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New Mexico’s Dem governor defends $62,500 settlement of crotch-grab case: ‘I was focused on the pandemic’

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham defended her decision to settle with a former campaign employee who was accused of sexual assault in 2018, speaking to reporters for the first time on Friday. Grisham’s campaign has paid at least $62,500 to 2018 campaign spokesman James Hallinan, who claimed he once spilled water on her lap …

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AOC’s aunt says blame Puerto Rico pols, not Trump, for ‘abuela’ misery: report

If US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother is suffering in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rican politicians are to blame, not former President Trump. This is the assessment of an aunt of a New York Democrat who was interviewed in Puerto Rico by Britain’s Daily Mail. Ocasio-Cortez made headlines earlier this month after …

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NYC ‘defund the police’ mayor candidate helped suppress reform recommendation as head of review board: report

New York City’s leading “police-defying” mayoral candidate helped silence police reform recommendations from his own watchdog agency, according to a blazing new report on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s messy efforts at the issue. As head of the city’s Civil Complaints Review Board in 2016 and ’17, Maya Wiley oversaw the removal of a police reform …

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UCLA hosts Black Lives Matter co-founder for commencement keynote after she called for ‘end’ to Israel

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrice Kulers was set to deliver a virtual commencement address for UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, as scheduled on Friday, with the school’s dean confirming that her previous thoughts on Israel Despite scrutiny of critical comments. While attending a 2015 panel at Harvard Law School, Coolers called for an end …

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Putin calls Trump an ‘extraordinary individual,’ Biden, a ‘career man’

Russian President Vladimir Putin had laudatory words for President Trump, whom he praised as an “extraordinary man” and only made a scathing remark on President Biden, whom he called a “career man” in politics. But Putin also said he does not expect any “impulse-based movements” from Biden, the plain man. Putin told NBC News in …

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