DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes

A rising number of law enforcement agencies are opting not to share statistics about hate crimes with the FBI — just as hate crimes are skyrocketing, according to U.S. Justice Department numbers. The big picture: The decline in reporting hurts efforts to accurately document violence against Asian Americans, Black Americans, and LGBTQ+ people, advocates and DOJContinue reading “DOJ: More police departments declining to report hate crimes”

1 dead, at least 24 shot, including children, at Arkansas car show

Police said they arrested one suspect in Saturday night’s shooting. At least 24 people were shot, including children, at a car show in rural Arkansas on Saturday night. At least one person has died, according to police. The shooting took place in Dumas, about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock, at about 7:30 p.m. localContinue reading “1 dead, at least 24 shot, including children, at Arkansas car show”

Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News

As many as 100 people may be dead after one of the most devastating tornado storms in years struck the US. The state of Kentucky is hardest hit. Dozens there are feared in a single factory. Many more were trapped in an Amazon site in Illinois as twisters ripped across state lines. Kentucky Governor AndyContinue reading “Tornadoes sweep US states, killing up to 100 people – DW News”

US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas

Groups behind a Supreme Court test case that threatens the constitutional right to abortion in the US are targeting Europe and Latin America too US conservative groups behind a Supreme Court legal battle that could shape the future of American abortion rights have spent at least $28m around the world between 2016 and 2019 on campaigns against women’s andContinue reading “US ‘dark money’ groups behind Mississippi abortion case spend millions overseas”

The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45

In which John Green teaches you about the United States as it was in the 1990s. You’ll remember from last week that the old-school Republican George H.W. Bush had lost the 1992 presidential election to a young upstart Democrat from Arkansas named Bill Clinton. Clinton was a bit of a dark horse candidate, having survivedContinue reading “The Clinton Years, or the 1990s: Crash Course US History #45”

Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds

Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail said they weren’t told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug that federal health officials have warned should not be used to treat the coronavirus. Three inmates at the Washington County jail told The Associated Press they didn’t know they were beingContinue reading “Inmates Weren’t Told They Were Given An Anti-Parasite Drug Instead Of COVID-19 Meds”

As COVID Breaks Records in Arkansas, Its GOP Governor Regrets Ban on Mask Mandates

Asa Hutchinson is calling a special legislative session to roll it back. As the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant shatters coronavirus case records in Arkansas, its Republican governor is scrambling to reverse a ban on local mask mandates he signed into law just months ago. But as Gov. Asa Hutchinson admitted in a press conferenceContinue reading “As COVID Breaks Records in Arkansas, Its GOP Governor Regrets Ban on Mask Mandates”

Arkansas GOP governor drowned in boos for saying the COVID vaccine doesn’t make women infertile

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson received a hostile reception this week when he tried to correct misinformation being spread about the vaccines against the novel coronavirus. During an event intended to promote the vaccine, Hutchinson flatly declared that the vaccines do not make women infertile, which led to instant boos from angry audience members. HeContinue reading “Arkansas GOP governor drowned in boos for saying the COVID vaccine doesn’t make women infertile”

Let’s talk about Huckabee Sanders and giving up on freedom – Beau of the Fifth Column

Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28. The measure passed by the majority-Republican Legislature andContinue reading “Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions”

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