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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Trump Tribes

Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he...

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Maryland governor's aides unblock people from Facebook after ACLU threatens

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Aides to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, have begun to unblock people from his Facebook page after criticism over his office deleting negative comments and banning critics and the threat of legal action from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. The...


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Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

Leaving Hate Behind

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents’ expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting white supremacist rhetoric, giving stiff-...


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The tank battle that came to define the early career of Trump's new national

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Long before Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster took the job as President Trump’s national security adviser, he led 140 men into one the last major tank battles of the 20th century. Known as the Battle of 73 Easting, after the north-to-south running map line it occurred on in Iraq,...


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Appeals court upholds Maryland ban on semiautomatic, military style guns

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic guns with certain military-style features that the state passed after the 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. The 10-to-4 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th...


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Dallas police and fire fund backs cutbacks to avoid collapse

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The Dallas Police and Fire Pension is getting behind a Texas lawmaker’s plan to save the retirement system from financial collapse. The fund’s board voted 9-0 on Monday to back a proposal by Dan Flynn, chair of the pensions committee in the state’s House of Representatives,...


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Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his past comments

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the “alt-right,” resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend. Yiannopoulos - known...


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Trump team maps sweeping deportations for undocumented migrants

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous, not just convicts. Department...


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Trump decries anti-Semitic acts as 'horrible' amid calls for stronger White

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump called anti-Semitic violence “horrible” and vowed Tuesday to take steps to counter extremism in comments that followed criticism that the White House had not clearly denounced vandalism and threats targeting Jewish institutions....


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5 rescued from swollen creek as storms pummel California

California Storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire crews rescued residents from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday after earlier saving five people who were stranded by flooding at a homeless encampment along a creek in the city. The rescues came after a series of heavy storms...


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Sotomayor dissents from decision not to take case of inmate who wanted firing

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote Tuesday that lethal injection “may turn out to be our most cruel experiment yet” in the search for a humane manner in which to carry out the death penalty. Sotomayor, along with Justice Stephen G. Breyer,...


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