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Progressive Demands Get Shelved In House Democrats’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

House Democrats’ new $ 3-trillion proposal to address the economic and public health fallout from the coronavirus pandemic pushed several progressive proposals to the sidelines once again. The HEROES Act, unveiled Tuesday, is the biggest coronavirus emergency relief bill yet. It proposes extending unemployment insurance through 2021, giving a second round of $ 1,200 direct payments, […]

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Elizabeth Warren Demands Action On The ‘Epidemic’ Of Black Maternal Mortality

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) explained exactly how she plans to fix the ongoing catastrophe of black maternal mortality rates in the U.S. “We are facing a maternal mortality crisis in America,” the presidential hopeful wrote in an essay published in Essence on Tuesday morning. “And for Black moms, particularly those living in rural areas, it’s an […]

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UN Bows To U.S. Demands, Waters Down Resolution To Help Survivors Of Sexual Violence In War

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.S. threat to veto U.N. Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump’s administration sees it as code for abortion, diplomats said. A German-drafted resolution was adopted after a reference was cut referring to the need […]