Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers
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Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he’s granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration. That was Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s demand to the Office of Government Ethics in June 2009. He was seeking information about some … Continue reading

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Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting
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Black lawmakers to confront Trump on policies in meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Black Caucus plans to push President Donald Trump on the changing priorities of the Justice Department’s monitoring of police departments and cuts in education funding for college students. The Congressional Black Caucus’ leadership will meet with Trump on Wednesday at the White House, and chairman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana said … Continue reading

Historically black colleges push for financial support
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Historically black colleges push for financial support

WASHINGTON (AP) – Presidents from a majority of the country’s historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order aimed at signaling his commitment to the … Continue reading

Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition
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Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition Saturday, May 21st, one day after the shooting. She referred other questions to the Secret … Continue reading

UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use
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UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from “the evils of addiction.” Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless. The first U.N. General Assembly special … Continue reading

White House launches two new initiatives on student absenteeism
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White House launches two new initiatives on student absenteeism

by Mahogany Waldon The White House and the U.S. Department of Education have launched two new initiatives through the My Brother’s Keeper foundation to combat student chronic absenteeism. The My Brother’s Keeper Mentors initiative, along with 10 participating communities and the Ad Council, have partnered with a multi-million dollar campaign to raise awareness and to … Continue reading