News Around the U.S.

News Around the U.S.

News Around the U.S.
April 03
15:33 2019
Joe Biden accused of inappropriately touching women

Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing accusations of inappropriately touching women in the past. Two women have come forward accusing him of such behavior. Biden denied any allegations of this occurring, claiming he never acted inappropriately. Biden still plans on running for president in the 2020 election, according to The Hill.

Nipsey Hussle killed at age 33

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed Sunday outside of a clothing store he owned in Los Angeles after he and two others were shot. The two others shot at the scene were injured but survived. Los Angeles Police Department suspects that Eric Holder, 29, was the shooter. Holder, who police believe is in a gang, is currently in custody.

House Judiciary Committee to subpoena Mueller Report

In a 24-17 vote on Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee to subpoena the full Mueller report. In a letter addressed to the U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the leaders of six House committees asked to see the full report by April 2. The subpoena, which will not be issued immediately, will include five former White House aides.

Anti-abortion legislation

U.S. House Republicans made a push Tuesday to pass the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” The act would require infants that survive an attempted abortion to be medically treated. The act would also imprison doctors who don’t try to save the lives of infants born from attempted abortions.

Chicago elects its first black, openly gay woman for mayor

Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot, was announced Tuesday as the next mayor of Chicago, following a runoff election. Of the 97 percent of precincts reporting, Lightfoot received 73 percent of votes, according to The New York Times. Defeating Toni Preckwinkle, Lightfoot will replace Mayor Rahmn Emanuel, who did not seek a third term.

Featured Illustration: Chelsea Tolin.

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