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House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric


Washington: The House voted late Tuesday to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — the only Palestinian American in Congress — an extraordinary rebuke of her rhetoric about the Israel-Hamas war. The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House. The three-term congresswoman has...

Pramila Jayapal introduces legislation to ban facial recognition tech by govt


Led by Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a group of US lawmakers has introduced a bicameral legislation to stop government use of biometric technology, including facial recognition tools, which they said violates the privacy of citizens and "deepens racial bias" in policing. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, introduced on Tuesday, responds to reports that hundreds...

Rift in Democratic Party over support for Israel


Washington: President Biden and Democratic Rep.  Rashida Tlaib engaged in a tense, roughly eight-minute conversation on the airport tarmac in Detroit after Biden's arrival there Monday. Tlaib refused to say what she and the president discussed, but at one point Biden patted the congresswoman’s shoulder. Later, during a speech in Dearborn, he lavishly complimented her. "I want to say to...