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As A Poor Kid From The Rust Belt, Yale Law School Brought Me Face-to-face With Radical Inequality

During my first round of law school applications, I didn’t even apply to Yale, Harvard, or Stanford—the mystical “top three” schools. I didn’t think I had a chance at those places. More important, I didn’t …

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These Members Of Congress Used Campaign Funds To Buy Guns

More than a dozen Republican members of Congress used campaign contributions to buy guns, ammunition or tickets to gun-related events, a public interest group said Wednesday. An analysis of campaign finance records …

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GOP Poisoned Zika Bill To Satisfy ‘Crazies,’ Says Harry Reid

WASHINGTON — Republicans added a series of poison pills to a bill to fund the government’s Zika response so they could satisfy the party’s “crazies,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) charged on …

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A Strong EPA Delivers Protection, Justice, And Pathways To A Cleaner Future

Clean air is a national asset and personal right that must be protected and vigorously defended. When Americans see images of blinding smog and choking pollution in cities from Beijing to Mumbai, they should remember …

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These Lawmakers Don’t Want Minor League Baseball Players To Earn Minimum Wage

Two members of Congress introduced legislation this week that would protect minor league baseball teams from having to pay their players the federal minimum wage. The new bill, dramatically dubbed the Save America’s …

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Supreme Court Abortion Decision Will Affect These States Next Laws similar to Texas’ a

Now that the Supreme Court has struck down abortion restrictions in Texas that would have forced most clinics in the state to close, judges are likely to block similar laws in seven other states. Six of those states …

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Republicans Aren’t Even Pretending They Want To Confirm Judges Anymore

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have never made it easy for President Barack Obama to put judges on federal courts. But now, with just months left in his term, they’re not even pretending to try to let judicial …

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Justice Alito Warns Of ‘Ominous Sign’ For Religious Freedom At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday shunned a religious challenge to Washington state regulations requiring all licensed pharmacists to dispense emergency contraceptives when presented with a valid prescription. In a one-line …

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California marijuana legalization measure on November ballot

Californians’ November ballot will include an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, with the coming campaign likely to reverberate nationwide given the state’s size and implications for similar …

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Americans Aren’t Always As Divided On Gun Control As It Seems

In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Americans appear to be divided on the broad concept of gun control — but not on specific gun control measures, according to polls. In a recent CNN/ORC poll, 55 …

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