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Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push 7 Nov 9:46pm Updated Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push
Democrats aim to repeal an expired deadline on the measure to ensure equality of the sexes, clearing the way for Virginia — where they just won legislative control — to be the last state to ratify it.
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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today 7 Nov 9:46pm Updated The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today
A number of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s top diplomats have testified to impeachment investigators. Where does that leave him?
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Witness in Stone Trial Says Political Operative Misrepresented Him 7 Nov 8:35pm Updated Witness in Stone Trial Says Political Operative Misrepresented Him
The testimony seemed to bolster the prosecution’s contention that Roger Stone, an ex-Trump campaign aide, deliberately lied to congressional investigators.
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U.S. Offers Up to $4 Million for Location of Freed Guantánamo Convict 7 Nov 6:56pm U.S. Offers Up to $4 Million for Location of Freed Guantánamo Convict
The Sudanese man pleaded guilty at a military commission in exchange for repatriation in 2012 and emerged in Qaeda propaganda in Yemen three years later.
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Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches 7 Nov 6:53pm Updated Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches
The change reverses a 25-year-old policy, allowing coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to rebuild beaches washed away by hurricanes.
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Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary 7 Nov 6:13pm Updated Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary
Mr. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state.
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Let’s Move to Iowa 7 Nov 6:00pm Let’s Move to Iowa
What’s the best way to cover the run-up to the Iowa caucuses? Become a (temporary) Iowan.
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George Kent Testimony: Key Excerpts From the Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts 7 Nov 5:45pm Updated George Kent Testimony: Key Excerpts From the Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts
House investigators released the interview transcript of a witness who provided insight into the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy on Ukraine.
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Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say 7 Nov 4:49pm Updated Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say
Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents.
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U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack 7 Nov 4:21pm Updated U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack
In an internal memo, the senior American diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkey from invading northern Syria last month.
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Tom Steyer Aide Apologizes for ‘Miscommunication’ on Endorsement Solicitation 7 Nov 3:36pm Tom Steyer Aide Apologizes for ‘Miscommunication’ on Endorsement Solicitation
The aide reportedly offered campaign contributions to Iowa candidates who endorsed Mr. Steyer.
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Donald Trump Jr. and Hosts of ‘The View’ Clash 7 Nov 3:36pm Donald Trump Jr. and Hosts of ‘The View’ Clash
The show’s hosts grilled the president’s son about his tweets and the impeachment inquiry into his father. He accused them of wearing blackface and being soft on pedophilia.
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Read the Memo by a U.S. Diplomat Criticizing Trump Policy on Syria and Turkey 7 Nov 3:27pm Read the Memo by a U.S. Diplomat Criticizing Trump Policy on Syria and Turkey
“Could we have stopped Turkey from coming in?” William V. Roebuck asked in an internal memo.
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Hillary Clinton on Medicare for All: ‘The Goal Is the Right Goal,’ but It Won’t Pass 7 Nov 3:12pm Updated Hillary Clinton on Medicare for All: ‘The Goal Is the Right Goal,’ but It Won’t Pass
The 2016 Democratic nominee said she viewed two central policies embraced by the left in the 2020 primary — single-payer health care and a wealth tax — as unworkable or politically impractical.
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Bernie Sanders Calls for Allowing Migrants in U.S. for 5 Years to Stay 7 Nov 2:35pm Bernie Sanders Calls for Allowing Migrants in U.S. for 5 Years to Stay
Mr. Sanders released a plan on Thursday that vowed to create a “swift, fair pathway to citizenship” for undocumented immigrants and “break up” Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Trump’s Twitter War Room Aims Its Punches at Decorated Colonel 7 Nov 12:17pm Updated Trump’s Twitter War Room Aims Its Punches at Decorated Colonel
The president and his allies have used the platform to frame his defense and attack key witnesses, including Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman.
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Bill Gates Objects to Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax, and She Offers to Explain 7 Nov 12:16pm Updated Bill Gates Objects to Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax, and She Offers to Explain
The Democratic presidential candidate addressed Mr. Gates on Twitter after he questioned whether “she’d even be willing” to sit down with someone “who has large amounts of money.”
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The G.O.P.’s Election Day Problem in the Suburbs Is Getting Worse 7 Nov 12:11pm Updated The G.O.P.’s Election Day Problem in the Suburbs Is Getting Worse
In Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, many voters in historically Republican suburbs supported Democratic candidates, in part because of antipathy toward President Trump.
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Republicans Claim Trump Closed a 17-Point Gap in Kentucky. That’s Not Quite What Happened. 7 Nov 12:08pm Updated Republicans Claim Trump Closed a 17-Point Gap in Kentucky. That’s Not Quite What Happened.
Public and internal Republican Party polls suggested the race had been extremely close before President Trump arrived.
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Jeff Sessions Will Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat. Trump Does Not Approve. 7 Nov 11:53am Jeff Sessions Will Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat. Trump Does Not Approve.
The former attorney general and four-term senator risks reigniting attacks from President Trump, who could undermine his standing in the primary race.
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Elizabeth Warren Offers to Explain Her Wealth Tax to Bill Gates 7 Nov 11:39am Updated Elizabeth Warren Offers to Explain Her Wealth Tax to Bill Gates
The Democratic presidential candidate addressed Mr. Gates on Twitter after he questioned whether “she’d even be willing” to sit down with someone “who has large amounts of money.”
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Bernie Sanders Is Flush With Cash. Here’s How He Plans to Spend It. 7 Nov 9:44am Bernie Sanders Is Flush With Cash. Here’s How He Plans to Spend It.
As he steps up his efforts in Iowa, Mr. Sanders is using a traditional media platform to try to bring new voters into the political system to support him.
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Behind the Deal That Put Giuliani Together With a Dirt-Hunting Partner 7 Nov 9:28am Updated Behind the Deal That Put Giuliani Together With a Dirt-Hunting Partner
Rudy Giuliani wanted $500,000 to help a venture started by a man who would go on to help him in Ukraine. A Republican donor from Long Island put up the money.
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Attorney General Declined Trump Request to Declare Nothing Illegal in Ukraine Call 7 Nov 9:07am Updated Attorney General Declined Trump Request to Declare Nothing Illegal in Ukraine Call
President Trump asked Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference stating that no laws were broken in his call with Ukraine’s president. Mr. Barr declined.
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Trump Is Fighting So Many Legal Battles, It’s Hard to Keep Track 7 Nov 9:07am Trump Is Fighting So Many Legal Battles, It’s Hard to Keep Track
President Trump faces perhaps more significant challenges with more consequences to his presidency than any modern occupant of the Oval Office has confronted at one time.
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Animal Cruelty Moves One Step Closer to Being a Federal Crime 7 Nov 8:25am Animal Cruelty Moves One Step Closer to Being a Federal Crime
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.
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Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water 7 Nov 7:54am Updated Flint’s Children Suffer in Class After Years of Drinking the Lead-Poisoned Water
The city’s schools, stretched even before the lead crisis, are struggling with demands for individualized education programs and behavioral interventions for children with high lead exposure.
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Sanders to Spend More Than $30 Million on Advertising in Early States 7 Nov 5:00am Sanders to Spend More Than $30 Million on Advertising in Early States
As he steps up his efforts in Iowa, Bernie Sanders is using a traditional media platform to try to bring new voters into the political system to support him.
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Powerful Coalition Pushes Back on Anti-Tech Fervor 7 Nov 5:00am Powerful Coalition Pushes Back on Anti-Tech Fervor
The movement to reinterpret or change antimonopoly laws is running headlong into a legal community and interest groups just as invested in defending the status quo.
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Nonvoters Are a Source of Hope for Democrats. But Maybe a False Hope. 7 Nov 5:00am Nonvoters Are a Source of Hope for Democrats. But Maybe a False Hope.
Demographically, they seem like people who’d want to vote out Trump. Yet at least in the battleground states, many favor Republicans.
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Judge Voids Trump-Backed ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Workers 7 Nov 2:46am Updated Judge Voids Trump-Backed ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Workers
The administration’s policy would have protected doctors and others who refused to perform procedures on religious grounds.
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