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Alex Wong/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — More than 500 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian children died over the course of 150 years in Indigenous boarding schools run by the American government and churches to force assimilation, according to a new report. The federal report follows an investigation launched in June 2021 by Department […]

J.Castro/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In the wake of a bombshell leak last week of a Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the court’s conservative majority could soon overturn Roe v. Wade, Senate Democrats on Wednesday forced a vote to advance a bill that would enshrine abortion rights into federal law. The Women’s Health Protection Act would […]

Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — John Eastman, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, urged Pennsylvania lawmakers to sow doubt in the 2020 election and even suggested throwing out absentee ballots so Trump could take the lead in the state, according to emails obtained by ABC News and sent to the […]

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for City of Hope (NEW YORK) — The social justice arm of Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, has convened a coalition of social justice leaders from various industries for a summit that is set to take place this summer amid the midterm elections in the U.S. The United Justice Coalition was […]

Dimitri Otis/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Broad Republican advantages in trust to tame inflation and handle crime are keeping the party in a strong position for the 2022 midterm elections in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, albeit off the historic peak in vote preference the GOP attained last fall. Americans trust the Republican Party […]

Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to be the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. The vote was 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. The confirmation comes as inflation rates continue to soar. “As President Biden said today, addressing inflation […]

J.Castro/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — In the wake of a bombshell leak last week of a Supreme Court draft opinion indicating the court’s conservative majority could soon overturn Roe v. Wade, Senate Democrats on Wednesday will force a vote to advance a bill that would enshrine abortion rights into federal law. The Women’s Health Protection Act […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for a “prolonged conflict” in Ukraine, and could resort to drastic measures if the fighting doesn’t go his way, according to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, Haines said Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has sent a […]

Phil Roeder/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to recognize House staff members’ right to unionize after announcing an increase to their minimum pay. The vote was straight down party lines, with 217 Democrats voting for the measure and 202 Republicans voting against it. “Congressional staffers deserve the same fundamental rights and […]

Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Abortion rights activists gathered outside of Justice Samuel Alito’s Virginia home on Monday night to protest the draft opinion he authored that leaked last week from the Supreme Court, indicating to the public that the court could soon overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized […]