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Trump Tweets That a Blue Wave in November Would Hurt the Economy

On Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump boasted yet again about the country’s job growth, arguing it’s just one reason why voters should elect Republic...

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Watch 5,000 Central American Migrants Walk to the United States

On Sunday, thousands of Central American migrants left Mexico’s southern border and marched north as they made their way to the United States to seek asylum...

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Trump Warns Of “Onslaught of Illegal Aliens” in Migrant Caravan

A caravan of Central American migrants swelled to more than 5,000 people as it reached Mexico’s southern border on Sunday, marching past Mexican police and...

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President Trump Defends Saudi Leader as “Incredible Ally”

On Saturday night, President Donald Trump defended Saudi Arabia as an “incredible ally” while at the same time criticizing the monarchy&a...

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The Trump Administration Wants to Narrow the Definition of Gender Identity

Trump administration officials are pushing to narrow the legal definition of sex under Title IX, the latest move in the W...

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Charlottesville’s Other Jim Crow Legacy: Separate and Unequal Education

This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times. High school seniors Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes have been friends...

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700,000 People Marched in London to Protest Brexit

The backlash to Brexit has been getting bigger and more organized. Frustrated with political leaders’ handling of Brexit, British protesters gathered in droves on Sa...

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Joe Biden Calls Trump’s Handling of Journalist’s Death “Embarrassing” and “Dangerous”

On the stump in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the death of journalist Jamal Khashogg...

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Trump’s Former Lawyer Is Now Trying to Get Out the Vote For Democrats

In one of the stranger twists of the midterm cycle, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said he’d “take a bullet”&am...

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Trump Accepts Saudi Arabia’s Latest Story About Journalist Dying in a “Fistfight”

Saudi Arabia has again changed its official line on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, marking its first admission since his October 2 disappearance that&#16...

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Even in Philadelphia, One of the Most Determined Sanctuary Cities, Refuge Is Elusive

This story was originally co-published by the Philadelphia Inquirer and ProPublica. A small, impish grin spread across Jeff Sessions’ face...

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New Justice Department Case Shows Russia Is Now Attacking the Midterm Elections

On Friday, the US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed a criminal complaint accusing a Russian national named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of conspir...

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A Pro-Obamacare Ballot Measure Has a Big Lead in Utah

It’s looking like voters are fans of Obamacare when they have a chance to directly vote on it—even in deeply red states like Utah. Utah is one of four states with...

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DOJ Charges Russian With Conspiring to Disrupt 2018 Elections

The Justice Department on Friday filed a complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, a 44-year-old Russian national who, prosecutors allege, was the chief accountant manag...

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Empress Of’s New Album Is a Tale of Love, Heartbreak, and Everything In Between

We’ve got a special treat for you on this beautiful day called Friday. Not one Friday Find, not two, not even three, but 10 whole songs for you to jam to all weeken...

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Recreate the Magical Miso Egg and the Mouthwatering Short Ribs From “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”

With her book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat demystified cooking and made me understand and appreciate flavors in a whole new way. So it came as no surprise when Netflix...

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Trump Praises Congressman for Body-Slamming Reporter

President Donald Trump on Thursday lavished praise on Rep. Greg Gianforte, the Montana congressman who made headlines last year after body-slamming a reporter. Trump...

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How a Disgraced Republican Fundraiser Is Exposing Qatar’s Shadowy Lobbying Offensive

For more than a year, Qatar has been locked in a diplomatic feud with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other Middle Eastern nations, which blockaded their Persian G...

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After Heidi Heitkamp Won a Senate Seat, North Dakota Republicans Made It Harder for Native Americans to Vote

In 2012, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp won a razor-tight race in North Dakota for US Senate. Her victory was an upset in a state that regularly elects Republicans by wide margins. I...

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Scott Dozier Still Wants to Be Executed. And He’s Still Waiting.

This story was originally published by The Marshall Project.  Last week, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier called his family and frien...

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Massachusetts Voters Could Repeal a Ban on Discrimination Against Transgender People

When Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters in May 2016 he would sign a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination in public spaces, it...

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These 32 Republicans Voted to Kill Obamacare. Now They Say They’ll Protect Preexisting Conditions.

As the midterm elections approach, Republicans have been ramping up their claims that they want to protect insurance coverage for people with preexisting conditions—essentia...

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Will Claire McCaskill’s War on Opioids Help Her Keep Her Seat?

When her elderly mom was dying in the hospital, Claire McCaskill, the Demo­cratic senator now facing a tough reelection fight in Missouri, noticed a disturbing pattern. Betty...

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Duncan Hunter Once Said It’s “in the Middle Eastern Culture” to Lie

Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Southern California Republican facing a rocky reelection battle after being indicted for misusing campaign funds, has upped his Islamophobic dog-whistl...

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Brian Kemp’s Voter Suppression Efforts Could Help Elect Him Governor

In 2012, Helen Ho set out to register Asian Americans to vote in Georgia. Two years prior, she had founded a small nonprofit to increase civic engagement among this g...

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