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What's next in the voting rights fight after congressional Democrats' big democracy bill failed in the Senate

Vice President Kamala Harris talks with members of the media after Senate Republicans unanimously blocked advancing the For the People Act, a sweeping bill that would overhaul the election system and voting rights, in Washington on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. ( Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democrats are regrouping after Republicans filibustered their flagship voting bill. House Democrats are also working on a bill to restore a key part of the Voting Rights Act. The fight...
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Reward Offered in Alabama Killing of Georgia Prison Worker

An anti-crime group is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the death of a Georgia prison worker who was shot to death in Alabama.
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Georgia University Regents Name MacCartney Acting Chancellor

The regents who run Georgia's 26 public universities and colleges are naming a current system vice president as acting chancellor.
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Georgia Woman Pleads Guilty in Stabbing Death of Boyfriend

A Georgia woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
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Trump's obsessive rants about the 2020 election have driven away his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, report says

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Trump, walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One after returning from Camp David. Patrick Semansky/AP Trump has pushed away Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner with his election lies, CNN reports. Ivanka and Kushner were once top figures in Trump's inner circle and administration. Trump remains fixated on cons...
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Russia says it fired warning shots and dropped bombs to drive away a UK destroyer in the Black Sea, but the UK is denying it

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender was reportedly in a stand-off with Russian Forces in the Black Sea Wednesday. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Russia says its forces confronted a UK destroyer in the Black Sea on Wednesday. To drive away the ship, a Russian vessel reportedly fired warning ships while an attack aircraft dropped bombs. The UK disputes this and says no shots were fired and no bombs were dropped in the path of its ship. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia&...
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UK Says Warship Was on Routine Journey, Was Made Aware of Russian Drill

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's HMS Defender was travelling on an internationally recognised route from Odessa, Ukraine, to Georgia, British defence...
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So you want to celebrate Juneteenth? What foods do you serve?

An IKEA store in Georgia sent out this email, the NY Post reports: “To honor the perseverance of Black Americans and acknowledge the progress yet to be made, we observe Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Look out for a special menu on Saturday which will include: fried chicken, watermelon, mac n cheese, potato salad, collard greens, candied yams.”That, we're told, was "intensely problematic." But what foods would be right? Or is the whole idea of a food-based celebration problematic? Is it e...
Tags: Food, Law, Georgia, Ikea, Ny Post, St Patrick, Festivities, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Juneteenth


Chuck Schumer compared McConnell to Southern senators who fought civil rights reforms in the '60s over GOP opposition to the voting rights bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday criticized Republicans for blocking a voting rights bill. He compared their views to those of senators opposed to civil rights reforms in the '60s. The bill was designed to protect voting rights amid a voter suppression drive by Re...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, America, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, News UK, Civil Rights, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Jim Crow


She's incarcerated in a men's prison facility. Why she's suing Georgia corrections

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman, has spent the last decade in and out of men's prisons in Georgia. Now, she's suing the Georgia Department of Corrections to be transferred to a women's facility. ​
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10 Things in Politics: Klobuchar's elite club of donors

Good morning, and welcome to 10 Things in Politics. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.I'm the Insider politics reporter Oma Seddiq, filling in for Brent Griffiths. Send me tips at [email protected] or @omaseddiq.Here's what we're talking about today:What gets you access to chats with Sen. Amy Klobuchar;A (brief) chat with the guy who led Biden's vaccine rollout;Trump reportedly wanted the DOJ to investigate 'SNL'.With Jordan Erb.Developing: New York's prima...
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GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The vote leaves the Democrats with no clear path forward, though President Joe Biden declared, “This fight is far from over.” The bill, known as the For the People Act, wou...
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The Latest: Georgia Governor to End Health Emergency July 1

Georgia’s governor says he will end the state’s public health state of emergency on July 1, more than 15 months after he initially declared it because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Kemp to End Georgia Health Emergency but Keep Some Powers

Georgia’s governor says he will end the state’s public health state of emergency on July 1, more than 15 months after declaring it because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Georgia Elections Officials Recover Legal Fees In Trump Suit Over 2020 Results

Elections officials in two Georgia counties sued by former President Donald Trump after the 2020 election have recovered legal fees, which they say came from the plaintiffs in the case: Trump, his campaign and Georgia’s Republican Party chair. [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Democrats plot next steps on new election rules with a focus on Georgia

Senate Democrats, stymied in their push to mandate a major revamp of election laws, are beginning to map out their next steps to draw attention to the issue and to put the focus on a critical battleground state: Georgia.
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Dems plot next steps on new election rules with a focus on Georgia

Senate Democrats, stymied in their push to mandate a major revamp of election laws, are beginning to map out their next steps to draw attention to the issue and to put the focus on a critical battleground state: Georgia.
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Nestle Unit to Open Second Meal Hub in Georgia, Hiring 665

A meal delivery service owned by Swiss food giant Nestle is opening a second distribution center in suburban Atlanta, investing another $52 million and hiring another 665 workers.
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Georgia Labor Agency Sued Over Delays in Jobless Benefits

Four Georgia residents are suing the state Department of Labor, saying delays in processing, paying and hearing appeals on unemployment claims violate state and federal law.
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Schumer blasts GOP-led voting restrictions, says 'legislatures are making it easier to own a gun than to vote'

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and the Democratic leadership speak to reporters about progress on an infrastructure bill and voting rights legislation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Schumer on Tuesday ripped into GOP-led efforts to enact new voting laws. "Republican legislatures are making it easier to own a gun than to vote," he said. His comments come ahead of a Senate vote to consider a sweeping elections reform bill. ...
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Georgia Doctor Faces Prison for Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

A Georgia doctor faces time in federal prison after admitting that he illegally dispensed prescription opioids.
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14-Year-Old Boy Charged in Shooting Death in Georgia

A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the murder last week of an 18-year-old in Georgia.
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Georgia Courts Can Continue to Hold Hearings by Video

The state's top judge says Georgia courts can continue to hold proceedings using video and other remote technology adopted in response to the coronavirus pandemic for at least another year.
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If you're a low-income Californian, the state wants to pay off all of your back rent

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli A California program to pay off all back rent for low-income residents is in its final negotiations. The $5.2 billion program is entirely funded by the state's budget surplus and unused stimulus money. The state is also considering extending its eviction ban past the nationwide expiration on June 30. See more stories on Insider's business page. Millions of Americans are behind on rent payments and will soon have to confront th...
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Like in any other marriage, Joe Biden needs to be realistic about dealing with Russia

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images President Joe Biden showed signs of a strategy based in realism in his meeting with President Vladimir Putin this month. Such an approach is needed for dealing with Russia if Biden wants a relationship that best serves US national interests. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's first internation...
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Sons of Confederate Veterans Sue to Return Georgia Monument

The Sons of Confederate Veterans group has sued to return a 30-foot-high obelisk to a site in front of a Georgia courthouse.
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They stood up to Trump's lies and now are losing their jobs

Democrat Helen Butler and Republican Baoky Vu, who have stood up to former President Trump's lies about the 2020 election, are both being removed from their roles on election boards in Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law that allows the GOP to appoint members to local election boards.
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Savannah Hospitals Trying to Recover From Ransomware Attack

A coastal Georgia hospital system is still struggling to recover from a ransomware attack that shut down its computer systems last week.
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Varsity Says It Will Return to Athens After Closing Location

A day after The Varsity served its last chili dog in its longtime Athens location, the Georgia restaurant says that it plans a return to the college town.
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Georgia Water Utility Pays Former Leader $1.4M to Depart

The Macon Water Authority will pay its former leader $1.4 million through 2024 after board members agreed to a settlement in May.
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