How Did This Happen?

For those of us lucky to be awake Tuesday night, for the semi-frequent late-night Twitter outburst from President Donald Trump, we received the gift of “covfefe.” Yes, Trump’s attempt to type the word “coverage” went somewhat awry, giving the Twitter wags a good chuckle before winking out
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How plan for California gov’t health care might be funded

A pending state Senate bill would provide government-funded universal health care for California's 39 million residents. The bill faces a Friday deadline for passage out of the Senate if it is to be considered by the state Assembly. Here's how University of Massachusetts-Amherst researchers, in a
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Study: New taxes could fund universal California health care

A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said those taxes would generate $106 bil
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Noose Found In African-American History Museum Exhibit In D.C.

For the second time in a week, a noose was found on the grounds of a Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C.When visitors walked into an exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, they saw a small noose lying on the floor. It had been left in an exhibit with
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Trump Backers Share His Animosity Toward The Media, Poll Shows

As President Donald Trump continues his crusade against what he brands “fake news,” 60 percent of those who voted for him view the media as their “enemy,” according to a new Huffpost/YouGov poll.That’s up from the 51 percent of Trump supporters who gave that answer in a February survey.
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Trump Expected To Delay U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected this week to delay relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, U.S. officials and a diplomatic source said on Wednesday, despite his campaign pledge to go ahead with the controversial move.With a deadline for a d
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Iconic Photo Shows Mother Of Portland Victim Embracing Woman In Headscarf At Vigil

“Tell everyone on the train I love them.”Those were the reported last words of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, who died from a stab wound on Friday, May 26, according to a bystander. The recent college grad was one of the victims in a hate-fueled attack on a train in Portland, Oregon, that ta
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While You Obsessed Over Trump’s Scandals, He’s Fundamentally Changed The Country

On the morning of May 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that he had instructed federal prosecutors to begin pursuing lengthier prison sentences for drug offenders. It was a draconian change in approach that flew in the face of a growing bipartisan agreement on sentencing reform. “He’s
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Democrats Have Buyer’s Remorse About Trump’s Homeland Security Chief

WASHINGTON ― When 37 Democrats cast their votes to confirm Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in January, they did so in spite of heavy opposition to the policies he would be tasked to carry out: more deportations, a southern border wall and a travel ban targeting Muslims.Their hope was that t
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The ‘Single Most Important Race’ You’ve Barely Heard Of Kicks Off Next Week

WASHINGTON ― Next week, voters in New Jersey will begin the process of choosing a new governor, an election that former Vice President Joe Biden recently called the “single most important race in the country.” Yet barely anyone outside of the state is paying attention.One would think the race
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