It was the video seen around the world: a police officer with his knee on a man’s neck, who uttered the words, “I can’t breathe.” That man was George Floyd, and the officer, Derek Chauvin, is now on trial for second-degree murder, third degree-murder, and manslaughter. The other four officers that were surrounding him during the incident were all fired and charged with murder, according to The Washington Post.
President Biden has urged stronger gun control laws after the recent shootings that occurred in Boulder, CO on March 22. Biden has been urging Congress to pass expanding background checks and banning assault-type weapons, like the one the Boulder shooter used.
While President Joe Biden prepares to release his Korean policy, the sister North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jung, warned the United States to not “cause a stink,” on Tuesday, March 16.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), in his third term in office, is under fire following a recent slew of allegations of sexual misconduct.
Students in the United States borrowed a combined $1.67 trillion in federal and private student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve’s most recent report. The total federal student loan debt is $1.54 trillion and the total private student loan debt is $131.81 billion.
President Joe Biden ordered a military airstrike near Abu Kamal, Syria on Feb 26. This was his first military action as Commander-In-Chief since taking office on Jan 20, and the intention was to be a retaliation for Iranian-backed militia groups that have recently attacked U.S. military encampments.
The newly introduced “Raise the Wage Act” may be enacted by the end of March, but government officials are still deciding whether to proceed. If enacted, the federal minimum wage will likely be raised to $15 an hour.
More than 3 million acres of protected habitat of the northern spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest was removed by the Trump Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on Jan. 13.
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III passed away, at age 70, on Feb. 17th. He was a conservative political commentator, an American radio personality, author, and was most known as the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show.
On Nov. 3, 2020, 67 percent of New Jersey voters had voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. On Feb. 22, Governor Phil Murphy signed the bills into law, making cannabis legal in the State of New Jersey.