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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Cooler“Situating Sanders’s leftism in the proper historical frame is key to understan
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 13 hours ago
“Situating Sanders’s leftism in the proper historical frame is key to understanding the myopia that shapes some Black Lives Matter activists’ criticism of him. The Sanders program—Medicare for all, a living wage, the right to collective bargaining,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Don't be so quick to mock colleges on 'trigger warnings' and 'micro-aggressions'Everyone knows that kids find their elders deeply uncool. We'll reveal our own
Don't be so quick to mock colleges on 'trigger warnings' and 'micro-aggressions'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
Everyone knows that kids find their elders deeply uncool. We'll reveal our own uncoolness by citing John Sebastian's 1969 song "Younger Generation" to prove the point. "Why must every generation think their folks are square?" he asks. The lyrics go... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Coast Guard's Long History May Soon Find Home In New LondonNEW LONDON — The U.S. Coast Guard has quite a story to tell, as it includes ser
Coast Guard's Long History May Soon Find Home In New London
Hartford Courant / Posted 21 hours ago
NEW LONDON — The U.S. Coast Guard has quite a story to tell, as it includes service during World War II's D-Day, the Persian Gulf War, Hurricane Katrina, thwarting smugglers and saving people lost at sea in numerous perfect storms, to name a few... Read more
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Washington Post
The undercarriage of the car-wash industry: Wage fraud and other abusesPaulo Rodriguez of AK American Detail works on a vehicle at Brown’s Fairfax Nis
The undercarriage of the car-wash industry: Wage fraud and other abuses
Washington Post / Posted yesterday
Paulo Rodriguez of AK American Detail works on a vehicle at Brown’s Fairfax Nissan. The company was launched by a husband and wife trying to escape the wage fraud and other abuses of car-wash companies that Virginia regulators are trying to curb.... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
LinksAbout David Dayen David is a contributing writer to Salon.com. He has been wri
Links
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
About David Dayen David is a contributing writer to Salon.com. He has been writing about politics since 2004. He spent three years writing for the FireDogLake News Desk; he’s also written for The New Republic, The American Prospect, The Guardian... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
I'm from New Orleans, and I didn't think we should save it. I was wrong.When Hurricane Katrina annihilated my home town, it also seemed to extinguish a
I'm from New Orleans, and I didn't think we should save it. I was wrong.
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
When Hurricane Katrina annihilated my home town, it also seemed to extinguish a strain of American optimism. Suddenly, people wondered aloud whether New Orleans should be rebuilt at all. It would cost a fortune and put people back in harm's way.... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘People are chanting, “CO’CK for Taoiseach! CO’CK for Taoiseach!” over and over again’ The old man is holding court in the middle of the No 27 bor – out of his bin,
‘People are chanting, “CO’CK for Taoiseach! CO’CK for Taoiseach!” over and over again’
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
The old man is holding court in the middle of the No 27 bor – out of his bin, of course – going, “More Champagne . . . Judge, you’ll have another glass, surely .... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Demo
Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.
The Huffington Post / Posted 3 days ago
On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver. In his speech, he made a lot of promises about what he would do as president of the United States. Seven years later, we looked... Read more
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The New Statesman
France's left will never accept the revolution is overFor the left in France, the war over the French Revolution will never be over.
France's left will never accept the revolution is over
The New Statesman / Posted 4 days ago
For the left in France, the war over the French Revolution will never be over. A new, abridged translation of Jean Jaurès’s multi-volume Socialist History of the French Revolution (1901-1907) follows close on the heels of Éric Hazan’s People’s... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Gun Control Might Not Have Stopped The WDBJ Shooter. That's Not The Point.Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward? Pr
Gun Control Might Not Have Stopped The WDBJ Shooter. That's Not The Point.
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward? Probably not. Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of many other people? Probably. That’s a fair reading of the latest research -- and something to remember now... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Dirty TricksterRoger Stone has worked with Richard Nixon and Lee Atwater, and on the Florida r
The Dirty Trickster
The New Yorker / Posted 4 days ago
Roger Stone has worked with Richard Nixon and Lee Atwater, and on the Florida recount. Photograph by Platon. A sign inside the front door of Miami Velvet, a night club of sorts in a warehouse-style building a few minutes from the airport, states,... Read more
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IGN
EA Releases New Images of Star Wars Battlefront's Battle of JakkuTwo new images for Star Wars Batttlefront's free DLC map Battle of Jakku have b
EA Releases New Images of Star Wars Battlefront's Battle of Jakku
IGN / Posted 4 days ago
Two new images for Star Wars Batttlefront's free DLC map Battle of Jakku have been revealed, bringing with them teasers of what this map will strategically allow for. A precursor to the events of The Force Awakens, the Battle of Jakku takes place in... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Treasures Under IstanbulByzantine shipwrecks found during the construction of the first-ever tunnel und
The Treasures Under Istanbul
The New Yorker / Posted 5 days ago
Byzantine shipwrecks found during the construction of the first-ever tunnel under the Bosporus held up work for years.Credit Photo Illustration by Raphaël Dallaporta for The New Yorker; Source: Istanbul University Yenikapi Shipwrecks Project When it... Read more
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The Tyee
Nasty, Outrageous Politics Starts with UsCartoon by Greg Perry. If you are tired of the increasingly nasty approach to
Nasty, Outrageous Politics Starts with Us
The Tyee / Posted 6 days ago
Cartoon by Greg Perry. If you are tired of the increasingly nasty approach to politics, and hate attack ads that disparage opponents rather than offer solutions -- there's someone you can blame. Take a look in the mirror, because it is voters who... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Flag Day - 'Don't Change Liberian Flag, Orator Urges Patriotism'Monrocia — Flag Day, August 24, a patriotic day paying homage to Liberia's nati
Flag Day - 'Don't Change Liberian Flag, Orator Urges Patriotism'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Monrocia — Flag Day, August 24, a patriotic day paying homage to Liberia's national emblem, is an official public holiday. Citizens and public buildings display the Liberian flag, and parades often feature schoolchildren and military units. The... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Money Prep for Prospective Parents - Money Prep for Prospective Parents By Nathaniel Sillin It costs parents an average of $245 340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why pr...Money Prep for Prospective Parents By Nathaniel Sillin It costs parents an av
Money Prep for Prospective Parents - Money Prep for Prospective Parents By Nathaniel Sillin It costs parents an average of $245 340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why pr...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
Money Prep for Prospective Parents By Nathaniel Sillin It costs parents an average of $245,340 to raise a child from birth to age 18. That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why prospective parents are advised to... Read more
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Rappler
Local solutions proposed for global environmental problemsEXTREME WEATHER. Vulnerable countries like the Philippines continues to bear th
Local solutions proposed for global environmental problems
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
EXTREME WEATHER. Vulnerable countries like the Philippines continues to bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change and other extreme weather events. Photo by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – As the planet experiences more extreme weather events,... Read more
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Washington Post
Why Republicans don’t care about electability in 2016Donald Trump arrives on stage for the Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6
Why Republicans don’t care about electability in 2016
Washington Post / Posted 10 days ago
Donald Trump arrives on stage for the Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Republican voters don’t seem to value electability this election cycle. As Donald Trump has maintained... Read more
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Artvoice
Looking Back at the 1960s: Sense and NonsenseWhen I arrived at UB in the late summer of 1967 after a drive across Southern O
Looking Back at the 1960s: Sense and Nonsense
Artvoice / Posted 11 days ago
When I arrived at UB in the late summer of 1967 after a drive across Southern Ontario from Ann Arbor to join UB’s Department of English, I assumed that Orwellian common sense and well-wrought ordinary language (“Politics and the English Language,”... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Two Journalists BrutalizedTwo Liberian journalists were on Tuesday allegedly manhandled by some security
Two Journalists Brutalized
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
Two Liberian journalists were on Tuesday allegedly manhandled by some security personnel assigned with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Officials are yet to comment on the matter. The incident took at the Foreign Ministry when Journalists Aloycious... Read more
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Business Insider
The lynching of a Jewish man in Georgia 100 years ago changed America foreverFrank had been convicted two years earlier of the murder of 13-year-old Mary Ph
The lynching of a Jewish man in Georgia 100 years ago changed America forever
Business Insider / Posted 13 days ago
Frank had been convicted two years earlier of the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a worker at the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was factory superintendent. Phagan was discovered lying bloody on the floor of the factory... Read more
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Slate
The New Yorker’s James Wood on Why He Regrets Being So Hard on David Foster WallaceArts, entertainment, and more. The Nearest Thing to Life is the latest collect
The New Yorker’s James Wood on Why He Regrets Being So Hard on David Foster Wallace
Slate / Posted 13 days ago
Arts, entertainment, and more. The Nearest Thing to Life is the latest collection from James Wood, the English literary critic and New Yorker writer. The book consists of several of Wood’s lectures; it is less focused on the specific novelists and... Read more
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metro
12 things you probably didn't know about Animal Farm12 things you probably didn’t know about Animal Farm A staple of the high scho
12 things you probably didn't know about Animal Farm
metro / Posted 14 days ago
12 things you probably didn’t know about Animal Farm A staple of the high school curriculum since the 1950s, George Orwell’s Animal Farm was perhaps the first time most of us were introduced to the concept of a story with a hidden meaning. On the... Read more
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Washington Post
With ‘Purity,’ Jonathan Franzen tackles the Web, mothers, the truth"Purity" by Jonathan Franzen. (Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux) “It suck
With ‘Purity,’ Jonathan Franzen tackles the Web, mothers, the truth
Washington Post / Posted 14 days ago
"Purity" by Jonathan Franzen. (Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux) “It sucks to be well-known,” says a character in the new novel by well-known author Jonathan Franzen. “Everyone should be told this about fame before they start pursuing it: you... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Tulane professor named state poet laureateNEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dr. Peter Cooley, a professor of English and director of the
Tulane professor named state poet laureate
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 14 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dr. Peter Cooley, a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Tulane University, has been named the state's poet laureate. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1JcGOqn) the Louisiana Endowment... Read more
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The Washington Times
ROBERT KNIGHT: Attack on election reformsAlthough people in the nation’s smallest state can obtain photo voter IDs with
ROBERT KNIGHT: Attack on election reforms
The Washington Times / Posted 15 days ago
Although people in the nation’s smallest state can obtain photo voter IDs with ease, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says that requiring an ID in order to vote is a hardship. The group’s Rhode Island chapter has demanded an end to the... Read more
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Washington Post
Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurantsSupporters of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers rally in front of a McDo
Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants
Washington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Supporters of a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers rally in front of a McDonald's on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (Mike Groll/AP) Crowded. That’s how Ed Rensi remembers what life was like working at McDonald’s back in 1966. There... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Clinton bid suffers spate of setbacksHillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was rocked by a succession of problems
Clinton bid suffers spate of setbacks
Mail & Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was rocked by a succession of problems during six short hours on Tuesday in New Hampshire that saw news of her computer drives being handed over to the United States department of justice, black protesters... Read more
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Minot Daily News
The core dishonesty of abortion defendersThere are many ways to make an argument. The Center for Medical Progress has de
The core dishonesty of abortion defenders
Minot Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
There are many ways to make an argument. The Center for Medical Progress has demonstrated that a 2 x 4 has its uses. These videos, precisely because they are graphic, shatter the complacency and denial that are essential for a regime of mass violence... Read more
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Op-Ed News
In latest thrust at Obama, Netanyahu names UN ambassador who trashed him and said Palestinians can have "Facebook state"In the midst of his battle with President Obama over the Iran Deal, Israel's pr
In latest thrust at Obama, Netanyahu names UN ambassador who trashed him and said Palestinians can have "Facebook state"
Op-Ed News / Posted 16 days ago
In the midst of his battle with President Obama over the Iran Deal, Israel's prime minister announced today that he will appoint as the country's next ambassador to the U.N. a far-right politician who has been outspoken against Obama and who wants to... Read more
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Quartz
This digital graveyard will tell you how many times your name has “died” - Quartz webpage of the dead Here’s something that can make you feel very sm
This digital graveyard will tell you how many times your name has “died”
Quartz / Posted 16 days ago
- Quartz webpage of the dead Here’s something that can make you feel very small. Or very large. The... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
The Database of the DeadThis is, admittedly, a little odd. But it’s fascinating. How many people with y
The Database of the Dead
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 17 days ago
This is, admittedly, a little odd. But it’s fascinating. How many people with your name have been born and died in the USA? The New Republic put together the “Database of the Dead” using statistics from the Social Security Administration. Enter your... Read more
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The Christian Post
Ben Carson Is 'Sickened' by 'Pathetic' Attack From Abortion Advocates; Says I've 'Spent My Entire Life Caring for Children'Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson participates in the Voter
Ben Carson Is 'Sickened' by 'Pathetic' Attack From Abortion Advocates; Says I've 'Spent My Entire Life Caring for Children'
The Christian Post / Posted 17 days ago
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 3, 2015. Famed retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Thursday night... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton And Black Lives Matter Feel Each Other OutWASHINGTON -- Activists DeRay Mckesson and Brittany Packnett recently spoke wit
Hillary Clinton And Black Lives Matter Feel Each Other Out
The Huffington Post / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Activists DeRay Mckesson and Brittany Packnett recently spoke with Hillary Clinton’s policy director and others in the Clinton camp about police reform, criminal justice and other issues of importance to the black community, several... Read more
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The Christian Post
Ben Carson Defends Conducting Research on Aborted Baby Parts in 1992: 'You Have To Look At Intent'After a medical blogger revealed this week that retired pediatric neurosurgeon
Ben Carson Defends Conducting Research on Aborted Baby Parts in 1992: 'You Have To Look At Intent'
The Christian Post / Posted 18 days ago
After a medical blogger revealed this week that retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson conducted research in 1992 using tissue from two aborted babies, Carson defended his research Thursday and said it doesn't... Read more
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Mashable
Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders aren't natural alliesWhat's This?Mara Jacqueline Willaford, left, holds her fist overhead as Democra
Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders aren't natural allies
Mashable / Posted 18 days ago
What's This?Mara Jacqueline Willaford, left, holds her fist overhead as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, waves to greet the crowd before speaking at a rally on Aug. 8, in downtown Seattle. Image: Elaine... Read more
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The Advocate
Excerpt: Matt Baume, Andrew Sullivan Revisit the '80s in 'Defining Marriage'Andrew Sullivan was a junior editor at The New Republic in 1989 when one day th
Excerpt: Matt Baume, Andrew Sullivan Revisit the '80s in 'Defining Marriage'
The Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
Andrew Sullivan was a junior editor at The New Republic in 1989 when one day the conversation at a story meeting turned to the new phenomenon of homosexuals getting “domestic partnerships.” Andrew, a young conservative gay man, piped up. “Why can’t... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Hillary Clinton campaign hit by setbacks as Sanders surges in New HampshireThough the former secretary of state retains a commanding lead in the national
Hillary Clinton campaign hit by setbacks as Sanders surges in New Hampshire
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 19 days ago
Though the former secretary of state retains a commanding lead in the national race to secure her party’s nomination for the 2016 election, the early parallels with her campaign’s implosion in 2008 is also now leading to renewed pressure on... Read more
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Washington Post
Oath Keepers, protesters and how ‘the law’ is used to oppressMembers of the Oath Keepers walk with their personal weapons on the street duri
Oath Keepers, protesters and how ‘the law’ is used to oppress
Washington Post / Posted 19 days ago
Members of the Oath Keepers walk with their personal weapons on the street during protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) As the protests on the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown approached, you’d be forgiven for... Read more
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TechCrunch
Link-Sharing Site This. Raises $610,000 Seed RoundWho may be on first and What may be on second but This. is on it’s first seed r
Link-Sharing Site This. Raises $610,000 Seed Round
TechCrunch / Posted 19 days ago
Who may be on first and What may be on second but This. is on it’s first seed round. The media company, incubated inside of Atlantic Media, is a “curation platform for people passionate about journalism, art and entertainment.” Users can share their... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protesters
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Hillary Clinton agrees to private meeting with Black Lives Matter activistsHillary Clinton agreed to meet privately with representatives of the Black Live
Hillary Clinton agrees to private meeting with Black Lives Matter activists
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 20 days ago
Hillary Clinton agreed to meet privately with representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement after the activists were kept out of a New Hampshire campaign event by Secret Service agents who said the space had reached its full capacity. Shortly... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protesters
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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CNN
Hillary Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protestersKeene, New Hampshire (CNN)Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in
Hillary Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protesters
CNN / Posted 20 days ago
Keene, New Hampshire (CNN)Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatter protesters
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protesters
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protesters
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton meets with #BlackLivesMatters protesters
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatter protesters
Local 10 Miami / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatters protestersSecret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts
Clinton event bars #BlackLivesMatters protesters
KSPR Springfield / Posted 20 days ago
Secret Service agents on Tuesday kept five people in #BlackLivesMatter T-shirts from entering a Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire, but the candidate later met with them in an overflow room set up near the event. Initially, the meeting between... Read more
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