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GOP Lawmaker Doesn’t Care If President Used the N-Word Before Becoming President

Michael Williams, a Republican state senator from Georgia, went on TV Saturday morning and declared that he would be upset if Donald Trump spewed racial slurs. That may seem s...

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A Top Trump Fundraiser Is Reportedly Under Investigation

Prominent Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy is under investigation by the Justice Department, which is seeking to determine if he sought money from foreign officials in exc...

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ICE Detains Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital

A California man just wanted to stop for gas as he drove his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth. Instead, Joel Arrona is now in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement c...

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Donald Trump Lashes Out at “Loudmouth” John Brennan

President Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his widely condemned decision to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, who served as CIA director under Presi...

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Here’s What It’s Like to Lose Your Home in California’s Wildfires

This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Night The Fire Hit Michele...

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Delicious Purple Beans Connected One Chef to Her Family’s Culinary Past

Aileen Suzara reaches into her refrigerator and pulls out a tangle of yardlong beans, a popular ingredient in Filipino cuisine. They look like green beans, except, as...

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“Crazy Rich Asians” Can’t Be Everything—But It’s Still a Win

Crazy Rich Asians debuted to crazy high expectations this week. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the film is one of the first major studio-backed productions to feature all-Asian leads...

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HUD Complaint Says Facebook Discriminated Against Users With Advertising

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it had filed a housing discrimination complaint against Facebook for viola...

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The Amount of Toxic Wastewater Produced by Fracking is Unbelievable

This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Fracking companies used 770 per...

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Trump Cancels Military Parade, Floats Buying 2/3rds of Fighter Jet

Donald Trump, who skillfully avoided military service and once compared his own promiscuous sex life in the eighties with Vietnam, was forc...

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Roger Stone’s Super PAC Paid the Manhattan Madam’s Mom During the 2016 Campaign

Why did a super PAC run by longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone pay nearly $5,000 to the mother of Kristin Davis, the so-called Manhattan Madam, in July 2016? This may be a ques...

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Watch Our Exclusive Studio Interview With “March for Our Lives” Leaders

Mother Jones recently invited three top student leaders from the March for Our Lives movement into our studio to mark the six-month anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and t...

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Internal ICE Emails Show How the Government Set a Trap for Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens

On January 30, Lucimar de Souza, an undocumented immigrant from Brazil, went into to a US Citizenship and Immigration Services office to pr...

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When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights

This story was originally published by ProPublica. As the midterm elections approach, Republican state officials and lawmakers have stepped up efforts to block studen...

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The Trump Administration Will Not Be Happy About the Forest Service’s New Fire Management Strategy

As wildfires continue to rage across the West during a brutally hot summer, on Thursday, the US Forest Service released i...

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Trump’s Favorite FCC Chairman Had a Really Bad Day on Capitol Hill

After a scandalous few weeks for his agency, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission faced the the Senate Commerce Committee dur...

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New Omarosa Tape Appears to Back Claim She Was Offered $15,000 a Month to Stay Quiet

A new secret recording released by Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday appears to show President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law offering the former White H...

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Read Barack and Michelle Obama’s Statement on the Passing of Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit, aged 76. The former president, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, released the following stateme...

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Here’s Why Alaska Might Seriously Consider a Carbon Tax

This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Alaska isn’t exactly the...

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California Cops Shot and Killed 162 People Last Year. This Bill Could Help Reduce the Bloodshed.

A California bill that would radically change the standard for the use of deadly force by police officers is set for a key vote on Thursday. Assembly Bill 931, the Po...

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