These US cities defunded police: ‘We’re transferring money to the community’

After “defund the police” became the rallying cry of protests last summer, Democratic leaders spent months criticizing the slogan and worrying about its impact on elections. While party infighting was dominating headlines, local activists were campaigning to make the catchphrase a reality in cities across the US.Since the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor…

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California Gov. Newsom confident state will ‘roar’ back after Covid-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES — With a recall effort increasingly likely, California Gov. Gavin Newsom promises that the state will “roar back” after having suffered devastating setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic.”California won’t come crawling back. We will roar back,” Newsom said in his annual State of the State address Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.Wednesday,…

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‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s nephew in critical condition after crash at Oklahoma ranch

“The Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond’s nephew is in critical condition after a crash Wednesday on the Drummond family ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.Two fire trucks crashed head-on, according to the accident report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and one of the drivers, 21-year-old Caleb G. Drummond, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The report…

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Texas AG threatens to sue city of Austin for defying governor on mask mandate

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened Wednesday to sue the city of Austin and surrounding Travis County after officials there, citing the continued threat of Covid-19, said they would continue to require residents to wear masks even “when outside of their residence.”Paxton’s threat came on the same day the state’s mask mandate, which Texas Gov.…

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