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Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday

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David Miliband charity pushes ‘white supremacy culture’, workers allege

International Rescue Committee hires law firm to review internal policies as leadership accused of ‘belittling and gaslighting’ staffThe International Rescue Committee reinforces “white supremacy culture”, staff have alleged, with the aid organization subsequently hiring a law firm to review its policies relating to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, the Guardian can reveal.Headed by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband, the IRC is a major NGO with 20,000 staff and volunteers and ...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Africa, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, David Miliband, Aid, Global development, International Rescue Committee, NGO, IRC


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunds the entire state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed Article X of the state budget, effectively defunding the entire legislature. Eric Gay/AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defunded the state legislature while signing the state budget on Friday. Abbott made the decision after Democrats staged a walkout in May to prevent restrictive voting legislation from passing. Texas legislator pay is written into the state constitution, so legislative staffers will be most affected. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Insider, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Legislature, Harris County, Texas Legislature, Texas Harris County, Public Treasury, Eric Gay, Sheryl Cole


‘I Need To Work On Mending Fences’: Sacramento City Hall New Hire At Center Of Political Fight Now Takes Legal Action

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Tags: Politics, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Henry, Sacramento City Hall, Katie Valenzuela, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Skyler Henry, Sacramento City Hall New Hire At Center, Michel Evleth


Californians Asked To Conserve Energy For 2nd Straight Day; Downtown Sacramento Hits Record High Heat

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Friday marked a second consecutive day of calls for energy conservation as California continues to face a brutal heatwave. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the state’s power grid, put a flex alert in place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. CAISO called for residents to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights and avoid the use of major appliances. As of 5:45 p.m., CAISO’s website showed the state’s current energy deman...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, CAISO, California Independent System Operator CAISO, Governor Gavin Newsom, California ISO, CBSN Sacramento Feed


Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work. The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of repres...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, United States, City Council, Oklahoma, Kansas City, St Louis, Denver, Eric Garcetti


Ben Shapiro calls for crime to be banned

Punditry about pundits is about the worst thing on the internet, but I didn't believe this tweet from Ben Shapiro was real and feel that it's worth a post. It reminds me of his famous "just sell homes inundated by rising sea levels" remark ("Who to, Ben, Aquaman?") — Read the rest
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The Guardian view on the Liberal Democrats: seeing and shaping politics | Editorial

Clearly the death of Liberal England has been prematurely foretold, but more will be needed to turn a stunning byelection win into a successful revivalIt is often hard to try to derive a national message from a single byelection. The effect on party morale usually dwarfs that felt on government policy. The election of Liberal Democrat Sarah Green as the MP for Chesham and Amersham, a commuter-belt seat north-west of London, stuns on both counts. The result will make Conservative MPs in relativel...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, London, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Green, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Local Politics, Byelections, Boris Johnson, Hs2, Buckinghamshire, Chesham


Connecticut lawmakers legalize marijuana

Possession of marijuana will be legal in Connecticut beginning July 1, with retail sales to follow next year. State Senates voted 16 to 11 Thursday to approve recreational weed; Gov. Ned Lamont has already promised to sign the bill. "The war on cannabis, which was at its core a war on people in Black and Brown communities, not only caused injustices and increased disparities in our state, it did little to protect public health and safety. — Read the rest
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Scotland’s Covid travel ban extended to Manchester and Salford

Nicola Sturgeon prohibits non-essential travel as Delta variant spreads through north of EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has imposed a travel ban between Scotland and Manchester and Salford as a result of rising Covid cases.The restrictions, which will come into force from Monday, add to travel limits put in place last month as the Delta variant spread rapidly through the north of England. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, England, Scotland, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Nicola Sturgeon, Delta, Scottish politics, Salford, England Continue, Coronavirus


Boris Johnson says Tory loss in Chesham and Amersham byelection ‘disappointing’ – UK politics live

PM claims ‘particular circumstances’ behind Lib Dem victory as Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives now Lib Dems can topple Tory ‘blue wall’ in south of England, says DaveyByelection win suggests trouble for Tories in ‘blue wall’Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upsetGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.21pm BST Boris Johnson has declined to confirm whether thousands of football fans would be allowed into the country for the semi-finals and fina...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, UK News, Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Lib Dem, Chesham, Amersham, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, Coronavirus, DaveyByelection, Kirklees College


Why did Edwin Poots resign as DUP leader and who will replace him?

Analysis: The leader of the Democratic Unionist party in Northern Ireland has quit after just 21 days in the jobPoots quit on Thursday night because colleagues revolted over a deal he had agreed with Sinn Féin and the British government about Irish language legislation. The deal clinched Sinn Féin’s agreement to revive the stalled Stormont executive and to install Poots’ protege Paul Givan as first minister. But DUP assembly members and Westminster MPs considered it a concession too far. Continu...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, Northern Irish politics, Stormont, DUP, Poots, Democratic Unionist party, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Edwin Poots, Paul Givan


Howard Beckett pulls out of race to become Unite general secretary

Union’s former legal adviser throws weight behind fellow leftwinger and frontrunner Steve TurnerThe leftwinger Howard Beckett has pulled out of the race to succeed Len McCluskey as general secretary of the Unite union at the last minute to throw his weight behind the frontrunner Steve Turner.Beckett announced the decision on Friday as ballot papers were about to be printed. It followed failed talks earlier in the week to select a leftwing unity candidate to take on Gerard Coyne. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Trade unions, Unite, Len McCluskey, Gerard Coyne, Howard Beckett, Steve TurnerThe, Steve Turner Beckett


Counter Lawsuit Filed After Restraining Order Against Sacramento City Hall New Hire Was Denied

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New bodycam video shows ex-NYPD cop wielding a flag pole and tackling a police officer during the Capitol riot

This photo is included in the criminal complaint against Thomas Webster, who has been charged with assaulting a police officer in the Capitol riot. US Department of Justice Thomas Webster, a former NYPD officer, has been charged with assaulting police in the Capitol riot. New body-camera video obtained by CNN shows Webster berating the officer and wielding a flag pole. He can be seen swinging the pole before charging at and tackling the officer to the ground. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Police, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Arizona, Charles Davis, Justice Department, New York City Police Department, Trump, Capitol, Webster, US Department of Justice, Thomas Webster, Marshall Cohen, Kelsey Vlamis


Newsom Declares State Of Emergency, Grid Operator Urges Power Conservation For Second Day Amid High Heat

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday declared a state of emergency and the state’s power grid operator called for a second day of energy conservation as a triple-digit heatwave hits the West. Friday’s Flex Alert will be in place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday’s Flex Alert was the first of the year and was issued from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help relieve stress on the state’s power grid. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the grid, called f...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Mainzer, Elliot Mainzer, California Independent System Operator CAISO, Flex Alert, Governor Gavin Newsom, California ISO, CBSN Sacramento Feed, Newsom Declares State


British food and drink exports to EU fall by £2bn in first quarter of 2021

Industry body says analysis of HMRC data shows structural rather than teething problems with BrexitBritish food and drink exports to the EU fell by £2bn in the first three months of 2021, with sales of dairy products plummeting by 90%, according to an analysis of HMRC data.Brexit checks, stockpiling and Covid have been blamed for much of the downturn, but the sector has said the figures show structural rather than teething problems with the UK’s departure from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, Hmrc, European Union, UK News, Food & drink industry, Brexit, EU Continue, Trade Policy


Californians Must Actively Look For Work To Get Unemployment As Of July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Californians will need to actively apply for jobs in order to receive unemployment benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday. Federal law requires people who are out of work to be actively looking for jobs to be eligible for unemployment benefits. But the federal government let states waive that requirement during the pandemic because so many businesses were ordered to close. California’s Employment Development Department has waived its work-...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Congress, California, Unemployment, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Calif, U S Department of Labor, Employment Development Department, Newsom, California s Employment Development Department, Michael Bernick, Rita Saenz, California Workforce Association


Biden got down on one knee to welcome the 94-year-old 'grandmother' of Juneteenth to the White House

Opal Lee (2nd L), the activist known as the grandmother of Juneteenth, US Vice President Kamala Harris look on as US President Joe Biden gives a pen to US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (L) after signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. JIM WATSON/Getty Images President Joe Biden delivered a special greeting on Thursday to Opal Lee, a 94-year-old Texas activist. In 2016, Lee marched 1,400 miles from Fort Worth, Texas, to DC to advocate for making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Bide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Cbs, Biden, Kamala Harris, Marshall, Lee, Fort Worth Texas, Barbara Lee


Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
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Department of Justice says anti-trans state laws targeting children should be thrown out

People take part in rally outside New York's Stonewall Inn in 2017. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images The DOJ issued two statements of interest in lawsuits involving the rights of transgender children. The department argued that recent Arkansas laws restricting trans medical care for children violate the 14th Amendment. It also said West Virginia's law preventing trans women from playing on women's sports teams in schools violates Title IX. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Boris Johnson criticised for meeting Bahrain’s crown prince

Human rights groups accuse PM of ‘putting trade over torture’ in seeking deal with Gulf stateBoris Johnson has been accused of putting trade before torture after he met senior Bahraini officials in Downing Street to discuss a free trade deal with the Gulf states.Neither the Foreign Office nor Downing Street advertised the meeting with the country’s prime minister, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, in advance, with one official citing security concerns. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Bahrain, Foreign Office, Gulf, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa


Edwin Poots resigns as DUP leader after 21 days in post

Leadership drama in Northern Ireland’s biggest party could sink the power-sharing assembly at StormontEdwin Poots has resigned as leader of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) after colleagues rebelled over a deal to revive the Northern Ireland assembly, triggering a new political crisis in the region.Poots quit on Thursday night after just 21 days in the job, the latest drama in a leadership meltdown in Northern Ireland’s biggest party that could sink the power-sharing assembly at Stormont. Con...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Northern Ireland, DUP, Poots, Democratic Unionist, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Stormont Continue, Edwin Poots, StormontEdwin Poots


Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A judge has denied the petition for a restraining order that would have kept a newly hired Sacramento city council staff member off city hall property. The city had field a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry. The order aimed to keep Henry at least 100 feet away from city hall. Henry’s hiring shined a light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condoning acts of vandal...
Tags: Politics, News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Wood, Henry, Sacramento City Council, Sacramento City, Valenzuela, Sacramento News, Katie Valenzuela, Susana Alcala Wood, Skyler Henry, New Sacramento City Council Employee, Skyler Henry The


UK asks EU for more time to resolve Brexit sausage row

Request over Northern Ireland comes amid moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in UK local electionsThe UK has formally requested a further three months to resolve the bitter Brexit row with Brussels over the sale of sausages in Northern Ireland.It comes as the UK announces moves to guarantee voting rights for EU citizens in local elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Brexit, David Frost


The Daniel Morgan inquiry: corruption and obstruction at the Met | Letters

Readers J Gwynfryn Jones, Bill Bradbury and Tom Challenor are not surprised by the finding of institutional corruption against the Met. Mary Pimm and Nik Wood think it’s time for a duty of candour on public bodiesSo, an independent inquiry set up to review the murder of the private detective Daniel Morgan has found that the Metropolitan police were “institutionally corrupt” and that the Met commissioner held up the inquiry’s work (Daniel Morgan murder report: six critical findings in focus, 15 J...
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A Florida Republican reportedly compared his political rival to a 'f---ing speed bump' and threatened to send a hit squad to make her 'disappear'

Anna Paulina Luna, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives speaks before President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania Trump at a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara A GOP candidate in Florida made threats to send a "Russian-Ukrainian hit squad" to his opponent, Politico reports. "She's a dead squirrel," William Braddock said of his rival, Anna Paulina Luna, in a phone call. Politico obtained a secret recording of the ph...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Politico, Trends, Gop, Campaign, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, Luna, Melania Trump, Tampa Fla, Tampa Bay Times


The Biden administration will invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines for COVID-19 and other viruses with "pandemic potential.""New antivirals that prevent serious COVID-19 illness and death, especially oral drugs that could be taken at home early in the course of disease, would be powerful tools for battling the pandemic and saving lives," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Biden, Anthony Fauci, U S National Institute of Allergy, Fauci, Pandemic, Breaking, COVID, Evan Vucci File The Biden, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci


Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
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Boris Johnson under fire over meeting with Bahrain’s crown prince

Human rights groups accuse UK prime minister of ‘putting trade over torture’ in seeking deal with Gulf stateBoris Johnson has been accused of putting trade before torture after he met senior Bahraini officials in Downing Street to discuss a free trade deal with the Gulf states.Neither the Foreign Office nor Downing Street advertised the meeting with the country’s prime minister, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, in advance, with one official citing security concerns. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Bahrain, Foreign Office, Gulf, Liz Truss, Trade Policy, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa



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