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DHS mandates state and local spending on domestic terrorism prevention

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The Department of Homeland Security will require state and local grant recipients to spend funding on domestic violent extremism prevention efforts, the department announced Thursday. For the first time, the departm...

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University’s name

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State Senate leaders in Utah say a bill to rename Dixie State University will get a debate this session, after a group of students rallied at the Capitol in favor of removing "Dixie" from the school's name. About 50...

Blinken says he aims to create a more diverse State Department

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken will launch a diversity initiative to make the US' oldest Cabinet agency look more like America itself, an effort he is framing as a national security imperative to make t...

He had to drop out of Morgan State for financial reasons. Now he’s given $20 million to the university

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Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Two years after Calvin Tyler first enrolled at Morgan State ...

Members of Maine GOP state committee condemn Sen. Susan Collins’ vote to convict Trump

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Members of the Maine Republican Party state committee are condemning "in the strongest possible terms" Republican Sen. Susan Collins' vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial this month...

Former top State Department official is Biden’s leading contender to be US ambassador to China

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Washington Nicholas Burns, a former US ambassador and senior State Department official, is the leading contender for US ambassador to China, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. The Biden administr...

This state allows a companion for seniors to get the vaccine too. It has spurred online scams, governor says

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Caregiver vaccine scams are popping up in Massachusetts after the state announced that companions who bring people over the age of 75 to an appointment can get vaccinated themselves. "We have heard some pretty dis...

A Washington State Trooper was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling, officials say

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A Washington State Trooper was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling Monday in Kittitas County, Washington, the county sheriff's office said in a press release. Search-and-rescue crews recovered trooper Steve Ho...

Paul Manafort can’t be prosecuted on state charges, New York court rules

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The New York state appeals court denied the Manhattan district attorney's effort to bring criminal charges against Paul Manafort after he was pardoned by then-President Donald Trump. In a brief ruling, the chief jud...

Virginia one step closer to abolishing death penalty after state Senate approves bill

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Virginia's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would abolish the death penalty, putting the southern state on the path to become the 23rd state to end capital punishment. The Commonwealth has executed more peo...

Missouri state lawmaker charged with selling fake stem cell treatments and claiming they are a cure for Covid-19

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A newly elected Missouri state representative and assistant physician faces charges for allegedly running a fraud scheme in her three clinics and providing prescription drugs illegally, according to federal prosecut...

Two Ohio GOP lawmakers are proposing an annual state holiday in honor of Trump

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Washington Two Ohio Republican state lawmakers want to designate June 14 as an annual state holiday honoring former President Donald Trump. In a memo sent last week to members of the Ohio state House, GOP Reps. Jon C...

Georgia secretary of state investigating whether pro-Trump attorney voted illegally

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched an investigation into whether attorney Lin Wood voted as a legal resident in the November election, a source with Raffensperger's office confirmed to CNN. ...

Georgia state GOP lawmakers introduce voting restriction legislation

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Washington GOP state senators in Georgia introduced a slate of bills on Monday that seek to roll back voter access in the state, such as "no excuse" absentee voting and automatic voter registration. If passed, the ei...

32 fired Georgia state troopers cleared after yearlong cheating investigation

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Following a yearlong investigation, Georgia state officials have cleared nearly all of the Georgia state trooper cadets who were implicated in a cheating scandal and fired in January 2020, according to Mike Ayers, e...

Washington state hospital apologizes after inviting donors to sign up for Covid-19 vaccine

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A hospital in Bellevue, Washington has apologized for emailing about 100 benefactors an invitation to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination. "We're pleased to share that we have 500 new open appointments in the Overl...

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