Last updated on: 1/10/2022 | Author: ProCon.org

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New Topic: Fracking Top 3 Pros & Cons
2/17/2021 -

Explore the hot topic with an overview, pros and cons, discussion questions, and a new take action section.

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Trump Acquitted a Second Time
2/13/2021 -

On Feb. 13, 2021, the Senate voted 57-43, largely along party lines, to acquit President Trump in the second impeachment trial.

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Minimum Wage Hike Included in COVID-19 Stimulus Package
2/12/2021 -

On Jan. 14, 2021, President Joe Biden included a $15 minimum wage in the America Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 (coronavirus) rescue package. Biden, however, expressed doubt that the minimum wage increase included would survive a Senate vote.

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South Dakota Judge Strikes Down Voter-Approved Recreational Marijuana Amendment
2/9/2021 -

Governor Kristi Noem has worked to strike down the constitutional amendment, while advocates vow to fight to restore the voter-approved measure.

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International Olympic Committee Releases Few Rules for 2020 Summer Olympics
2/8/2021 -

The Tokyo Games are still scheduled to be played in summer 2021.

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International Criminal Court Rules It Has Jurisdiction to Investigate Alleged War Crimes in Israel-Occupied Territories
2/8/2021 -

US State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, stated, “The United States has always taken the position that the court’s jurisdiction should be reserved for countries that consent to it, or that are referred by the U.N. Security Council.”

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Global Oil Prices Recovered from Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic
2/8/2021 -

Global oil prices are back up to over $60 a barrel, the highest level since Jan. 2020. Oil prices have been rising for months in anticipation of Covid-19 vaccination programs.

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Gun Sales Increased 39% in 2020
2/1/2021 -

The FBI conducted more background checks in 2020 than in any other year since 1998 when the agency began collecting data. The FBI reported 39,695,315 background checks completed in 2020, up from 2019 in which 28,369,750 million checks were performed.

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Gay Marriage Site Updated
1/30/2021 -

Explore the debate about whether gay marriage should remain legal with an updated site.

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Biden Revokes Mexico City Rule
1/28/2021 -

The policy restricted all non-governmental organizations funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from performing or promoting abortion services and has been reinstated by all Republican presidents and revoked by all Democratic presidents since Reagan implemented it in 1984.

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Biden Justice Department Ends Zero Tolerance Policy
1/28/2021 -

The policy required the prosecution of all adults crossing the southern border illegally, which resulted in children being held separately from their parents in detention centers.

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House Delivers Trump Impeachment Article to Senate
1/25/2021 -

The House delivered the article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, with an agreed upon trial start the week of Feb. 8, 2021. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will preside over the impeachment trial as president pro tempore of the Senate.

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Biden Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement
1/23/2021 -

The United States will be back in the agreement in 30 days.

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President Biden Rescinds Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
1/23/2021 -

Biden stated the pipeline “disserves the U.S. national interest.”

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