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“I have the gavel”: Maxine Waters lays out an aggressive agenda at the House Financial Services Committee

The California Congress member is about to make a lot of powerful people — from the White House to the banking industry — uncomfortable.

British Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote despite Brexit defeat

Labour’s gambit to force general elections failed. But the UK still has to figure out Brexit.

Mike Pence claimed ISIS was defeated hours after it killed US troops in Syria

Some estimates have the Syrian death toll at around 15.

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The White House met with House Democrats about the shutdown. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t invited.

A Democratic senator wants to protect federal contractors — the people most screwed over by the shutdown

Moschino has been accused of using the code word “Serena” to refer to black shoppers

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Report: T-Mobile spent lots of money at Trump’s hotel while awaiting approval for lucrative merger

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Nancy Pelosi uninvites Trump from the State of the Union until the shutdown is over

Sears’s former CEO is preventing a liquidation. He was largely responsible for the company’s bankruptcy.

Shutdown update: some moderate Republican senators are starting to signal a break with Trump

We could end factory farming this century

I live by Yosemite National Park. Here’s what’s been happening since the shutdown.

The author of “Cat Person” has a new book out. It’s full of sex and dark as hell.

How Trump’s EPA is letting environmental criminals off the hook, in one chart

Mueller’s heavily redacted new filing about Paul Manafort, decoded

Elizabeth Warren is confronting big banks over how they intend to “help” workers during the shutdown

The cast and crew of Deadly Class, on the angry young kids of their angry young show

The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide

Poll: Americans are becoming more polarized on the border wall

Syfy’s addictive Deadly Class is like Harry Potter with prison gangs and the Yakuza

The case against empathy

William Barr paved the way for Trump on immigration. Now he might help Trump go even further.

How a dramatic jewel heist may have played a role in Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun’s fate

Lunar eclipse 2019: how to watch this “supermoon” turn blood-red

The unexpected best use of Facebook

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9 key questions about the longest government shutdown in history, answered

The idea that successful people can teach their secrets isn’t new. Now MasterClass is selling it for $180.

How Tulsi Gabbard went from rising star to pariah — and then presidential candidate

Why Republicans took so long to call out Steve King’s racism

Watch: biggest moments from Bill Barr’s confirmation hearing

Exploratory committees, the opening bells of the 2020 campaign, explained

Kirsten Gillibrand announces 2020 presidential exploratory committee

Theresa May lost the Brexit deal vote. Now she has to fight to keep her job. 

Theresa May lost the Brexit vote because Brexit was a lie

Sen. Hirono is asking William Barr — and every other nominee — about sexual misconduct

Cory Booker presses William Barr on racism and criminal justice

The UK Brexit deal vote, explained in 500 words

House Democrats are frustrated the shutdown is drowning out the rest of their agenda

Twitter wants to make it easier to have conversations. And it’s asking for your help.