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House Panel Subpoenas More Big Names

August 16, 2019 |

As expected , the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and a former White House aide as part of its investigation into President Trump’s conduct in office, the AP reports. The committee chairman, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, said his committee wants to…
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Puerto Rico Governor Names His Possible Successor

July 31, 2019 |

Puerto Rico’s governor says he’s chosen former Congress representative Pedro Pierluisi as the US territory’s secretary of state. That post would put Pierluisi in line to take over as governor when Ricardo Rosselló steps down this week—but he’s unlikely to be approved by legislators, reports the AP . Rosselló made…
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House Panel OKs Subpoenas for Big Names in Trump Probe

July 12, 2019 |

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, including President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the AP reports. The panel also voted to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony related to Trump’s handling of…
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Schools Get Creative in Changing Dicey Names

June 24, 2019 |

It’s not a revelation that schools around the country are rethinking their names if they were named after Robert E. Lee or other Confederate figures. But as the Wall Street Journal points out, the logistics of a name change can be tough on a school’s budget—so school officials are…
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2 Big Names Heading to Capitol to Talk Reparations

June 13, 2019 |

The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade, with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel next Wednesday. The hearing’s stated purpose: “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy…
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Game of Thrones Names Are Getting More Popular

May 14, 2019 |

If you named your baby after a certain Game of Thrones character, you might be wondering how hard it is to get a legal name change after last night’s episode of the HBO series. And there’s a decent chance someone reading this did give their baby that name, or another…
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Trump Officially Names Defense Nominee

May 9, 2019 |

President Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has been leading the Pentagon as acting secretary since Jan. 1, a highly unusual arrangement for arguably the most sensitive Cabinet position, the AP reports. “Acting Secretary Shanahan…
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Study on Our Bad Diets Names What We Should Eat

April 4, 2019 |

Bad diets are responsible for one in five deaths around the world every year, according to a new study—but the authors say we shouldn’t nag people about eating fewer cheeseburgers. Instead, they say the best way to cut down on those deaths is to push the foods people should…
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Russia Names Potential U.S. Targets of Nuclear Retaliation

March 6, 2019 |

A top Russian state television broadcaster held out the possibility of a nuclear exchange with the U.S., boasting that the Kremlin could retaliate with strikes on the Pentagon and Camp David.
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Mueller Triple Whammy Involves 2 Old Names, Plus a New One

February 16, 2019 |

How long will Paul Manafort go to prison for? If Robert Mueller has his way, a “long, long time,” Vox notes, per a “harsh” sentencing memo filed by the special counsel’s office Friday. In the memo, Mueller agreed with a probation department’s recommendation that the ex-Trump campaign manager, 69, serve…
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