Ruth Bader Ginsburg unable to attend February speaking event in NYC, organizers say
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg unable to attend February speaking event in NYC, organizers say

Video Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cancels planned appearance in New York City Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg backed out of a scheduled appearance next month…

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Trump signs bill giving back pay to federal workers after partial shutdown, White House says
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Trump signs bill giving back pay to federal workers after partial shutdown, White House says

Video Effects of partial government shutdown, missed paychecks felt by workers President Trump has signed a bill guaranteeing back pay for federal workers who have been furloughed or…

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Pelosi ratchets up the pressure
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Pelosi ratchets up the pressure

Video DHS responds to Pelosi’s request to delay the State of the Union address for security concerns Senior DHS official says the Secret Service is ready for President…

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GSA sidestepped Constitution by allowing Trump hotel lease, report contends
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GSA sidestepped Constitution by allowing Trump hotel lease, report contends

The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved President Trump’s management of…

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Kentucky woman’s death was ‘hastened’ by ‘frustration’ with Trump White House, obituary claimed
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Kentucky woman’s death was ‘hastened’ by ‘frustration’ with Trump White House, obituary claimed

The obituary for a Kentucky woman who passed away in November reportedly claimed that her death “was hastened” by her concern over the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)…

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U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel
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U.S. Representative Ocasio-Cortez says to serve on financial services panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, part of a new crop of Democrats swept into office this year on a stronger liberal platform, said she is poised…

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U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel
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U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An internal U.S. government watchdog on Wednesday found “serious shortcomings” in federal officials’ handling of a lease by President Donald Trump’s company of a historic…

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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe
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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said on Wednesday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, saying he is not convinced that…

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‘Not the greatest crisis’: Trump’s EPA pick downplays climate threat
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‘Not the greatest crisis’: Trump’s EPA pick downplays climate threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency told lawmakers on Wednesday he does not believe climate change is a major…

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Midweek podcast: May Day in the U.K.
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Midweek podcast: May Day in the U.K.

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote today after Tuesday’s crushing defeat of her Brexit deal, but the path forward for the United Kingdom is still looking…

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