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Georgia special election may be a bellwether of Trump-era politics

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A special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district will be held on June 20 to fill the seat vacated by current Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price. Continue reading

Trump lawyer denies that the president is under investigation

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On June 14, 2017, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was personally under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by special counsel Robert Mueller after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

Outrage follows the acquittal of officer who killed Philando Castile

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in Minnesota in July 2016. Continue reading

After statewide efforts, Hawaii sees homelessness rate decrease

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Despite its relatively small population and land area, Hawaii has one of the highest rates of per-capita homelessness in the United States. Homelessness affects about 505 out of every 100,000 people there. Continue reading

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