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Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change – ThinkProgress

Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change – ThinkProgress

Hurricane Dorian’s historic destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week is already emerging as the latest example of a disconcerting trend. The storm hit the islands with Category 5 wind speeds and then stalled over…

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw opposes universal background checks because he wants to arm his friends – ThinkProgress

Rep. Dan Crenshaw opposes universal background checks because he wants to arm his friends – ThinkProgress

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), an NRA-backed gun-rights advocate, dismissed calls for universal background checks even after a mass shooting in his own state that might have been prevented by such a law. His reasoning: he…

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Texas congressman’s retirement points to a tough 2020 for House Republicans – ThinkProgress

Texas congressman’s retirement points to a tough 2020 for House Republicans – ThinkProgress

Rep. Bill Flores became the fifth Texas Republican this term to announce he will not seek reelection as a growing number of longtime GOP incumbents heading for the exits in 2020. While his solidly Republican…

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Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal – ThinkProgress

Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal – ThinkProgress

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was…

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House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments – ThinkProgress

House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments – ThinkProgress

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump’s former campaign and White House staff have already been indicted by federal authorities. Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen…

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NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales – ThinkProgress

NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales – ThinkProgress

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to be the nation’s “oldest civil…

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Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns – ThinkProgress

Mitch McConnell suggests Trump cannot be trusted to mean what he says on guns – ThinkProgress

In the wake of another series of mass shootings, President Donald Trump has repeatedly waffled and wavered on whether to take any action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in America. NRA-backed Senate Majority…

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House Democrats will consider bill to block HUD rule allowing anti-trans shelter discrimination – ThinkProgress

House Democrats will consider bill to block HUD rule allowing anti-trans shelter discrimination – ThinkProgress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to move forward with a proposed rule change that would essentially allow shelters receiving HUD grants to ignore nondiscrimination protections for unhoused transgender people.…

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Jamaican women’s soccer team goes on strike after 9 months without pay – ThinkProgress

Jamaican women’s soccer team goes on strike after 9 months without pay – ThinkProgress

This summer, the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica made history when they became the first Caribbean team to play in the Women’s Word Cup. Though they failed to win a match in France, it still felt…

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Native votes went missing in North Carolina last year. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again. – ThinkProgress

Native votes went missing in North Carolina last year. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again. – ThinkProgress

Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has even greater urgency, as North Carolina prepares next…

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