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WASHINGTON — Members of a U.S. House Education and Labor Committee panel on Thursday questioned experts and leaders of youth rehabilitation programs about how the federal government could invest in programs to prevent kids from becoming incarcerated. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, is chairwoman of the House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Civil Rights and […]

(The Hill) – The U.S. is roasting under an extended heat wave, with 28 states experiencing heat warnings and most Americans exposed to temperatures higher than 90 degrees this past weekend.  The deadly weather is severe on its own, but it’s also a sign of what’s to come as the planet heats up due to […]

A group of people attending Congressman Lee Zeldin’s stump speech gather around what the photographer says is the attacker, after an alleged attack on Zeldin during the speech, in Fairport, New York, United States, July 21, 2022. Ian Winner/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 23 (Reuters) – A […]

The Covid-19 pandemic caused chaos in the U.S. housing market, with prices skyrocketing, inventories dwindling and intense bidding wars. Then came record inflation, which drove the price of everything higher. The U.S. Federal Reserve, though, is waging an intense fight against rising prices, using interest rates as its primary weapon. A side effect of raising […]

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with The New Bedford Light. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. Three U.S. senators, including two members of a Senate subcommittee that oversees the fishing industry, are calling for greater federal scrutiny of private […]

U.S. House approves $8.6 billion in discretionary appropriations for judiciary Bill faces long road before becoming final (Reuters) – The federal judiciary would receive a significant boost in funding for court security and cybersecurity under a $492.6 billion spending package for 2023 that the U.S. House of Representatives . . .

CHICAGO — The city violated the civil rights of its residents by playing a “driving role” in the proposed relocation of a scrap metal facility with a history of pollution complaints from a mostly white neighborhood in Chicago’s North Side to a largely Latino and Black community in the Southeast Side, according to the results […]

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is sending payments to 244,745 consumers in the U.S. and abroad who were defrauded by the Next-Gen sweepstakes scheme that affected consumers in dozens of countries, including the United States and Canada. In total, the FTC is returning almost $25 million to affected consumers including many seniors. The FTC is […]

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The white gunman charged with killing 10 Black people in a racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket is scheduled for arraignment Monday on an indictment that could make him eligible for the death penalty if he is found guilty. Along with hate crimes and weapons counts, the 27-count federal indictment handed […]

A federal grand jury today returned a 27-count indictment charging Payton Gendron, 19, of Conklin, New York, with 14 violations of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (Shepard-Byrd Act) and 13 firearms offenses in connection with the mass shooting at the Tops grocery store on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, New […]

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