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Sinema censured by Arizona Democrats over filibuster stance that blocked voting rights legislation

By Veronica Stracqualursi, Daniella Diaz and Ethan Cohen, CNN The Arizona Democratic Party’s executive board announced Saturday it formally censured Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for voting to maintain the Senate’s filibuster rules, effectively blocking Democrats’ voting legislation, a key priority for the party. The symbolic gesture Saturday from Arizona Democrats adds to the mounting… Continue Reading
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Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 ‘alternate electors’ plot

By Sonnet Swire Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called “alternate electors” to support Trump in key states. “Is that something you ever worked on or would support, for example, in Michigan?” MSNBC’s Ari Melber asked him… Continue Reading

Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people

HELSINKI (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in European capitals to protest vaccine passports and other requirements their governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations took place in Athens, Helsinki, London, Paris and Stockholm on Saturday. In Paris, demonstrators protested the introduction of a new COVID-19 pass starting Monday. The… Continue Reading

Omicron wave leaves US food banks scrambling for volunteers

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Food banks are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from group activities. Individual volunteers are shying away from their usual shifts, and companies and schools that regularly supply large groups of volunteers are canceling their participation over virus fears. The… Continue Reading
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