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Mueller's Office Argued That Paul Manafort Poses A "Grave Risk" Of Committing More Crimes In The Future

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 21:07:14 -0500

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Prosecutors didn't take a position on what sentence Manafort should get in his DC case, where he faces up to 10 years in prison. He's separately facing potentially two decades behind bars in his Virginia case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/mueller-manafort-sentencing-memo

Survey: 51% Of Tech Industry Workers Believe President Trump Has A Point About The Media Creating Fake News

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 01:25:42 -0500

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A new study by BuzzFeed News and Lucid surveyed tech workers on their attitudes toward the media. The results show deep skepticism toward the press, and concerns about the role of identity politics in coverage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/tech-industry-survey

Microsoft Employees Are Demanding The Company Cancel Its HoloLens Contract With The US Army

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 02:25:40 -0500

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“We did not sign up to develop weapons,” says an employee letter to Microsoft executives published Friday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/microsoft-hololens-army

House Democrats Announced Their Plan To Block Trump’s National Emergency To Build A Wall

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:57:14 -0500

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The bill could pass Congress, but it would still need to overcome a presidential veto.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/house-democrats-bill-block-trump-national-emergency-wall

Roger Stone Can No Longer Talk About His Case — Or Robert Mueller — After Posting A Photo Of The Judge With Crosshairs

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:31:59 -0500

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Stone testified in his defense on Thursday, saying he was "kicking myself over my own stupidity" for posting a photo of the judge on Instagram with what appeared to be a crosshairs symbol. The judge said his apology "rings quite hollow."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/roger-stone-gag-order-judge-crosshairs-instagram-mueller

Democratic Socialists Of America Is Preparing To Potentially Launch A National Campaign To Back Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Campaign

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:11:51 -0500

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“DSA could play an important role in supporting Sanders,” the organization told members after the senator announced his campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/bernie-sanders-socialist-dsa-2020

The Supreme Court Has Limited How Much Private Property States Can Seize

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:42:53 -0500

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The Eighth Amendment bars the federal government from imposing excessive fines. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that the limit also applies to states and cities.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/civil-asset-forfeiture-supreme-court

A Former Trump Staffer Filed A Class Action To Invalidate All Of The Campaign’s Nondisclosure Agreements

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:25:45 -0500

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Jessica Denson, who worked for the Trump campaign in 2016, is arguing the language of the nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements that all staffers had to sign is unlawful.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-campaign-nondisclosure-agreements-class-action-lawsuit

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Back At The Supreme Court

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:55:39 -0500

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The justice attended Tuesday's arguments — the first time since having surgery for lung cancer in December.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-back-at-the-supreme-court

Bernie Sanders Is Running For President

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:25:44 -0500

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"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," he said in an interview Tuesday morning.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/bernie-sanders-president-running-decision-2020

Kamala Harris Says She'd Support Changing Columbus Day To "Indigenous Peoples’ Day"

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:25:39 -0500

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Harris also said in New Hampshire on Monday that she would support making Election Day a federal holiday as part of a new Voting Rights Act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kamala-harris-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples

Roger Stone Posted A Photo Of The Judge Presiding Over His Case Next To Crosshairs

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:56:27 -0500

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Stone deleted the post and published a statement saying, "any inference that this was meant to somehow threaten the Judge or disrespect court is categorically false."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/roger-stone-instagram-judge-photo

Joe Biden Once Spoke At Strom Thurmond's Memorial Service. How Do People Feel About That Now?

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:05:33 -0500

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Nearly 20 years ago, Biden eulogized Strom Thurmond, who began his long political career as a segregationist. Some South Carolina Democrats still say that's a good thing — but politics has changed a lot.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/joe-biden-strom-thurmond-eulogy

Trump's National Emergency Just Got Its First Legal Challenge

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 23:25:46 -0500

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Legal advocacy group Public Citizen filed suit on behalf of landowners in Texas and an environmental group. More lawsuits are expected.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/first-lawsuit-challenging-trump-national-emergency-border-wa

Mueller's Office Says Paul Manafort Is Facing As Much As 24 Years In Prison — In Just One Of His Cases

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:25:42 -0500

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Prosecutors did not make a specific recommendation about how much time they think Manafort should spend behind bars.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-mueller-prison-memo-virginia

Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:25:37 -0500

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The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/the-amazon-deal-died-in-the-democratic-primaries

A Judge Ruled Roger Stone Can Still Talk To The Press, Just Not In Front Of The Courthouse

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:25:39 -0500

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Stone's lawyers, prosecutors, and lawyers for witnesses are barred from making statements to the press or in public "that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-roger-stone-gag-order-media

2020 Campaigns Are Prioritizing Sexual Harassment Policies In Response To #MeToo

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:59:52 -0500

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From "exhaustive" legal reviews and custom trainings to ensuring more ways to report allegations, sexual harassment and misconduct policies are no longer an afterthought for high-profile campaigns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/me-too-2020-campaigns-hr-sexual-harassment

Trump Said He "Didn't Need" To Declare An Emergency To Build The Wall And Liberal Lawyers Are Thrilled

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 02:25:34 -0500

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"Keep talking mr president," Omar Jadwat, the head of the ACLU's Immigrants Rights Project, tweeted.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-said-he-didnt-need-to-declare-an-emergency-to-build

Twitter Suspended A DC Think Tank For Violating Its Rules Against Fake Accounts

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:25:52 -0500

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BuzzFeed News previously revealed the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology was using fake accounts to promote its work. Now it's under scrutiny again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/twitter-suspended-think-tank-critical-infrastructure

Rep. Lauren Underwood Says Gun Control Measures Are Long Overdue, 11 Years After A Mass Shooting In Illinois

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:31:41 -0500

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"I challenge Sen. McConnell and the senators in their Republican caucus to make sure they are bold enough" to pass gun control legislation, Underwood said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/rep-lauren-underwood-gun-control-house-democrats

Trump Will Declare A National Emergency To Build A Wall

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 02:10:18 -0500

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The move, which Trump will couple with signing a bill to avoid another government shutdown, is expected to face both legal and congressional challenges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-border-wall-national-emergency-government-shutdown

Bill Barr, Who Told Senators He’d Protect Mueller’s Investigation, Has Been Confirmed As Attorney General

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:00:57 -0500

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The new attorney general would run a very similar Justice Department to his predecessor. He's also said he doesn’t believe special counsel Robert Mueller would engage in a “witch hunt."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/bill-barr-confirmed-attorney-general

The Trump Administration Admits Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico Was Delayed By The Shutdown

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:54 -0500

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In a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren, a HUD official said the funds could not be fully accessed until the shutdown was over.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery-funds-delayed-government

A Judge Found That Paul Manafort Lied To Investigators After Signing A Plea Deal With Mueller's Office

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:07:29 -0500

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Prosecutors established that Manafort intentionally made false statements about his contacts with longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik and another DOJ investigation, a judge found.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-lied-mueller-investigators-judge-ruling

A Florida Mayor Is Thinking About Running For President And It's Not Andrew Gillum

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:05:05 -0500

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“If a mayor from South Bend can do it, then why not a mayor from Miramar?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/wayne-messam-president-mayor-florida

FEMA Director Brock Long Has Resigned After Two Years And Multiple Controversies

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:30:16 -0500

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Long was criticized for his management of the agency's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and his use of government cars for personal business.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/fema-director-brock-long-resigns

DOJ Employees Sent A Letter Highlighting The Lack Of Gender Diversity In Top Positions

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:49:35 -0500

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Of 50 senior posts across 11 offices at the Justice Department, one is held by a woman, according to a letter sent to DOJ leadership by an internal gender diversity group.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-gender-diversity-equality-letter

Republicans Plan To “Wage War” Against The Green New Deal For The 2020 Elections

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:44:54 -0500

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“This was a mistake by Democrats because it took an issue they have been winning on and turned it into a liability,” said a Republican strategist.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/republicans-green-new-deal-2020-elections

Advocates Say The Repeated Threats Of A Government Shutdown Are Hurting Low-Income Tenants

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:55:14 -0500

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“I am very afraid of the long-term impact the last shutdown has had — and heaven forbid this happens again.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/government-shutdowns-low-income-housing-urban-development

After Shutting Down The Government, Trump’s Getting Even Less Wall Money Than Democrats Originally Offered

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:25:33 -0500

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Trump blasted the deal Tuesday but also said he does not expect another government shutdown. He’ll have to sign off on the deal by Friday to avoid one.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-less-wall-money-democrats-government-shutdown

Who Is Tulsi Gabbard? She Doesn't Like What You've Probably Heard

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:25:36 -0500

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On her first trip to Iowa, the Hawaii lawmaker did all the normal things before friendly crowds — answered questions, shook hands, posed for photos — but the first month of Gabbard’s campaign has hardly been normal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/who-is-tulsi-gabbard-she-doesnt-like-what-youve-probably

Donald Trump Helped Give Beto O'Rourke A Hometown Send-Off

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:26:29 -0500

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Thousands of people came out to protest the president’s border wall — and spent a lot of time cheering for a Beto presidential run.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/beto-orourke-donald-trump-rally-el-paso

Beto O’Rourke Calls The Green New Deal “The Best Proposal” He’s Seen For Addressing Climate Change

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:55:29 -0500

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“I'm really excited about the leadership there to meet our commitment to the generations that follow.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/beto-orourke-green-new-deal-el-paso

Black Officials In Virginia Have A List Of Demands For The Governor And Attorney General If They Won’t Resign

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:30:48 -0500

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Lawmakers and activists in Virginia will protest at the governor’s mansion on Wednesday over Ralph Northam's refusal to resign amid a blackface scandal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/ralph-northam-mark-herring-lawmaker-demands

Ralph Northam Will Launch A “Listening Tour” About Race Amid Blackface Scandal

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:39:31 -0500

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Plans to recalibrate the governor’s legislative agenda to focus on race are coming into focus.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/ralph-northam-listening-tour-hbcu

One Of Donald Trump’s New Attorneys Recently Left His Global Law Firm

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:41:03 -0500

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Marc Mukasey, a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani, left Greenberg Traurig in mid-January to launch his own firm.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/marc-mukasey-trump-giuliani

Rep. Ilhan Omar Has Apologized For Using “Anti-Semitic Tropes” In a Tweet After Democratic Leaders Criticized Her

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:13:02 -0500

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Omar suggested in a tweet that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” earning her criticism from both parties.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/pelosi-calls-ilhan-omar-israel-tweets-anti-semitic-apology

Kamala Harris Said Marijuana “Gives A Lot Of People Joy” As She Reiterated Her Support For Legalization

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:25:47 -0500

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Harris, who recently announced her White House bid, told the hosts of The Breakfast Club she had smoked weed in college.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/kamala-harris-marijuana-support

Trump’s "Low-Profile" "Ultimate Loyalist" Now Has More Power Ahead Of 2020

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:10:33 -0500

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Tommy Hicks Jr., a longtime friend of the Trump family, was recently named cochair of the Republican National Committee.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-tommy-hicks-rnc-co-chair

Rep. Seth Moulton Is Thinking About Running For President

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:03:37 -0500

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“I think we need someone who you know for whom standing up to a bully like Donald Trump isn’t the biggest challenge he or she has ever faced in life," Moulton told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/seth-moulton-considering-2020-presidential-campaign

Amy Klobuchar Announced She's Running For President, In A Snowstorm

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:11:07 -0500

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The Democrat has been elected by huge margins in Minnesota, where she's built a reputation for bipartisanship. Over the last week, her reputation as a very demanding boss has also emerged.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/amy-klobuchar-decision-president-2020

Ralph Northam Said He's "Not Going Anywhere" And Intends To Stay In Office To Help Virginia "Heal"

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:05:14 -0500

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The governor—who admitted to previously wearing blackface—told CBS' Gayle King that he won't step down, and that he'll help the state move forward.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/ralph-northam-cbs-heal-not-resign

Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:25:38 -0500

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A social and financial divide is forming — between those who have student debt, and those who do not — that will have ramifications for decades to come.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/student-debt-college-public-service-loan-forgiveness

A Second Woman Has Accused Virginia's Lt. Governor Of Sexual Assault, Prompting Calls For Him To Resign

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:59:45 -0500

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The woman, Meredith Watson, says Fairfax raped her in 2000 when the two were students at Duke University.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/justin-fairfax-second-accuser-sexual-assault

Rep. Tim Ryan Is Heading To Iowa And New Hampshire As He Considers Running For President

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:05:14 -0500

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“I don’t know how much longer we can fall behind before we can’t catch up," Tim Ryan told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/rep-tim-ryan-is-heading-to-iowa-and-new-hampshire-as-he

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Plans To Survive By Changing His Agenda To Focus On Race

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:25:35 -0500

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The governor — reading "Roots" and "The Case for Reparations" — has brought on a new team to help, and is committed to pursuing a bold policy agenda to help make amends.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/virginia-gov-ralph-northam-survival-plan

Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides

Sat, 23 Feb 2019 08:25:44 -0500

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"It’s hard to explain the anxiety that permeates the office," a former staffer for the Minnesota Democrat told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/amy-klobuchar-staff-2020-election

Howard Schultz’s Pitch To Fix America Is A Lot Like His Pitch To Fix The NBA. That Resulted In A Disaster.

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:06:50 -0500

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The last time Schultz took a big step outside of Starbucks, he bought the Seattle SuperSonics. Just a few years later, the NBA team was sold and moved to Oklahoma.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/howard-schultz-2020-president-seattle-supersonics