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Federal court blocks Alabama's new congressional map

Source: CNN

(CNN)A federal court blocked Alabama's newly drawn congressional map on Monday, ruling that it likely violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act because it only includes one district where Black voters have the opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice.

The order gives the legislature 14 days to draw a new map that includes "two districts in which Black voters either comprise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it."

The court also delayed the state's ballot qualification deadline from January 28 to February 11.

If Monday's decision stands, it will likely lead to Democrats gaining a seat in the House from Alabama this November

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/24/politics/alabama-redistricting-map-blocked/index.html
Posted by discocrisco01 | Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:41 AM (16 replies)

Black man spends days in jail after being mistaken for a suspect who is white and twice his age

Source: Sky News

A black man spent almost a week in prison after US police mistook him for a suspect with the same name who is white and twice his age, a lawsuit says.

Shane Lee Brown has accused two police departments in Nevada in the federal civil rights lawsuit of wrongful arrest and negligence.

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/black-man-spends-days-in-jail-after-being-mistaken-for-a-suspect-who-is-white-and-twice-his-age-12524857
Posted by discocrisco01 | Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:20 AM (18 replies)

Caller: Is It Time to Let the Virus "Rip?"

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sat Jan 22, 2022, 08:09 PM (3 replies)

Tucker Carlson Best Friend of Virus

Tucker Carlson again proves himself to be one of the viruses best friend.

All this guy does is undermine our way out of the situation. For what, freedom?

Well, I want my freedom not to get sick and you Tucker Carlson are making it harder for me to live the life that I want to live
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sat Jan 22, 2022, 07:59 PM (2 replies)

L.A. Just Ran the U.S.'s Biggest Free-Transit Experiment

Source: Curbed

In March 2020, Los Angeles' public-transit agency, Metro, stopped collecting fares on its buses as a COVID-19 safety precaution.

Fare collection restarted last week after two unprecedented years in which transit agencies learned a lot about how people moved around their cities, and now Metro is using some of this information to game out improvements and pilot other free- and reduced-fare programs.

L.A.'s Metro is unique among large U.S. transit agencies in that its budget doesn't rely heavily on the fare box, which made the decision to temporarily waive fares a bit easier in the first place

Read more at https://www.curbed.com/2022/01/los-angeles-metro-free-transit-buses.html

Posted by discocrisco01 | Thu Jan 20, 2022, 07:29 AM (4 replies)

Oil prices will surge to $100 this year, Goldman Sachs warns

Source: CNN

Goldman Sachs is now calling for oil prices to hit $100 a barrel later this year and continue rising in 2023, signaling higher prices at the pump are on the way.

That's why Goldman now expects Brent crude, the world benchmark, will hit $100 a barrel in the third quarter of this year, up from the bank's prior call for $80. Goldman sees Brent hitting $105 a barrel next year, up from a previous forecast of $85. Brent climbed another 0.7% on Tuesday to $87.23 a barrel.

"Importantly, we are not forecasting Brent trading above $100/bbl on an argument of running out of oil as the shale resources is still large and elastic," Goldman Sachs strategists wrote.

Goldman Sachs said shale oil will "Likely require ever rising oil prices given the reluctance to invest in oil during the energy transition" and the gradual depletion of shale capacity over time.

Read more at https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/oil-prices-will-surge-to-dollar100-this-year-goldman-sachs-warns/ar-AASTCSk?ocid=BingNewsSearch
Posted by discocrisco01 | Tue Jan 18, 2022, 09:13 AM (15 replies)

The Fight to Vote Broken Down (w/ Michael Waldman)

Posted by discocrisco01 | Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:32 PM (0 replies)

Why The BBC Is Giving Conspiracy Theorists A Platform

Posted by discocrisco01 | Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:30 PM (2 replies)

News Ron DeSantis could be a threat to Donald Trump's campaign. Here's why

Posted by discocrisco01 | Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:29 PM (3 replies)

Kyle Kuluski On Trillonaires

Posted by discocrisco01 | Mon Jan 17, 2022, 11:26 PM (8 replies)
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