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>Georgia's investigation in Trump's efforts to overturn the election is expanding to D.C. and other states, according to a report from The Washington Post

This specific case revolved around a 94 yr old woman in Minnesota who owed $15k in taxes. Her home was taken away and sold for $40k and the government kept everything from the auction. It's hard to believe that this was ever legal, this is a major win for common sense rulings.

Taken from @nbcnews@newsie.social A member of the extremist Oath Keepers group who joined other rioters in a so-called stack formation to breach the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to three years in prison on conspiracy charges in connection with the 2021 attack.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/1135945 > >The same committee that will review the Book of Mormon found the Bible "does not contain sensitive material as defined by Utah Code," according to a district spokesperson, but contains "vulgarity and violence" that caused concerns over age appropriateness.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/1136332 > >- Maine recently joined a growing list of states suing chemical manufacturers over toxic “forever chemicals,” or PFAS, claiming significant harm to residents and natural resources. > >- An estimated 64 million people across the U.S. are affected by drinking water contaminated with the chemicals. > >- 3M faces a bellwether trial over PFAS, set to begin Monday, that could set the tone for future lawsuits.-

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/1135469 > They whine about the country being in such debt, and then they refuse to pay their taxes.

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Debt Ceiling Agreement Improved, But Harmful Provisions Remain
The agreement puts hundreds of thousands of older adults aged 50-54 at risk of losing food assistance. While the debt ceiling agreement announced last night is a significant improvement over the radical House bill, it is not the deal the country deserves. There are a number of troubling elements, including the provision that will put at risk food assistance for very low-income older adults. This policy will increase hunger and poverty among that group, runs contrary to our nation’s values, and should be rejected. The nation must pay its bills, but that shouldn’t mean enacting legislation that leaves people who already struggle to afford the basics worse off.

Wave of Lawsuits Against US Gun Makers
Campaigners take legal route after success against big tobacco and other industries led to change. As America’s gun crisis shows no sign of abating, there is some hope for reducing the number of mass shootings and killings. The emerging wave of lawsuits against gun makers echoes previous successes against the car industry, opioid companies and big tobacco.

Feds Pause Progress of Mine that Will Destroy Sacred Indigenous Site
The federal government has temporarily halted plans to construct a copper mine on sacred Indigenous land in Arizona known as Oak Flat, citing an error in oral arguments made at a March hearing.

The Post Office Can Bring People-Centered Banking To Every ZIP Code
The private banking industry either can’t or won’t do what needs to be done to stop preying on vulnerable people. The need for a public banking option is urgent. Nearly 10 million households, a disproportionate number of whom are people of color, are unbanked in the United States.

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