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Here's why women keep dressing like 'Handmaids' at state legislatures

At statehouses, town halls, and protests, women are dressing like characters from The Handmaid's Tale to protest the stripping of reproductive rights.
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Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act - The New York Times

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week.
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Vox 1 day

The Better Care Reconciliation Act: the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

The bill asks low- and middle-income Americans to spend significantly more for less coverage.
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NBC Politics 1 day

Inside the health care bill: Trump wanted 'heart.' He didn't get it

The Senate bill is easy to summarize: It cuts health spending and uses the savings to finance large tax cuts for wealthy Americans and medical companies.
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Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week.
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Trevor Noah: Video Of Cop Shooting Philando Castile 'Broke Me' | HuffPost

"The Daily Show" host lashed out at the jury that cleared the cop after seeing dashcam footage.
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Senate health care bill includes deep Medicaid cuts

Senate Republicans unveil a draft of health care legislation that will include big reductions to Medicaid, tax cuts and elimination of the insurance mandate.
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NBC Politics 2 days

Trump to hold first re-election fundraiser at his DC hotel

President Trump's first re-election fundraiser will be held at his own Washington D.C. Hotel.
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Vox 1 day

The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance

It’s not complicated. Just cruel.
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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection - The New York Times

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.
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John Oliver, HBO Sued For Defamation By Coal Baron Robert E. Murray | HuffPost

Murray has apparently taken issue with a recent episode of "Last Week Tonight."
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Vox 1 day

Barack Obama just blasted the Senate health bill as a "massive transfer of wealth" to the rich

"Millions of families will lose coverage entirely," the former president said.
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Donald Trump Calls For A Law We've Already Had For More Than 20 Years | HuffPost

The president's proposal sounds exactly like a law President Clinton signed in 1996.
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The 395 Kids Philando Castile Left Behind | HuffPost

Children are asking for answers their parents don't have.
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Trump in Iowa: President calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years

President Trump announced Wednesday night that he will soon ask Congress to pass legislation banning immigrants from accessing public assistance within five years of entering the U.S.
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GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Hospitals And Patients Hard : Shots - Health News : NPR

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.
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Trump Says He Made No Tapes of Comey Conversations - The New York Times

After weeks of speculation after his initial comments on Twitter, the president once again took to Twitter to say he did not make recordings.
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A California scientist who studies climate change is running for Congress

Jess Phoenix said she hopes to be one of the first politicians sent to Washington, D.C. on the promise of combating climate change.
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Vox 1 day

The Senate health bill would hugely roll back women's health care

Childbirth in the US is already inexcusably dangerous. The Senate bill would make it worse.
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"No cuts to Medicaid!": protesters in wheelchairs arrested after release of health care bill

Disability rights activists turn up the heat outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office.
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Al Sharpton Defends His Selfies: 'Don't Be Jealous Because I'm So Fit At 62' | HuffPost

“If [Trump] can tweet at night, I can selfie."
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Cher Turns on Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss - Breitbart

"Admire & respect Nancy Pelosi, but in 'every' race, GOP runs against her," the 'Believe' singer wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
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NBC Politics 1 day

Pelosi strikes back: 'I think I’m worth the trouble'

WASHINGTON — Pushing back on criticism following a Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House.
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Camille Paglia Blames Dems for Destroying Journalism - 'It Is Going to Take Decades to Recover' - Breitbart

Camille Paglia Blames Dems for Destroying Journalism --- 'It Is Going to Take Decades to Recover'
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Our Fear Of Black Men Is Racist, And It Killed Philando Castile | HuffPost

The jury acquitted Officer Yanez because they believed he was fearful. But his fear was not reasonable; it was racist.
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Trevor Noah Calls Out NRA For Silence Over Legal Gun Owner Philando Castile | HuffPost

"According to their rhetoric, this is everything that they stand against, right?"
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Vox 1 day

Sen. David Perdue is sure the GOP health bill is better than Obamacare, he just doesn’t know why

A key reason why Trumpcare’s odds are good.
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'Marshall' Brings Thurgood Marshall's Early Civil Rights Crusade To The Big Screen | HuffPost

See the trailer for the new movie starring Chadwick Boseman.
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Holder 2020? Ex-Obama attorney general reportedly mulls run

Eric Holder, the Obama-era attorney general who delighted in sparring with congressional Republicans and has since joined the anti-Trump ‘resistance,’ said in an interview he’s planning to become “more visible” – and reportedly could be considering a 2020 presidential run.
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Protesters Interrupt Donald Trump Tribute to Steve Scalise - Breitbart

Dozens of protesters interrupted President Donald Trump at a rally in Iowa Wednesday night, during his tribute to Congressman Steve Scalise.
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Secret's Out: The Senate Health Care Bill Is An Assault On The Safety Net | HuffPost

A lot of people would get a lot less help affording health care than they do today.
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White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill - The New York Times

The Trump administration is quietly lobbying House Republicans to weaken the legislation passed overwhelmingly by the Senate.
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NBC Politics 1 day

Four senate Republicans say they can't support health care bill yet

Four key Republican senators announced they will not vote for the GOP health care bill unless changes are made, putting passage of the bill at risk.
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Protesters Outside Of Senator McConnell's Office Are Removed

Protesters gathered outside of Senator McConnell's office to express their outrage over the proposed Medicaid cuts. Many of them where then removed by authorities.
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New Dashcam Video Shows Philando Castile Warning Officer He Had A Firearm | HuffPost

“Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” Castile says in a newly released video.
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Ted Cruz Just Got Owned By Alyssa Milano | HuffPost

No, senator, she doesn't want you to hug her.
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NBC Politics 1 day

Trump: I did not record conversations with James Comey

President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that there he did not record his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.
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NBC poll: Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of House health care bill

Even Republican respondents in the poll are lukewarm about the House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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Spike Lee: World May Not Make it to 2020 with Trump, Putin, and Kim in Charge

"That’s not a good trio for me, my children, for the world," the 'Do the Right Thing' director told Variety in an interview.
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Vox 1 day

Watch: Trevor Noah grieves for Philando Castile, black lives, and American justice

"It broke me": The Daily Show host breaks down the wrenching footage of Castile’s shooting.
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Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

The car batteries in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years -- before coming off the production line.
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The U.S. failed to shoot down a ballistic missile in a test Wednesday night

An American attempt to gauge the military's ability to shoot down medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles failed Wednesday night.
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Trump Says He Doesn't Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy | HuffPost

"If you insist, I'll do it, but I like it better this way."
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Trump: Immigrants should not get welfare for five years

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — President Donald Trump said in a speech here Wednesday night he would soon introduce legislation that immigrants to America should not receive welfare for at least five years.
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Vox 1 day

A CNN reporter lost it at the Trump White House on Twitter

Jim Acosta is livid about off camera press briefings.
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Congressional Black Caucus declines invitation to meet with Trump

The Congressional Black Caucus declines White House invitation for second meeting with President Trump citing "lack of response."
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Vox 2 days

The littlest lobbyist: a 6-year-old, whose life depends on ACA, heads to Capitol Hill

Can a kid criss-crossing the Senate in Velcro shoes make a difference?
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