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The mother of a 2-year-old daughter who was killed in a Mississippi tornado last week was at a hospital giving birth to her second child, CNN reports.
Dominique Green left 2-year-old Aubrey with her mother while she was on the way to a local hospital to give birth to her son.
Her mother was watching three other grandchildren — and two young children of her own — when the tornado tore the mobile home apart, the report said.
Aubrey was among 21 people killed over the weekend amid an outbreak of storms and tornados. Kaleb, an 8-year-old boy who was also at the mobile home, suffered a severe brain injury and as of Tuesday was on a ventilator at an intensive care unit.
JoAnn Winston, a neighbor in the mobile home park, said residents didn’t know what hit them.
“I heard something like a train … my older son was saying ‘Get down on the floor! get down on the floor!’” Winston said.
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Filing showing Paul Pelosi's stock transaction.
There is no evidence that the Pelosis benefited materially from the trade.
However, this comes amid an intense debate over whether to pass new rules prohibiting members of Congress and their immediate families from buying and selling individual shares of stock — something that gives them unique opportunities to illegally trade off nonpublic business information, as they are in the position of regulating many publicly traded companies. Members are already required under the STOCK Act to disclose their trades publicly, but dozens of members in both parties ignore even this rule.
In 2023 alone, Raw Story has identified more than a dozen lawmakers who've violated the STOCK Act's disclosure requirement.
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Pelosi, who was speaker of the House last year, and whose family has millions in stock holdings, initially resisted calls to prohibit the practice, saying that members "should be able to participate" in the "free-market" economy. She later changed her position and backed a bill to ban congressional stock trading — but the bill died after running out of time for a vote, and some skeptical observers have argued Pelosi deliberately ran out the clock to prevent action on it.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on the campaign trail last year that he would pass a congressional stock trading ban himself if given a GOP majority. As of now, a bipartisan coalition is pressuring him to act, but there are few signs of concrete action.
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