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Texas governor sets June 30 special election to replace Farenthold

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has scheduled a special election for June 30 to replace former Rep. Blake FarentholdRandolph (Blake) Blake FarentholdThe biggest political upsets of the decade Members spar over sexual harassment training deadline Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations MORE (R) who resigned earlier this month after revelations of sexual harassment claims […]

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GOP West Virginia Senate primary: live results

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Election day is here in West Virginia, where Republicans have grown increasingly alarmed by ex-coal executive and former prisoner Don Blankenship’s rise in the final days leading up to Tuesday’s primary. Blankenship, who spent a year in prison for violating mine safety standards after a mine explosion killed 29 people, has seen a late surge, with a […]

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Dems say Obama return from sidelines is overdue

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When former President Obama left the White House, he pledged to take a back seat to make room for other Democrats in the party to shine.  Nearly 17 months later, that’s proving to be an impossible task.  Obama drew headlines this week after a Politico report  revealed that he is consulting a long line of […]

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RCMP And FBI Investigating Letter Containing Poison Sent To White House

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OTTAWA — Canadian law enforcement has been called in to help the FBI investigate after American authorities found that an envelope addressed to the White House contained the poison ricin. “Initial information from the investigation suggests that the letter originated in Canada,” RCMP spokesman Dan Brien said in an email on Saturday. The letter was […]

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'Bringing Humankind Closer to Annihilation': World Leaders Denounce Trump's New Nuclear Posture

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As the Chinese government on Sunday urged the U.S. government to drop its “Cold War mentality” and criticized the Trump administration’s new nuclear weapons posture, released Friday, other world leaders also expressed alarm that the new policy for expanded development of “smaller” atomic weapons and reduced restrictions on their use was leading “humankind closer to […]

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'New Cold War' Heats Up as Russia Meets US Nuke Threats With One of Its Own

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Anti-nuclear weapons advocates urged caution after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement about his military’s new nuclear capabilities and his plans to put them to use in the event of an attack on Russia. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) stressed that the United States has contributed greatly to rising global tensions regarding nuclear […]

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While Progressive Nordic Nations Thrive on Global Happiness Index, US Drops to 'Alarming' #18

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Nordic countries with strong social welfare structures fared best, as they have in previous years, on the United Nation’s annual accounting of global happiness—while the United States finished in 18th place, down four spots from 2017. Finland was ranked number one on the World Happiness Report, compiled by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The […]

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Amid Massive Teacher Revolt Over Starving Schools, Kentucky GOP Passes 'Huge Tax Cut for the 1%'

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After Kentucky’s GOP-controlled legislature passed a bill last week to slash teachers’ retirement benefits—a proposal that has provoked a series of massive protests—lawmakers approved legislation that would cut taxes for the state’s wealthiest residents while hiking taxes for the remaining 95 percent, moves that critics say clearly demonstrate the misplaced priorities of the Republican Party. […]

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Hours After Texas School Shooting, Students Detained for Peacefully Protesting Outside Paul Ryan's Office

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Four Maryland high school students were arrested by Capitol Police on Friday afternoon for peacefully protesting outside House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) office in Washington, D.C., demanding that the lawmaker work to pass stricter gun control legislation that has the support  of most Americans. “We should not live in a country where we have to […]