University of North Carolina shooting: what we know so far

University of North Carolina shooting: what we know so far

Several people are reportedly injured at the university’s Charlotte campus and the shooter is believed to be in custody. At least three people have been shot and injured on the University of North Carolina campus in Charlotte, according to local media reports. No fatalities have yet been reported, and the suspect is believed to be in custody. The university’s emergency management office issued an alert at 5:50pm local time instructing students and faculty to “Run,…

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Senate Republicans raise concerns about Stephen Moore’s sexist writings

Senate Republicans raise concerns about Stephen Moore’s sexist writings

If pressure continues to build, he could be forced to withdraw, much like Herman Cain. Herman Cain isn’t the only controversial person Trump has considered for the Federal Reserve board. This week, Senate Republicans are wrestling with another pick the president has floated for the financial body: conservative commentator Stephen Moore. Moore has yet to be officially nominated, but an outcry over sexist writings he’s previously published deriding women’s involvement in sports could mean that…

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The 3 important moments from the first-ever congressional hearing on Medicare-for-all

The 3 important moments from the first-ever congressional hearing on Medicare-for-all

“I needed Medicare-for-all yesterday. Millions of people need it today. The time to pass this law is now,” said one activist. The first congressional hearing on Medicare-for-all was defined by the opening statement by activist Ady Barkan, who has ALS and used a computer system to testify to the House panel about why he believes America needs single-payer health care. “Our time on this earth is the most precious resource we have. A Medicare-for-all system…

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William Barr will testify about the Mueller report this week. Here’s what you should know.

William Barr will testify about the Mueller report this week. Here’s what you should know.

The attorney general appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He’s scheduled to testify before the House on Thursday — but his appearance is still in doubt. Attorney General William Barr has a busy week ahead of him. He’s supposed to testify at back-to-back hearings in Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and report. On Wednesday, May 1, Barr will appear before the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee. He’s then supposed to return…

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