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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

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

  1. Medicaid expansion fight looms after Virginia statehouse drawing
  2. After Republicans won a drawing for a seat that determined control of the Virginia House of Delegates, a showdown on Medicaid expansion is heating up. — Politico, 1/4

  3. The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About
  4. A yearlong investigation found that people with intellectual disabilities are disproportionately victims of sexual assault. — NPR, 1/8

  5. Houses Of Worship Damaged By Natural Disasters Can Now Receive FEMA Aid
  6. Private nonprofit religious institutions will now be eligible for disaster aid, a victory for Christian conservatives and President Donald Trump. — Huffington Post, 1/4

  7. AARP and Key Senators Urge Companies to End Age Bias in Recruiting on Facebook
  8. Following an online investigation, two senators and the largest advocacy group for older Americans warn tech companies against limiting recruitment tactics on social platforms to younger people. — ProPublica, 1/8

  9. Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches
  10. Churches in low-income neighborhoods are facing budget difficulties. — The Atlantic, 1/7

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