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How coronavirus offers stress test of Trump’s management
For the Trump administration, the coronavirus could become an unexpected stress test of the president’s churning approach to executive management.
(Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:33:54 -0500)

Land mines are back. Why the U.S. wants them in its arsenal again.
U.S. rescinds land mine ban, highlighting modern safety features and deterrent value. Human rights campaigns say they’re still too dangerous.
(Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:43:18 -0500)

Why Trump administration blocks green cards for welfare users
The new "public charge" rule makes it harder for immigrants using social services such food stamps and Medicaid to become full citizens. Out of fear and confusion, many immigrants are dropping health care services their families do qualify for, say advocates.
(Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:41:29 -0500)

Kobe Bryant memorial service: He was more than a basketball icon
Kobe Bryant was remembered as a man who "lived to make other people's lives better" at a celebrity packed memorial service Monday. Vanessa Bryant offered strength, poise, and a touching look into their lives raising four daughters together.
(Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:25:47 -0500)

Beyond Weinstein conviction, how #MeToo changed America
A very public reckoning today for Harvey Weinstein will likely ripple through many more private lives.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:19:03 -0500)

Behind Bernie Sanders, a passionate grassroots army – with a sting
Bernie Sanders has become the Democratic front-runner thanks to his grassroots army. But he has failed to rein in his most ardent foot soldiers.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:04:00 -0500)

Jury decides: Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault
In what's being hailed as a landmark #MeToo moment, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of two charges in New York's supreme court on Monday. Sentencing, set for March 11, could result in 29 years of jail time.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:48:05 -0500)

Majority of Americans want Equal Rights Amendment to become law
Seventy-three percent of Americans favor gender equality and want to see the constitutional amendment passed, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC. The ERA still faces opposition from conservatives.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:31:45 -0500)

Julian Assange extradition: Angel of democracy or criminal?
The extradition hearing of Julian Assange, charged by the U.S. with espionage for leaking government documents, begins Monday in London. Global free-speech champion or criminal?
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:14:21 -0500)

Trump receives massive welcome at India's 'Namaste, Trump' rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered President Donald Trump the largest rally of his American political career at a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. The two leaders, ideologically aligned, hope for political boosts from the rally.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:06:42 -0500)

Why the Bernie Sanders' surge looks like Trump 2016
As Sen. Bernie Sanders emerges as the front-runner, the establishment Democrats face the same conundrum establishment Republicans faced in 2016.
(Mon, 24 Feb 2020 06:07:00 -0500)

Why moderate rivals attack Sanders as Super Tuesday looms
With a Nevada win, Bernie Sanders is the clear Democratic front-runner. But his establishment rivals say he's "too progressive" to beat Mr. Trump.
(Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:03:00 -0500)

Women's soccer puts a price on gender discrimination: $66M
Women on the U.S. national soccer team are asking for $66 million in damages as a result of gender discrimination. U.S. Soccer says the women's team negotiated for different contracts and benefits than the men's team. Trial is set to begin May 5.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:51:56 -0500)

Gay rights, religious freedom, and the battle over adoption
Adoption has emerged as another front in cultural clashes over LGBTQ issues, but the stakes may be more profound – because children are in the middle.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:09:21 -0500)

From vision to spectacle – the optics of Trump’s trip to India
India is at the center of the Trump administration’s strategic vision for countering China. But its real allure may be the promise of adoring crowds.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:08:08 -0500)

States, governors propose funding for Planned Parenthood clinics
After withdrawing from federal funding last year because of restrictions around abortion referrals, Planned Parenthood clinics across the country face significant deficits. Now, some states are budgeting to help fill the gap.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:36:56 -0500)

In wide open race, Democrats eye California for Super Tuesday
In California, 415 delegates are at stake. Presidential candidates and their ads are out in full force ahead of the March 3 primary. Why it could be the state that awards an unbeatable lead for the Democratic nominee.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:24:39 -0500)

For these homebound seniors, poems offer food for the soul
Poems on Wheels delivers poems along with meal trays to thousands of older New Yorkers, offering nourishment for body and soul.
(Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:06:34 -0500)

As Latino clout rises, Sanders leads field in courting them.
The first primary contest in a majority-minority state, Saturday’s caucuses could also offer clues about the role Latino voters may play in the fall.
(Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:16:00 -0500)

As Democratic race heats up, candidates turn on each other
Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders were prime targets during Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas as candidates picked on policy and personality differences. President Trump joined the fracas through tweets. Super Tuesday contests are less than two weeks away.
(Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:40:11 -0500)

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