Steve Bannon surrenders to authorities and is expected to face New York State charges related to the border wall fundraising effort

CNN — Steve Bannon turned himself in to authorities on Thursday morning and is expected to face New York State Fees linked to an effort to raise money to finance the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States. Former Donald Trump aide is expected to plead not guilty on Thursday … Read more

Everything We Know (So Far) About Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Caroline Purser | The image bank | Getty Images How many debts are cancelled? Did I receive a Pell Grant? Chances are you received one as part of your financial aid package while in college: Of the estimated 43 million borrowers who will benefit from the administration’s forgiveness plan, more than 60% are Pell Grant … Read more

West Point displays Ku Klux Klan plaque at entrance to Science Building, congressional naming commission says

CNN — West Point, the United States Military Academy, has a plaque with the name Ku Klux Klan writing and a hooded figure displayed at the entrance to Bartlett Hall, the science center on the campus of the military academy, according to a new report from the Congress Naming Commission. The Commission, which was created … Read more

US McDonald’s chef says California fast food bill unfairly targets big chains

A sign is displayed outside a McDonald’s restaurant on April 28, 2022 in San Leandro, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images McDonald’s boss On Wednesday, the United States publicly criticized a landmark California bill that would give the state more control over the wages of fast-food workers, saying it unfairly targets big chains. The remarks … Read more

South Carolina House proposes near-total ban on abortion with new limited exceptions for rape and incest

CNN — The South Carolina House of Representatives moved forward on Tuesday legislation it would ban nearly all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, after adding a last-minute amendment that includes exceptions for certain cases of rape and incest. The amendment, which adds an exception for rape and incest up to 12 weeks after conception … Read more

More details emerge on Biden’s federal student debt cancellation plan

Student borrowers hold a rally on August 25, 2022 outside the White House to celebrate President Joe Biden’s cancellation of federal student debt. Paul Morigi | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As tens of millions of Americans process the news of federal student loan forgiveness, countless questions are emerging about how it will all … Read more

Maxwell Frost: Gen Z candidate to win Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th district, CNN projects

CNN — Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer, will win the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th congressional districtCNN projects, and could become the first member of Generation Z elected to Congress. He beat out a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace the Democratic representative. Val Demings in an Orlando-based district, including state senator Randolph … Read more

Capitol Records Preemptively Cancels Rapper AI Over Racist Lyrics

The robot pianist “Teotronica”, which is not FN Meka Photo: JOHANNES EISELE (AFP via Getty Images) Today on “Of Course It Happened”, rapper AI FN Meka made history by becoming the first robot rapper fired by his record company for racist lyrics. The AI-powered cartoon rapper has been accused of offering crude, exploitative and racist … Read more

Hungarian meteorological service chiefs fired after poor forecast

Budapest, Hungary — The two senior officials of Hungary’s weather service were fired on Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast led to the postponement of a fireworks display on the country’s most important national holiday. The dismissal of the director and deputy director of the National Meteorological Service prompted accusations of political interference by the … Read more

Florida Democrats will decide on Tuesday who would be best suited to lead the fight against abortion in DeSantis

CNN — With that, the Democratic candidates for Florida Governor Agrees: New restrictions on abortion in the Sunshine State and uncertainty about the future of women’s health across America have invigorated their constituents and added urgency to their efforts to overthrow the governor. Ron DeSantis this autumn. But the question of who is better suited … Read more