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Lawmakers introduce new bill to protect youth voting rights

Democratic congressional lawmakers on Thursday announced that they are introducing a bill which seeks to provide protections for young voters. New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas is the lead sponsor of the Protect the Youth Vote Act of 2020, a piece of voting rights legislation meant to prevent age discrimination in voting. The bill is co-sponsored…MORE

Georgia governor withdraws lawsuit challenging Atlanta mayor’s mask mandate

Georgia’s Republican governor is withdrawing a lawsuit he filed against Atlanta’s Democratic mayor and City Council in an effort to block restrictions the city put in place to fight the coronavirus, including a citywide mask mandate. “In light of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ concession regarding the city’s Phase One roll-back plan and following her…MORE

US to treat Chinese cultural organization as an arm of Beijing’s government

The US State Department designated a Chinese cultural and educational institution as a foreign mission, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday, in the latest move by Washington against Beijing. The Confucius Institute US Center (CIUS) says it promotes a network of institutes that provide programming focused Chinese language and culture. They are funded by…MORE

Ohio poll workers won’t turn away voters who don’t wear a mask

Election officials in Ohio are urging face masks at the polls in November’s upcoming presidential election, but they are not making them a requirement. In a news conference on Wednesday, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose assured the public that no person would be turned away from the polls, regardless of whether they are wearing…MORE

Bloomberg to speak at Democratic convention, angering some liberals

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, in an announcement that was met with anger by some party operatives and activists. A Democratic official said that Bloomberg will speak on Thursday, the final night of the convention, when former Vice President Joe Biden…MORE

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings

The Pentagon is forming a new task force to investigate UFOs that have been observed by US military aircraft, according to two defense officials. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will help oversee the task force, which is expected to be officially unveiled in the next few days, according to the officials. Previous efforts to…MORE

Serena Williams battles past sister Venus in their 31st career clash

Back against the wall against her sister Venus in grueling conditions, Serena Williams finally found her game. The 23-time major tennis champion, playing in only her first event since February, rallied back from a break down in the final set to overcome her sister, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the inaugural Top…MORE

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