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The Trump administration is planning to repeal the Clean Power Plan, but the move, and other steps to roll back regulations, might not be enough to help the struggling coal industry. File photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

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. Mortgage bankers open to rewrite of homeowner tax breaks — 10/13. Mortgage bankers express willingness to rewrite homeowner tax breaks as political support for a mortgage tax credit grows. — Politico
  2. Black Lawmakers Hold a Particular Grievance With Facebook: Racial Exploitation — 10/14. Black lawmakers grill Facebook over Russian ads, sparking racial unrest throughout the country — New York Times
  3. Coal country is finding little relief in Trump’s climate actions — 10/15. As the Trump administration announced the end of the Clean Power Plan, coal country continues to struggle. — Los Angeles Times
  4. Angered by gun control, this lawmaker drafted a bill to require licenses for journalists — 10/14. An Indiana lawmaker drafted a measure that requires journalists to get licenses, similar to gun owners. — Washington Post
  5. U.S. and Europe may collide on taxing Apple and Amazon — 10/13. Congressional lawmakers interested in collecting taxes on global profits face off with Europe as it looks to do the same. — New York Times

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