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House Passes Historic Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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["The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to federally decriminalize marijuana, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has voted to end federal prohibition of the drug. The Democrat-controlled Hou...

The Historic Number Of GOP Women Elected To Congress Has Left Some Feminists Torn

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["JASON CONNOLLY via Getty Images Lauren Boebert, who recently won Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, rose to prominence after defying COVID-19 shutdowns.  Feminists have been working for decades to get more women...

Sarah McBride Hopes Historic 2020 Victory Sends ‘Reassuring Message’ To LGBTQ Youth

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["NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ activist Sarah McBride hopes her election as the United States’ highest-ranking transgender lawmaker will send a “reassuring message” to young LGBT+ Americans th...

Kamala Harris’ Historic Candidacy Helped Asian American Turnout Soar

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["In one of the most stirring parts of her victory speech on Saturday, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris honored her late mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan Harris. “When she came here from India at the age of 19, maybe sh...

U.S. Early Voting Tops 70 Million, Continuing Historic Pace

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["WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until Election Day, according to a...