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Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, said “safety strikes” should only take place as a last resort. The decision on whether to strike would be left to the local union.
Gen. Charles Brown was confirmed to lead the U.S. Air Force. Brown said his nomination “provides some hope but also comes with a heavy burden,” given the nation’s current focus on matters of race.
Matt Bevin told Kentucky station WHAS Thursday: “If you had been repeatedly sexually violated, as a small child, by an adult, there are going to be repercussions of that physically and medically.”
Dorian is roughly 105 miles off the shore of Fort Pierce, Florida. It has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. Officials in the Bahamas say there are at least five storm-related deaths.
Hurricane Dorian has sustain maximum winds of 155 mph. Hurricane conditions are expected on the east coast of Florida by late Monday or early Tuesday, along with “life-threatening” storm surge levels.
The PSA from March For Our Lives comes as the gun debate gains momentum in the 2020 presidential campaign and days following a shooting motivated by hate at a synagogue in Poway, Calif.
Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven’t waned.
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states’ ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign lasted 42 days. The new campaign vows 40 days of nonviolent direct action to focus on issues that activists say are linked to poverty, including systemic racism.
In wide-ranging press conference, Trump said he hoped for bipartisan support on fixes to U.S. immigration laws and national welfare programs. Trump also hinted he was open to talks with North Korea.