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$1bn donation means students at New York medical school will pay no tuition

Mon 26 Feb 2024 13.04 EST A New York City medical school plans to be tuition-free for students after a $1bn donation from a wealthy donor. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough received the sizable donation from Dr Ruth Gottesman, a 93-year-old former professor at the school, the New York Times first reported on Monday. “I’m happy to share with you that starting in August this year, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be tuition free,” Gottesman announced to r ...

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Manhattan DA asks judge for a gag order in Trump's hush-money case ahead of next month's trial

Updated 3:08 PM EST, February 26, 2024 NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors in Donald Trump's New York hush-money criminal case asked a judge Monday to impose a gag order on the former president ahead of next month's trial, citing a "long history of making public and inflammatory remarks" about people involved in his legal cases. The Manhattan district attorney's office asked for what it called a "narrowly tailored" gag order that would bar Trump from making or directing others to ...

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Rep. Perry says House GOP should cancel Biden's SOTU address

02/26/24 12:00 PM ET Former House Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) is calling on Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) to stop President Biden from giving his annual State of the Union address next month. Perry said during an appearance Monday on Fox Business that Republicans should use the opportunity to ramp up pressure on Biden over the southern border amid an influx of migrants. “We need to use every single point of leverage,” Perry said. “[The president] comes at the invitation of C ...

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2 House Republicans are brawling over who has been accused of treating women worse

Feb 26, 2024, 11:09 AM EST Who's been accused of more grave crimes against women? That's the question now seemingly on the minds of Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Max Miller of Ohio, who went back and forth with one another on social media over the weekend after Miller lobbed an insult at Gaetz via a CNN article. "He wants more chaos. He has mommy and daddy issues to work out," Miller told the outlet, referring to Gaetz. CNN reported that Miller helped convince former P ...

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Thousands stranded on Norwegian Dawn cruise ship hit by possible cholera outbreak

By Haley Ott February 26, 2024 / 9:33 AM EST A Norwegian cruise ship with over 2,000 passengers and 1,000 crew on board has been denied permission to dock in Mauritius over fears of a potential cholera outbreak on board. At least 15 people on the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn have been isolated and samples were taken for testing on Sunday, according to a statement from the Port of Mauritius. The test results are expected on Tuesday, the Reuters news agency reported. People on board the ship ...

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Trump's Primary Results Are Not Matching Expectations

(Political Wire) Nate Cohn “It’s still early in the primary season, but a whiff of a possible polling error is already in the air. That’s because Donald Trump has underperformed the polls in each of the first three contests. So what’s going on? We can’t say anything definitive based on the data at our disposal, but three theories are worth considering. One of them… seems especially plausible and consistent with something we’ve written about before: Anti-Trump voters are highly motivated to turn out this cycle. It wouldn’t mean the polls will be wrong in November, but it would be good news for Democrats nonetheless.”

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GOP Opposition to Birth Control Bill Could Alienate Voters

(Political Wire) One month after the Supreme Court struck down the right to an abortion, Democrats who then controlled the House pushed through a bill aimed to ensure access to contraception nationwide. All but eight Republicans opposed it,” the New York Times reports. “A new national poll… found that most voters across the political spectrum believe their access to birth control is actively at risk, and that 80 percent of voters said that protecting access to contraception was ‘deeply important’ to them. Even among Republican voters, 72 percent said they had a favorable view of birth control.”

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MI-07: Tom Barrett thinks abortion won't be a big a factor in 2024 because his opponent is a man

(Heartland Signal) Former Michigan state Sen. Tom Barrett (R) is once again running to represent Michigan’s Seventh Congressional District, a race he thinks will not heavily focus on abortion because his opponent isn’t a woman this time. “My opponent is not a woman. He does not have the depth of resources that Slotkin had,” Barrett said. “The top of the ticket should be far more competitive. The abortion proposal, which dominated the race and every race in America seemingly two years ago, is not on the ballot in Michigan this year.”

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Mike Johnson's Predecessor Turns on Him

(Newsweek) Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has received more criticism from within his own party with North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry disparaging him over his failure to pass a Ukraine aid bill. Speaking on CNN on Sunday, McHenry, who served as interim speaker following the ousting of Kevin McCarthy last year, called on Johnson to pass a bill that would provide aid to Ukraine. McHenry intimated that he was questioning his leadership. Newsweek contacted representatives for Johnson by email to comment on this story.

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Odysseus moon lander will cease working after sideways landing

41 min ago - February 27, 2024 2:12 AM ET These photos provided by NASA show images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team which confirmed Odysseus completed its landing. AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private U.S. lunar lander is expected to sto ... (NPR/AP)

Restrictive abortion laws disproportionately impact Black women in GOP-led states, new Democratic memo notes

1 hr ago - February 26, 2024 / 9:04 PM EST The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the campaign arm that helps elect Democrats to state legislatures, is circulating a new memo in order to highlight what it says is the disproportionate impact of abortion ... (CBS News)

Donald Trump Jr. receives death threat and white powder in envelope at Florida home

1 hr ago - Feb. 26, 2024, 8:58 PM EST / Updated Feb. 26, 2024, 10:33 PM EST Authorities in Palm Beach County, Florida, responded to Donald Trump Jr.’s home Monday after he was sent an envelope containing a death threat and white powder. The response by Pal ... (NBC News)

Republicans Eye SNAP Junk Food Restrictions In Government Funding Standoff

1 hr ago - Feb 26, 2024, 05:43 PM EST WASHINGTON — The next government shutdown fight could also be a food fight. Republicans could win a crackdown on junk food in the federal government’s flagship nutrition program in legislation Congress needs to p ... (Huff Post)

Attorneys argue over whether Mississippi legislative maps dilute Black voting power

1 hr ago - Updated 5:15 PM EST, February 26, 2024 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators diluted the power of Black voters by drawing too few majority-Black state House and Senate districts after the most recent Census, an attorney representing the ... (AP)

Federal Judge Reverses Himself, Rules That California's Ban on Billy Clubs Is Unconstitutional

6 hrs ago - A federal judge struck down a California law banning possession of club-like weapons, reversing his previous ruling from three years ago that upheld the prohibition on billy clubs, batons and similar blunt objects. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez r ... (Associated Press)

Tennessee House Advances Bill to Ban Reappointing Lawmakers Booted for Behavior

6 hrs ago - Republicans in the Tennessee House voted Monday to advance a bill that would prevent local governments from reappointing state lawmakers who were expelled due to behavior. The proposal is one of several restrictions being considered after the GOP's h ... (Associated Press)

Judge: Law partner must testify about Wade's relationship with Willis

10 hrs ago - A judge has determined that Nathan Wade's former law partner and divorce lawyer must tell the court what he knows about the special prosecutor's relationship with District Attorney Fani Willis - a decision that could produce more bombshell testimony ... (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Americans for Prosperity super PAC launches Senate ads in two key states

10 hrs ago - Feb. 26, 2024, 8:00 AM EST / Updated Feb. 26, 2024, 9:15 AM EST Americans for Prosperity Action, the super PAC arm of the conservative political network financed by billionaire Charles Koch and other megadonors, is planning to launch ads Monday suppo ... (NBC News)

Exclusive: Treasury says US warning to banks slows Russia financial flows

10 hrs ago - February 26, 2024 12:47 PM EST WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Washington's threat to hit foreign financial institutions with sanctions has made a significant difference in financial flows between Russia and countries such as Turkey, the United Arab E ... (Reuters)

Conservative activists are taking another swing at trying to recall Gavin Newsom, arguing that he's 'abandoned' Cali

10 hrs ago - Feb 26, 2024, 1:52 PM EST California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a new recall attempt, with a group of conservative activists arguing that the Democratic chief executive has "abandoned" the state and has instead been focused on booting his profile ah ... (Business Insider)

Trump seeks to block Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen from testifying at NY hush money trial

10 hrs ago - 02/26/24 4:38 PM ET Former President Trump’s lawyers in his hush-money case on Monday demanded a New York judge block key witnesses from testifying in Trump’s first criminal trial set to begin next month. Trump attorney Todd Blanche moved ... (The Hill)

California utility will pay $80M to settle claims its equipment sparked devastating 2017 wildfire

11 hrs ago - February 26, 2024 at 6:13 p.m. EST LOS ANGELES — Southern California Edison will pay $80 million to settle claims on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service connected to a massive wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand homes and other structures ... (Washington Post/AP)

An explosive device detonated outside the Alabama attorney general's office over the weekend

11 hrs ago - Feb. 26, 2024, 5:24 PM EST Authorities in Alabama are investigating after an explosive device detonated over the weekend outside the office of state Attorney General Steve Marshall. The explosion happened a day after Marshall’s office said he ha ... (NBC News)

Thousands stranded on Norwegian Dawn cruise ship hit by possible cholera outbreak

11 hrs ago - By Haley Ott February 26, 2024 / 9:33 AM EST A Norwegian cruise ship with over 2,000 passengers and 1,000 crew on board has been denied permission to dock in Mauritius over fears of a potential cholera outbreak on board. At least 15 people on the ... (CBS news)

United Daughters of the Confederacy would lose Virginia tax breaks, if Youngkin signs off

11 hrs ago - February 26, 2024, 4:54 PM RICHMOND, Va. -- Legislation that would end tax benefits for the United Daughters of the Confederacy — the Richmond-based women's group that helped erect many of the country's Confederate monuments — is on its way ... (ABC News)

New York Democrats reject bipartisan congressional map, will draw their own

11 hrs ago - Updated 5:12 PM EST, February 26, 2024 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York Legislature on Monday rejected a congressional map drawn by the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission, setting the stage for the party to craft lines ... (AP)

Biden hopes cease-fire, hostage deal to pause Israel-Hamas war can take effect by next Monday

12 hrs ago - By WAFAA SHURAFA, TIA GOLDENBERG and KAREEM CHEHAYEB Updated 4:54 PM CST, February 26, 2024 RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that would pause hostilities and allow for remai ... (AP)

Supreme Court's Thomas hires clerk accused of racist conduct

14 hrs ago - Feb. 26, 2024, at 12:31 p.m. (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has hired a law clerk who was accused of racist conduct while she worked at a conservative nonprofit organization that included sending a text message that stated "I ... (US News and World Report/Reuters)

$1bn donation means students at New York medical school will pay no tuition

14 hrs ago - Mon 26 Feb 2024 13.04 EST A New York City medical school plans to be tuition-free for students after a $1bn donation from a wealthy donor. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough received the sizable donation from Dr Ruth Gottesm ... (The Guardian)

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