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Jan 22

45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

In 1969, 22-year-old Norma McCorvey was living in Dallas, Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child. As a poor, single mother struggling with alcohol addiction, McCorvey felt she wasn’t prepared to take on raising another child. She told her doctor she wanted an abortion, but under Texas law, abortion was prohibited …

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Jan 22

A Decade After the Great Recession, We’re Outsourcing Home Appraisals to India

The Wall Street Journal reports that banks are getting tired of performing actual appraisals for high-volume home loans—the kind that get packaged into mortgage-based securities—and are turning instead to less rigorous broker price opinions: Now these perfunctory valuations abound, underpinning tens of billions of dollars of home deals. Sometimes the process is outsourced to India, …

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Jan 21

Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report

Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is what democracy looks like’ and ‘Donald Trump has got to go’ many attendees wore pink ‘pussy’ …

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Jan 20

Republican axed from ethics body after report on alleged sexual misconduct

Congressman Patrick Meehan, of Pennsylvania, denies allegation he harassed female staffer but is ordered to pay back taxpayer funds A Republican congressman on Saturday denied an allegation of sexual misconduct made in a report that said he used taxpayer dollars to settle a complaint from a female staffer about inappropriate sexual behaviour. He was nonetheless …

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Jan 20

Trump appointee apologizes and resigns after bigoted comments emerge

Appointed by President Trump to serve as the chief of external affairs for the federal agency that runs AmericCorps and other volunteer service programs, Carl Higbie publicly apologized on Twitter after resigning from office due to his bigoted comments on radio shows being recently exposed. According to CNN’s Kfile unit, Higbie openly made racist, sexist, …

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Jan 20

After a year of Donald Trump, there is still hope amid the horror | Jill Abramson

The president has exceeded my worst expectations, but women have been galvanised more profoundly than if Hillary Clinton had won ‘Trump,” the man growled, as he pushed by me on the Amtrak regional train last summer. I was travelling with my two-year-old granddaughter in her stroller, and a suitcase. A conductor had just told me …

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Jan 20

House short-term funding bill gives Trump even more unfettered power to go after enemies

The short-term funding bill the House passed Thursday night, which the Senate is still debating ahead of a shutdown at 12:01 Saturday morning, is like every Republican bill we’ve seen so far: full of horrible stuff that they hoped no one would notice until it passes. It includes elements like ceding the power of Congress to make appropriations for the …

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Jan 20

A year after a county flipped for Trump, support has been lost – but isn’t gone

After a year of interviews in Northampton County, which voted twice for Obama before supporting Trump, the Guardian’s project ends at the closed-down furnaces of Bethlehem Steel One year in a county that flipped for Trump – in pictures A year after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, the furnaces of Bethlehem Steel in …

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Jan 20

Racist Trump Appointee Resigns After Audio Emerges of Him Claiming ‘Black Race’ Has ‘Lax’ Morality

Click here for reuse options! Questions remain about the vetting process for administration appointees. Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal government's volunteer services organization, resigned Thursday after CNN reported that he had made racist, sexist and xenophobic comments. Higbie was an appointee of President Donald …

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Jan 20

Trump Administration and Republicans Suffer Historic Failure After Democrats Vote for Government Shutdown

This is the first shutdown ever to occur when a single party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House. The federal government of the United States will shut down following a remarkable vote that found the Republican Party, which controls both chambers of Congress and the White House, unable to pass a continuing …

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