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May 16, 2019
CA teacher w class

By: Adam Beam – apnews.com – May 8, 2019 California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to LGBT teenagers for navigating relationships and having safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving attention to a community that is often left out of…

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May 16, 2019
U.S. Attorney John Durham

By Ethan Fry – ctpost.com – May 13, 2019 Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor has been tapped by Attorney General William P. Barr to look into the origins of the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times said U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation is “a move that President Trump has long called for…

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May 16, 2019
Chinese Shipping container on the docks

By: Kinling Lo  – scmp.com – May 16, 2019 The trade talks between China and the United States collapsed because Beijing removed details outlining the obligations it was required to meet as part of reaching a deal to end the trade war, according to a former senior US official. Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific…

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May 16, 2019
Merrill Matthews

By: Dr. Merrill Matthews – statesman.com/opinion –  May 10, 2019 On April 24, Texas executed white supremacist John William “Bill” King. He was a murderer, but he also would have been a voter — if Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had his way. King was found guilty of the brutal 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr., a black man, by chaining…

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May 16, 2019
SCOTUS

By: Lydia Wheeler – thehill.com – Deember 30, 2018 The Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term got off to a sleepy start, but there are a number of potential blockbusters on the docket for the new year. The justices are scheduled to wade into a dispute over a WWI memorial in Maryland that ignited the age-old debate over the separation of church and…

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May 16, 2019
joe-biden

By:  Paul Steinhauser –foxnews.com – May 15, 2019 A new survey shows former Vice President Joe Biden opening up a large lead over President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2020 general election matchup in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania. The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, is the latest national or state survey to give Biden a clear lead over the rest…

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May 16, 2019
US Military on high alert in Iraq

By: Kim Hjelmgaard – usatoday.com – May 15, 2019 The U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert, and the State Department ordered all nonemergency employees Wednesday to leave the country immediately amid escalating tensions with Iran. Some U.S. allies have expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran poses a growing threat. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Central Command, said…

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May 16, 2019

By: Ross Ramsey – texastribune.org – May 13, 2019 Some of the central issues are momentous, but the 86th Texas Legislature has managed — so far — not to lose its temper. That’s out of the ordinary, but for a group of politicians who don’t want to be compared to their federal counterparts, it counts as a kind of success. The 86th…

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May 16, 2019
Terry-Lathan

By: Sean Ross – yellowhammernews.com – May 16, 2019 Another prominent Republican woman is emphasizing her support for HB 314, the bill sponsored by State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) that is aimed at getting the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine Roe v. Wade on the basis of personhood. The bill was signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey (R-AL) on Wednesday….

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May 16, 2019
Fetal heartbeat monitor, cardiotocography

By: Caroline Kelly – cnn.com – May 16, 2019 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law a controversial abortion bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” said Ivey, a Republican,…

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May 16, 2019
public-republic-of-china-map

By: Jacqueline Thomsen – thehill.com – January 29, 2019 U.S. intelligence leaders said Tuesday they believe China currently poses the most dangerous and complex counterintelligence threat to the nation. “As I look at the landscape today and over the course of my career … the Chinese counterintelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and…

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