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Senate Panel Holds First D.C. Statehood Hearing in 20 Years

On Monday, a Senate panel considered adding another: New Columbia, or the District of Columbia with full voting rights. Full News here – Washington Wire

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US launches first offensive strikes against ISIS in Iraq, sources say

U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Defying Unions, Democrat Gina M. Raimondo Vies to Become Rhode Island’s First Female Governor

As Rhode Island’s treasurer, Ms. Raimondo, now the Democratic nominee for governor, led the state through a painful pension restructuring, drawing animosity that could become a recurring theme if she is elected. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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What a GOP Senate’s First 100 Days Will Look Like

Danny Vinik, TNRMany writers have tried to preview what a Republican-controlled Senate would try to do during Obama’s last two years in office. Defund Obamacare. Pass strict abortion restrictions. Maybe even leave a Supreme Court seat vacant, by refusing to confirm any nominees President Obama has the chance to put forward. But the GOP has […]

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School Listen to First Lady Michelle Obama

The First Lady Holds Prep Rally to Encourage Higher Ed Preparation

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover. First Lady Michelle Obama was at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga., yesterday, to help kick off the Department of Education’s […]

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After First Plan Is Blocked, Virginia Governor Reduces Medicaid Expansion Goals

An angry Gov. Terry McAuliffe was forced to retreat after losing a fight with the Republican-dominated General Assembly. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Kansas Governor Hopefuls Hurl Barbs in First Debate

Sam Brownback, the Republican incumbent, has found himself caught in a tough battle with Paul Davis, the largely unknown Democratic challenger, despite the state’s rich conservatism. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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House Benghazi committee to hold first public hearing Sept. 14

The special House committee investigating the Benghazi attack and its aftermath plans to hold its first public hearing on Sept. 14, Fox News has learned. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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New Jersey Parents And Students Boycott First Day Of School

A group of parents and students in Newark, New Jersey, boycotted the first day of school on Thursday to protest a new system that reorganized the state-run district this year. One Newark, unveiled last December, gives students the option of attending a school besides the one in their local neighborhood. It has also expanded charter […]

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Woman Is First to Be Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

The nation’s highest immigration court has found for the first time that women who are victims of severe domestic violence in their home countries can be eligible for asylum in the United States. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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