Who Is Your Senator More Afraid Of: Mitch McConnell Or AARP?

AARP has replaced its usual nonpartisan kid gloves with boxing mitts in opposition to the Republican bid to repeal and replace Obamacare. On Twitter over the past few days, one of the group’s branches ― AARP Advocates ― has targeted individual senators and let them know it is watching as the
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If Trump’s Tweets Lead To An Actual Ban, Civil Rights Groups Will File Suit

President Donald Trump pledged Wednesday morning to ban transgender individuals from the military, surprising the Pentagon and prompting anger, fear and outrage from people across the country.But, as with so many Trump tweets, it is far from clear whether there’s any substance underneath the blust
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World’s Santas Convene In Denmark For Annual Convention

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - It’s summertime in Denmark but Santas from around the world are already planning for the festive season, with more than 150 gathering in Copenhagen to share some early Christmas cheer.The annual World Santa Claus Congress, now in its 60th year, has drawn attendees from a doz
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“I fought for America… Why not fight for me?”

All morning, people were looking to Kasia Celeste for a reaction.Most of her interactions were positive. The active-duty, openly transgender U.S. Navy sailor said she was surprised and delighted that, despite her commander in chief’s announcement on Twitter that trans people will no longer be allo
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Police Go To Wrong House, Kill Man Who ‘Wasn’t Wanted For Anything’

Police were at the wrong address when they fatally shot a northern Mississippi man while searching for a domestic violence suspect, authorities say.Ismael Lopez, 41, was inside his Southaven home with his wife and dog late Sunday night when officers who were looking for his neighbor fatally shot him
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A New Federal Court Judge Compared Abortion To Slavery. He’s Not Alone.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ― Last week, the Senate confirmed a judge with a track record of making inflammatory statements to the federal bench. John Bush, newly appointed to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has joked about gagging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), questioned the existen
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Philippines’ Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools

Human rights groups are calling on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to retract his threat this week to bomb indigenous-run schools because he fears they are turning students against the government.“I will use the armed forces, the Philippine Air Force. I’ll really have those [schools] bombe
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Rick Ross’ Sexist Comments Reveal What Women In Hip-Hop Are Up Against

On Monday, Rick Ross thought it was perfectly acceptable to say on The Breakfast Club morning radio show that, if he ever signed a female artist to his label, he would probably “end up f**king” them.Ross went on to explain that signing a female rapper would be a bad business move. “I’m so fo
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GOP ‘Moderates’ Keep Saying No To Repeal, And Then Voting Yes

The Republican senators who qualify as “moderates” in today’s Congress are running out of chances to stop legislation they have said repeatedly would be bad for their constituents and bad for the country. But it’s not clear whether they realize what’s happening ― or, ultimately, if they
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Trump Said Trans Soldiers Come With ‘Tremendous’ Costs. He Is So, So Wrong.

President Donald Trump has justified his Wednesday announcement banning transgender people from the military by saying they “burden” the armed services with “tremendous medical costs.” But this statement could not be more false.“After consultation with my Generals and military experts,
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