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Michigan lawmaker positive for virus; Legislature canceled

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Monday canceled this week’s session and hearings because a Lansing-area state senator tested positive for the coronavirus through screening required by his service in the Michigan Army National Guard.Republican Sen. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, said he was told the results Sunday afternoon after being tested Friday. The…

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Alaska lawmaker and six others die when two planes collide midair

A midair collision of two planes in Alaska killed seven people, including a state lawmaker, on Friday.State Rep. Gary Knopp, a Republican, was flying solo in a plane that crashed with another aircraft carrying six people including four who were on a group trip from South Carolina, a guide from Kansas and a local pilot,…

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Alabama Business Lawmaker

Alabama lawmaker who celebrated KKK leader resigns from church

An Alabama state lawmaker who delivered an invocation at a birthday celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has resigned from the church where is a pastor, officials said Thursday.Rep. Will Dismukes, of Prattville, stepped down from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he…

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Australian lawmaker says he isn’t a suspect in China probe

Australian lawmaker says he isn’t a suspect in China probe New South Wales state opposition lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane arrives at his home in Sydney, Australia June 26, 2020. Moselmane said on Monday, June 29 he was not a suspect in a police investigation into unnamed people advancing China’s goals in Australia, days after his home…

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GOP Ohio lawmaker: ‘African Americans or the colored population’ get coronavirus because they ‘do not wash their hands as well as other groups’

In Ohio, a Republican state senator is receiving widespread condemnation today after asking aloud whether “African Americans or the colored population” (?!??!?!) are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because — wait for it — they “do not wash their hands as well as other groups.” Yes, that’s right. Watch the Ohio State Senate video…

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Top Republican Lawmaker Disclosed Stock in Chinese Company He Labeled a Nat Sec Threat | National Review

U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) speaks to reporters in New York, November 29, 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Representative Michael McCaul, who has harshly criticized China in his position as the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, disclosed that his family owns stock in a Chinese tech company he described as a threat to national…