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News articles selected, political and otherwise, reflect my own personal interests, not those of institutions I am affiliated with.
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God Help The Outcasts

The song "God Help the Outcasts" is a soft ballad sung by Esmeralda inside Notre Dame after she sees how Quasimodo and her people are treated by society. I
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Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science

Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
This is not "forbidden knowledge." It is America’s most ancient justification for bigotry and racial inequality.
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Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Ridiculed a Parkland Student's College Rejections. Now He's Going After Her Advertisers.

Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Ridiculed a Parkland Student's College Rejections. Now He's Going After Her Advertisers. | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Fox News Host Laura Ingraham Ridiculed a Parkland Student's College Rejections. Now He's Going After Her Advertisers.
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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look
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How Stormy Daniels Out-Trumped Trump - The New York Times

How Stormy Daniels Out-Trumped Trump - The New York Times | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
In a “60 Minutes” interview, the pornographic film star was blunt and unapologetic. That might remind you of someone.
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After Stormy Daniels, Republicans Face a Referendum on Trump’s Conduct - The New York Times

After Stormy Daniels, Republicans Face a Referendum on Trump’s Conduct - The New York Times | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
As gun control, immigration and taxes energize voters in both parties, allegations of an affair have intensified discomfort with the president’s behavior.
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How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook - The New York Times

How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook - The New York Times | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
There are some practical solutions to safeguard some of your data, like installing software to block web tracking technologies.
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Emma Gonzalez stood on stage for 6 minutes - the length of the Parkland gunman's shooting spree

Emma Gonzalez stood on stage for 6 minutes - the length of the Parkland gunman's shooting spree | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
It only took 6 minutes and 20 seconds, Gonzalez said, for a gunman and an AR-15 to extinguish the lives of the 17 students and faculty had died.
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Republican House Members Think a $450K Salary Is Middle Class

Republican House Members Think a $450K Salary Is Middle Class | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
A tax reform highlight sheet circulated by House Republicans referred to taxpayers earning $450,000 a year as “low- and middle-income.”
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March for our Lives: How many marched

March for our Lives: How many marched | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
March for Our Lives organizers estimate 800,000 protesters attended the gun-control demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
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What Hope Hicks Learned in the White House

What Hope Hicks Learned in the White House | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
The departure White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, considered to be the Trump whisperer, has left the White House in even deeper chaos. Which surely pleases some outsiders angling to get back in the Trump administration.
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Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels - The New York Times

Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels - The New York Times | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Ignoring the advice of aides over how to deal with the special counsel was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts.
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AP: McCabe kept memos on Trump; Mueller now has them | Minnesota Public Radio News

AP: McCabe kept memos on Trump; Mueller now has them | Minnesota Public Radio News | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Andrew McCabe kept personal memos that detail his interactions with Trump. Those memos have been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller.
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AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people run from Trump

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people run from Trump | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of young people believe President Donald Trump is racist, dishonest and "mentally unfit" for office, according to a new survey that finds the nation's y
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Our Civil Asset Forfeiture Nightmare - By Brian Krassenstein & Edward Krassenstein

Our Civil Asset Forfeiture Nightmare - By Brian Krassenstein & Edward Krassenstein | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Edward Krassenstein and Brian Krassenstein were victims of civil asset forfeiture in the United States in 2016.  They have decided to tell their full story for two reasons:  1) To convince our representatives in Congress that such laws, which are currently being praised and possibly expanded upon by
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The Women Trump Underestimated Are Coming Back to Bite Him

The Women Trump Underestimated Are Coming Back to Bite Him | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Men like Trump bet against women like Stormy Daniels all the time. But now those women, instead of staying silent as they always have, are being empowered to speak.
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Trump Can’t Stop Tweeting, but Goes Silent on Stormy Daniels - The New York Times

Trump Can’t Stop Tweeting, but Goes Silent on Stormy Daniels - The New York Times | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
After sixty-one weeks in the White House, President Trump has found someone he won’t attack on Twitter: Stormy Daniels.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' 'Greek Freak' - CBS News

Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' 'Greek Freak' - CBS News | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Most people can't pronounce his name, but he's one of the best players in the NBA. And he has quite the story about how he got there
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March for Our Lives: Live updates

Survivors of the Florida school shooting are marching in Washington for stricter gun laws and sibling marches are organized around the country in solidarity. Follow here for the latest.
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Emma Gonzalez Is Responsible for the Loudest Silence in the History of US Social Protest –

Emma Gonzalez Is Responsible for the Loudest Silence in the History of US Social Protest – | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
6 minutes and about 20 seconds.
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John Bolton named national security adviser. It's time to panic now.

John Bolton named national security adviser. It's time to panic now. | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Replacing McMaster with Bolton puts the U.S. on a path to war.
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What John Bolton as national security adviser means for Jim Mattis

What John Bolton as national security adviser means for Jim Mattis | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump hired John Bolton as his national security adviser. That’s a potential threat for Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who moderates many of the president’s worst foreign policy impulses.
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Graham: Trump firing Mueller would be 'the beginning of the end of his presidency' - CNNPolitics

Graham: Trump firing Mueller would be 'the beginning of the end of his presidency' - CNNPolitics | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a stern warning Sunday to President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook suspends Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica | Current Events, Political & This & That | Scoop.it
Late Friday night, Facebook has announced it's suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) from its site. While you may not have heard of SCL, it
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