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'When they do provocative things, they're going to be met with provocation': Lindsey Graham blames progressive Democrats in his stalwart defense of Trump and his rhetoric

'When they do provocative things, they're going to be met with provocation': Lindsey Graham blames progressive Democrats in his stalwart defense of Trump and his rhetoric

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina launched a staunch defense of President Donald Trump's rhetoric and suggested a group of newly-elected progressive lawmakers...
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‘It Was a Massacre': 10 Are Killed in Caste-Driven Land Dispute in India

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

One of the deadliest land disputes in India in years, the violence reflects the pressure on land in the country, and harsh caste dynamics.
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Second Debate Lineup: Warren and Bernie Face Off, Kamala and Biden Get a Rematch

3 hours ago   |   Vanity Fair   |   3 articles

The July debates will give Warren and Sanders the chance to differentiate their progressive policies, while Biden defends himself against Booker and Harris.
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Unlocking the bar

Unlocking the bar

4 hours ago   |   Stanford

Stanford Law study recommends improving access to the legal profession for qualified people with criminal records in California.
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Warren says she can get support for progressive agenda

Warren says she can get support for progressive agenda

5 hours ago   |   WMUR

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren answered questions from New Hampshire voters on topics ranging from health care to foreign policy.
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The Latest: Customs head says asylum policy being rolled out

5 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Latest on asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border : 7:45 p.m. The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's new policy...
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‘They Are Human Beings': Homeland Security Faulted for Treatment of Migrant Children

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

Lawmakers grilled the acting homeland security secretary on Thursday over the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” policy and offensive social media posts by border agents.
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Powerhouse law firm is the biggest backer of de Blasio's White House bid

Powerhouse law firm is the biggest backer of de Blasio's White House bid

7 hours ago   |   New York Post

A politically connected law firm that was a big winner the city's decision to reform stop-and-frisk policies is leading the charge to fund Mayor Bill de Blasio's long-shot bid...
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Meghan McCain Slams Trump for “Taking Away” Her Ability to Not Look Racist

7 hours ago   |   Vanity Fair   |   2 articles

Until the “send her home” debacle, McCain felt free to hate Ilhan Omar. Now, she says, Trump is “taking away my agency to criticize her policy.”
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AOC's policy adviser wants to tax high incomes at 99%. A tax attorney says it would be 'naive' not to expect high-earners to change their habits in response

AOC's policy adviser wants to tax high incomes at 99%. A tax attorney says it would be 'naive' not to expect high-earners to change their habits in response

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Dan Riffle, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's senior counsel and policy adviser, believes that income over a certain threshold should be taxed at 99%, he told Vox . Such a tax...
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Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

It will be “Biden and Harris Round 2” at the second Democratic debates. The lineups for the Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month were drawn at random... Read more ...

Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia As Labor Secretary

Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia As Labor Secretary

If confirmed, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would replace outgoing Secretary Alexander Acosta. Read more ...

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Read more ...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted of woman's murder

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching a guilty verdict. Read more ...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never...

Buzz Aldrin peed his pants on the moon and 18 other wild facts you never learned about NASA's Apollo 11 mission

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon . In the years since, behind-the-scenes... Read more ...

Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

Woman confuses sculpture of Spider-Man hands for devil horns

What a tangled web a Nebraska woman weaved about a sculpture she thought depicted devil horns - but is actually Spider-Man's hands. “It is a sculpture of two hands open... Read more ...

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

Strasburg hits and pitches Nationals to 13-4 win over Braves

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the... Read more ...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will...

Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein's bail request, so the wealthy financier will have to wait in jail for his trial on sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy charges

US District Judge Richard Berman announced his decision to deny wealthy financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein 's bail request Thursday morning in the US District... Read more ...

Toys 'R' Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

Toys 'R' Us Is Coming Back But With A Different Approach

More than a year after filing for bankruptcy, the chain is relaunching in Texas and New Jersey. Its new stores will feature spaces for toy demonstrations and events. Read more ...

House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle

House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle

The House on Thursday passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, following through on a key Democratic campaign promise and ending a... Read more ...