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The Florida Teens Started Their Movement In A Parent’s Living Room. Now These Big Progressive Groups Are Helping Them Organize.

Several large progressive organizations, donors, and a high-powered public relations firm are backing the March for Our Lives movement, which is quickly evolving from a student-run social media effort to end gun violence into one backed by some of the most influential activists in the country. In the days after the shooting in Parkland, Florida,…

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Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, has security clearance downgraded

Jared Kushner (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON —- White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as other White House officials, have had high-level interim security clearances downgraded pending completion of full-scale background checks, government officials said Tuesday. The downgrade will limit Kushner's ability to view highly classified information, though officials familiar…

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Economy looks strong despite stock volatility, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says

CLOSE Jerome Powell testified before Congress Tuesday, his first public appearance as chairman of Federal Reserve. Powell delivered the semi-annual monetary policy report before the House Financial Services Committee, expressing a positive outlook. (Feb. 27) AP Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the global economy is recovering strongly for the first time in a decade,…

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It takes more than a decade to implement re-entry reform, leaving inmates and communities with limited options

Carrie Pettus-Davis, Opinion contributor Published 4:54 p.m. ET Feb. 27, 2018 Five key pillars — including positive social engagement, meaningful work trajectories — needed for successful return, researcher says A Lafayette State Parish re-entry program resident heads to the first floor of the facility. (Photo: Jarrad Henderson, USA TODAY) Seventeen. It’s the last age when mistakes…

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