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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Massachusetts becomes first state to ban bump stocks.
  2. The Bay State is the first since the Las Vegas shooting to ban the device that makes semi-automatic rifles mimic fully automatic weapons. — Boston Globe on 11/04

  3. Gitmo judge sends Marine general lawyer to 21 days confinement for disobeying orders.
  4. The first conviction without a plea deal in a Guantanamo military tribunal since 2008 was of a Marine general. — Miami Herald on 11/02

  5. Russians duped Texans into fake rallies in Houston.
  6. Russian trolls were behind a 2016 confrontation in downtown Houston designed to incite unrest between an Islamic center and a White Lives Matter rally. — Houston Chronicle on 11/03

  7. California leaders ask President Trump for $7.4 billion in wildfire relief.
  8. Adding to some tricky decisions in Washington, California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked for billions to help areas devastated by last month’s wildfires. — SFGate on 11/03

  9. How New Jersey Is Leading the Post-Bail Revolution.
  10. Nearly two-thirds of Americans in jail are there waiting for trial in the bail system. — The Atlantic on 11/02

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that a Marine general received the first conviction in a Guantanamo military tribunal since 2008. It was the first conviction since 2008 without a plea deal.

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