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Papadopoulos Harmed The Russia Investigation By Lying And Should Get Up To 6 Months In Prison, Mueller Says

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:02:02 -0400

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"The defendant's crime was serious and caused damage to the government's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," Mueller wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/papadopoulos-harmed-the-russia-investigation-by-lying

The Judge In Paul Manafort’s Trial Revealed That He’s Been Threatened And Is Getting Special Security

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:29:23 -0400

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US District Judge T.S. Ellis III denied a request by media outlets to release information about the jurors, citing concerns for their safety.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-judge-in-paul-manaforts-trial-revealed-that-hes-been

The State Department Changed Its Mind About Spending $230 Million On Syria

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:44:11 -0400

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The funds were redirected after the State Department received promises and pledges from coalition partners, notably Saudi Arabia, for funding to help stabilize the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/us-ends-230-million-funding-syria-stabiization

Trump Is Giving Federal Contractors A “Religious Exemption” For Discrimination

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:25:46 -0400

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The Department of Labor’s directive applies to millions of people who work for companies that do business with the federal government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-loophole-lgbt-discrimination

The RNC Just Put John Kasich On Blast

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:14:32 -0400

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"This is simply an initial shot being fired in the potential 2020 primary."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/donald-trump-vs-john-kasich-2020

The ACLU Claims That Workers Picked Up In ICE Raids In Nebraska Were Mistreated

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:50:10 -0400

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When detained workers, including two pregnant women, asked for air conditioning in the bus they were riding in, government agents turned on the heater, the ACLU said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/aclu-nebraska-ice-workers-illegal-abuse

The Navy Admiral Who Oversaw The Bin Laden Raid Says It Would Be "An Honor" For Trump To Revoke His Security Clearance

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:25:35 -0400

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"I would consider it an honor," said William H. McRaven, "so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/william-mcraven-trump-bin-laden-brennan-security-clearance

Thousands Of People In Arkansas Are On The Brink Of Losing Medicaid Due To Work Requirements Pushed By Trump

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:25:40 -0400

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While Arkansas is the first, there are 10 other states either approved or pending approval to enact work requirements to their Medicaid programs, which could lead to thousands more people losing their coverage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/thousands-of-people-in-arkansas-are-on-the-brink-of-losing

How Michael Avenatti Got His Start In Political Dark Arts Under Rahm Emanuel

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:12:00 -0400

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In the 1990s, as an entry-level opposition researcher, Avenatti once climbed aboard a moving train to get research to FedEx on time.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/michael-avenatti-campaigns-oppo-research-rahm-emanuel

Russian Trolls Spread Baseless Conspiracy Theories Like Pizzagate And QAnon After The Election

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:25:42 -0400

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Less than two weeks after the first "Q" post appeared on 4chan, a Russia-backed troll account began amplifying the conspiracy theory on Twitter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/russian-trolls-spread-baseless-conspiracy-theories-like

What I Learned About Trump's '90s "Ghetto Pass" — And His Bigotry — While Chasing The Trump Tape

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:33:37 -0400

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Two years ago, I spent days talking to people in the New York hip-hop circles he once moved in, chasing the Trump tape we're all looking for again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/donald-trump-90s-hip-hop-tape

The Jury Will Now Deliberate Whether Paul Manafort Is A Liar Or A Victim

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:25:36 -0400

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Manafort is charged with filing false tax returns, failing to report foreign bank accounts, and bank fraud.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-jury-will-now-deliberate-if-paul-manafort-is-a-liar-or

These Prominent Republicans Backed Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump — And Now They Don’t Know Where To Turn

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:30:57 -0400

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“Both parties are moving to the extremes, which is bad for the country,” said Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey governor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/republicans-for-hillary-clinton-donald-trump

The First Somali American State Lawmaker In The US Is On Her Way To Making History Again

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:32:15 -0400

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Ilhan Omar's primary win for US Rep. Keith Ellison’s vacated House seat in Minnesota will likely make her one of two Muslim women to be the first elected to Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/talalansari/the-first-somali-american-state-lawmaker-in-the-us-is-on

Tim Pawlenty's Political Comeback Did Not Work

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:33:34 -0400

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National Republicans were counting on Pawlenty to win them back the governor’s office in Minnesota for the first time in eight years and to help lift down-ballot House and Senate candidates this fall.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/tim-pawlentys-political-comeback-minnesota

Ohio's Secretary Of State Says Voter Fraud Did Not Affect A Special Election For A Congressional Seat

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:12:02 -0400

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Some older Ohioans were given placeholder birthdates on their voter registrations, which has led to suggestions of voter fraud.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ishmaeldaro/big-conservative-sites-are-spreading-misinformation-about

Senate Intel Wants To Follow The Money In The Russia Probe. But Treasury Isn't Making That Easy.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:25:42 -0400

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Last year, staff inside Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network questioned whether the department was deliberately trying to stymie the Senate’s investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/senate-intel-wants-to-follow-the-money-in-the-russia-probe

Omarosa Claimed That Trump Knew About Hacked Clinton Emails Before WikiLeaks Released Them

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:48:06 -0400

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The former White House aide did not provide evidence about her claims that Trump "absolutely" knew that Clinton's emails were going to be leaked during the 2016 election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/omarosa-trump-clinton-emails-wikileaks

Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Rest Their Case Without Putting On Any Witnesses Of Their Own

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:18:04 -0400

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The judge asked Manafort if he wanted to testify. “No, sir,” Manafort replied.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manaforts-lawyers-rest-their-case-without-putting-on

An Iowa Evangelical Leader Is Gaining A National Audience By Pushing Back On Donald Trump

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:10:24 -0400

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“If 2018 and 2020 are a referendum on rhetoric, that’s where you run the risk of a blue wave.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/bob-vander-plaats-donald-trump-evangelicals

Paul Manafort's Lawyers Are Asking For A Full Acquittal After The Government Rested Its Case

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:25:32 -0400

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Manafort's lawyers argue prosecutors failed to show one of the banks Manafort is accused of defrauding relied on any allegedly false information he provided.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manaforts-lawyers-are-asking-for-a-full-acquittal

After Omarosa Released Secret Tapes, Trump Allies Worry Others Might Have Recordings

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:26:19 -0400

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Many White House staffers are now thinking back about what they said that could be problematic and who was around them when they said it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/after-omarosa-released-secret-tapes-trump-allies-worry

FBI's Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts And Has Faced Trump's Rage, Has Been Fired

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:55:56 -0400

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Strzok's lawyer says the FBI's deputy director reversed the recommended 60-day suspension made by the bureau's Office of Professional Responsibility.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/fbis-peter-strzok-who-sent-anti-trump-texts-and-has-faced

Tom Steyer On The Case To Impeach Trump: It's The Corruption, Stupid

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:22:03 -0400

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The Democratic megadonor said that 30% of the 200,000 people polled by his group believe the president should be impeached for corruption.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/tom-steyer-impeach-trump-democrats-corruption-emoluments

Congress May Hold Russia Responsible For Iran’s Actions In Syria

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:25:49 -0400

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A bipartisan proposal would ask the Trump administration to determine if Russia has aided Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mikegiglio/russia-sanctions-congress-syria-iran-terrorism

Allegations Of Domestic Abuse By Rep. Keith Ellison Have Surfaced On Facebook, But He Denies Them

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:19:14 -0400

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“This video does not exist because I never behaved in this way, and any characterization otherwise is false,” the prominent Minnesota Democrat said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/talalansari/keith-ellison-democrat-abuse-facebook-monahan

Kellyanne Conway Was Asked Who The Most Senior Black Trump Aide Is Now Omarosa's Gone

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:17:58 -0400

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At first, Conway brought up Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, the sole black member of Trump's cabinet.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/kellyanne-conway-senior-black-trump-aide-omarosa

Omarosa Released A Secret Recording Of John Kelly Firing Her From The White House

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:30:03 -0400

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"I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation. They continue to deceive this nation," she said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/maryanngeorgantopoulos/omarosa-secret-recording-john-kelly-firing-white-house

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 03:25:33 -0400

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Veteran hackers have tried for years to get the world to notice flaws in voting machines. Now that they’ve got it, they have to wrestle with scaring people away from voting.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/voting-hackers-defcon-failures-manufacturers-ess

House Republican Chris Collins Won’t Run For Reelection After Being Charged With Insider Trading

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 19:06:00 -0400

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The New York lawmaker had vowed to re-contest his seat in November's midterm elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/republican-chris-collins-election-insider-trading-fbi-new

A 16-Year-Old Told Police She Was Raped. Two Months Later, She Was Dead.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:31:42 -0400

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He got second chance after second chance. She didn’t.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jtes/mujey-dumbuya-quinn-james-police-raped-murder-bail-michigan

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Argued A President Likely Would Have To Testify Before A Grand Jury If Subpoenaed

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 18:30:34 -0400

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“Why should the President be different from anyone else for purposes of responding to a grand jury subpoena,” Brett Kavanaugh wrote in 1995.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/trumps-supreme-court-nominee-argued-a-president-likely

The Jury Heard That A Bank CEO Who Approved $16 Million In Loans For Manafort Was Angling For A Trump Admin Job

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 17:51:14 -0400

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A bank employee said his role as an intermediary between his boss and Paul Manafort made him “uncomfortable.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-bank-ceo-who-approved-16-million-in-loans-for-paul

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Trying To Bring The Democratic Socialist Movement To Hawaii

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 04:28:24 -0400

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Even with the 28-year-old rising star’s visit to support Kaniela Ing’s run for Congress, it’s a long shot for the Hawaii democratic socialist candidate in Saturday’s election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mbvd/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-kaniela-ing-hawaii-democratic

Twitter Suspended Proud Boys’ And Founder Gavin McInnes’ Accounts Ahead Of The "Unite The Right" Rally

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 18:30:42 -0400

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The company shut down several accounts associated with the far-right group Friday for violating its terms of service on inciting violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/twitter-suspends-proud-boys-and-founder-gavin-mcinnes

Russian Hackers Targeted Swedish News Sites In 2016, State Department Cable Says

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:25:40 -0400

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According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats' emails.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/2016-sweden-ddos-expressen-hack-russia-cables

Seth Moulton Is Building A Political Army. But He’s Not Sure What Comes Next.

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:03:47 -0400

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“I’m not beholden to the party. I don’t owe them anything. They didn’t help me get here. So I don’t owe anybody any favors.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/seth-moulton-is-building-a-political-army-but-hes-not-sure

Russian Trolls Swarmed The Charlottesville March — Then Twitter Cracked Down

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:47:06 -0400

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A BuzzFeed News analysis shows that Russian accounts blamed the violence on the "antifa" and backed Trump all the way. Then most of them abruptly went silent — presumably banned by Twitter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/russia-twitter-trolls-charlottesville

The Donald Trump Super PAC Machine Has Sean Spicer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, And A Vague Plan For The Midterms

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:01:51 -0400

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Said one critic: “It is a PAC to throw parties, to drink, and to raise a lot of money.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/donald-trump-america-first-kim-guilfoyle-midterms

Trump’s Love For Deals Risks Destabilizing Borders In The Western Balkans

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 05:25:42 -0400

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Serbia and Kosovo are talking about redrawing their borders. Major European capitals are opposed and the US used to be too — but things have changed under Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertonardelli/serbia-kosovo-trump

The Judge In Paul Manafort's Trial Keeps Criticizing Prosecutors In Front Of The Jury

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 04:25:33 -0400

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The government on Thursday asked the judge to tell the jury he made a mistake accusing prosecutors of improper behavior in the courtroom.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-judge-in-paul-manaforts-trial-keeps-criticizing

In A State That Voted For Trump, The Teachers Rallied When ICE Raided A Rural Nebraska Town

Fri, 10 Aug 2018 01:25:34 -0400

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The school in tiny O'Neill, Nebraska, was closed for the summer, but teachers opened it so children whose parents were caught in the raid had a place to go.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-raid-teachers-children-arrests-nebraska-reaction

West Virginia Wants To Put Its Vote On The Blockchain. That's Either A Win Or A Disaster For Democracy.

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:27:44 -0400

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Sixteen voters from two counties cast their ballots in West Virginia's May primaries by app. The state's secretary of state would like to expand that to the entire state.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/blockchain-app-smartphones-voting-absentee-military-overseas

As 2020 Talk Continues, Kamala Harris Is Set To Headline Martha’s Vineyard Reception

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:28:13 -0400

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Three sources confirmed that Kamala Harris, who held a fundraiser there last year, will make another trip this year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/as-2020-talk-continues-kamala-harris-to-headline-marthas

Sapelo Islanders Have Survived Persecution And Slavery. Can They Survive Tourism?

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:57:48 -0400

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A federal lawsuit accuses the government of trying to drive the descendants of enslaved Muslims from the place they call home to make way for wealthy weekenders.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hannahallam/sapelo-island-georgia-civil-rights-lawsuit-muslim-history

An IRS Agent Testified Paul Manafort Didn't Report $16.4 Million In Income

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:31:31 -0400

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The jury saw charts prepared by government witnesses detailing the flow of money through overseas accounts prosecutors say Manafort controlled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/here-are-the-documents-prosecutors-say-show-paul-manafort

Democrats Are Trying To Make Abortion Rights And The Supreme Court Into The Next Women’s March

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 02:06:35 -0400

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“This is a challenge on our side: We’re trying to force something to be a voter’s top issue in an unrealistic time frame.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/democrats-are-trying-to-make-abortion-rights-and-the