Thursday, August 5, 2021

Politics

Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

WASHINGTON — A year after the Supreme Court ruled that protections in the Civil Rights Act against discrimination in the workplace extended to gay and transgender people, the Education Department plans to say on Wednesday that it has...

Biden to Nominate 5 More Judges

The Biden administration is set to on Tuesday announce a fourth round of judicial nominations, including a New York appeals court nominee with an expertise in voting rights — an issue likely to occupy the courts in coming...

Justice Dept. Official to Step Down Amid Uproar Over Leaks Inquiry

Still, some Democrats demanded answers about what he knew about the leak cases.Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the majority leader, called on Mr. Demers on Sunday to testify before Congress.When Mr. Demers became the head of the...

G7 Initiatives Aim to Counter China’s Influence, Biden Says

new video loaded: G7 Initiatives Aim to Counter China’s Influence, Biden SaystranscriptBacktranscriptG7 Initiatives Aim to Counter China’s Influence, Biden SaysAfter the Group of 7 summit ended in England on Sunday, President Biden told reporters that global initiatives,...

To Counter China’s Belt-and-Road, Biden Tries to Unite G7

PLYMOUTH, England — President Biden urged European nations and Japan on Saturday to counter China’s growing economic and security influence by offering developing nations hundreds of billions in financing as an alternative to relying on Beijing for new...

Democrats Demand Investigation of Trump-Era Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data

Top Senate Democrats on Friday demanded that former Attorney General William P. Barr and other Justice Department officials testify before the Judiciary Committee about their extraordinary decision to secretly seize data from the accounts of House Democrats and...

Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar is again at odds with her Democratic colleagues over Israel, but this time, she has brought her own country into the mix.The latest contretemps began on Monday, when Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota,...

Biden Said He Will Unveil Global Vaccination Plan

Under intense pressure to do more to address the global shortage of coronavirus vaccines as he heads to Britain to meet with leaders of the Group of 7 nations, President Biden said on Wednesday that he would unveil...

Rich Americans Like Bezos, Musk, Buffett Avoided Income Tax

WASHINGTON — The 25 richest Americans including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and Elon Musk paid relatively little — and sometimes nothing — in federal income taxes between 2014 and 2018, according to an analysis from the news organization...

Denying Biden Won, Rising Republicans Attack Legitimacy of Elections

A Republican House candidate from Wisconsin says he is appalled by the violence he witnessed at the Jan. 6 rally that turned into the siege at the Capitol. But he did not disagree with G.O.P. lawmakers’ effort to...
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WHO recommends masks — even for vaccinated people — because of delta variant

As the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus gained traction around the world, the World Health Organization urged vaccinated people to continue to wear masks...
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‘Freaky bad accident’ could derail Hawks

Trae Young hopes to play through pain. The Hawks point guard suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of Atlanta’s Game...

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States carried out airstrikes early Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said...

Kristen Schaal enters ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’

Comedy veteran Kristen Schaal had a new experience in “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” “This is the first time I’ve done something where I have...

Are Black Creators Really on ‘Strike’ From TikTok?

Black creators’ concerns run deeper than simply obtaining dance credits or more brand deals. “We are being exploited, and that’s the core issue...