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Trump Breaks the Law by Ripping Up Official Papers All the Time 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s campaign was quick to rebuke House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ripping up her copy of the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla […]
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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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Colorado Democrats plan to introduce two gun bills this year. Here’s what they are. 4.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
Up until last year, Colorado hadn't passed any gun reforms since 2013. Two new proposals are on the way.
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We tracked every police shooting in Colorado last year. Here’s what we learned. 2.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado law enforcement on average shot someone every five days in 2019, killing 36 people and wounding 28 others, The Denver Post's analysis of officer-involved shootings found. Six officers also were shot and wounded.
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Editorial: Convict and remove President Trump — and disqualify him from ever holding office again 1.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Even without witnesses, the House impeachment has made the case that Trump must be convicted.

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A nearly all-white Iowa town asked itself: Why do we hate? 31.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Dubuque's experience over the last generation shows the issues at play in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign — race, justice, equality, empathy and a reckoning with America's tortured history of enslaving blacks — are universal ones.

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Warren vs. Sanders: Inside the Progressive Debate Over the Student Debt Crisis 31.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last April, the socialist magazine Jacobin had a message for its favorite presidential candidate: “As President, Bernie Sanders Should Cancel All Student Debt.” The secretary of Education, the magazine argued, could wipe out most of the $1.6 trillion in outstanding college loans “with the stroke of a pen.” As his reward, Jacobin predicted, Sanders would […]
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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Opinion: L.A. politicians killed SB 50. So what's their plan to fix the housing crisis? They don't have one 31.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A.-area leaders were full of reasons to kill the bill. So, what's their solution to the housing crisis?

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A $41,212 surgery bill compounded a patient's appendicitis pain 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A young man averted disaster after a friend took him to the nearest hospital just before his appendix burst. But more than a year later, he's still facing a huge bill for his out-of-network surgery.
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Ring app shares your personal data with Facebook and others, report finds 29.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

The high-tech doorbell maker's app is rife with unlisted third-party trackers that collect data from users' devices, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Some Section 8 voucher holders will have more options to use the subsidies 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government has authorized the two agencies to cut through traditional bureaucratic barriers to enable an initial pool of Section 8 voucher holders to use them in communities outside those usually included in the agencies' operations.
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Editorial: Forcing homeless people into mental health treatment isn't the way to solve homelessness 28.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Mike Gatto's measure may be well-intentioned, but it won't solve the problems of mentally ill homeless people.

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Policy News: January 27, 2020 27.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.”  rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Branch EPA’s Science Advisory Board reviews “Transparency in Science” rule. Courts Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses youth climate ...
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'Our democracy is in danger': Muslims in India say police target them with violence 27.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.
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Opinion: Bad Democrats, unfair process — readers against impeachment make their case 25.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The overwhelming majority of letter writers have favored impeachment. Those opposed to it have targeted Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) and the process.

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Letters to the Editor: Adam Schiff's rousing defense of American democracy will be impeachment's legacy 25.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Rep. Adam Schiff reminded senators that unless they value what is right and legal and hold Trump accountable, our constitutional system will be lost.

Pompeo won't say whether he owes Yovanovitch an apology: 'I've done what's right' 25.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch's treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, "I've defended every single person on this team."
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L.A. Mayor Garcetti foresees progress on homelessness via talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homeless crisis.

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A Utah Woman Was Charged for Going Topless in Her Own Home. Her Legal Case Is Not Going Great. 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
A Utah judge just denied a local woman’s motion to declare the state’s lewdness law unconstitutional after she was slammed with criminal charges for going topless in her own home. Last year Tilli Buchanan was charged with lewdness after she and her husband took their shirts off while installing insulation in their garage. Her husband, […]
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