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The Health 202: Why suing over new family planning restrictions could be hard

Washington Post - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Supreme Court upheld a broader regulation 30 years ago.

Banks Tried to Curb Gun Sales. Now Republicans Are Out to Stop Them.

NY Times - 1 hour 30 min ago
Since a few big banks restricted financing for the gun industry, some lawmakers — many of them Wall Street allies — are looking for ways to squelch what they see as social activism.

Rachel Dolezal, Who Pretended to Be Black, Is Charged With Welfare Fraud

NY Times - 1 hour 37 min ago
She collected $8,850 in public assistance from Washington State from August 2015 to November 2017. Investigators said she misled the state about her income.

Woman Trafficked by Cult Is Awarded $8 Million: ‘They Took My Childhood’

NY Times - 1 hour 46 min ago
Given to a cult in Kansas when she was 11 and forced to work, Kendra Ross, now 26, won what may be the largest award for a single plaintiff in a case of coerced labor.

Geologist: It's not just lava making the volcano blow

CNN - 1 hour 55 min ago
What happens when lava meets water? One might be tempted to think that lava just pours forth, quickly cools down and solidifies. But it is a lot more complicated -- and sometimes more explosive -- than that. Indeed, water plays many roles in volcanology, and the Kilauea eruption that has transfixed us all for weeks showcases them quite clearly.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: America Last: Trump’s Attack on the Amazon Job Machine

NY Times - 2 hours 1 min ago
Unrestrained strongmen use the state to punish — or silence — their enemies.

Gray Matter: Would You Go to a Republican Doctor?

NY Times - 2 hours 1 min ago
Our political leanings distort our assessment of unrelated expertise.

President Trump Takes a Hands On Approach to Pardons

NPR All Things Considered - 2 hours 10 min ago

President Trump's pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It's an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.

Harvey Weinstein, Ireland, Hawaii: Your Friday Evening Briefing

NY Times - 2 hours 20 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

NY Times - 2 hours 20 min ago
The president aims to peel back labor protections and curb the power of government unions, which assailed the actions.

Border Patrol alters account of fatal shooting

CNN - 2 hours 24 min ago
United States Customs and Border Protection on Friday released a slightly different account of a border agent's fatal shooting of an undocumented migrant near Nuevo Laredo, Texas, raising new questions about what actually happened.

Cat clings to car roof at 60mph

CNN - 2 hours 25 min ago
A cat desperately holds on for dear life on top of a van going 60 mph, and it was all caught on camera.

The Finance 202: Wilbur Ross, after rocky year, has a tough sell in China next week

Washington Post - 2 hours 26 min ago
Diplomacy Trump-style is proving very difficult.

Analysis: Trump is alleging a massive government conspiracy, with zero evidence

CNN - 2 hours 35 min ago
Over the last 72 hours, the President of the United States has leaned into a conspiracy theory that goes like this: During the 2016 presidential race, President Barack Obama -- via the FBI -- placed a "spy" within Trump's campaign for purely political reasons.

3 women hit by vehicle on sidewalk in apparent hit-and-run in Portland

CNN - 2 hours 37 min ago
Three women were struck in an apparent hit-and-run near Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on Friday morning, according to police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

Border Patrol union chief calls National Guard deployment 'a colossal waste'

CNN - 2 hours 38 min ago
The leader of the union that represents Border Patrol agents slammed the deployment of National Guard troops to the border by the Trump administration, calling it "a colossal waste of resources."
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