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Seattle City Council votes to override the mayor after she vetoed a bill to cut police funding

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The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's veto of a nearly $ 4 million cut from the police department's budget. The final vote was 7-2 in favor of the cuts. "We need a public ...

Man charged with fraud after seeking PPP funding for companies he named after ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

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A man was charged with fraud after he sought out more than $ 6 million in PPP loans for companies named after "Game of Thrones" characters. Tristan Bishop Pan, 38, of Garner, North Carolina, is facing charges of wi...

Inaccurate Census count could affect $1.5 trillion in federal funding

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Highway construction. Food stamps. Rural education. Medicare. The federal government relies on data derived from the decennial census to distribute roughly $ 1.5 trillion in funds for these programs, along with mor...

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Trump border wall funding and asylum policies

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The Supreme Court said on Monday it would take up cases concerning President Donald Trump's border wall and a controversial policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico as they await hearings in the Unite...

A Wisconsin County cut funding to a domestic violence shelter that showed support for Black Lives Matter

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When Embrace, a Wisconsin-based domestic violence shelter, put up Black Lives Matter signs in its offices earlier this summer, employees expected it would prompt tough conversations from people in the community. The...

North Carolina city postpones $1 million funding resolution allocated for reparations to Black residents

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A city in North Carolina has put on hold a vote on how to allocate $ 1 million in community reparations to Black residents. Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said at this week's council meeting that a majority of th...

Biden urges Congress to pass coronavirus package with state and local government funding

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President-elect Joe Biden urged Congress to pass a coronavirus relief package that includes funding to help state and local governments with payrolls for public workers like teachers and first responders. "There's ...

Seattle’s mayor is set to sign a new city budget cutting the police department’s funding by 18%

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan plans to sign a new city budget that includes an 18% cut to the city's police department funding, according to a statement issued by her office Tuesday. A vote by the Seattle City Council ...

Trump using military funding as leverage in fight with tech giants

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President Donald Trump's threat Tuesday to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress removes legal protections for social media companies drew swift, sharp bipartisan pushback from lawmakers who charged Trump was ...

Talks continue in Congress on government funding and Covid relief

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Talks moved slowly Saturday over a massive funding bill to keep the government open and on a Covid relief package that congressional leaders are trying to hammer out, making it all but certain Congress will need at ...

Every investor in Britain’s slave trade set to be detailed in new ‘dictionary’ after funding from UK government

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London The first ever index of investors in Britain's extensive slave trade is being compiled by academics, after the project received £1 million ($ 1.4 million) in funding from the UK government. The Dictionary of ...

DC Mayor asks White House for emergency declaration funding for inauguration security

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Washington Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for an emergency declaration in order to get additional funding for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration as ...

Bills in several states would cut funding to schools that teach the 1619 Project. But they mostly aren’t going anywhere

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The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project has been a flashpoint in the nation's culture wars since its publication. The Pulitzer Prize-winning effort, which has been largely acclaimed by scholars, historians and ed...

Millions in Covid relief funding to be used for federal cybersecurity efforts

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Millions of dollars in funding from the Covid-19 relief bill passed Wednesday will be used to help the federal government improve its cybersecurity efforts in the wake of high-profile breaches that have caused alarm...

Congressional leaders discussing new $2 billion funding package to bolster Capitol security

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Congressional leaders are discussing a new $ 2 billion funding package that would bolster security around the US Capitol and shore up vulnerabilities exposed by the January 6 attack, according to sources familiar w...

Fox News Poll:  Majority of voters oppose reducing police funding

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The latest Fox News poll finds that by a nearly 2-1 margin, 62-33 percent, registered voters disagree with reducing police funding and moving it to other areas.

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