Clues From the Upcoming California Primary By Kyle Kondik

(link to post)A Commentary By Kyle Kondik Related Articles Sign up for free daily updates Thursday, May 24, 2018 Plus: Updates from Tuesday night’s primaries KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE — The California primary on June 5 is the most important election in the battle for the House prior to November. — Democrats are hoping…

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D.C. Is Literally Bribing Kids To Go To School

(link to post) Education officials in Washington, D.C. are incentivizing kids to go to school with the possibility of winning Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards or movie tickets, according to the deputy mayor for education’s Twitter account. Students will be entered to win tickets if they improve their attendance and sign a pledge to do so,…

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Yelp Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google, Which Is Appealing A $2.8B Fine From 2017

(link to post) Yelp has filed an antitrust complaint against Google to the European Union’s Competition Commission, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday. Yelp wants EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to investigate Google’s practices, alleging Google is violating antitrust laws for favoring its own content more than others. The EU Competition Commission said it “continues to actively…

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One Borough In NYC Saw 56 Synthetic Weed Overdoses Over Four Days

(link to post) US   A participant smokes a marijuana joint during the Global Marijuana March 2017, in support of the legalization of marijuana in Mexico City, Mexico May 6, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero)    Steve Birr Vice Reporter 4:58 PM 05/23/2018  Pinterest  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp     Share         TOP A…

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James Comey Lashes Out At Republicans: ‘Dangerous Time’ For America

(link to post) Politics   A combination of file photos show U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. April 9, 2018 and former FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria, Jonathan Ernst/File Photos    Peter Hasson Reporter 4:31 PM 05/23/2018  Pinterest  Reddit…

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Jared Kushner Granted Permanent Security Clearance After FBI Background Check

(link to post) Politics   Jared Kushner, senior advisor and son-in-law to U.S. President Donald Trump, meets with service members at a forward operating base near Qayyarah West in Iraq, April 4, 2017. DoD/Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro/Handout via REUTERS    Henry Rodgers Political Reporter 3:41 PM 05/23/2018  Pinterest  Reddit  LinkedIn  WhatsApp…

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20 Percent Of Americans Have Known Someone Suffering From Opioid Addiction

(link to post) A federal survey reveals roughly 20 percent of Americans know or have known someone struggling with addiction to opioid painkillers. The annual report on the economic well being of U.S. households by the Federal Reserve System included questions regarding exposure to opioids, a first in the history of the survey. It found at…

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Clapper Said Two Different Things On Russian Interference — One Of Them Has To Be A Lie

(link to post) Former United States Director of Intelligence James Clapper said he thinks Russian meddling “turned the election” on Wednesday’s episode of “1A.” Clapper’s idea that Russian meddling “turned the election” contradicts the statement he made in February, saying Russian interference didn’t have “any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election.” he said it “stretches…

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Another Republican Signs Petition To Force An Immigration Vote

(link to post) Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota signed a petition Wednesday that would force the House to vote on a series of immigration proposals, including a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix. Paulsen is the latest of 21 Republicans and 183 Democrats to sign the discharge petition. If all the Democrats in…

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Uber Shuts Down Self-Driving Car Testing After Killing Arizona Woman

(link to post) Uber is shutting down its self-driving car tests in Arizona after one of its vehicles struck and killed a woman in March, the company announced Wednesday. The company contacted about 200 Arizona workers in the self-driving division, telling them they were being terminated Wednesday morning. Although Uber has not used the self-driving…

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