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November 1, 2018

Jay Webber of New Jersey, running for Congress, is doing a great job against a person who is looking to raise Taxes substantially. Jay wants big Tax Cuts and Changes. A Harvard graduate and father of seven, Jay will be great for New Jersey and get the job done-and I will help! — Donald J. […]

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How a Nazi-sympathizing cop went to jail for aiding ISIS

November 1, 2018

(CNN)On July 28, 2016, FBI Special Agent John Sikorski received an encrypted message with a list of Google Play gift card codes. The total value of the gift cards was $245. Despite the modest sum, it was a big win many years in the making for the FBI’s counterterrorism unit. Agents participating in the case […]

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It’s time to abandon the cruelty of meritocracy | Steven Pearlstein

October 21, 2018

Because of heritability and upbringing, there can never be genuine equality of opportunity, writes Steven Pearlstein, the author of Can American Capitalism Be Saved No moral intuition is more hard-wired into Americans conception of their country as a just society than equality of opportunity. While some may be rich and others poor, we are willing […]

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Kavanaugh settles in, hires 4 female clerks, joins court for first day of arguments

October 20, 2018

Washington (CNN)Justice Brett Kavanaugh, fresh off a confirmation process that featured one of the most polarizing and politicized hearings in modern times, took the bench on Tuesday for the start of a new era that is expected to take the court decidedly to the right. On Tuesday in court, Kavanaugh appeared at ease on the […]

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A 33-year-old vet went to the VA for help. Hours later he took his own life

October 17, 2018

Washington (CNN)Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms. Miller exited the hospital upon being released from care but never left the facility’s grounds that day. Police […]

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Melania Trump’s latest white hat evokes colonialist comparison

October 15, 2018

(CNN)When first lady Melania Trump first stepped out in front of the press Friday in Nairobi, Kenya, she was wearing an outfit suitable for the setting. She was at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, ready to pet and bottle-feed baby elephants, who were prancing and playing with their caretakers on a large mound of red […]

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Melania Trump: ‘I was blindsided’ by zero tolerance immigration policy

October 14, 2018

Washington (CNN)First lady Melania Trump said she was “blindsided” by the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to family separations at the southern border and it prompted her unannounced visit there in June. Trump also was asked about her parents’ path to citizenship during the interview. Viktor and Amalija Knavs obtained citizenship through the chain […]

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No-deal Brexit could hit UK-EU flights, says Whitehall

October 10, 2018

Papers also show pets would need rabies tests and motorists an insurance green card Flights could cease between the UK and the rest of the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government has said. In its latest set of no deal notices, the government said flights could be disrupted […]

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

October 10, 2018

Fears over immigration policys impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK governments immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference. The organisers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in […]

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Bob Woodward: Trump’s aides stole his papers ‘to protect the country’

September 14, 2018

(CNN)WARNING: This story contains graphic language. Chief of staff John Kelly describes Trump as an “idiot” and “unhinged,” Woodward reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis describes Trump as having the understanding of “a fifth or sixth grader.” And Trump’s former personal lawyer John Dowd describes the President as “a fucking liar,” telling Trump he would end […]

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