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READ: Senate Republicans’ infrastructure plan

Republican senators unveiled a framework for their infrastructure proposal, which totals just under $600 billion. It includes money directed at traditional infrastructure including roads, bridges, ports and broadband. The plan is far narrower than President Joe Biden’s roughly $2 trillion proposal. Read the proposal here: cnn.com/2021/04/22/politics/gop-infrastructure-plan/index.htmlMORE

Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven’t been pressured about DeJoy

President Joe Biden’s trio of US Postal Service Board of Governors nominees said Thursday they have not made any commitments or been pressured about the potential firing of embattled Trump-era Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The scrutiny comes as scores of Democratic lawmakers have sent letters to DeJoy and President Joe Biden in recent weeks, raising…MORE

Relatives of Ma’Khia Bryant, Black teen fatally shot by police, appeal for justice

Relatives of Ma’Khia Bryant, Black teen fatally shot by police, appeal for justice

Ma’Khia Bryant’s cousins remembered the Black teenager fatally shot by police in Ohio as “a good student, a good person” whose life was unnecessarily cut short by “disproportionate and unjustified use of force.” “As a family we are all saddened by the tragic and unnecessary death of Ma’Khia,” cousins Don Bryant and Deja Torrence said…MORE

Cher rescued an elephant then sang him ‘My Way’

Cher rescued an elephant then sang him ‘My Way’

Cher and a four-year elephant rescue mission she led is the focus of a new documentary, “Cher & the Loneliest Elephant.” Now streaming on Paramount+ in honor of Earth Day, the film takes audiences through the singer’s journey to save and protect a 36-year-old elephant named Kaavan, from captivity in Pakistan last November. Kaavan was…MORE

Senate expected to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill

Senate expected to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill

The Senate is expected to pass Thursday a bill denouncing discrimination against Asian communities in the United States, and create a new position at the Justice Department to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes. The bill would also direct the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to issue guidance raising awareness of…MORE

With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

With Trump’s backing, Walker freezes Senate GOP field in Georgia

Former President Donald Trump’s backing of football great Herschel Walker to run for the Georgia Senate seat has been enough to effectively freeze the GOP field in place — even though some Republicans privately worry the political neophyte might fizzle against Sen. Raphael Warnock in a high-stakes general election. Warnock, who is running for a…MORE