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Natalie Andrews and Lindsay Wise WASHINGTON—Disagreements emerged among senators over how to help individual Americans during the coronavirus pandemic as lawmakers raced to meet a midnight deadline Friday to reach agreements on a wide-ranging stimulus package. Lawmakers debated whether to give cash payments directly to Americans, expand unemployment insurance or some combination of the two. […]

Original Post by HuffPost The manager allowed a white customer to request a server who wasn’t “colored,” a witness said. A manager of an Olive Garden restaurant in Indiana no longer works for the chain after agreeing to a white customer’s demand to be served by a non-Black employee, according to people familiar with the […]

“We made the decision to separate with the manager involved,” an Olive Garden spokeswoman said of the incident at an Indiana location. A customer at an Olive Garden restaurant in Indiana on Saturday loudly demanded a server who is not black, an employee and an observer said. A manager acquiesced, and is no longer employed […]

By Theresa Waldrop, CNN (CNN)Former food company executive Michelle Janavs was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for paying bribes in the college admissions scam, the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said.Janavs, whose family invented Hot Pockets, paid the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer, $100,000 to cheat on two of her daughters’ ACTs, and agreed to […]

Katia Hetter, CNN (CNN) — United Airlines had to swap out Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, resulting in a reduction of business class seats.These aren’t the passengers an airline wants to annoy.So the airline offered miles to passengers willing to sit in a lower class of seating on the Boeing […]

SHANNON BOND NPR In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg had a question for Facebook: “What do we want to be when we grow up?” While the social network was still several years away from going public, it was evolving beyond the startup phase. It had turned down a $1 billion offer to sell itself to Yahoo. It […]

BRAKKTON BOOKERT, NPR Some 20,000 mourners packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday for the public memorial honoring legendary former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed along with seven other people in a helicopter crash last month. The star-studded ceremony opened with a powerful performance by Beyoncé singing […]

Nick Givas Haney, 66, “appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Sheriff and coroner Martin A. Ryan shared the initial details of the case. “On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in […]

CHRIS BURRELL NPR State and local governments spend billions of dollars hiring contractors for goods and services, but most of those contracts go to white-owned businesses, not minority contractors — despite decades of affirmative action and other policies meant to make up for disparities. A federal study released by the Minority Business Development Agency in early 2017 […]

Jaylan Butler, an innocent college student and the only Black member of the Eastern Illinois University swim team, was wrongfully arrested alongside an Illinois highway, held face down on the snowy ground with a gun to his forehead, and threatened by a group of police officers without justification. These facts are contained in a new lawsuit […]

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