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A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A 5-year-old boy’s entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing

A boy in Michigan showed up at the courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday for an adoption hearing with his foster parents, and he had a crowd of unusual supporters. Five-year-old Michael’s entire kindergarten class sat in the audience behind him waving big red hearts mounted on wooden sticks to show their support. Michael’s…MORE

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

The Senate passed a bill Thursday by unanimous consent to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. Federal funding had expired on October 1. In early November, 38 senators had sent an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat,…MORE

New York City announces new cargo bike program to ease traffic congestion

New York City announces new cargo bike program to ease traffic congestion

UPS, Amazon and DHL will be allowed to make deliveries with cargo bikes in lower Manhattan, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, in a move that’s intended to alleviate traffic congestion. “New Yorkers are now getting 1.5 million packages a day, and traffic has been growing,” Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. “We want to…MORE

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that “civilization as we know it today is at stake” in the 2020 presidential election, saying that she does not want to “contemplate” the possibility that President Donald Trump could be elected to serve as second term in office. “Let’s not even contemplate that,” Pelosi said at a…MORE

GOP senator says White House asked him to object to Armenian genocide resolution

GOP senator says White House asked him to object to Armenian genocide resolution

The White House asked Sen. Kevin Cramer to block a motion calling the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a “genocide” and the North Dakota Republican complied, Cramer told CNN on Thursday. The White House approached Cramer’s foreign affairs team in search of a senator to stop a unanimous consent request — which…MORE