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US Rep. Liz Cheney blasts fellow Republicans after ‘great replacement’ mass shooting

US Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) testifies before the House Rules Committee in Washington, US, December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – US Representative Liz Cheney called on fellow Republicans to reject white supremacism, days after a teenage gunman motivated by the right-wing “great …

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Buffalo Shooting Highlights Rise of Hate Crimes Against Black Americans

The racist slaughter at a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday is the latest episode in a troubling rise of violence against African Americans, built upon historic racial fault lines and a polarized social climate. In 2020, a year marked by the triple forces of the coronavirus pandemicthe murder of George Floyd and to social justice …

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Rep. Elise Stefanik echoed racist theory allegedly espoused by Buffalo suspect

Placeholder while article actions load Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), the No. 3 House Republican, and other GOP lawmakers came under scrutiny Sunday for previously echoing the racist “great replacement” theory that apparently inspired an 18-year-old who allegedly killed 10 people while targeting Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo. baseless conspiracy theory claims that politicians …

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Republican ‘Chaos’ in Pennsylvania Threatens to Upend the Midterms

To a degree surpassing any other contest in the 2022 midterms so far, Donald Trump has poured his personal prestige into Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary race, which is going through a final spasm of uncertainty as Kathy Barnette, an insurgent candidate with a sparse résumé, gives a last-minute scare to Trump’s pick, Dr. Mehmet Oz. …

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Douglas County Sheriff urges driver who killed 10-year-old to come forward

The Douglas County Sheriff is urging the driver involved in a hit-and-run that killed a 10-year-old girl to come forward. It happened near Lawrence on East 1900 Road at the K-10 off ramp Saturday evening. KMBC 9 spoke with the sheriff about the search for the suspect, and the good Samaritans who stopped to help. …

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Biden announces new Cuba policy expanding access to flights

Wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a man transports a customer in a taxi-bike in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Ramon Espinosa AP The Biden administration is restoring flights to Cuban cities other than Havana and reestablishing a family reunification program suspended for years, following recommendations of a long-anticipated review of US policy …

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Chicago City Council passes new ward map after bitter fight, avoiding a voter referendum – Chicago Tribune

The Chicago City Council adopted a new map of the city’s 50 wards Monday, foresting a ballot referendum on competing designs by Black and Latino aldermen and their allies and ending a racially charged confrontation over the boundaries between the two groups. The map passed 43-7, just two more votes than needed to short-circuit the …

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Uyghur county in China has highest prison rate in the world

By HUIZHONG WU and DAKE KANG May 16, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/china-prisons-uyghurs-religion-0dd1a31f9be29d32c584543af4698955 BEIJING (AP) — Nearly one in 25 people in a county in the Uyghur heartland of China has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges, in what is the highest known imprisonment rate in the world, an Associated Press review of leaked data shows …

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‘A Skull and Bones-type vibe’: Spy agencies grapple with how much to share at UFO hearing

But there is a tug of war among competing factions inside the national security bureaucracy that will make it difficult for Congress to compel military branches, spy agencies, national laboratories and other organizations to come clean given the longstanding secrecy and stigma surrounding the issue. “Without forcing peoples’ hand, it is going to be very …

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Fetterman stroke throws curve into Pennsylvania primary

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s (D) stroke has thrown a last-minute curveball into the state’s closely watched Democratic Senate primary days before voters head to the polls. Fetterman, 52, announced over the weekend that he suffered the stroke on Friday and would be off the campaign trail for the near future, including at his campaign’s …

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