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Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday was toiling to build Republican support for a long-shot bid to avert a shutdown, floating a bill that would keep government funding flowing at vastly reduced levels while imposing stringent immigration restrictions demanded by conservatives. The proposal stands little chance in the Democrat-controlled Senate. But Mr. McCarthy’s more immediate problem […]

“Africa matters” was the message that Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivered during a speech in Luanda, Angola, this morning.  Austin pledged that the U.S. military will continue to work with African allies and partners to ensure “that Africa enjoys all the protections of the international rules and norms that advance security and […]

Black Employees Were Subjected to a Hostile Work Environment that Included Racial Slurs, Threatening Conduct and Humiliating Working Conditions, Federal Agency Charges TAMPA, Fla. –– Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc. (APS), an asphalt paving company with offices in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Tennessee, violated federal law by subjecting 12 Black employees who had filed […]

Attachments By Muzaffar Chishti, Julia Gelatt, and Colleen Putzel-Kavanaugh The likely record number of asylum seekers and other migrants entering the United States after being apprehended at the southern border is placing an unprecedented financial strain on states and cities nationwide, even as local governments continue to recover from the economic toll resulting from the […]

The U.S. is on the brink of another shutdown, and Black Americans could feel the brunt of the potential furloughs and chaos brought on by Congress. Black workers make up 13% of the total U.S. population but nearly 20% of the federal workforce. In the short term, the effects of a shutdown might not be […]

In a peculiar turn of events, a U.S. official confirmed that Travis King, the young American soldier who crossed into North Korea from South Korea in July, is back in U.S. custody. North Korea had announced its decision to expel King, claiming he had confessed to illegally entering the country. U.S. officials reported that King appeared […]

Federal government shutdowns have become so common in recent years that forecasters have a good read on how another one would affect the American economy. The answer is fairly simple: The longer a shutdown lasts, the more damage it is likely to inflict. A brief shutdown would be unlikely to slow the economy significantly or […]

CHICAGO, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2023) – U.S. Men’s Beach Soccer National Team head coach Francis Farberoff has selected 16 players for the team’s domestic training camp to be held Oct. 3-8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Continuing in U.S. Soccer’s mission to Develop Winning Teams, the camp will serve as the team’s final gathering ahead of […]

[1/7]International Space Station (ISS) crew member and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio rests after landing in the Soyuz MS-23 space capsule in a remote area near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, September 27, 2023, in this still image taken from live broadcast video. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS Acquire Licensing Rights

U.S. Private Travis T. King (wearing a black shirt and black cap) is seen in this picture taken during a tour of the tightly controlled Joint Security Area (JSA) on the border between the two Koreas, at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea, July 18, 2023. Sarah Leslie/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

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