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Combining liberal and conservative news on politics from RSS channels at Mother Jones and Washington Times, including:

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    The west side of Columbus, Ohio, is a flat expanse of one-story houses, grimy convenience stores, and dark barrooms, and William Lager, in his business wear, cut an unusual figure at the Waffle House on Wilson Road. Every day, almost without fail, he took a seat in a booth, ordered his bottomless coffee, and set […]

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    In a typical pork slaughterhouse, hog carcasses move down the conveyor belt at an average rate of around 977 per hour, or about 16 per minute. Workers tasked with disassembling these fast-moving 240-plus pound chunks of flesh endure high injury rates, which are likely even higher due to underreporting.  Now the Trump Administration’s US Department of Agriculture is pushing […]

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    A German business magazine is reporting that Deutsche Bank, the German financial giant which is a major lender to both President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, identified “suspicious transactions” related to Kushner family accounts, and has reported them to German banking regulators. The bank is reportedly willing to provide the information to special […]

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    Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Trump presidency. If Senate leaders fail to reach a last-minute agreement on a spending bill, the federal government will celebrate the occasion with some time off. Though only about half of federal agencies have publicly shared up-to-date contingency plans, here’s a list of the people who can expect to join […]

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    A year ago, on the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of people flooded the streets in protest. The Women’s March, which took place in dozens of cities and towns across the country, is believed to have been the largest single-day demonstration in US history. Many of those who carried signs and wore iconic (and controversial) […]

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    When President Trump issued an executive order last January to make the criminal prosecution of immigration offenses a “high priority,” those cases already accounted for more than half of all federal prosecutions. Now, a year later, a damning new report released on Thursday from Human Rights First, an international human rights advocacy organization, reveals that the Trump Administration is […]

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    The federal government shut down at midnight Saturday, following the failure of last-minute budget negotiations to create a stopgap solution to protect the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. The nail-biting showdown coincides with the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration—a milestone Democrats are portraying as a glaring failure of leadership, given that […]

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    From the first moments of the Trump administration, many Americans began to feel that time had slowed down. This phenomenon had already been observed during the seemingly interminable 597-day presidential campaign. But the past year has magnified this effect and provided sustained observations of a phenomenon that might be described as Trump-Induced Time Dilation: the […]

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    One year after millions of people took to the streets to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, activists this weekend are gathering to continue the momentum sparked by the historic Women’s March with new rallies in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and beyond.  The protests’ return coincides with the first anniversary of Trump’s […]

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    Sen. Tim Kaine, a practicing Catholic who personally opposes abortion, steered clear of the topic in his remarks Saturday at the pro-choice Women's March on Washington.

    The Virginia Democrat spent most of his speech talking about the government shutdown, which he blamed on President Trump.

    "This Trump shutdown is about ...


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    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was "no blackmail" and "no threat of violence" by him in what he described as a months-long "consensual relationship" with his former hairdresser.

    Greitens told The Associated Press ...


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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the women's march in New York City (all times local):

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    Tens of thousands of people in New York's women's march have started moving from their rallying point at Central Park, heading toward midtown Manhattan.

    Police organized the elbow-to-elbow protesters behind metal ...


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    BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to give a Maryland state senator two separate trials on fraud and obstruction of justice charges.

    Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, a Democrat from Baltimore, was charged over allegations he took payments from an FBI source posing as a Texas businessman in exchange for ...


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    DENVER (AP) - Coloradans have gathered in Denver, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Broomfield for rallies on the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, supporting equality, immigrant rights, environmental protection and other causes.

    The Denver Post reported the women's march at Denver's Civic Center park on Saturday appeared to draw about ...


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    President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer can't even agree on what happened in their Friday meeting, which was held to try to avert the partial government shutdown that began hours later.

    Mr. Schumer says he offered to put Mr. Trump's border wall "on the table" as part ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors.

    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in New York, due to ...


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    BOSTON (AP) - Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants is planning to join hundreds of attorneys from more than 40 law firms to lobby state lawmakers for funding for civil legal aid programs for low-income Massachusetts residents.

    The event, known as the Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil ...


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    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two state agencies have proposed new regulations to expand the scope of legal possession of firearms in Delaware state parks.

    The proposals come in response to a state Supreme Court decision in December that invalidated existing regulations limiting firearms in parks under the Delaware Department of ...


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    PHOENIX (AP) - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is asking an appeals court to overturn a judge's decision that the ex-lawman's criminal contempt conviction stands despite his being pardoned by President Donald Trump.

    An opening brief filed Thursday by Arpaio's lawyers makes numerous legal arguments that his conviction in ...


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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called for an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported that U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide who rejected his romantic overtures.

    The story, published ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - House speaker: Rep. Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, should repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct case.


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    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the closure of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (all times local):

    6:30 p.m.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to find state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty, which closed due to the federal government shutdown.

    The National Park ...


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    Congress blasted through the first day of a government shutdown Saturday with little substantive progress on ending the blockade, and no end in sight.

    Democrats blocked efforts to try to end the shutdown in the Senate, while the House ground to a halt time and again as Democrats complained Republicans ...


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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the victims of deadly mudslides in Southern California (all times local):

    8:27 p.m.

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has located the body of a woman missing since recent mudslides struck a Southern California coastal town.

    Authorities say the body was located about ...


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    DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan State University trustee on Saturday called for the university president to quit over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

    Trustee Mitch Lyons issued a statement Saturday breaking ranks with the board which had said a day earlier ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors.

    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in New York, ...


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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday, a day after a host of marches and protests, several of them massive, marked the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

    Marches are scheduled in cities including Miami, Melbourne and Munich. A ...


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    In a profile published this weekend in the Style section of the New York Times, National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch was dubbed a “telegenic warrior.” Earlier this month, Loesch was joined on her nationally syndicated radio show by Vice President Mike Pence, who lavished her with praise. “I’m a fan,” Pence told her, noting that she has […]

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    SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - Maria Gomez is a mom and a dad to Mirla Aleman.

    "She gets a celebration on Mother's Day and Father's Day," Gomez's daughter said, laughing.

    It was late morning as Gomez prepped, her dark hair tied up as is protocol for long-maned chefs.

    She spoke Spanish, ...


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    President Trump on Sunday urged Senate Republicans to use "nuclear option" rule change to eliminate the filibuster if Democrats continue to block a stopgap spending bill that would end the government shutdown.

    "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems ...