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Community advocates celebrate direct cash payment reparations option but push for more funding

According to Sebastian Nalls, a member of Evanston Rejects Racist Reparations, the direct cash payment option will provide more flexibility for recipients to spend money from the program as they desire. But he said work remains to be done.

In March, City Council approved a direct cash payment option for all recipients of the city’s reparations program, following years of community advocacy for the option.

However, many local activists still feel the Restorative Housing Program currently does n

Advocates Call for Overhaul of Program to Help Military Personnel Move into Civilian Jobs

For decades, service members have trudged into offices for presentations on potential careers after they separate from the military as part of the Transition Assistance Program, or TAP. It's a rite of passage that was meant to help combat what have been stubbornly high unemployment rates for veterans.

But many veterans and their advocates are frustrated with the program, viewing it as insufficient to help transitioning troops and inadequately supported by commanders who often see it as a box-ch

Blinken, Austin call on Congress to pass ‘urgent’ $106 billion aid package with funding for Israel and Ukraine

During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated the White House’s official stance in opposition to a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War.(U.S. Department of State)

WASHINGTON — With the House considering a funding package for just Israel, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urged senators on Tuesday to pass an “urgent” $106 billion supplemental aid package that also provides financial and military support for Ukraine.

Blinken’s openi

Supreme Court takes to high seas in a case over denied insurance claim for damaged yacht

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a rare case involving maritime law that could increase state or policyholder power over the federal law that historically governs maritime disputes.

Maritime insurance contracts are governed by federal admiralty law, which authorizes the federal judiciary to decide the law for maritime contracts. But the Supreme Court has relied on state laws when there has been no federal statute or precedent.

The case, Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retr

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