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San Francisco Transit Refuses to Release Robbery Videos Over Fears of Racism

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/11/2017 at 7:00pm
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The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) authority has decided not to release surveillance videos of robberies occurring at BART stations for fear they videos might incite racism.

People have begun to fear for their safety due to the numerous crimes, but fears of stereotyping have taken priority with BART officials.

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Investigation Into Land Deal by Bernie Sanders’ Wife Intensifies

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/11/2017 at 1:00pm
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In May, Kemberlee blogged that the FBI reportedly started investigating failed presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife Jane over a land deal.

She allegedly falsified loan documents when she served as president of the now defunct Burlington College.

Federal prosecutors have now amped up the investigation after they hauled “off more than a...

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Finally, Mosul Liberated From ISIS

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Posted by    Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:27pm 7/10/2017 at 7:27pm
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After three long years, forces have liberated Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the grips of ISIS. From CNN:

“From here, from the heart of the liberated and free Mosul, by the sacrifices of the Iraqis from all the provinces, we declare the great victory for all of Iraq and Iraqis,” [Iraqi...

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In Unprecedented Move, Retailers Mark Down High-End Cosmetics to Lure Shoppers

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Posted by    Monday, July 10, 2017 at 3:15pm 7/10/2017 at 3:15pm
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We’ve been chronicling the retail crisis gripping the country as e-commerce continues its rise in popularity.

Stores have been closing. Malls are having trouble attracting stores to fill the growing number of empty spaces. Now department stores are taking and unprecedented move to bring in more shoppers: Discount high-end cosmetics.

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Factions Within California’s Democrats Have Turned Against Each Other

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Posted by    Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:30am 7/10/2017 at 10:30am
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Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November finally brought attention to what has happened slowly since 2010: Democrats are not only slipping at the national level but also the state level.

At first, people focused anger on President Donald Trump and Republicans, but that has changed in Democrat-friendly California. The...

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Sears, Kmart To Close 43 Additional Stores

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Posted by    Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 3:00pm 7/9/2017 at 3:00pm
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The retail crisis continues as Sears and Kmart will close 43 additional stores. Numerous factors have contributed to stores closing, especially online shopping. But believe it or not, one market correspondent has used the situation to criticize President Donald Trump.

However, CNNMoney even reported that Sears Holdings “h...

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Super Gonorrhea Emerges as the Bacteria Resists Antibiotics

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Posted by    Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/8/2017 at 5:00pm
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned everyone that the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea has emerged as a super bug since the bacteria has started to resist antibiotics. From CBS News:

“The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the...

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Philadelphia Theater Group to Debut Abortion Comedy in August

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Posted by    Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/7/2017 at 5:00pm
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The local Philadelphia theater company Lightning Rod Special has announced a new play it will debut in August…a musical comedy about abortion. From Philadelphia Magazine:

The abortion musical has its roots at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, where [co-creator Alice] Yorke and the co-creators studied. Yorke says it was...

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G20 Summit: Trump ‘Pressed’ Putin on Russian Interference in Election

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Posted by    Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:30am 7/7/2017 at 11:30am
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*This post will be updated as more information comes out.*

President Donald Trump met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

At first, media thought Trump would not bring up accusations that Russia interfered with our presidential election in 2016. But after the two hour meeting ended, Secretary of...

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Illinois House Overrides Gov. Rauner’s Veto on Tax Hike, Budget Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/6/2017 at 7:00pm
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The Illinois House voted to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike and budget bill. This is the first budget Illinois has passed in two years.

The House voted 71-42, which is the bare minimum House Speaker Mike Madigan needed, after a security incident delayed the vote for...

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18 States, D.C. Sue DeVos Over Delay of Implementing Student Loan Protections

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Posted by    Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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Attorney generals in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing regulations sculpted to protect any federal student loan borrowers defrauded by for-profit colleges.

The attorney generals state that DeVos has illegaly delayed these regulations, which should have g...

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England: NHS Recorded 9,000 Cases of Female Genital Mutilation Last Year

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Posted by    Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/6/2017 at 2:30pm
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The NHS recorded more than 9,000 incidents of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England between April 2016 and March 2017. The NHS Digital noted the data comes from NHS trusts and general practitioner officers.

The Guardian reported:

The findings show that in the last year there were 9,179 attendances in which FGM was either...

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Trump in Poland: ‘The West Will Never, Ever be Broken’

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Posted by    Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00am 7/6/2017 at 10:00am
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President Donald Trump began his second overseas trip in Poland, a country that has been battered and torn throughout history. But Poland has taken a stance against the European Union when it comes to migrants and those they fear can damage the country.

Trump addressed Poles in Warsaw’s Krasinski Square, stating that “nations...

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Undercover Video: CNN Producer Stands by Voters are ‘Stupid as Sh*t’ Comments

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/5/2017 at 7:00pm
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James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released another undercover video featuring CNN’s New Day associate producer Jimmy Carr, who doubles down on his comments from a previous video from Project Veritas and criticizes New Day host Chris Cuomo.

“I mean granted, anything I’ve said to you I would defend on...

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Politico Poll Finds Majority of Voters Support Trump’s Travel Order

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/5/2017 at 1:00pm
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A Politico/Morning Consult poll has found that the majority of voters support President Donald Trump’s travel order. Politico reported:

Asked whether they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to...

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Pope Changes Vatican Stance on Baby Charlie Gard

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 6:00pm 7/4/2017 at 6:00pm
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Last week, the European Court of Human Rights caused international outrage when the judges decided to side with British courts to remove life support for 10-month-old Charlie Gard, refusing to allow his parents to take him to America for trial therapy, even though they raised more than $1 million for it....

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UPDATE: Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Rauner Veto of 32% Income Tax Hike

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 2:00pm 7/4/2017 at 2:00pm
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The Illinois Senate has just approved the massive income tax hike, two days after the House approved it. This bill will permanently raise the income tax 32% from 3.75% to a little under 5%. It also raises the corporate tax rate from 5% to 7%.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill...

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