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Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Biden says governors should mandate masks for next three months

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called for governors to implement mask mandates for the next three months on Thursday, saying that doing so would save 40,000 Americans’ lives. “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months as a minimum,” the former vice president told reporters after he…MORE

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

Lawmakers announce plans for a ‘college athlete bill of rights’

A group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce a “College Athletes Bill of Rights” aimed at compensating college athletes. The proposal, called the “College Athletes Bill of Rights,” comes amid an ongoing debate over whether to pay college athletes and as the coronavirus pandemic pressures college conferences to cancel or postpone games…MORE

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

Justice Department seizes millions in cryptocurrency from terror groups

The Justice Department seized $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from terror groups in the Middle East, federal prosecutors announced Thursday, marking the largest ever US government takeover of online terrorist financing. The funds from ISIS, al Qaeda and the al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, would likely have been used by the groups…MORE

EPA to relax greenhouse gas emission requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to reduce emissions standards for a potent greenhouse gas linked to the climate crisis. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Thursday he will announce a reduction in Obama-era standards on some industrial methane emissions, which are more potent than carbon dioxide. Wheeler said the change will…MORE

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFOs that have been observed by US military aircraft, according to two defense officials. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will help oversee the task force, which is expected to be officially unveiled in the next few days, according to the officials. Previous efforts to…MORE

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in an announcement that was met with anger by some party operatives and activists. A Democratic official said that Bloomberg will speak on Thursday, the final night of the convention, when former Vice President Joe Biden…MORE

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