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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. Floridians will vote this fall on restoring voting rights to former felons
  2. An advocacy group gathered more than 799,000 signatures in a successful effort to put the issue of restoring voting rights to felons on the ballot this fall. — The Orlando-Sentinel, 1/23

  3. The American Health-Care System Increases Income Inequality
  4. A new study in the American Journal of Public Health illustrates how the payment and premium structure of health insurance increases economic disparity between the rich and poor. — The Atlantic, 1/19

  5. Fact-Checker: President Trump’s claim that ‘nearly 3 in 4’ convicted of terrorism are foreign-born
  6. The Trump administration released a report last week tying immigration to international terrorism, but many news organizations have found issues with the numbers. — Washington Post, 1/22

  7. Supreme Court Hops Into Case About a Frog and Property Rights
  8. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case about the development of land in Louisiana that is a critical habitat for an endangered frog species. — Roll Call, 1/23

  9. What Happens to Astronauts During a Government Shutdown?
  10. A look at how a government shutdown impacts a government agency like NASA. — The Atlantic, 1/20

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