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Lawmakers renew call to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
Kativ/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Harriet Tubman, noted abolitionist and celebrated Civil War spy, might be closer to getting on the $20 bill if renewed congressional efforts are successful.Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., made the case to use the image of the woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom via the "Underground Railroad" rather than that of former President Andrew Jackson, who owned slaves and who supported policies that led to the forcible removal of Native Americans from their homes. Katko on Tuesday highlighted the importance of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act."It should not even be an issue, in my mind,"...
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Georgetown University student facing possible expulsion over father's bribes files lawsuit
chemistkane/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- A Georgetown University student facing possible expulsion over his father's involvement in a college admissions bribery scheme is taking the school to court.Adam Semprevivo filed a lawsuit Wednesday morning against the private university in Washington, D.C., demanding that a district court judge block the school from taking disciplinary action against him that could include revoking his earned academic credits and subjecting him to academic discipline after his father, California sales executive Stephen Semprevivo, admitted paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get him accepted.Stephen Semprevivo had hired a college admissions consultant, William "Rick" Singer, to...
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Ford recalls 270,000 Fusions for potential to roll away
SteveLagreca/iStock (DETROIT) -- Ford Motor Company issued a recall for 270,000 Fusions on Wednesday, citing a potential for the cars to roll away, the company said.The recall affects select Fusions made from 2013 to 2016 with 2.5-liter engines. A faulty transmission could cause the cars to incorrectly shift gears."A shifter cable that detaches from the transmission may allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver," the company said in a statement."The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to park and remove the ignition key while the...
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