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Want A Bridge? Trump Blurs Line Between Governing, Campaign

Want A Bridge? Trump Blurs Line Between Governing, Campaign

By Jill Colvin | May 16
It was an Oprah-worthy moment: President Donald Trump stood before a Louisiana crowd at a taxpayer-funded event and tossed out an enticing promise. "If we win this election, which is just 16 months away, we're giving you a brand new I-10 bridge."

Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

May 16
The U.S. government is forcing a Chinese company it doesn't trust to sell the gay dating app Grindr by 2020, according to a report from CNN.

Crowds Protest Cuts in Federal Funding for Brazil Schools

Crowds Protest Cuts in Federal Funding for Brazil Schools

By Diane Jeantet and Marcelo Silva da Sousa | May 16
Tens of thousands joined in demonstrations across Brazil on Wednesday to protest big cuts in federal funding for public education, the first nationwide rallies organized against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro since he took office Jan. 1.

AP Explains: Brazil's Environmental Changes Under Bolsonaro

AP Explains: Brazil's Environmental Changes Under Bolsonaro

By Diane Jeantet | May 16
The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop. Here's a look at some of the key measures taken by Bolsonaro's administration, which took office Jan. 1.

Trump Pardons Author of Flattering Trump Biography

Trump Pardons Author of Flattering Trump Biography

By Kevin Freking | May 16
President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump.

Abortion Ban Aims for High Court, but Won't Get There Soon

Abortion Ban Aims for High Court, but Won't Get There Soon

By Mark Sherman and David Crary | May 16
Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Groups Bringing National Reparations Debate to Detroit

Groups Bringing National Reparations Debate to Detroit

By Corey Williams | May 15
Two national organizations pushing for federal legislation on reparations for descendants of African American slaves are bringing their agendas and messages to Detroit.

Connecticut Considers Making Phone Calls Free for Prisoners

Connecticut Considers Making Phone Calls Free for Prisoners

By Pat Eaton-Robb | May 15
Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners.

Planned Parenthood Funding in Texas At Stake in Hearing

Planned Parenthood Funding in Texas At Stake in Hearing

By Kevin McGill | May 14
A federal appeals court is about to again take up the issue of whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.

Poland Shaken By Documentary About Pedophile Priests

Poland Shaken By Documentary About Pedophile Priests

By Vanessa Gera | May 14
A new documentary revealing new cases of pedophilia by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy.

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