The Senate passed a version of the president's COVID-19 relief package, moving forward with the legislation containing nearly $2 trillion in benefits.'Relieve the suffering' »
For Brittany Ramos DeBarros, an Afro-Latina combat veteran and activist, running for Congress as a Democrat in the historically conservative borough of Staten Island serves as the kind of challenge that puts her life's work into action. “I learned in the military and so many different contexts of leadership what it means to really lead with heart and in a way that is about serving people and not about you or your ego,” DeBarros told Yahoo 晉越app in a video interview last week. The Texas native who has worked with the Poor People's Campaign and About Face: Veterans Against the War is running to represent New York's 11th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn.
A Maryland police officer was arrested on a charge of possessing child pornography after authorities tracked him to his National Guard job at a mass vaccination site, officials said Saturday. Rockville police Officer Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, who is also a corporal with the Maryland National Guard, is suspected of having "downloads containing images and videos of nude pre-pubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct" and was the subject of a federal search warrant issued last month, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. On Friday morning, Morozewicz was detained at Six Flags America amusement park, where he was working at the vaccination site as part of his service for the National Guard.
President Biden said Saturday that the Senate passage of his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package means the $1,400 direct payments for most Americans can begin going out later this month. Driving the 晉越app: The Senate voted 50-49 Saturday to approve the sweeping legislation. The House is expected to pass the Senate's version of the bill next week before it heads to Biden's desk for his signature.
Nor would you expect to permanently lose your right to own a firearm as punishment for a false statement to the IRS. But that is exactly what could happen, and what has happened, because of an unforgiving and unconstitutional federal law — passed as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968 — that automatically bans nearly all felons, even those convicted only of non-violent crimes, from ever possessing firearms for self-defense. Losing the natural, constitutionally protected right to own a firearm is an unjust and arbitrary consequence for a non-violent crime of this nature.
“Taking humans to Mars would require an investment astronomically out of kilter with the possible benefits.”
“Can a Mars settlement be a freer society than we enjoy on Earth? Maybe.”
“What we learn...may spark the next revolution that will make life in 2071 beyond anything we can imagine right now.”
“Our presence on Mars could jeopardize one of our main reasons for being there — the search for life.”
“The future of geologic investigation of other worlds lies with highly improved versions of our Mars rovers.”