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The epic standoff that created the 60-vote Senate

The epic standoff that created the 60-vote Senate

Democrats failed spectacularly this week to change filibuster rules in the Senate. The end results are twofold: The total collapse of Democrats’ effort to enact a national voting rights standard. The 60-vote threshold to overcome the filibuster and pass legislation in the Senate seems as immovable as ever. But the 60-vote threshold is relatively new.…MORE

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

The 22-year-old NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty during a police response to a domestic call at a home in Harlem on Friday night said his first-hand experience with the controversial policy of stop and frisk and the department’s effort to bolster community relations ultimately propelled him to join the department.…MORE

FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

Federal regulators are considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a source familiar with the decision-making told CNN. The US Food and Drug Administration could decide in the coming days to take steps to curb the use of antibody treatments produced…MORE

Kohl’s, target of activist investors, gets a buyout offer

Kohl’s, target of activist investors, gets a buyout offer

The quest for control of Kohl’s is heating up. On Saturday, the retailer received an unsolicited $9 billion bid to go private from a consortium backed by an activist investor, according to published sources. The hedge fund, Starboard Value LP, offered to buy the department store chain for $64 a share in cash, The New…MORE

Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say

Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say

The two New York police officers who were shot, one of them fatally, inside a Harlem apartment on Friday were responding to a domestic disturbance call, one of the most dangerous circumstances for police, experts say. Officer Jason Rivera died from his injuries, while 27-year-old Wilbert Mora remains in critical condition. According to data from…MORE

NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate

NCAA’s ‘sport-by-sport approach to transgender participation’ stirs debate

A new NCAA policy allowing the national governing body for each sport to determine the eligibility of transgender athletes has come under fire by observers on the various sides of a highly charged debate over participation in college sports. The policy, announced late Wednesday, comes as University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas — scheduled to…MORE

Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

The Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board announced Saturday that it formally censured Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to maintain the Senate’s filibuster rules, effectively blocking Democrats’ voting legislation that is a key priority for the party. The symbolic gesture Saturday from Arizona Democrats adds to the mounting pressure Sinema is facing from those…MORE

Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot
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Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot

Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states. “Is that something you ever worked on or would support, for example, in Michigan?” MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked him Friday night. “Yes,…MORE

All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania
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All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania

A collision between a dump truck and a trailer carrying about 100 monkeys on Friday scattered crates of live animals across a road in Montour County, Pennsylvania, and prompted a search for a “small number of monkeys,” the state police said. On Saturday night, two Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers, Andrea Pelachick and Lauren Lesher,…MORE

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