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Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill To Cancel $640 Billion In Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to relieve student debt for 42 million people — an estimated $640 billion in loans held by mainly middle- and lower-income Americans. The Massachusetts senator and the House majority whip, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), introduced the Student Loan Debt Relief Act on Tuesday. The bill would eliminate student debt entirely for 75% of […]

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Kamala Harris, Jerry Nadler Introduce Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) are teaming up on legislation to reform the nation’s marijuana laws and help victims of the War on Drugs, which disproportionately hurts communities of color. The bill, titled the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, would decriminalize cannabis and require expungement of prior marijuana-based […]

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Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Says Extradition Bill Is ‘Dead’ But Still Won’t Withdraw It

In an attempt to appease the millions of people who have clogged the streets of Hong Kong in recent weeks protesting a controversial extradition bill, the city’s chief executive made what’s been described as her most conciliatory remarks to date. During a press conference on Tuesday, Carrie Lam said the widely-loathed legislation was “dead”; however, […]

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California Lawmakers Pass Bill Aimed At Curbing Deadly Police Shootings

The California State Senate passed a bill on Monday that intends to raise the standard for law enforcement’s use of deadly force, with the goal of reducing fatal police shootings.    The legislation, Assembly Bill 392, defines the circumstances under which law enforcement officers can justifiably use deadly force as only when the “officer reasonably believes… […]

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Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Propose Bill To Declare Climate Emergency

Two of the nation’s best-known progressive lawmakers are set to propose a bill to declare the climate crisis an official emergency.  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) plan to introduce the joint resolution on Tuesday along with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), adding momentum to a movement aimed at forcing governments to recognize […]