New documents show census officials concerned about political interference from Trump’s Commerce Department

New documents show census officials concerned about political interference from Trump’s Commerce Department

Newly released documents appear to show top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a memo of concerns during the Trump administration’s attempts to exert political pressure on the bureau during the 2020 population count. Other records show career officials alarmed by pressure from political appointees to alter processes for tallying undocumented immigrants and…read more »

Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee dies at 102
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Tuskegee Airman Brig. Gen. Charles McGee dies at 102

Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died Sunday morning in his sleep, according to a family spokesman. He was 102. “McGee was a living legend known for his kind-hearted, and humble nature, who saw positivity at every turn,” the family said in the statement. “He spent the last half century…read more »

Fact check: False claims that DC requires photo ID or proof of vaccination to buy milk or leave your home
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Fact check: False claims that DC requires photo ID or proof of vaccination to buy milk or leave your home

Last week, some Republican lawmakers wrongly described Washington DC’s new proof-of-vaccination policy — incorrectly tweeting that the Democratic-run city is requiring people to show photo identification to buy milk or even to leave their homes. Their inaccurate tweets, however, came after Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser herself used overly broad language in a tweet describing the…read more »

Top Republican on foreign affairs committee believes US is in new cold war with Russia
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Top Republican on foreign affairs committee believes US is in new cold war with Russia

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday he thinks the US is engaged in a new cold war with Russia amid high tensions between the nations over Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine. “I do. I do, because I think (Russia President Vladimir) Putin again smells weakness here,” Rep. Michael McCaul, a…read more »

‘Lock it down and piss people off’: How quick thinking stopped a ransomware attack from crippling a Florida hospital
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‘Lock it down and piss people off’: How quick thinking stopped a ransomware attack from crippling a Florida hospital

It was approaching midnight on Sunday and the head of IT at a Florida hospital had a problem. The emergency room of Jackson Hospital, a 100-bed facility on Florida’s panhandle, called to report that it couldn’t connect to the charting system that doctors use to look up patients’ medical histories. Jamie Hussey, Jackson Hospital’s IT…read more »

Civil rights leaders keep pressure on voting rights in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
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Civil rights leaders keep pressure on voting rights in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Civil rights leaders are vowing to keep pressure on Congress to pass voting and election bills and to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, in the face of Senate delays on the legislation. For Martin Luther King III, son of the late civil rights leader who would have turned 93 on Saturday, “the stakes could…read more »

Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies
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Pence family’s bunny Marlon Bundo dies

Marlon Bundo, the beloved pet rabbit of the Pence family, has died, former second daughter, Charlotte Pence announced Saturday. “He taught me how to always try to be kind first and never stop making an effort to get along. We had some wild times together, and I’m forever grateful. Rest in sweet peace, little bunny,”…read more »

Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor
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Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs — best known nationally for taking a stand against former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud — entered this year’s governor’s race as the prohibitive favorite among Democrats. But her involvement in an employee termination seven years ago threatens to weaken her candidacy in a purple state Democrats…read more »

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