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Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip, dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip, dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman’s office announced. Emily and Jim, who is now the House majority whip, met in jail after they were arrested for participating in a civil…MORE

Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors

Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders has received contributions from 1 million donors, his 2020 campaign announced Thursday. According to the campaign, it is the first Democratic presidential campaign to cross that threshold this election cycle. “Our strength is in numbers, and that is why Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is able to say his campaign…MORE

House passes short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown

House passes short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to temporarily extend funding for the federal government and avert a shutdown at the end of the month. The bill, approved 301-123, will extend funding at current levels with limited exceptions through November 21, potentially setting up an end-of-the-year showdown over government spending that could drag…MORE

Recent market turmoil is not a repeat of 2008. But it’s still a problem

Recent market turmoil is not a repeat of 2008. But it’s still a problem

Mayhem in obscure markets, massive Federal Reserve rescues and a mystery over the cause. The cash crunch that emerged in overnight lending markets this week brings back bad memories of the 2008 crisis. The stress in the overnight lending market, a critical corner of finance that rarely makes headlines, forced the New York Federal Reserve…MORE

Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for consumers

Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for consumers

Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle, has announced it’s exiting the consumer rifle market as demand for high-powered, semi-automatic guns wanes. The consumer market for rifles has “experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity” and there’s too much supply of AR-15 guns on the market to justify making more, the company said in a statement. Colt…MORE

Feds say Florida man’s alleged racist threats against Charlottesville candidate prompted him to quit race

Feds say Florida man’s alleged racist threats against Charlottesville candidate prompted him to quit race

A Florida man who authorities say has a history of expressing white supremacist beliefs was arrested for allegedly threatening a prospective candidate for city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the would-be candidate to abandon their campaign, an indictment unsealed Wednesday says. Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Florida, was arrested on federal charges for cyberstalking, bias-motivated…MORE