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Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay

Amazon employee sues the company, alleging racial discrimination and unequal pay

An Amazon employee filed a lawsuit Monday accusing the tech giant of deliberately paying her and other Black employees less than their White counterparts, becoming the latest on a growing list of current and former Amazon workers to accuse the company of systemic racism. Amazon said it was investigating the allegations in the lawsuit. “Amazon…MORE

Key GOP swing vote undecided on whether to back Biden’s imperiled budget pick

Key GOP swing vote undecided on whether to back Biden’s imperiled budget pick

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska had a sit-down meeting on Monday with Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but has not decided yet if she will provide the crucial vote Tanden likely needs to be confirmed. Murkowski told reporters she had “follow up questions” after the…MORE

This Virginia school district says it isn’t banning Dr. Seuss’ books. On the annual Read Across America Day, it’s just no longer emphasizing them

This Virginia school district says it isn’t banning Dr. Seuss’ books. On the annual Read Across America Day, it’s just no longer emphasizing them

A school district in Virginia recently made headlines for allegedly banning books by Dr. Seuss. But Loudoun County Public Schools(LCPS), located in Ashburn, said it is not banning books by the famous children’s author. It’s just discouraging a connection between “Read Across America Day,” which was created to get kids excited about reading, and Dr.…MORE

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

Miguel Cardona confirmed as education secretary

The Senate voted 64-33 on Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona, a former public school teacher, as secretary of education. He faces the monumental task of helping guide school districts to safely provide in-person instruction as teachers’ unions in some places across the country are fighting reopening plans. President Joe Biden has pledged to reopen most…MORE

Conservative Supreme Court majority gets another crack at the Voting Rights Act

Conservative Supreme Court majority gets another crack at the Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court is poised on Tuesday to hear a case that supporters of voting rights fear will lead the court’s new conservative majority to weaken a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that prohibits laws that result in racial discrimination. The dispute comes in the aftermath of a contentious election which prompted former…MORE

McConnell says the GOP will back Murkowski’s reelection despite Trump threat

McConnell says the GOP will back Murkowski’s reelection despite Trump threat

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell committed on Monday that Senate Republicans will support GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s reelection bid in 2022 despite former President Donald Trump advocating that the GOP “get rid of” the 17 Republicans in Congress who voted against him during his second impeachment. Of the seven Senate Republicans who voted to convict…MORE

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