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Residents Open Fire with AR-15, 9mm Handgun and Turn the Tide on 7 Invasion Suspects | Breitbart

Two residents in Glen St. Mary, Florida, turned the tide on seven home invasion suspects by opening fire with an AR-15 and a 9mm handgun.
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Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution.
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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs : The Two-Way : NPR

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.
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DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by 'sanctuary' policies

Dozens of gang members, some of whom belonged to the notorious MS-13 gang, were shielded from deportation and released due to sanctuary policies last year, according to newly released stats from the Department of Homeland Security.
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Stanford Professor: Dungeons and Dragons Perpetuates Systems of White, Male Privilege | Breitbart

A professor of education at Stanford University argues in a recent academic journal article that the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons perpetuates white privilege.
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Hillary Clinton's popularity has plunged since election, poll finds

Hillary Clinton, almost two years after she lost the 2016 election to President Trump, is less popular than ever, according to a poll released this week.
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James Comey To 'Fresh Air': The FBI Isn't 'On Anybody's Side' : NPR

The former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency — and also to defend the FBI against charges of partisanship.
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Federal court rules against Trump's sanctuary city crackdown efforts

A federal appeals court in Illinois ruled Thursday the Trump administration could not withhold public safety grants from cities solely because those cities had so-called sanctuary policies protecting illegal immigrants.
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Trump administration's lawsuit against California sanctuary laws backed by these cities, counties

These are the cities and counties that have supported the Trump administration's efforts to combat California's so-called sanctuary laws.
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In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents : NPR

Some Democratic challengers are fundraising more than the Republican incumbents they're challenging. This revelation comes as House candidates file their first quarter financial reports.
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Barbara Bush On Meeting George, Motherhood And Her Signature Fake Pearls : NPR

The former first lady, who died Tuesday, told Terry Gross in 1994 that she grew up thinking she'd be a nurse. "But then I met that marvelous George [H. W.] Bush and the nursing went out the window."
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Orange County city votes again to opt out of California's sanctuary state law

A Southern California city council voted Monday for the second time to cement its opposition to the state’s sanctuary law following a tense 5-hour debate and clashes between anti-sanctuary measure supporters and protesters.
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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed : NPR

Michael Cohen says he still feels he's been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he's got too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.
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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President) : NPR

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.
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Eric Holder hints at 2020 presidential run with important New Hampshire appearance

Speculation about a potential presidential run for former Attorney General Eric Holder has heated up after he announced he would speak at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics’ annual “Politics & Eggs,” an event that many former candidates once attended.
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Taxpayers to spend $85K for Christie's official portrait: report

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly spent more on his official portrait than the state’s three previous governors combined, NorthJersey.com reported.
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California Dems Dreamin'? Long-shot bid to split up state would boost party in Senate

Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats.
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Revealed: Dream Democrat agenda includes reparations

A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance's spring conference this week in Atlanta.
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Trump: Unfit to Command - The Atlantic

With the president in an agitated state, preoccupied with his legal troubles, this is no time for war.
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Federal Court Calls State's Law Against Price-Gouging 'Unconstitutional' : Shots - Health News : NPR

Legal analysts say the decision to overturn Maryland's law could slow momentum for other states that are attempting to take action to curb high drug costs.
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Transcript: James Comey's Interview With Morning Edition On 'A Higher Loyalty' : NPR

Nearly a year after President Trump fired James Comey, the former FBI director has a new memoir, A Higher Loyalty. He talked to NPR about the book and his decisions in the run-up to the 2016 election.
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Why Putin's Pal, Germany's Ex-Chancellor Schroeder, Isn't On A Sanctions List : Parallels : NPR

Gerhard Schroeder went from chancellor of Germany to chairman of key Russian energy corporations. But many Germans are in no mood for more sanctions against Kremlin interests.
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Comey memos: House Republican committee chairmen say documents prove Comey never felt obstructed

Three House Republican committee chairmen responded to numerous memos written by former FBI Director James Comey detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump that were released to lawmakers and obtained by Fox News on Thursday evening.
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Pope Francis Launches Forceful ‘Appeal’ to Save Lives of Vincent Lambert and Alfie Evans

Pope Francis has urged authorities to spare the lives of two disabled persons due to be euthanized, Vincent Lambert in France and Alfie Evans in the UK.
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Meet the unassuming drum machine that changed music forever

Created 30 years ago, this unassuming machine is still vital to today’s popular music.
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Washington Honors 'Gold Standard' Public Servant Ed Lorenzen : NPR

Congressional party leaders, former lawmakers and budget wonks paused to honor former congressional aide and budget expert Ed Lorenzen, who died tragically with his young son in a January house fire.
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Rep. Meadows: Documents show 'concerning level of coordination' between FBI, DOJ in Clinton email probe

The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus has asked the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to take a closer look at emails and texts between demoted FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that have previously been given to Congress.
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