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Women’s soccer league players and officials kneel during National Anthem

Women’s soccer league players and officials kneel during National Anthem

A majority of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) players knelt on one knee during the National Anthem in the opening weekend of its tournament. NWSL’s Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage were the first to kneel, right before playing in the Challenge Cup tournament opener at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Both teams kneeled…MORE

Households with children hit hardest by the pandemic recession, Census reports

Households with children hit hardest by the pandemic recession, Census reports

American households with children are being disproportionately impacted by food insecurity and missed housing payments due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis from the Census Bureau. The latest House Pulse Survey shows that about 11.8 million children live in households that missed a mortgage or rent payment or sought a deferment, while…MORE

GOP senators downplay Trump’s veto threat over renaming military bases

GOP senators downplay Trump’s veto threat over renaming military bases

Senate Republicans have a simple message after President Donald Trump dashed off a late-night tweet Tuesday threatening to veto their must-pass defense policy bill over the renaming of bases named for Confederate leaders: Give it some time. Republicans responded to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday by noting that the bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, is…MORE

FBI firearm background checks set another all-time record in June

FBI firearm background checks set another all-time record in June

More and more Americans appear to be arming themselves following a month of continued fears over the deadly coronavirus pandemic and images of some rioters causing damage after hijacking peaceful protests demanding racial justice. The FBI conducted more than 3.9 million background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms in June, making…MORE

Democrats team for effort to end doctrine shielding police as GOP backs off

Democrats team for effort to end doctrine shielding police as GOP backs off

Three senators proposed a bill Wednesday to end qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that critics say is shielding law enforcement and government officials from accountability. The legislation, proposed by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, codifies that qualified immunity…MORE