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Schools fail lead tests while many states don't require testing at all | August 2017

Thousands of schools scrambled to test after learning that lead had seeped into the public water supply and created a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan, but lead experts say the majority of schools across the country still don’t know what’s in their water.

CNN

What this photo of Trump’s war room tells us | April 2017

President Trump tracked the first major military operation of his presidency from a makeshift Situation Room on the grounds of his lavish Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, surrounded by grim-faced aides fresh from dinner in the club’s dining room, according to a photo of the proceedings released by the White House Friday.

Poll: Trump approval even worse with millennials | April 2017

With President Donald Trump's 100th day in office looming in the distance, only 32 percent of millennials approve of his performance so far, according to a poll released in April by the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

Here’s how Team Obama reacted to Trump’s wiretap claim | March 2017

Former White House officials are strongly refuting President Donald Trump’s stunning allegation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election.

Biden says he could’ve won if he ran for president in 2016 | March 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden believes he could have been elected president had he decided to run last year.

Trump: Hollywood’s political obsession led to Oscars blunder | February 2017

President Trump blamed the Academy Awards’ best picture mix-up on what he said was Hollywood’s misguided focus on politics.

Monica Lewinsky cites Barron Trump incident to denounce cyberbullying | January 2017

The former White House intern, who is now an anti-bullying activist, took to Twitter to defend the youngest child of President Trump after several social media users — particularly “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich — mocked the boy online.

DNC candidates will take stage at CNN debate | January 2017

Just days before the Democratic National Committee elects its new leader, candidates for the job will hash out their visions for the party at CNN’s “Debate Night: Democratic Leadership Debate” on Wednesday.

 

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How Redistricting Could Dampen the Political Power of Latinos | December 2015

Evenwel v. Abbott is the latest in a string of redistricting efforts in Latino-majority states, and has the capacity to diminish the political power of the fastest growing population in the country.

After Houston Defeat, Transgender Rights Activists Look to What’s Next | November 2015

Leaders of top LGBT organizations are sounding the alarm on the campaign trail, demanding that presidential candidates propose nondiscrimination protections for the transgender community after Houston voters rejected an equal rights ordinance earlier this month.

Hillary Clinton and the Race to Win the Millennial Female Vote | September 2015

Despite appearances alongside Hollywood’s finest, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton is facing her sharpest poll drops in months, including a slip with young female voters.

Madeleine Albright Blasts GOP Rhetoric on Refugees | November 2015

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who came to the United States 67 years ago after her exile from Czechoslovakia, blasted Republican presidential candidates for their rhetoric toward Syrian refugees, saying it was based on fear and lack of information.

 

NEW YORK OBSERVER

‘We Are Not Less Than:’ New Yorkers Flock to Stonewall to Honor Orlando | June 2016

People, rainbow flags and shining lights filled the streets around the Stonewall Inn as New Yorkers flocked to the iconic gay bar to honor 49 people who were gunned down in an attack on a club like it in Orlando.

Bill Clinton’s Advance Man: When Candidates Talk, Seize Cell Phones | July 2016

The former advance man talks political debacles of elections past, the Trump anomaly and the future of modern stagecraft.

At Macy’s Rally, Union Members Demand a Fair Contract | June 2016

More than one hundred union members employed by Macy’s rallied outside the Herald Square store on Thursday afternoon to demand a fair contract, just one week before their contract is set to expire.

 

RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY

Women IDPs Undaunted By New Life in Western Ukraine | June 2016

An RFE/RL reporter explores the stories of Ukraine’s internally displaced women, determined to rebuild their lives and often already successfully doing so despite lacking access to financial support and social service.

Trending in Tajikistan: Media Repression | May 2016

Attacks on independent media in Tajikistan have increased markedly over recent months, prompting concern about the future of the country’s few but feisty nongovernment outlets in a region notorious for its hostility toward a free press.

 

THE RIVAL GW

Could Latinos ensure that a demagogue like Trump never wins again? | November 2016

Latino political power is on the rise, and could be further galvanized by a Trump presidency.