Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats’ climate, health and tax bill, delivering win for Biden

Washington — The Senate on Sunday passed Democrats’ sweeping economic package designed to combat climate change, address health care costs and raise taxes on large corporations, marking a crucial achievement for President Biden and his party as they look to maintain their hold on Congress in the November midterm elections. The plan, called the Inflation … Read more

At least 68 migrants arrived in NYC on buses sent by Texas Gov. Abbott over the weekend

Fifty-four asylum seekers arrived in New York Friday onboard a bus from Texas, according to the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Abbott’s office indicated that New York is now a designated “drop-off location for the busing strategy as part of the governor’s response to the Biden administration’s open border policies overwhelming Texas communities,” according to … Read more

A federal complaint accuses Milwaukee of creating ‘containment zones’ where low-income people are concentrated

In a newly unsealed federal complaint, two Milwaukee property owners accuse the city of creating “containment zones” of people living in poverty and with disabilities — but the local alderman framed the case as part of a longstanding feud involving the plaintiffs, the city and a local rooming house. The case prompted Milwaukee City Hall’s … Read more

Maps in Four States Were Ruled by Illegal Gerrymanders. They’re Being Used Anyway.

WASHINGTON — Since January, judges in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio have found that Republican legislators illegally drew those states’ congressional maps along racial or partisan lines, or that a trial would very likely conclude that they did. In years past, judges who have reached similar findings have ordered new maps, or had an expert … Read more

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they donated a total … Read more

The recent killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque have shaken the city. Here’s what we know

The killings of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, Aftab Hussein, 41, and Naeem Hussain, 25, all have one commonality: the victims were all Muslim and of South Asian descent, according to Albuquerque police. The three most recent killings happened within the span of two weeks, putting the city on edge as police probed … Read more

Nurse Involved in Deadly Windsor Hills Crash Could Be Charged Monday – NBC Los Angeles

Charges could be filed as early as Monday against a registered nurses from Houston who is suspected of speeding a Mercedes through a Windsor Hills intersection, sparking a fiery crash that killed six people — including an infant and a pregnant woman Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross … Read more