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Protesters Rally to Oppose Trump's 'Ethnonationalist' Circuit Court Nominee 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Protesters gathered outside the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday to rally against President Trump's latest judicial nominee Steven Menashi.
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U.S. Census Bureau reports poverty rate down, but millions still poor 11.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While the poverty rate finally fell to prerecession levels in 2018, the number of people without health insurance increased, and about 1 in 8 Americans still lived below the poverty line.
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Rent caps, tighter rules on evictions advance for unincorporated L.A. County 11.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Amid California's housing and homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to draft a permanent rent-control ordinance.

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The Tea Party Got What It Wanted 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
A couple weeks ago, the New York Times commemorated 10 years of the tea party by being very wrong about it. In the newspaper’s portrayal, the movement seemed like nothing so much as an uprising of principled libertarians wearing tricorn hats made out of folded Cato Institute white papers. According to the Times, their concerns […]
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California vaccine bills signed by Newsom as protesters are arrested at Capitol 10.9.2019 LA Times: Health

California will enact sweeping new restrictions on medical exemptions for vaccines under bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.

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Surge in reports to Colorado’s Safe2Tell hotline sets another record as students return to school 10.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Suicide threats and tips about drug use were the top reasons students and others filed reports, which is the case in most months. Other common reasons were concerns about bullying and general threats.
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Where Is Hannah Brown Now? Former Bachelorette Doesn't Regret Experience After Breakup 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Sometimes I question why things happened the way they happened, but there's so much good that came out of the experience."
Baltimore Protesters Explain Why They Are Against President Returning To 'Rodent Infested' City: 'The Real Rat Is Trump Himself' 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Trump will speak at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner at the Maryland city later this week.
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GOP Congressional Candidate Has Ties to Far-Right Supporter of the Proud Boys 10.9.2019 Mother Jones
The campaign of North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop has associated with a far-right activist with a history of bigoted rhetoric who has defended the Proud Boys, a controversial neo-fascist outfit. Bishop, a state senator who authored North Carolina’s anti-transgender “bathroom bill,” is competing in Tuesday’s special election in the state’s 9th district. “Thank […]
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How American Colonialism Put Puerto Rico in Crisis 10.9.2019 Mother Jones
Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria ripping Puerto Rico apart, killing an estimated 3,000 people and wracking nearly $100 billion in damages on an island already suffering a deep financial crisis. Since the storm passed, the island has seen hundreds of schools close, more than one government official indicted and arrested on charges […]
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Mexico trans women fight for justice as killings go unpunished 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Mexico has become the world's second deadliest country after Brazil for transgender people, with 261 transgender women slain in 2013-2018, according to a recent study by the LGBTQ rights group Letra S.

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'Inauthentic activity' on social media, abuse of progressive women in politics … is there a common thread? 9.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Is there a common thread running between reports Friday that a spike in "inauthentic activity" on social media just before the Alberta provincial election came from unidentified backers of the United Conservative Party and news stories Saturday about harassment of federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna? It would be impossible to make an evidentiary link between the use of disinformation bots on social media by supporters of conservative political parties and violent threats directed at women candidates and activists. Still, there's something more than timing that suggests the stream of false stories designed to rile up the conservative base , often reposted by high-profile conservatives, and the toxic abuse that sometimes threatens to overwhelm women candidates and office holders -- liberal ones in particular -- both have their roots in the role social media plays in the ecosystem of conservative activism. The analysis of the Alberta election by Rapid ...
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Newt Gingrich: Throwing Money at Poor Communities Won't Fix Them | Opinion 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Democrats should take note: it didn't work for the Great Society—and it won't work for America today.
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Jeffco Public Schools suggests manhunt for armed woman pulled down CMAS participation 9.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
The manhunt earlier this year for a Florida woman allegedly obsessed with the Columbine shooters may have hurt participation in state tests enough to push two high schools' ratings down, officials with Jeffco Public Schools said.
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More than half of Denver’s public schools are segregated, 25 years after busing ended 8.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Nearly 25 years after Denver was allowed to stop the court-ordered busing designed to desegregate its buildings, more than half of the city's public schools are as segregated as they were in the late 1960s, and students complain that others are integrated in name only, with white and Asian students making up the majority of advanced classes.
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This Entire Week Has Been Incredibly Depressing. But Then Today in New York I Saw a Young Woman Give People Hope. 7.9.2019 Mother Jones
Outside the United Nations headquarters in New York, a group of about 25 students braced themselves against strong winds from Hurricane Dorian on Friday. Ranging in age from elementary to college students, they held signs that read “As the oceans rise, so will we” and “GREED KILLS,” and chanted, “We are unstoppable, a better world is […]
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Pete Buttigieg Says White Supremacy, Systemic Racism Pose 'Greatest Risk of Ending the American Project' 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Look if you think about it, white supremacy is the thing beneath the surface of American life that has come closest to ending American life," Buttigieg said on The Breakfast Club.
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Right-wing Radio Host Says New York-born Andrew Yang 'Should Go Back to China': 'Why Is He Coming Here to Turn America into the Place That He Left?' 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"There is this little Asian guy or Chinese guy or whatever he is, he should go back to China or wherever he came from," Petersen said.
National Food Bank Day 2019: Where to Help and How to Donate 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
On National Food Bank Day, marked on the first Friday in September, you can help contribute to the cause that believes no-one should go to bed hungry.
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Troubled companies made him billions. A prison phone investment made him enemies 5.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores became one of L.A.'s richest men snatching up imperiled companies and offloading them for profit. A prison phone operator, though, has brought him only problems.

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