Politics

Eliza Relman,Azmi Haroun
16 Jun 2021, 07:22

21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

21 Republican lawmakers vote against honoring law enforcement for their work during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A few Republican lawmakers took issue with calling the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters an "insurrection."

National charity RIP Medical Debt just wiped out $278 million of medical debt for over eighty thousand Americans, Wall Street Journal reports
Azmi Haroun
16 Jun 2021, 06:33

National charity RIP Medical Debt just wiped out $278 million of medical debt for over eighty thousand Americans, Wall Street Journal reports

It is the first time the national charity has struck a deal with a healthcare system to abolish outstanding medical debt, with some bills being over 10 years old.

The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery
Eliza Relman
16 Jun 2021, 04:52

The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery

The bill was only able to pass after Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, ended his efforts to unilaterally block it.