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In Some States, GOP Sees the Recall as Its Way Back to Power

In Some States, GOP Sees the Recall as Its Way Back to Power

Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 03:35 PM EDT

Ga. Lawmaker Says White Man Told Her to 'Go Back Where You Came From'

Ga. Lawmaker Says White Man Told Her to 'Go Back Where You Came From'

A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from." Eric Sparkes showed up...

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 at 03:21 PM EDT

3 Presidential Hopefuls Add Pronouns to Their Bios

3 Presidential Hopefuls Add Pronouns to Their Bios

Elizabeth Warren’s bio on her official presidential campaign Twitter page is touting a new addition: her pronouns. Earlier this month, her bio was updated to "U.S. Senator, former teacher, and candidate for...

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Nadler: Mueller Hearing to Air Evidence of Trump Wrongdoing

Nadler: Mueller Hearing to Air Evidence of Trump Wrongdoing

The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachmen...

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Hotels Become Latest Battleground Over Immigration Detention

Hotels Become Latest Battleground Over Immigration Detention

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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Administration Pauses Enforcement of Abortion Restriction

Administration Pauses Enforcement of Abortion Restriction

The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 08:24 PM EDT

Latino Votes Could Swing the Democratic Primary

Latino Votes Could Swing the Democratic Primary

For the first time, Latino elected officials and voters are getting a real full-court press from Democratic contenders during the early stages of the primary process. The reason for the shift is simple: this...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

Ex-Marine, Professor, MLB Draft Pick Among High Court Clerks

Ex-Marine, Professor, MLB Draft Pick Among High Court Clerks

A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 07:33 PM EDT

Some Asylum Seekers Forced to Wait in Mexico Help Each Other

Some Asylum Seekers Forced to Wait in Mexico Help Each Other

A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in...

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 05:33 PM EDT

Trump's 'Go Back' Remark: In Workplace, It Might Be Illegal

Trump's 'Go Back' Remark: In Workplace, It Might Be Illegal

President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces...

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