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Bernie Sanders is an independent Senator from Vermont. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BernieSanders)

  • "We cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through," Sanders said
  • A clear majority of Republicans are supporting Israel in their conflict with Gaza
  • With Democrats more divided, President Joe Biden is under pressure from his party's liberal flank

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The salary hike for employees will take place by 2025. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Bank of America will require US vendors to pay employees at least $15 an hour
  • In March 2020, the giant US bank lifted its minimum wage to $20 an hour
  • The announcement is the latest to lift wages amid a tightening labour market

Washington, Apr 16 (PTI) Ten Democratic Senators led by influential Bernie Sanders have urged US President Joe Biden to support India and South Africa's proposal to the WTO to temporarily lift ...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders are known to agree on key issues. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@aoc)

  • Bernie Sanders said the plan did not do enough for the climate
  • AOC said the $2 trillion are "not nearly enough" to address key issues
  • Biden's plan, according to his statements, will create millions of jobs

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Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the latest to speak about Amazon workers being forced to pee in bottles due to work pressure. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab-Instagram/@aoc)

  • It all started with reports of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visiting Alabama to support Amazon workers' attempt to unionise
  • An Amazon executive tweeted that the company provides a progressive work environment
  • To this, Democratic lawmaker Mark Pocan tweeted that Amazon workers were made to "urinate in water bottles"   

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Demonstrators march during a protest in memory of Breonna Taylor. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President Biden said he is "committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law"
  • Breonna Taylor was shot by two Nashville police officers on March 13, 2020
  • Earlier this week, Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, penned an open letter to Biden

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be stepping down from his position later this year. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Sanders said that Bezos should agree to testify at the hearing
  • Jennifer Bates, an employee at the Amazon fulfillment center will attend the hearing
  • US President Joe Biden also called out the hurdles being put in by Amazon for union formation

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US President Joe Biden thanks fellow Democrats. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • He thanked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in particular
  • The Senate voted 50-49 in favour of the bill
  • Biden says 'giant step forward' for Americans

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Bernie Sanders is an Independent Senator from Vermont (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BernieSanders)

  • The vote ended on a 42-58 divide with eight democrats voting against it
  • Sanders vowed to not give up on the bill and bring it up again
  • Senator Sinema from Arizona made a gesture while casting her vote which attracted critcism

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Neera Tanden was Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @neeratanden)

  • Tanden reportedly deleted thousands of tweets before her Senate hearing
  • The 50-year-old called out both Republicans and Democrats 
  • Independent Senator Bernie Sanders lashed out at the nominee at the Senate hearing