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Escorts who ensure women can reach the clinic lineup as they face off protesters outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. on January 27, 2017. Picture taken July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Kenning - RC19EE729960

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. The Trump administration just halted this Obama-era rule to shrink the gender wage gap — 8/30. The rule would have required U.S. employers to disclose to the government how they pay workers by race and gender. — The Washington Post
  2. Justice Department: No evidence Trump Tower was wiretapped — 9/3. The DOJ was responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit regarding the president’s March tweets. — CNN
  3. Kentucky’s last abortion clinic to face off against governor — 9/4. The Bluegrass State could become the first state in the country without an abortion clinic. — Associated Press
  4. Federal district court blocks Texas’ sanctuary cities law — 8/30. Ken Paxton, the state’s attorney general, is appealing the ruling. — Dallas News
  5. Trump’s EPA attacks AP reporter in personal terms — 9/3. The spat came after an AP story on flooded Superfund sites in Houston. — Politico

READ MORE: 5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time (Aug. 29)

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