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  1. US cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | The Raw Story

    A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice in Spokane, Washington, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had failed to satisfactorily explain why it decided in July to terminate the five-year grants two years early.

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  2. House backs bill to block spill of dam water to help salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | WVNY

    The House has approved a bill that would effectively reverse a federal judge's order to spill water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help migrating salmon reach the Pacific Ocean. The bill would prevent any changes in dam operations until 2022.

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  3. Family of Ricky Boyd calling for body cam video to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    The family of Ricky Boyd plans to silently protest at Thursday's City Council meeting. They're demanding that police release body camera video.

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  4. GOP senators float idea of resolution backing Mueller's roleRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | WVNY

    Republican senators are floating an alternative to bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job - a nonbinding resolution endorsing him. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to vote Thursday on the bill, which would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing.

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  5. House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.

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  6. The Russia Investigations: What You Need To Know About Russian 'Active Measures'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | WGBH

    The Russian government launched a broad influence campaign against the United States starting in 2014. Intelligence professionals call it the latest examples of "active measures," secret tools of statecraft that have been used for centuries.

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  7. Lawmakers Suspend Confirmation Hearing for VA Secretary Nominee Ronny JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Democracy Now

    Senate lawmakers have indefinitely postponed Dr. Ronny Jackson's confirmation hearing as secretary of veterans affairs, even as President Trump is continuing to defend Jackson, who is his personal White House physician. On Tuesday, Montana Senator Jon Tester said Jackson is known within the White House as "candy man," because he hands out prescription pills as if they were candy.

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  8. With slate of candidates, Grand Traverse Dems challenge GOP dominanceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Michigan Radio

    And only one Democrat has won a county commission race in the last decade - former county and Traverse City Commissioner Ross Richardson. "I think of myself as a problem solver," Pepper says.

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  9. Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter loveRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump is tweeting his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West for his recent online support.

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  10. New allegations surface about VA nomineea s behaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    APRIL 16: Physician to the President U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.

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  11. Join a thoughtful conversation for women of all political stripes, hosted in part by...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Cleveland.com

    Are you a woman in Ohio interested in joining a respectful, online conversation with women from around the country who have different political opinions, experiences and backgrounds? Cleveland.com and Spaceship Media are hosting a moderated conversation in a closed Facebook group that will bring together women of all political stripes, from conservative to libertarian to liberal. The conversation, The Many: A Conversation Across Divides , is supported by journalists and librarians who supply research to inform the group's discussions.

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  12. Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    French President Emmanuel Macron drew sharp contrasts with President Donald Trump's worldview Wednesday, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism" in a candid counterweight to Trump's appeals to put "America first." In the spotlight of a speech to the U.S. Congress, Macron was courteous but firm, deferential but resolute as he traced the lines of profound division between himself and Trump on key world issues: climate change, trade and the Iran nuclear deal.

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  13. Carson plan would raise rent for millions in public housing Source: APRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | WFTV Orlando

    Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would pay more for rent under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The proposal would have to be approved by Congress, where it could touch off a debate over how best to support some of the country's poorest and most vulnerable families.

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  14. A Plea for the Old School SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., brought a chart of the Senate floor to the Rules Committee. What could have been a contentious meeting about shortening Senate debate time for nominations turned into more of a bipartisan conversation among some of the most senior senators at taking another shot at moving regular spending bills.

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  15. Democrats Still Not Satisfied With CIA Disclosures About Gina HaspelRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico has joined with colleagues Ron Wyden and Dianne Feinstein in pressing the CIA to declassify more information on deputy director Gina Haspel. The CIA will be providing senators with an opportunity to review more classified information about President Donald Trump's nominee to head the agency in a secure room deep beneath the Capitol.

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  16. White House: No Red Flags In Multiple Jackson Background ChecksRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, leaves Dirksen Building after a meeting on Capitol Hill with Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on April 24, 2018.

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  17. Party On! The 11th Circuit Holds Filing a Written Consent is Enough...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Supra

    Seyfarth Synopsis: In a first impression case, the Eleventh Circuit held that an "opt-in" plaintiff is only required to file a written consent to become a party-plaintiff in a collective action under the FLSA, and that the lack of conditional certification does not affect that status. At or within a few weeks of the filing of a purported FLSA collective action, a plaintiff's lawyer often files pleadings signed by other current or former employees in which they consent to join the case as "opt-in" plaintiffs.

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  18. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    With the launch of this new facility for the Aviation College at Snead State, students are ready to soar to new heights. "I'm excited to have this program here, because it's going to allow me to work.

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  19. In Kanye West's World, Charlamagne Tha God Is "The New Oprah"Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Vibe

    Kanye West gifted the Twittersphere with another rant, in which he crowned radio personality Charlamagne tha God as the new Oprah. With his puzzling tweet, The Life Of Pablo rapper gave a bit of insight as to what the secret meeting that occurred between the two last week might have entailed.

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  20. A Progressive Movement to Organize America's HeartlandRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | The Nation

    The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Can a progressive populist movement be built in the rural areas and small towns of America's heartland that Donald Trump dominated in 2016? This week, People's Action - one of the largest multiracial, people's organizations in the country with 48 member organizations in 30 states - launched a major initiative to do just that.

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