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Chicago mayor calls for a new police foot pursuit policy

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for her city's police department to put a new policy in place for foot pursuits after a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by police last week. "I refuse to treat this as jus...

Biden’s energy policy ‘sends a very dangerous message’ to Texas: George P. Bush

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"I’ve been privileged to serve as land commissioner for the last six years, but we need new leadership in this high state-wide executive role," Bush said. The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also noted that he t...

Why Biden has an immigration policy problem

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The US-Mexico border crisis is one of the first noncoronavirus-related issues to break through the news cycle during President Joe Biden's administration. Republicans are playing up the surge of people trying to cro...

China says it has a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ for racism, but discrimination towards Africans goes back decades

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A black version of the Chinese flag swept across African Twitter earlier this month, as users replaced their avatars to express their anger at the government of China. They were outraged not only by widespread repo...

Virginia Gov. Northam will restore voting rights to 69,000 former felons with new policy

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Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam will announce Tuesday that he's taking executive action to restore voting and other civil rights to former felons as soon as they complete their prison terms -- a move that wil...

Biden administration rescinds Trump-era immigration policy to alleviate surge of unaccompanied minors

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The Biden administration announced Friday it is terminating a Trump-era agreement that it said discouraged sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children, like parents or relatives, to come forward due to fear their inf...

Infamous tent camp on US-Mexico border drawn down after Biden ends Trump policy

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A tent camp in Matamoros, Mexico, where hundreds of migrants stayed in deplorable conditions after being subject to a Trump-era policy requiring they stay in Mexico until their immigration court date in the US, has ...

Biden’s pick for top Pentagon policy job apologizes for past tweets at confirmation hearing

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President Joe Biden's nominee to become the top policy official at the Pentagon, Colin Kahl, apologized to Republican senators for using "sometimes disrespectful" language in tweets criticizing several Trump adminis...

US Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy

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United States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality. More than 70 percent of the members of U...

The Biden administration is relying on a Trump-era policy to turn away migrants at border

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The Biden administration has moved swiftly to distance itself from Trump-era immigration policies, but at the US-Mexico border, a pandemic-related order put in place by former President Donald Trump remains in effec...

Family of Americans held hostage in Iran urges Biden administration to make release key part of Iran policy

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Washington The family of two Iranian-Americans held in Iran is urging the Biden administration to make the release of hostages a key part of its Iran policy and to ensure that they are not left behind again. Babak N...

Harris to start ‘regular’ lunches with Blinken in bid to beef up foreign policy chops

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Vice President Kamala Harris will have her first private lunch with Secretary of State Antony Blinken Wednesday, meetings that are expected to continue with regularity, according to two administration officials. The...

Mexico stops accepting US returns of some migrant families under pandemic-era policy

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The United States has been unable to return some migrant families to Mexico under a pandemic-era border policy after a change in Mexican law concerning the detention of children, according to three Department of Hom...

Minneapolis police officers must keep body cameras turned on during entire response to a call, new policy says

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Minneapolis police officers will no longer be allowed to deactivate their body cameras in order to hold private conversations during the course of their response to an incident, according to a statement Monday from...

Federal appeals court allows US border officials to swiftly return unaccompanied migrant children under Trump-era policy

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the federal government can quickly return unaccompanied migrant children apprehended at the US-Mexico border under a public health order put in place under former President ...

US Army announces a new grooming policy in a push for inclusion

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The US Army announced a series of new grooming policies on Tuesday that will allow soldiers to wear ponytails, locs, lipstick and even earrings. According to the new policy, women can wear nail polish as long as th...

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