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Rev. Raphael G. Warnock comforts Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks, during Brooks'  public viewing at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, June 22 in Atlanta.

Democratic Senators on Monday gave their strongest indication but they could block the GOP police reform bill from coming to the floor, a risky move that could prevent remedial measures from being imposed this year over their party’s concerns that the GOP bill is too weak.

Democrats demand a clear commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they will be able to vote on amendments on the floor. But McConnell has so far said he would be willing to have an “open” process on the floor but has not yet determined which amendments will be considered. Democrats are expected to continue discussing their strategy on Tuesday.

After the caucus appeal Monday afternoon, Senate Democrats felt disappointed about the prospect of a way forward on the bill offered by Senator Tim Scott, saying much more needed to be changed and argued McConnell had failed to commit to voting on the floor amendments. Many predicted the bill would be blocked because Republicans needed at least seven Democratic votes to break the filibuster.

Senator Mazie Hirono, a Hawaiian Democrat, said Scott’s bill “did not do what we were supposed to do that carried out honest police reform.”

“The time to speak is before the bill touches the floor … if you really want to do serious work on a serious problem, you must have a discussion now,” he said.

Senate Minority Minority Dick Durbin declined to discuss his party’s strategy, but he pointed to a Democratic decision to block McConnell’s initial $ 2 trillion stimulus plan in March. After that, the two sides reached a Democratic-backed agreement after changes were made to the historic rescue package.

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“We have faced similar offers in the past – under the CARES Act – and I think the best thing that happened was that we did not accept the offer and demanded a bipartisan approach to it,” Durbin said.

In addition, key groups also began to urge their opposition to the plan, including the influential NAACP, which urged senators to block the bill at a procedural vote on Wednesday.

Also on Monday, both Reverend Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump – lawyers representing the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed while in Minneapolis detention when an officer knelt on his neck – announced their opposition to Scott’s plans.

“The Black Community is bored with lip service and is surprised that this $ 7 billion package can be considered a law,” Crump said.

Many Democrats will not say whether they will choose not to proceed to the bill, even when they are not sure how they will get a “yes” vote on Wednesday.

  • New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a lead author of the Democratic Bill, would not say Monday if he would choose to advance the Scott Bill. “We are having a lot of conversations,” Booker said. “I think there are many things at this time that show that the process we are aiming for is not a good process … Houses go through processes. They go through committees, they do many things. It is a normal and orderly ordering process. Not that. We have a lot of conversation about that now and we’ll see where it ends. “
  • Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut added: “There has been no outreach from McConnell.”
  • Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, is very critical of the Scott Bill, called the Justice Act. “Where is justice in the Justice Act?” He said. Asked if Democrats could turn it on the floor according to their wishes, Menendez said: “If you get committed up front. Nothing.”
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One Democrat in a difficult re-election, Senator Doug Jones from Alabama, said he was likely to vote to proceed to the bill. But when asked about the lack of progress in talks with McConnell, Jones said: “There never was. We will see where he goes.”

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia and voted, said: “I don’t know (how I would vote.) Everything is still open.”

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support



Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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