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Past articles by Shawna:

Florida lawmakers approve bill to transport out-of-state migrants to sanctuary cities

The legislation would allow Florida officials to relocate migrants from any state in the country, not just Florida. → Read More

Partner of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick sues Trump for $10 million

Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes after clashing with rioters during the Jan. 6 attack. → Read More

California Gov. Newsom signs bill targeting harassment and hate on public transit

Data compiled by Stop AAPI Hate shows that 40% of self-reported anti-Asian hate incidents occurred in public spaces. → Read More

Justice Clarence Thomas cancels planned seminar at GW law school

Students at George Washington University had called on the school to remove him from his position as adjunct professor. → Read More

Boebert's call to collapse separation of church and state spurs alarm

The far-right lawmaker dismissed a Founding Father's missive on the matter as "a stinking letter." → Read More

WHO will rename monkeypox virus to combat racism and stigma

The current name does not adhere to WHO guidelines, which discourage the use of geographic regions or animals. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Government institutions can't be "bullied"

His comments come amid protests against the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Poll: Distrust of Asian Americans is rising

The problem is getting worse as attention to it increases. → Read More

California man faces Jan. 6 charges after Uber driver turns him in

Jerry Daniel Braun allegedly told his Uber driver that he tore down a barricade at the Capitol on Jan. 6. → Read More

DeSantis signs "Don't Say Gay" bill into law

The new law bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through 3rd grade. → Read More

Oklahoma House clears near-total abortion ban

If passed, the bill would surpass Texas' six-week abortion ban to become the most restrictive in the U.S. → Read More

MLB reaches agreement with players, ending months-long lockout

Long-simmering tensions between MLB and its players' union led to the longest lockout in its history. → Read More

"Stand your ground" laws linked to jump in U.S. firearm homicides

No states had "significant reductions in violent deaths, as advocates often argue when justifying these laws," the study says. → Read More

U.S. Army to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

"Climate change threatens America's security," Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said. "The time to address is now." → Read More

Anti-AAPI hate crimes jumped 567% in San Francisco in 2021, police say

The city and its surrounding region have seen some of the most violent attacks in the U.S. during the two-yearlong rise in anti-Asian hate. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas tech giants including Twitter, Meta

The panel said the companies have key information related to violent extremism and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. → Read More

Stacey Abrams' organization Fair Fight donates $1.34 million to pay off medical debt

The move is part of the group's effort to promote full Medicaid expansion across the U.S. → Read More

FDA authorizes mix-and-match for all COVID boosters

People in the U.S. will be allowed to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they initially received. → Read More

McConnell’s done dealing

The Senate minority leader tried to spin the narrative to his party's favor via a Friday evening letter to Biden. → Read More

Sens. Padilla and Paul introduce bipartisan bill to protect 200,000 "Documented Dreamers"

They are children of long-term visa holders and may face deportation when they turn 21. → Read More