historically underrepresented groups are represented and celebrated authentically and respectfully.” 

Biden Calls For Three-Month Suspension Of Federal Gas Tax But Faces Long Odds Of Getting Congress On Board

Biden calls for three-month suspension of federal gas tax but faces long odds of getting Congress on board

How Are The Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines For Young Children Different?

Finally, Covid-19 vaccines for kids under the age of 5 are going into tiny arms and legs this week. Since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended two options for this age group -- one from Pfizer/BioNTech and another from Moderna -- parents and caregivers may be wondering which one is right for their child.

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