U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

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President Biden Marks One-Year Anniversary of Death of George Floyd

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is languishing in Congress, but the White House is optimistic that legislative talks will help move it forward.

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The N.C.A.A. is Under Scrutiny in Washington

The N.C.A.A. is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill and at the Supreme Court. The pressure for college sports to change is bound to intensify.

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My Great-Grandfather Knew How to Fix America’s Food System

In the mutual aid and stewardship of an earlier generation of American farmers, there might be hope for our own communities.

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How to Love America

Patriotism in a time of division.

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BBC Apologizes for Interview With Cory Booker Impostor

The network issued a correction and said it was looking into the matter, calling the interview a “deliberate hoax.”

#apologies, #booker-cory-a, #british-broadcasting-corp, #news-and-news-media

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Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve

A debt-relief program would be a step in repairing more than a century of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.

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Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.

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$1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ Proposed in N.J. in Bid to Narrow the Wealth Gap

A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.

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Biden Speaks Once More, With Feeling

Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.

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This College Football Team Had No Coronavirus Cases at First. Then It Shut Down.

A spike in positive coronavirus tests is prompting universities across college sports to acknowledge how precarious their plans are for a season.

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Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

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Cory Booker on Newark Pride, Black Lives Matter and ‘This Distraught Present’

The senator discussed police mistreatment of black Americans in a Q. and A. with The Times. “You can’t be comfortable with this,” he said. “And it’s our comfort with it that has allowed it to fester.”

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Democrats to Propose Broad Bill to Target Police Misconduct and Racial Bias

Elements of the package, to be unveiled on Monday by House and Senate Democrats, are certain to meet with opposition from police unions and their allies.

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Senators Seek Answers on Coronavirus Protections at Guantánamo Bay

In a letter, they asked the Pentagon how the military is safeguarding troops and prisoners from an outbreak of Covid-19 given the base’s limited health care facilities.

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

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His Day Job: Cory Booker’s Top Aide. His Night One: E.M.S. Volunteer.

When coronavirus cases rose in New Jersey, Matt Klapper, a former firefighter and ambulance crew chief, answered a call for retired medical workers to help out.

#ambulances, #booker-cory-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #klapper-matt, #senate, #springfield-nj

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Joe Biden Says He Would Choose a Woman as His Running Mate. But Who?

As Mr. Biden leads in the primaries, attention is growing on possible running mates for the 77-year-old Democrat. Here are several factors and names in the mix.

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