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Standardized Tests Site Update
12/7/2020 -

Explore the debate about whether standardized tests improve American education through an updated history, new quotes, and all new arguments.

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2020 Presidential Candidates Spent over $1.4 Billion, Raised over $1.6 Billion
12/7/2020 -

The Nov. 23, 2020 FEC filings show Biden, Hawkins, Jorgensen, and Trump spent over $1.42 billion (of over $1.6 billion raised) on their 2020 election campaigns.

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Federal Judge Orders DACA Restoration
12/7/2020 -

US District Court Judge Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered the Trump administration to restore DACA to the terms “prior to the attempted rescission of September 2017,” and to reinstate two-year permits.

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Trump Signs Anti-Doping Act
12/7/2020 -

On Dec. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. The act will allow the federal government to impose criminal sanctions on people involved in doping at major international sporting events with American athletes, sponsors, and broadcasters.

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US House Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
12/4/2020 -

Though the bill is not likely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate, it is the first time either chamber has passed such an act.

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Trump Administration Updates Citizenship Test
12/3/2020 -

Critics say the test is now unnecessarily difficult, requires a higher level of English fluency, and accuse the administration of limiting citizenship for political reasons.

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United Nations Commission Reclassifies Medical Marijuana
12/2/2020 -

27 of 53 member states, including the United States voted to remove medical marijuana from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which includes opioids like heroin.

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Trump Admin to Expand Allowable Methods of Execution
12/1/2020 -

The new rule will go into effect on Dec. 28, 2020 and will allow the federal government to use all execution methods allowed by the state in which the federal inmate is being held if lethal injection drugs are not available.

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Trump Administration Labels BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Movement as Anti-Semitic
11/19/2020 -

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced measures to counter the BDS movement, stating in a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We want to stand with all other nations that recognize the BDS movement for the cancer that it is, and we’re committed to combating it.”

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Four New Legal Recreational Marijuana States
11/10/2020 -

Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalized recreational marijuana in the Nov. 2020 election

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Mississippi and South Dakota Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana
11/10/2020 -

South Dakota voters also legalized recreational marijuana, the first state to legalize both simultaneously.

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Nevada Votes to Remove Same-Sex Marriage Ban from Constitution
11/5/2020 -

Nevada voters approved Question 2, which will remove an unenforceable section of the state constitution that states “only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state.”

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Colorado and Florida Vote to Amend Constitutions to Include Citizenship Requirement for Voting
11/4/2020 -

Colorado and Florida voters passed Amendment 76 and Amendment 1 respectively to amend the state constitutions to include a citizenship requirement for voting. Both constitutions are expected to be amended to state that “only a citizen” who is 18 years of age or older may vote.

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Florida Voters Approve $15 Minimum Wage
11/4/2020 -

The minimum wage in Florida will rise from the current $8.56 to $10.00 in 2021, and then rise by $1.00 each year until the wage reaches $15.00 in 2026.

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California Voters Restore Vote to People on Parole
11/4/2020 -

On Nov. 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 17, which allows people on parole to vote. California joins 18 other states and DC that restore the right to vote after prison.

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