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Lawmakers, 2020 candidates call for immediate release of Mueller report – ThinkProgress

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including several Democratic presidential candidates, wasted no time Friday calling for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Americans deserve to know the truth now that the Mueller report is complete,” Sen. Kamala Harris wrote on Twitter. “The report must be released immediately and AG Barr must publicly ...

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DACA protected flight attendant set to be released from ICE custody after nearly two months – ThinkProgress

A 28-year-old flight attendant from Texas is set to be released Friday after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for nearly two months following a trip outside of the United States for work. She faced possible deportation to Peru, a country she has not visited since she was three years old. “The last month and a week have ...

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The Mueller report is done. What now? – ThinkProgress

Special Counsel Robert Mueller late Friday delivered a report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Russian meddling into the 2016 election. Barr told members of Congress he could brief them as early as this weekend. The Mueller report draws to a close a 673-day investigation that cast a shadow over the Trump administration, as the special counsel worked to ...

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Gymnastics star removes Michael Jackson music from viral floor routine after ‘Leaving Neverland’ – ThinkProgress

This season, UCLA gymnastics star Katelyn Ohashi captured the hearts of the world — and plenty of perfect 10.0s — with her dynamic and delightful Michael Jackson-inspired floor routine. The video of her performance has over 35 million views on YouTube alone. But now, right before the Pac-12 championships and weeks before she defends her title at the national championships, ...

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2020 presidential candidates want to abolish the death penalty. Experts want them to think bigger. – ThinkProgress

Several Democratic presidential contenders have taken to Twitter recently to express their enthusiastic approval of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) announcement earlier this month that he plans to suspend executions in the state. “Inspired!” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), calling the death penalty “immoral” and “ineffective.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wrote that capital punishment is “immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and proven ...

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Trump’s corporate tax cuts have helped fuel the largest monthly deficit ever – ThinkProgress

In December 2017, President Donald Trump signed a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, calling it his “big, beautiful Christmas present” for the American people. While his Treasury Department predicted the cuts would pay for themselves through growth and Trump himself repeatedly promised to eliminate the deficit entirely, the latest budget numbers show these claims were flat-out wrong. ...

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Trump’s decision on Golan Heights met with international condemnation – ThinkProgress

International condemnation flowed in on Friday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Germany, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, and Syria all criticized the move, saying it would only serve to further destabilize the region. The European Union and Arab League also reaffirmed that Trump’s announcement will not change how they view the Golan ...

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Ongoing Midwest flooding projected to cost billions of dollars in damages – ThinkProgress

Devastating floods across the Midwest are expected to cost the country at least $3 billion in damages to homes and farms. This is likely only the beginning as unprecedented flooding is expected to continue into the spring across the United States, according to a new forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), putting some 13 million Americans at ...

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Charlottesville residents say school threats represent the persistent danger of white supremacy – ThinkProgress

More than 4,000 students in Charlottesville, Virginia, were forced to stay home for the second straight day after an anonymous poster threatened to launch an “ethnic cleansing” at one of the city’s high schools. Residents say it’s further proof of the persistent danger of white supremacy in the United States. The threat originated on Thursday from the imageboard 4chan and ...

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