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September 2018

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8This issue affects the United States. Texas Republicans face criticism after releasing an ad asking Hindu voters if they would rather vote for a donkey or an elephant
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2This issue affects Spain. Accused of plagiarism, the Spanish prime minister recognizes 'error' in book
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10This issue affects the United States. Amy Chua the Tiger Mother reportedly groomed female clerks for judge Brett Kavanaugh. The Dean of Yale Law School has called for anyone affected to let themselves be heard.
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14This issue affects Australia. Fossilized Edicaran life form Dickinsonia is proven the oldest known animal to date.
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9This issue affects Pakistan. Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's jail sentence has been suspended.
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13This issue affects North Korea. North Korea agrees to dismantle one of its main missile testing and launch sites "in the presence of experts from relevant nations".
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11This issue affects the United States. The State Department has lowered the cap on refugees next year to 30,000.
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11This issue affects Germany. Germany ousts the head of its domestic intelligence agency over his comments on far-right violence in Chemnitz.
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10This issue affects the United States. Congress passed a package of 70 bills designed to curb the opioid epidemic.
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10This issue affects Syria. This issue affects Israel. This issue affects Russia. A Russian plane has been destroyed by a Syrian antiair response to an Israeli airstrike, creating further diplomatic strains between Moscow and Tel Aviv.
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15This issue affects the United States. Donald Trump Jr. has come out as a Hurricane Florence denier, using footage of Hurricane Ike to prove that CNN is exaggerating destruction.
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7This issue affects the United Kingdom. This issue affects Australia. This issue affects Russia. This issue affects Ecuador. In another twist of irony, a leaked cable from Wikileaks reports that back in 2010, Julian Assange was planning to flee the UK for Russia. Wikileaks denies the cable saying it is untrue.
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20This issue affects the United Kingdom. In a twist of irony, Katie Hopkins, who berated people for being poor on the grounds they were bad at personal finance, has applied for an IVA, a form of creditor protection to prevent people from going bankrupt, due to her recent loss in a libel trial against activist Jack Monroe.
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11This issue affects Syria. This issue affects Russia. This issue affects Turkey. Russia and Turkey agree to establish a buffer zone to prevent an all-out assault on Syria's last rebel stronghold.
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21This issue affects the United States. Analysis of gravitational waves data casts doubt on the existence of higher spatial dimensions.
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12This issue affects Switzerland. This issue affects Russia. The Swiss government confirms reports that two suspected Russian spies allegedly tried to hack a lab investigating the Skripal poisoning.
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17This issue affects the United States. The LDS Church excommunicates a bishop who campaigned for the abolition of sometimes sexually explicit one-on-one interviews between clergy and underage members.
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9This issue affects Israel. This issue affects Palestine. On Saturday, 450 Palestinians protested at the Gaza border. Some hurled explosives and hand grenades at Israeli Troops during border clashes in response to three Palestinians killed by Israeli Armed Forces the previous day.
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14This issue affects the United Kingdom. The UK Labour Party wants to ban early foetus gender tests amid fears it may lead to abortions of girls.
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13This issue affects the United States. A border patrol agent has been arrested under suspicion of being a serial killer recently targeting women in Texas.
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13This issue affects the United States. The lawsuit over Alex Jones' use of Pepe the Frog has been scheduled for July 16, 2019.
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14This issue affects the United States. Not on Twitter? Don't worry, FEMA is testing a system that will let Trump send "Presidential Alerts" directly to your cell phone.
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13This issue affects the United Kingdom. New book reveals extent of British evangelical Christian politician Tim Farron's problems with homosexuality and abortion.
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13This issue affects the United States. This issue affects China. Trump reportedly wants to impose another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports.
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10This issue affects Russia. This issue affects Canada. Pussy Riot activist Pyotr Verzilov is taken to a hospital in serious condition, possibly due to poisoning.
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22This issue affects the United States. Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort will plead guilty to the multiple criminal charges raised against him and will cooperate with the investigation of interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
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4This issue affects the United States. The number of migrant children in detention centers has risen to the highest level ever recorded.
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18This issue affects France. This issue affects Algeria. France admits to having carried out systematic torture during the Algerian War of Independence.
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4This issue affects the United States. In a controversial decision, California's Bay Area Rapid Transit will allow ads by the antisemitic hate-group, the Institute for Historical Review.
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28This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Puerto Rico. President Trump claims the Democrats inflated the death toll of Hurricane Maria to make him look bad.
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10This issue affects the United States. New York City will start allowing people to change their birth certificates to a third gender.
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9This issue affects Myanmar. Myanma ruler Suu Kyi admits the treatment of the Rohingya "could've been handled better", but defends the sentencing of two journalists investigating it.
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13This issue affects the United Kingdom. This issue affects Hungary. This issue affects the European Union. The Conservative Party has been accused of apologism for antisemitism by a Jewish group, alleging they voted against the EU resolution to boycott Hungary in order to get support for Brexit.
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12This issue affects Georgia. Georgia may legalise the production of cannabis for export if a new bill is passed.
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19This issue affects Australia. A row echoing Kaepernick's protest, after in Australia a 9-year-old girl who refuses at school to stand for the national anthem, saying it doesn’t respect the country’s Indigenous population.
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15This issue affects the United States. As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, it's revealed that Trump moved $10 million from FEMA to fund ICE's deportation crackdown.
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5This issue affects the United States. One school in the state of Georgia wants to reintroduce corporal punishment.
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10This issue affects the European Union. This issue affects Hungary. European Parliament votes to sanction Hungary for undermining democratic values.
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4This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Israel. This issue affects Jordan. This issue affects Syria. This issue affects the World. This issue affects Palestine. President Trump's solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute has been revealed: pressure neighbouring countries to make refugees their citizens. Abbas however refuses to work with Netanyahu on such a plan, while Jordan is against naturalising refugees entirely.
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8This issue affects the European Union. European Parliament has voted in favor of controversial copyright reforms.
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18This issue affects the United States. Rape apologist Roosh V has had nine of his books removed by Amazon and has been banned from livestreaming on YouTube for three months.
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12This issue affects Russia. Russia is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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10This issue affects Netherlands. A few wind farm protesters are becoming so extreme with threats, intimidation and vandalism that the Dutch counter-terrorism unit, NCTV described them as being ‘radicalised’.
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20This issue affects the United States. Trump makes a statement on the economy so wrong that Fox News corrected it.
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18This issue affects the United States. California has passed legislation to make all retail electricity be carbon-free by 2045.
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14This issue affects Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has made posting satire attacking religion online an offense punishable by five years in prison.
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9This issue affects the United States. This issue affects the United Nations. This issue affects Afghanistan. The US will threaten sanctions against International Criminal Court judges if they investigate allegations of war crimes committed by the US in Afghanistan.
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10This issue affects China. China reportedly detained a man for terrorist charges after he set his watch 2 hours behind Beijing time.
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5This issue affects the United States. This issue affects North Korea. U.S. Charges North Korean Spy Over WannaCry and Sony Pictures Hack
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2This issue affects the United States. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has stepped down amidst sexual misconduct allegations.
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4This issue affects Ireland. A few identitarian activists and Farage loyalists in Ireland are trying to create a localised version of UKIP, with the “Irexit Freedom Party”. This is despite support for the EU being around 90% in Ireland.
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3This issue affects Russia. Nearly 300 protesters against pension reform in Russia have been detained.
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6This issue affects Georgia. The PM of the Georgian breakaway region Abkhazia died in a car accident.
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8This issue affects the United States. Bay Area care centers charged with human trafficking and theft
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10This issue affects Indonesia. The Indonesian province of Aceh has banned men and women who aren't related or married from dining together.
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8This issue affects Egypt. Egypt sentences 75 to death over a pro-Morsi sit-in in 2013.
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8This issue affects Austria. This issue affects Italy. Italy and Austria spar over rumors that Austria is making a law that will give German and Ladin speakers in South Tyrol Austrian citizenship.
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12This issue affects Ireland. After the Supreme Court in Dublin has rejected all legal challenges to the 36th amendment vote, it is expected to be signed-off by President Higgins next week, making abortion up to twelve weeks legal in Ireland from the beginning of next year.
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6This issue affects Iraq. This issue affects Iran. Iraqi protesters set fire to the Iranian consulate.
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22This issue affects the United Kingdom. The BBC admits its coverage of climate change is poor with too much time given to denialists and failure to accept climate change is definitely happening.
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13This issue affects the United States. Adding to further insult to Jason Kessler, organiser of the Unite the Right rallies, the man that assaulted him in Charlottesville received a $1 fine after appeal.
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13This issue affects the United States. President Trump is considering taking legal action to out the name of the New York Times' source, insisting it is a matter of "national security".
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10This issue affects Brazil. The Brazilian presidential frontrunner was stabbed.
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9This issue affects Japan. Hokkaido Japan hit by deadly 6.7 earthquake and mudslides, where at least nine people are killed and approximately 40 are missing.
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39This issue affects the United States. Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones and Infowars.
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9This issue affects the United Kingdom. This issue affects Russia. Two Russian nationals have been charged with carrying out the nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
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43This issue affects India. In a historic ruling, the Indian Supreme Court strikes down the country's British-era sodomy law and legalizes homosexuality.
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17This issue affects the United States. In an anonymous op-ed by a senior administration official in the New York Times, there's been suggestions of invoking the twenty fifth amendment (incapacity amendment) over President Trump.
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6This issue affects the United Kingdom. Outrage as posters claiming Israel is a racist endeavour spring up at four London bus stops.
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-2This issue affects the United Kingdom. London's Metropolitan Police investigate validity of the charges of anti-semitism against the Labour party.
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18This issue affects France. French president Macron's approval rating has sunk to 31%.
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23This issue affects the United States. According to the Washington Post, Trump would like protesting, a major principle of free speech, to be made illegal.
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9This issue affects Brazil. Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted
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2This issue affects the United States. Jon Kyl has been chosen to serve the rest of John McCain's term.
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27This issue affects the United States. Watergate journalist Bob Woodward reveals in his new book that staffers are so worried about the president Trump, that they snatch and hide papers before he has a chance to sign them.
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10This issue affects Russia. Putin's cult of personality reaches to a new high, with a new entire show dedicated to documenting his activities and praising him on a major TV channel.
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6This issue affects Afghanistan. The founder of prominent Afghan militant group the Haqqani Network has died.
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14This issue affects Belgium. Controversy over religious broadcasting in Belgium after a lay reader during a televised church service quotes Ephesians 5:22-33: "Women, be submissive to your husband as the husband to the Lord." As a result, the liberal/centrist party Open VLD calls for an end to religious programming on state TV.
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11This issue affects the United States. Trump attacks Sessions because his DOJ indicted two GOP congressmen.
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5This issue affects Argentina. Argentina launches fresh austerity measures to stem peso crisis
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14This issue affects Myanmar. Myanmar has sentenced two journalists who were investigating the Rohingya genocide to seven years in prison.
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3This issue affects Nauru. Extensive and growing concern about the democratic decline and corruption in the Pacific island-state of Nauru, and on how Australia is supporting it.
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2This issue affects Australia. Reports by the think-tank the Grattan Institute, says as much as AU$62.8 million of last year’s donations to Australian parties are from unknown sources [dark money].
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15This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Pakistan. The US will cut $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to perceived failure to tackle militant groups.
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11This issue affects the United States. This issue affects China. The US accuses China of an aggressive spy campaign on LinkedIn.
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5This issue affects the United States. A federal judge refuses to order that DACA be shut down despite saying it is most likely illegal.
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6This issue affects Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government has reportedly tendered for a scheme to dig a huge canal or moat round Qatar, cutting it off from Saudi Arabia, after continued tensions between the two Islamic nations. Don't be giving Trump ideas!

August 2018

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8This issue affects Netherlands. Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders cancels plans for a Mohammad cartoon contest over safety concerns.
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15 This issue affects Ukraine. Alexander Zakharchenko, Prime Minister of the disputed Donetsk People's Republic, has been killed in an explosion at a cafe.
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19 This issue affects the United Kingdom. Self-styled "Paedophile Hunter" Stevie Trap has been found guilty of malicious communications after Facebook followers vandalised an accused groomer's house, then deleted the allegations to avoid association.
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6 This issue affects the United Kingdom. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman is to be jailed for life over his plot to assassinate Theresa May.
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20 This issue affects the European Union. The European Commission proposes to abolish daylight savings time throughout the union, after a survey.
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11 This issue affects the United States. The FDA expands a recall of homeopathic producer King Bio's water-based products, as it turns out that the water used in their brand of snake oil is filled with all kinds of microbes, including one which causes bacterial meningitis.
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6 This issue affects New Zealand. This issue affects Australia. Immigration New Zealand has allowed Chelsea Manning entry into the country, as part of her book tour. Although Australia has refused her entry, based not passing "the character test".
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0 This issue affects New Zealand. One New Zealand town has announced that no more cats will be allowed to live there anymore.
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14 This issue affects the United States. A NPR investigative report revealed that an annual Department of Education study of school shootings was highly flawed, with 116 of 240 shootings reported during the 2015-2016 school year found to be unverifiable.
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8This issue affects Switzerland. The Swiss government has recommended a “no” vote in an initiative to make political financing more transparent, by requiring all donations over CHF 10 000 (US$10 300) to be made open. They say that it is unnecessary and “hardly compatible with the Swiss system”.
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14This issue affects the United Kingdom. Payday money-lender Wonga, has gone into administration after compensations over excessive usury caused irreparable damage.
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6This issue affects the United States. Legal action against an alleged New Mexico terror training camp has collapsed when the state initially failed to file credible charges, then failed to attend a preliminary hearing. The five individuals in the case are now under house arrest.
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-4This issue affects the United Kingdom. Labour MP Frank Field is to resign from the Labour Party in the continuing deterioration between the party and Jewish groups.
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3This issue affects the United States. White House ethics lawyer Stefan Passantino is to resign.
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7This issue affects the United States. Cuomo collected $25,000 from Weinstein's attorney's firm six days before suspension of probe
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7This issue affects Netherlands. This issue affects Pakistan. Anti-Islam politican Geert Wilders has effectly asked for a re-run of the Muhammed drawing competition. Following the announcement, a Pakistani cricketer has put a bounty of $24 000 on his head.
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9This issue affects Sweden. Reports from the Swedish Defence Research Agency, states that the number of active automated Twitter political accounts has more than doubled in the last few weeks from 500 to 1200. A large majority of them, aiming at immigration and crime and are affiliated to far-right parties, the Sweden Democrats and Alternative for Sweden.
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15This issue affects the United States. President Trump has accused Google; Facebook and Twitter of only showing news stories critical of him, with adviser Larry Kudlow suggesting the federal government should regulate social media to give a pro-Trump bias make news more fair.
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7This issue affects the United States. Don McGahn is to resign from his position as a White House lawyer, after it emerged he cooperated with the Mueller investigation.
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12This issue affects the United Kingdom. This issue affects Brazil. Goats 'drawn to happy human faces'
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18This issue affects the United States. California will become the first US state to abolish monetary bail.
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8This issue affects Germany. Violence has erupted in the German city of Chemnitz between leftist and far-right protesters.
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7This issue affects the United States. 81% of economists predict recession in 2020-2021.
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20This issue affects the European Union. This issue affects Switzerland. Decay of the Higgs boson into two bottom quarks finally observed.
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5This issue affects the United States. This issue affects the United Kingdom. New study into the replicability of social science experiments finds that the original result could be reproduced in only 13 out of 21 cases. Experiments which they failed to reproduce include one that showed that looking at a statue of Rodin's The Thinker reduced religious belief.
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20This issue affects Afghanistan. The leader of the Afghan branch of DAESH was killed in an airstrike.
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14This issue affects the United States. Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville leaves multiple dead.
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8This issue affects Iran. Iranian parliament votes to sack the finance minister.
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16This issue affects the United States. Despite the events of the past week, Trump's approval rating remains virtually unchanged, though 56% of voters say he has been dishonest about the Mueller probe.
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9This issue affects Vatican City. Carlo Maria Viganò the Vatican's ambassador to the US between 2011 and 2016, claims Popes Benedict and Francis knew about sexual abuse allegations against Cardinal McCarrick and calls on Francis to resign.
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14This issue affects Ireland. Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 500,000 tickets were available, only around a quarter have showed up.
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32This issue affects the United States. US Senator John McCain has died at 81, just 1 day after announcing he was stopping his cancer treatment.
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9This issue affects the United States. California Republican Duncan Hunter has been indicted for using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
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15This issue affects the United States. A federal judge struck down most of Trump's executive orders limiting the power of federal employee unions.
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13This issue affects Myanmar. This issue affects Bangladesh. Over 15,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest against their genocide.
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22This issue affects the United States. Polling shows that 70% of Americans support single-payer healthcare, including a slim majority of Republicans.
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6This issue affects the United States. DOJ announces a whopping 19 arrests of non-citizen voters.
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4This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Palestine. The US is cutting over $200 million in aid to the Palestinians.
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8This issue affects the United States. Senator John McCain discontinuing cancer treatment.
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11This issue affects the United States. National Enquirer hid damaging Trump stories in a safe.
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0This issue affects the United States. As a side-effect of the recent sexual abuse scandal in Pennsylvania, an Indiana priest has been assaulted in a revenge attack in his own chapel.
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3This issue affects the United Kingdom. Former First Minister of Scotland Alex SalmondWikipedia's W.svg has denied allegations of sexual harassment
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14This issue affects the United States. Two have been sentenced for maliciously wounding a black man during the Charlottesville rally.
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7This issue affects Yemen. This issue affects Saudi Arabia. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on an IDP camp killed at least 26 people.
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4This issue affects the United States. Reality Winner has been found guilty of breaking the Espionage Act, for leaking an NSA report on a Russian military intelligence cyberattack on the 2016 US presidential election. She was sentenced to more than five years in prison.
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5This issue affects Netherlands. The liberal VVD parliamentary chairman Klaas Dijkhoff has slammed anti-vaxxers and has suggested making vaccinations against childhood diseases compulsory now that the Netherlands has fallen under the 95% level set for measles by the World Health Organisation.
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7This issue affects Australia. In the face of a Liberal Party leadership crisis, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has resigned to be replaced by Scott Morrison. This is likely far from the end.
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5This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Russia. It wasn't just politics that Russian troll farms were engaged in; they also attempted to sow discord over vaccines.
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11This issue affects Indonesia. Indonesian Buddhist woman jailed on blasphemy charges for complaining about the volume of her nearby mosque's call for prayers. Indonesian civil society, including two Muslim advocacy groups are working to fight this.
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12This issue affects the United States. This issue affects China. The US and China announce tariffs on $16 billion of each others' imports.
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12This issue affects the United States. Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering a plan to let states use federal funds to purchase guns for schools.
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16This issue affects the United Kingdom. A Welsh man has been sentenced to six years in prison after burning down two buildings; vandalising a town with swastika graffiti and putting up recruitment posters for an offshoot of the terrorist organisation, National Action, dubbed "System Resistance Network".
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44This issue affects the United States. Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer and personal fixer, pleaded guilty to eight charges of bank fraud, tax fraud, and illegal campaign contributions, implicating the President in the process.
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38This issue affects the United States. Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight counts of fraud, while a mistrial has been declared on the other ten counts.
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17This issue affects the United States. The EPA unveils its new climate proposal, a weaker replacement (not to mention a coal bailout) of Obama's previous Clean Power Plan, which is estimated to lead to upwards of 1400 additional premature deaths a year due to air pollution.
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7This issue affects Sweden. The next plastic straws? Sweden's third largest grocery store chain Axfood, has annouced they are going stop selling single-use disposable barbecues due to being a fire risk and difficult to recycle.
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14This issue affects Russia. This issue affects the United States. Microsoft says it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting US political groups.
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9This issue affects South Africa. South African white farmers' land to be seized in a controversial land redistribution claim.
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14This issue affects the European Union. This issue affects the United Kingdom. A no-deal Brexit could endanger the NHS.
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11This issue affects the European Union. European measles cases hit record high
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7This issue affects Venezuela. Venezuela devalues its currency by 95% and pegs it to a state-run cryptocurrency.
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12This issue affects North Korea. This issue affects South Korea. Families divided by the Korean War reunite at a tourist resort in North Korea.
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12This issue affects Afghanistan. The Taliban celebrates the below ceasefire by kidnapping some 150 people.
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11This issue affects Afghanistan. The Afghan government declares a three-month ceasefire with the Taliban.
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12This issue affects the United Kingdom. A tax on plastic wastes receives broad popular support in the U.K.
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9This issue affects Austria. This issue affects the United States. Dark energy might pose a challenge to string theory.
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16This issue affects Austria. Austria rejects Afghan's asylum bid because he 'did not act or dress gay'
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17This issue affects the United States. President Trump talked to veterans about Apocalypse Now and it was super awkward
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16This issue affects the United States. Corey Stewart, a clown running for the United States Senate in Virginia against Senator Tim Kaine needs to stay away from Photoshop. Kaine's spokesman called Stewart “a chronic, serial liar who will say or do anything just to get attention. He thinks Virginians and all of us are stupid.”
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9This issue affects Colombia. Photos surface of 22 female Colombia National Police officers wearing their uniforms found aboard the Sea-Org ship Freewinds.
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15This issue affects the United States. Ohio state officials probe the advocate of Jilly Juice. To give credit where it's due, Candida: Weaponized Fungus Mainstreaming Mutancy may be the best book title since The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.
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29This issue affects the United States. More than 300 US newspapers are running editorials promoting press freedom as a result of Trump's attacks on the media.
UPDATE: The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution rebuking Trump's statement that news media is "the enemy of the people".
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22This issue affects the United States. Illinois is suing the Chicago Trump Tower for breaking a number of environmental regulations in its use of river water for cooling. The Trump Organisation responded by declaring the suit to be politically-motivated.
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13This issue affects Australia. Condemnation to the Fraser Anning's "final solution" speech by all major party leaders in Australia, even his former leader Pauline Hanson "stopped clock" by comparing it to Goebbels!
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28This issue affects Puerto Rico. Power has been restored to Puerto Rico for the first time in almost 11 months.
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16This issue affects the United States. Hey, remember when people used to think measles would be gone for good? Measles outbreaks in 21 US states.
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11This issue affects the United States. A grand jury report says the Pennsylvanian Catholic Church protected over 300 "predator priests".
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9This issue affects the United States. Nebraska carried out its first execution in 21 years, as well as the first one in the US using fentanyl.
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9This issue affects the United Kingdom. A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. Update: The suspect has been identified as Salih Khater, a British-Sudanese man from Birmingham. Raids have also taken place.
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17This issue affects Australia. An Australian senator, formerly from One Nation use his maiden speech to call for 'final solution to immigration problem'. Update: The next day on talk radio, he stated that he stands by his speech and has said that Muslims migration was like poisonous jellybeans.
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11This issue affects the United States. American-made specialist computer case manufacturer CaseLabs has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and liquidation, due in part to the current American-Chinese trade war tariffs, says the company.
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8This issue affects Serbia. Flag of Kosovo.svg Concern in Europe after Trump propses to rejig the Serb-Kosovan border in a deal between Serbia and Kosovo.
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18This issue affects the United States. FBI special agent Peter Strzok has been fired.
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29This issue affects the United States. Alex Jones uploads over 50 new videos to Vimeo...and is banned within a few days.
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40This issue affects the United States. The Unite the Right 2 rally was a pathetic failure. Attendance was less than forty people, far less than the few hundred that organizer Jason Kessler predicted, and they were outnumbered by nearly a thousand counterprotesters.
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24This issue affects the United States. A Florida GOP candidate is revealed to have faked her college degree.
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24This issue affects the United Kingdom. If there was a second Brexit vote now, both a majority of voters and constituencies would vote to remain. On top of that, the most change has happened in the traditional Labour voting heartlands of the regions of North-East England and Wales.
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14This issue affects the United Kingdom. Following the Bayer-Monsanto glyphosate trial, both of Britain's major home improvement chains Homebase and B&Q are reviewing the sale of the weedkiller.
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14This issue affects the United States. Parker Solar Probe: NASA launches mission to 'touch the Sun'.
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20This issue affects the United States. Renewable energy saves fresh water and creates plenty of jobs, statistics show.
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6This issue affects the United States. Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial.
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7This issue affects Italy. Italian deputy PM Salvini orders the wording on identity card application forms for children be changed to exclude same-sex couples.
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14This issue affects the United States. A New York woman phoned the police on a state senator because his primary campaign criticised President Trump.
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14This issue affects China. This issue affects the United Nations. The UN is claiming it has credible evidence that China is holding about 1 million Uyghurs in internment camps
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34This issue affects China. Organic solar power is closer to reality. Using plastic instead of silicon, organic solar cells are much lighter, cheaper to produce, require fewer resources, and can be used in a number of places traditional solar panels can not. Historically, the issue has been that they are less efficient, but now have efficiency comparable to silicon based solar panels for only a fraction of the price.
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18This issue affects Japan. Tokyo medical school 'changed test scores to keep women out'
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9This issue affects Yemen. This issue affects Saudi Arabia. This issue affects United Arab Emirates. An airstrike by the Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen on a school bus killed dozens, including at least 29 children.
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14This issue affects the United States. The leadership of the fifth largest megachurch in the United States resigns over a sexual misconduct scandal.
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7This issue affects Argentina. The Argentine Senate votes against legalizing abortion.
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28This issue affects Saudi Arabia. This issue affects Canada. Saudi Arabia attempts to criticize Canada's human rights record (Not a Poe.) while at the same time continuing to use one the most barbaric methods of execution known to humankind, Crucifixion.
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11This issue affects the United States. Though there is no far-right rally scheduled there, Charlottesville has declared a state of emergency for the one-year anniversary just in case.
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12This issue affects the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson faces growing opposition within the Conservative Party after a joke in the Telegraph about women wearing Burqas look like criminals or walking letter-boxes was criticised by party leaders as purposely offensive; misogynistic and preventing serious discussion.
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9This issue affects the United States. A police search at a New Mexico ranch uncovers evidence of a terror training camp preparing children to take part in school shootings.
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5This issue affects the United States. In a bid to make trophy hunting unpopular, PETA has called on the NRA to remove Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump in exchange for $100,000.
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10This issue affects the United States. A side-effect of the US-China trade war is the prospect of a South Carolina television factory losing its workforce.
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12Musicians only got 12% of the $43 billion the music industry generated in 2017, and it mostly came from touring
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14This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Mexico. Federal court rules that US Border Patrol agent is not immune from a lawsuit over killing a Mexican teenager
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9This issue affects the United States. GOP congressman Chris Collins has been indicted on charges of insider trading.
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11This issue affects Italy. Italian families are no longer obliged to have children vaccinated against measles and other infectious diseases after Italy’s upper chamber voted through legislation to remove the vaccination law.
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17This issue affects the United States. EPA is now re-allowing asbestos manufacturing.
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9This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to Mother Jones, ex-Trump campaign aides are lobbying for pro-Russian Bosnian-Sprska leaders in Washington. This included arranging meetings between the prime minister and the Tresuary-sanctioned president with Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowski, and Dana Rohrabacher.
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14This issue affects the United States. Former Trump aide Rick Gates testifies that he and Manafort committed crimes together.
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24This issue affects Saudi Arabia. This issue affects Canada. Saudi Arabia freezes all new trade and investment transactions with Canada along with ordering the Canadian ambassador to leave after Canada demands activists be freed. While Egypt and Russia voiced their support for Saudi Arabia, no nations have done the same for Canada, as they have nothing to gain from getting involved.
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10This issue affects the United States. This issue affects Iran. The first round of US nuclear sanctions on Iran go back into effect.
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28This issue affects the United States. Donald Trump admits his son Trump Jr. met with a Russian for information on an opponent. However, he insists it was completely legal and there was no collusion.
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30This issue affects the United States. Facebook bans four pages run by Alex Jones as Apple bans most of his podcasts, YouTube deletes his account, and Spotify takes down The Alex Jones Show.
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19This issue affects the United Kingdom. A "Make Britain Great Again" has taken place in London in protest in response to Facebook's suspension of Alex Jones' personal account, resulting in an attack on a Socialist book store alongside racist chanting.
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10This issue affects Venezuela. Venezuelan president Maduro survives an assassination attempt.
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12This issue affects Ukraine. The head of the local police department in Kyiv Andriy Kryshchenko, has suggested decriminalizing people who have small possessions of drugs. However this is opposed by the head of the national police force.
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15This issue affects the United States. Republican Michigan Supreme Court justices face political retaliation from their own party for voting in favor of allowing Michigan voters to have a say on amendments to the state constitution to end gerrymandering in Michigan.
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15This issue affects the United States. An accountant for Paul Manafort has testified in court under immunity she altered financial records to claim the transfer of Manafort's Ukrainian money to his accounts was a loan.
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11This issue affects the United Kingdom. Facing accusations the Labour party is institutionally racist, the Jewish Museum has chosen to turn down Jeremy Corbyn's visit. His speech has instead been published in the Guardian.
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10This issue affects the United States. A Russian woman hired by the Secret Service at the American embassy in Moscow may have sold state secrets to FSB over a decade.
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15This issue affects the United States. After reading 1800 documents sent to PACEI, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap declares that the Trump Administration had no credibility in its claims of mass vote rigging.
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12This issue affects the United States. A federal judge orders the full restart of DACA.
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18This issue affects the United States. The NRA is in deep financial trouble and is facing an existential crisis
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12This issue affects the United States. Dozens of goats wander throughout a neighborhood in Boise Idaho
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25This issue affects Australia. Modified mosquitoes eliminate dengue fever in Australian town for first time in recent history
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22This issue affects Vatican City. The Catholic Church now considers the death penalty wrong under any circumstances.
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18This issue affects the United States. The EPA moves to repeal Obama-era fuel efficiency standards and bar California from implementing stricter ones.
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10This issue affects the United States. An Illinois state representative has resigned following allegations he used photos of his ex-girlfriend to "catfish other men".
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11This issue affects Colombia. A retired Colombian national police general gives David Miscavage an award while dressed in his uniform. The police say he wasn't authorized to do that. $cientology says otherwise.
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26This issue affects the United States. Apparently, Trump has never been to a grocery store in his life. He claims you need a photo ID to go grocery shopping. Maybe his idea of a balanced diet involves booze and cigarettes?
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15This issue affects the United States. A Pennsylvanian Catholic diocese releases a list of over 70 of its clergy going back decades accused of child sex abuse.
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14This issue affects Denmark. Protest in Denmark as the ban on full face veils comes into effect.
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17This issue affects the United States. A US appeals court rules Trump's executive order barring sanctuary cities from federal funding is unconstitutional.
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17This issue affects the United States. An entire Massachusetts town's police department has retired in protest of severe cutbacks endemic to small-town America.
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-14This issue affects the United Kingdom. British far-right activist Tommy Robinson has had his conviction for contempt of court quashed and is out on bail pending a retrial. As yet his bail conditions (and likelihood of breaking them) are unclear.