Politics

Saudi arms sales: Court of Appeal demands review

Saudi arms sales: Court of Appeal demands review

SUMMARY: Campaigners have won a legal challenge at the Court of Appeal over the UK government's decision to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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To Take Down Big Tech, They First Need to Reinvent the Law

To Take Down Big Tech, They First Need to Reinvent the Law

SUMMARY: “Nearly every household had a five-gallon red can of Standard Oil’s kerosene,” Mr. O’Donnell said.

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‘These People Aren’t Coming From Norway’: Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash

‘These People Aren’t Coming From Norway’: Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash

SUMMARY: For decades he urged Minnesota officials to face the dangers of drunken driving and embrace seatbelts.

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New Judge in the 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Inherits a Complex History

New Judge in the 9/11 Trial at Guantánamo Inherits a Complex History

SUMMARY: This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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Brexit would 'diminish' UK, says Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Brexit would 'diminish' UK, says Dutch PM Mark Rutte

SUMMARY: Responding to suggestions the EU could agree a transition period in the event of a no deal scenario, he said: "Hard Brexit is hard Brexit, I don't see how you can sweeten it."

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1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

SUMMARY: Texas seems like a bit of a gamble, with 27% of emergency room visits and 38% of in-network hospital stays triggering at least one such bill.

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Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty

Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty

SUMMARY: Using the official poverty measure, 12.3 percent of U.S. residents were below the federal poverty line in 2017.

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Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

SUMMARY: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore will announce today if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

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Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

SUMMARY: "He looked about 12 years old," Dille said.

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Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

SUMMARY: Compared with its feats of the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. space program is now a second thought, he said.

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Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

SUMMARY: — The state public health officer, who is a doctor, could revoke any that don't meet national guidelines.

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Alaska lawmakers weigh governor's call for new session venue

Alaska lawmakers weigh governor's call for new session venue

SUMMARY: WASILLA, Alaska — When Alaska Gov.

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On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations

On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations

SUMMARY: _____________________• The House waded into the debate over reparations for African-Americans on Wednesday, convening its first hearing on legislation introduced 30 years ago.

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Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

SUMMARY: LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it.

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Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules

Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules

SUMMARY: “The proposal is that any country that does data localization, then it (H-1B visas) would be limited to about 15% of the quota.

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AOC's 'concentration camps' rhetoric is 'demoralizing' agents, acting ICE chief says

AOC's 'concentration camps' rhetoric is 'demoralizing' agents, acting ICE chief says

SUMMARY: They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream that was viewed by Fox News.

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Online pornography checks for under-18s 'face new delay'

Online pornography checks for under-18s 'face new delay'

SUMMARY: Image copyright PAAn age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites is expected to be delayed for a second time.

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Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists

Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists

SUMMARY: The two men developed an “unlikely relationship,” as Mr. Biden put it in his 2007 book, as Mr. Eastland helped Mr. Biden achieve his first seat of power on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Alan Dershowitz: Trump 'perfectly entitled to invoke executive privilege'

Alan Dershowitz: Trump 'perfectly entitled to invoke executive privilege'

SUMMARY: "The danger is you can diminish executive privilege and legislative privilege and judicial privilege, not only for this administration but for future administrations," he said.

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Hannity to CNN boss: 'You should be ashamed of yourself' for letting Don Lemon make Hitler comparison

Hannity to CNN boss: 'You should be ashamed of yourself' for letting Don Lemon make Hitler comparison

SUMMARY: "You let your 'journalist' Don Lemon say this on your network last night?

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