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The Sacramento Bee
What happens to transgender troops? Pentagon doesn’t knowto discharge and replace each service member fired under “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 hours ago
to discharge and replace each service member fired under “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” according to a 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office. With more than 6,000 transgender service members on active duty, according to Rand Corp.,... Read more
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The Hill
Van Hollen wants Fed to look into Trump's dealings at Deutsche Bankof these conflicts." Without answers from Sessions and Cryan, and the resignat
The Hill / Posted 10 hours ago
of these conflicts." Without answers from Sessions and Cryan, and the resignation of Walter Shaub Jr., the director of the Office of Government Ethics, Van Hollen said “the need for accountability and clarity with regard to the president’s... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The ugly way Trump and Putin are connectedcorporations on behalf of unknown, mostly Russian clients and used those compan
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 hours ago
corporations on behalf of unknown, mostly Russian clients and used those companies to open bank accounts. According to a Government Accountability Office report on "Suspicious Banking Activities," published in 2000, those bank accounts were then... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Osinbajo Harps On Harmony Between Executive, Legislaturesaid Nigerians deserved better dividends of democracy from the leadership, advi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
said Nigerians deserved better dividends of democracy from the leadership, advising that positions and tenures of political office holders, particularly in the executive and legislature, must not be wasted on conflicts and divisions. Speaking in... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Does the West want to eradicate terrorism?only affect the Middle East, but has had its horrible impact on many other regi
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 17 hours ago
only affect the Middle East, but has had its horrible impact on many other regions of the world, including Europe and the United States. Terrorist attacks in Europe seem to be on the news every day to the extent that one might almost consider... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
The 18 lost years of a Maine man imprisoned for his addictionBureau of Justice Statistics. More Maine people are overdosing and dying at gre
Bangor Daily News / Posted 18 hours ago
Bureau of Justice Statistics. More Maine people are overdosing and dying at greater numbers than ever before. When other states have continued or started people on addiction medication in jail, and facilitated the continuation of their treatment... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
♦ This Week's News in Brief ♦of the Ma'aliya tribe said on Tuesday. An activist from Ed Daein confirmed this
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
of the Ma'aliya tribe said on Tuesday. An activist from Ed Daein confirmed this. The security force of the East Darfur government and the local administration moved to the scene on Monday. Bashar: "There are crowds ready to fight from both... Read more
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New America Media
Black Women Vote in Large Numbers Yet Are Underrepresentedsize. And they’ll have to continue protecting their ability to cast ballots, ac
New America Media / Posted yesterday
size. And they’ll have to continue protecting their ability to cast ballots, according to “The Status of Black Women in the United States,” a report released in June. That’s because the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 weakened the Voting Rights Act of... Read more
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The Hill
It's time to take a close look at how federal policies affect statesattention amid the steady stream of news coming out of Washington, but it could
The Hill / Posted yesterday
attention amid the steady stream of news coming out of Washington, but it could have implications for the effectiveness of government in the United States. The federal and state governments play key roles in shaping nearly every area of domestic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria's Budget Reforms: Lessons From U.S. Congressional Budget OfficeLaw on June 12, 2017, well over five months into the 2017 financial year. What
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Law on June 12, 2017, well over five months into the 2017 financial year. What this means is that for over five months, the government was spending funds that were not appropriated. While this misnomer is not new to Nigerians, it runs contrary to... Read more
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Slate
The GOP Can and Should Uphold the Rule of Law Before Trump Pardons Himselfinto question. Yes, the Constitution has a clear mechanism for dealing with chi
Slate / Posted 2 days ago
into question. Yes, the Constitution has a clear mechanism for dealing with chief executives who abuse the power of their office: impeachment. If a “constitutional crisis” is supposed to signal a problem of authority or legitimacy with no obvious... Read more
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The Hill
An East-West flashpoint that needs more attentionmovement on our sovereign territory – we are trying to avoid that fate. And we
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
movement on our sovereign territory – we are trying to avoid that fate. And we need the help of our friends in the United States and Europe. ADVERTISEMENT But the threats to Moldova are not just military. Moscow has imposed a punishing... Read more
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Black Press USA
Black Publishers Push for Report on Federal Ad SpendingBy Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The Government Accountability Of
Black Press USA / Posted 2 days ago
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is set to begin work on a report detailing advertising spending by federal agencies—particularly as it pertains to Black and Latino media companies. “After... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Black women vote in large numbers… yet are underrepresentedBuchananContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of art
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
BuchananContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United States” recent study. The first in the series, “Black women work hard but earn less than most Americans,” appeared in... Read more
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The Hill
Cohen’s ‘No Confidence’ resolution lacks legal standingand 28 of his House Democratic colleagues introduced a resolution “objecting to
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
and 28 of his House Democratic colleagues introduced a resolution “objecting to the conduct of the President of the United States,” which they pitched as being a resolution of “no confidence.” It was a dazzling display of magic as they... Read more
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CNBC
President Trump is considering pardoning himself. 15 experts weigh in on whether that’s legalTushnet, law professor, Harvard University The president's constitutional powe
CNBC / Posted 2 days ago
Tushnet, law professor, Harvard University The president's constitutional power to pardon "offenses against the United States" is limited only by excluding "cases of Impeachment." A self-pardon for ordinary criminal offenses does not... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
UCS tallies assaults on science during Trump’s first six monthsGretchen Goldman, Genna Reed, Peter Hansel, Michael Halpern, and Andrew Rosenbe
ScienceBlogs / Posted 2 days ago
Gretchen Goldman, Genna Reed, Peter Hansel, Michael Halpern, and Andrew Rosenberg – remind us it’s so important for the US government to encourage, conduct, and make use of science: Research in the 1970s about the neurological effects of lead on... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man," U.S. national team coach Bru
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man," U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena said. "He helped the sport in the United States." With huge girth, charm, wit and a pet parrot, Blazer was a bon vivant as he made deals from an office and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man," U.S. national team coach Bru
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
the issues regarding FIFA, but he was a good man," U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena said. "He helped the sport in the United States." With huge girth, charm, wit and a pet parrot, Blazer was a bon vivant as he made deals from an office and... Read more
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Salon.com
Neck-deep in RusskiesJared Kushner; and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort. The Russians at the mee
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
Jared Kushner; and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort. The Russians at the meeting were like a who’s who of Russian government and businesses connected to Trump and his companies. The meeting was set up by British “publicist” Rob Goldstone,... Read more
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Daily Press
Carrier Gerald R. Ford joins the Navy todayPresident Donald Trump and Navy leaders are among those scheduled to attend. T
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
President Donald Trump and Navy leaders are among those scheduled to attend. The grand ceremony designates the Ford as a United States ship — call it the USS Gerald R. Ford from now on — and places it in active service. It won't be ready to... Read more
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Black Press USA
ESSA and Special Education: the Spectrum of Hopes and Fears of a Parent Advocateto improve upon “Child Find” policies, we have made notable progress in protect
Black Press USA / Posted 5 days ago
to improve upon “Child Find” policies, we have made notable progress in protecting vulnerable students. Recently, the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education hosted the Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., where... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
How risky is the Government's use of third-party spyware tools?Spyware merchants: What are the risks of the Government's use of third-party ha
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
Spyware merchants: What are the risks of the Government's use of third-party hacking tools? By Monique Mann, Adam Molnar and Ian Warren An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
White House cites start of KORUS renegotiations as accomplishmentthe bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea as an accomplishment during
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 6 days ago
the bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea as an accomplishment during the president's first six months in office. In a statement, the White House listed what it said the president has done in his "Six Months of America First"... Read more
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The Hill
GOP offers measure to repeal arbitration rule | Feds fine Exxon $2M for Russian sanctions violations | Senate panel sticks with 2017 funding levels for budget | Trump tax nominee advances | Trump unveils first reg agendaof State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the company. ADVERTISEMENT According to an
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the company. ADVERTISEMENT According to an enforcement filing from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Exxon in 2014 signed "eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in... Read more
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Zero Hedge
How Government Helped Create The Coming Doctor Shortagecost. As health care specialist John C. Goodman has pointed out in Forbes, the
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
cost. As health care specialist John C. Goodman has pointed out in Forbes, the slowed growth of health care spending in the United States is a trend that correlates most closely with supply side reforms such as the availability of health savings... Read more
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Canberra Times
Eighth person in Trump jnr meeting as Russia probe wants to interview allfigure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
figure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet republic of Georgia who came to the United States in 1991, Kaveladze was the subject nearly two decades ago of a congressional inquiry into Russian money... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Fire TruckPaul Manafort held in expectation they would receive damaging information about
Op-Ed News / Posted 7 days ago
Paul Manafort held in expectation they would receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to boost Trump's candidacy. The other participants in the meeting included Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Following the money in Senate District 40money from conservative-leaning business interests to do it. Broward-based cons
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
money from conservative-leaning business interests to do it. Broward-based consultant Amy Rose is behind the Floridians for Accountability political committee that is sending out flyers attacking Democratic candidate Annette Taddeo. The Miami... Read more
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The Christian Post
Why We Were Right to Pray for President Trumpshouldn't be one of them. Yet when a picture circulated of evangelical leaders
The Christian Post / Posted 7 days ago
shouldn't be one of them. Yet when a picture circulated of evangelical leaders laying hands on Donald Trump in the Oval Office, even self-described Christians pitched a fit. Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of... Read more
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FOX Business
USPS financially imploding as new political scandal emergesThe United States Postal Service is under fire Wednesday for allegedly violatin
FOX Business / Posted 7 days ago
The United States Postal Service is under fire Wednesday for allegedly violating the law by allowing its employees to do union-funded activities for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Office of Special Counsel report. The OSC claims the... Read more
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FOX Business
USPS financially imploding as new political scandal emergesThe United States Postal Service is under fire Wednesday for allegedly violatin
FOX Business / Posted 7 days ago
The United States Postal Service is under fire Wednesday for allegedly violating the law by allowing its employees to do union-funded activities for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Office of Special Counsel report. Continue Reading... Read more
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Salon.com
Preparing for doomsdayThis piece originally appeared on Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
This piece originally appeared on Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States? If that’s a thought that hasn’t crossed your mind, maybe it’s because you didn’t spend part of your life inside Cheyenne... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Trump Jr. meeting had 8th attendee, Russians' employeethat he would be provided damaging information about Democratic presidential ca
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
that he would be provided damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to help his father's presidential campaign, according to emails released by Trump Jr. last week. [DONALD... Read more
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WA Today
And then there were eight. Russia-probe panel wants to interview all in Trump jnr meetingfigure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
figure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet republic of Georgia who came to the United States in 1991, Kaveladze was the subject nearly two decades ago of a congressional inquiry into Russian money... Read more
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The Age
Eighth person in Trump jnr meeting as Russia probe wants to interview allfigure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
figure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet republic of Georgia who came to the United States in 1991, Kaveladze was the subject nearly two decades ago of a congressional inquiry into Russian money... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Eighth person in Trump jnr meeting as Russia probe wants to interview allfigure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
figure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet republic of Georgia who came to the United States in 1991, Kaveladze was the subject nearly two decades ago of a congressional inquiry into Russian money... Read more
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The Morning Call
8th person at meeting with Trump Jr. was Russian developer's employee linked to money launderingfigure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
figure into the increasingly complex Trump-Russia drama. A native of the Soviet republic of Georgia who came to the United States in 1991, Kaveladze was the subject nearly two decades ago of a congressional inquiry into Russian money... Read more
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BBC News
Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assaultunknown circles against the First Vice President," it added.Image caption Gen D
BBC News / Posted 8 days ago
unknown circles against the First Vice President," it added.Image caption Gen Dostum joined Afghanistan's national unity government in 2014 Gen Dostum is an ethnic Uzbek and a former warlord blamed for some of the worst atrocities in... Read more
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NBC News
Probers want to talk to the 8th person in the Trump-Russian meetingSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller's office has asked to meet with Ike Kaveladze, a
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has asked to meet with Ike Kaveladze, a businessman who works for a Russian billionaire and confirms he was in a meeting with top Trump campaign officials last summer. "We are going to cooperate fully with the... Read more
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CBS News
Trump claims he’s passed more bills “than any president, ever”the Times labeled as "routine lawmaking" and "bureaucratic tweaks," Mr. Trump h
CBS News / Posted 8 days ago
the Times labeled as "routine lawmaking" and "bureaucratic tweaks," Mr. Trump has signed 19 bills, such as the "Modernizing Government Travel Act," which updates technical regulations that previously prevented lawmakers from being reimbursed for... Read more
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Newsweek
'Devil's Bargain' is an addictive (if not definitive) Steve Bannon takedownthe kids. I spent it instead with a 63-year-old nationalist whom Time magazine
Newsweek / Posted 8 days ago
the kids. I spent it instead with a 63-year-old nationalist whom Time magazine all but called the shadow President of the United States. Devil’s Bargain (Penguin Press $27) is based on a prescient story Green wrote for Bloomberg Businessweek in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Credlin slams PM’s ‘super security’ ministryseems ‘cooked up’0:39 Peta Credlin says the ‘Home Affairs’ portfolio seems ‘co
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
seems ‘cooked up’0:39 Peta Credlin says the ‘Home Affairs’ portfolio seems ‘cooked up’ Minister of Home Affairs, Office of National Intelligence created in government security shake-up Staff writers, AAP, News Corp Australia Network SKY... Read more
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Salon.com
Karen Budd-Falen, the Bundy family’s lawyer, may be Trump’s pick to manage federal landsthe radical anti-federal land movement, made famous during the Bundy family occ
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
the radical anti-federal land movement, made famous during the Bundy family occupation of the In the months since he took office, however, Trump has done nothing but defy the promise to protect and preserve public lands. That began with the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Presidency Underestimated "Anti-Corruption" Elements in the Senate'From the standpoint of the cardinal objective of this administration to fight c
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
From the standpoint of the cardinal objective of this administration to fight corruption at all levels and arms of government, the non-confirmation of Magu by the Senate, is viewed as corruption fighting back, since the President of the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
PM’s ‘super security’ ministry shakePRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of Nati
The Courier Mail / Posted 9 days ago
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of National Intelligence under a new ministry of Home Affairs to combine the strengths of differing security agencies. The new Home Affairs portfolio would be similar to the... Read more
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Perth Now
PM’s ‘super security’ ministry shakePRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of Nati
Perth Now / Posted 9 days ago
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of National Intelligence under a new ministry of Home Affairs to combine the strengths of differing security agencies. The new Home Affairs portfolio would be similar to the... Read more
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Adelaide Now
PM’s ‘super security’ ministry shake-upPRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of Nati
Adelaide Now / Posted 9 days ago
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the creation of an Office of National Intelligence under a new ministry of Home Affairs to combine the strengths of differing security agencies. The new Home Affairs portfolio would be similar to the... Read more
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News.com.au
PM’s ‘super security’ ministry shake-upreform of Australia's national intelligence and domestic security arrangements
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
reform of Australia's national intelligence and domestic security arrangements in more than 40 years, with a new office of national intelligence being established in Canberra. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing the creation of an... Read more
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Boston Globe
Trump says he has signed more bills than any president, ever. He hasn’t‘think’; otherwise they will give you a Pinocchio. And I don’t like Pinocchios.
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
‘think’; otherwise they will give you a Pinocchio. And I don’t like Pinocchios.” In fact, as he approaches six months in office Thursday, Trump is slightly behind the lawmaking pace for the past six presidents, who as a group signed an average of... Read more
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