Nicholas H.

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Want To Get Out Of 'Voter Purgatory' In Kansas? Try Suing.

Two men discovered that the state would rather register them to vote than fight a lawsuit in court.<p>To get out of voter registration "purgatory" in Kansas, it helps to sue.<p>That's what two young men and their attorneys found when they took Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) to court over a state law …

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D.C. smells like marijuana, and residents don’t really care

The smell near the Columbia Heights Metro station Wednesday night was unmistakable. A lit joint in hand, Tony Lee stood outside a residence talking with friends as the evening bustle passed them by, no one paying the group of men any special attention.<p>“The community I’m in, everyone engages in …

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The Daily 202: Eight reasons Hillary Clinton won the Benghazi hearing

<b>THE BIG IDEA:</b><p>— <b>This has been the best week of the Clinton presidential campaign.</b> After Hillary Clinton won the first debate, Vice President Biden declared Wednesday he would not challenge her. Then Thursday she tamed House Republicans during an 11-hour appearance before the Benghazi panel. The trio …

Government

Judge says he can't order Clinton on emails

The legal campaign to pressure Hillary Clinton over her use of a private server as secretary of state suffered a setback Wednesday as a federal judge declared that he did not believe he had the authority to order an independent review of tens of thousands of emails Clinton’s attorneys determined …

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Supreme Court Mulls Appeal of Semiautomatic Firearms Ban

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The Supreme Court has so far resisted elaborating on two landmark decisions that established a nationwide right to defend one’s home with a gun.<p>That could change with a new appeal filed by gun owners that challenges a Chicago suburb’s ban on semiautomatic firearms.<p>Image …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

We can eliminate HIV by 2030. Regular testing is a crucial part of the solution

The big announcement out of the Aids conference in Vancouver last month was that early treatment of HIV is better than delayed treatment, with half the rate of death and complications. When I was discussing it with a patient shortly after, he was surprised that this counted as news.<p>“Didn’t we …

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The private advice behind Trump's politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of the first Republican presidential debate last week, Donald Trump's top advisers coached the candidate to go after Wall Street, lean hard into fighting illegal immigration and keep the option of a third-party run on the table -- rather than simply attack the other GOP candidates on …

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Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

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Life Inside the New Minimum Wage Economy

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