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Family demands answers on 10-year anniversary of daughter’s brutal murder

Heather Leann Pope was in junior high school when her family discovered she was hearing impaired. For years the kind, bubbly girl spoke a little louder than others — and would often respond to people in a way that sometimes didn’t make sense to them.But when Heather got hearing aids as a teenager, a whole…

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DeVos demands ‘fully operational’ schools in the fall: ‘Not a matter of if’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosWhy Congress should take action now for schools to open in the fall Debt relief is now harder for students of for-profit colleges House fails to override Trump veto of bill blocking DeVos student loan rule MORE on Tuesday told the country’s governors in a conference call that she…

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Congress demands answers on Russia bounty intelligence

The White House briefed a group of House Republican lawmakers on the matter on Monday, while Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and CIA Director Gina Haspel to provide all-member briefings to Congress on the intelligence. And several key Senate Republicans said…

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Bumble App Demands You Pledge Allegiance To The Left To Find A Date

Like many other Americans over the past several weeks, I have taken the opportunity presented by months-long lockdowns to re-explore online dating. Having spent a fair bit of time on the Bumble app in the past month, I was surprised when I opened it Tuesday morning to find this message: We’ve seen numerous examples of…

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Rep. Gomez demands answers from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on facial recognition

Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Tuesday asking questions about exactly how the company plans to implement a one-year moratorium on facial recognition sales to police. Amazon announced the moratorium in a brief blog post one week ago today. Rep. Gomez is vice chair of the House Oversight and…

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How Trump’s Demands for a Full House in Charlotte Derailed a Convention

WASHINGTON — The buyer’s remorse about choosing Charlotte, N.C., to host President Trump’s nominating convention had already set in last January, months before the coronavirus would force both parties to rethink how to hold large-scale political events.Sitting in the lobby of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., that month, a group of Republican fund-raisers expressed…

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Editorial: New demands on Hawaii businesses will require more direct help from government

Slow and steady wins the race toward reopening the Hawaii economy— and the “steady” part is every bit as important. Some encouraging moves advancing that cause were made in the past week. More retail establishments, long closed as nonessential businesses, have made their tentative return to the marketplace. It’s a changed landscape for commerce, of…

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Starbucks demands landlords lower its rent for the next year, citing ‘staggering economic crisis’ of coronavirus

Starbucks wants landlords to give it a break on rent for at least a year as coronavirus social-distancing measures batter sales at the Seattle-based global coffee chain.“Effective June 1 and for at least a period of 12 consecutive months, Starbucks will require concessions to support modified operations and adjustments to lease terms and base rent…