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google wants to build 20000 homes in silicon valley will nimbys let it happen
Google wants to build 20,000 homes in Silicon Valley. Will NIMBYs let it happen?
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the supreme court ruled yesterday that if you are convicted in a state court of a criminal offense the federal
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that if you are convicted in a state court of a criminal offense, the federal government can put you on trial again for essentially the same crime, and if you’re convicted, your new sentence can be added to your old one.
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average bus speeds in the los angeles metropolitan area have declined by 134 since 1994 to a sluggish 12 mph r
Average bus speeds in the Los Angeles metropolitan area have declined by 13.4% since 1994 to a sluggish 12 mph. Ridership, not surprisingly, has plummeted along with speeds.
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president trump doesnt want the election to be about the economy he wants it and everything else to be about h
President Trump doesn’t want the election to be about the economy, he wants it — and everything else — to be about him.
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the long term goal is to get homeless people off the streets and into permanent housing but that wont happen o
The long-term goal is to get homeless people off the streets and into permanent housing — but that won’t happen overnight. In the meantime, let’s stop depriving them of toilets.
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the ascendancy of the hard hard liners in the united states has strengthened the hand of their counterparts in
The ascendancy of the hard hard-liners in the United States has strengthened the hand of their counterparts in Iran, pushing Tehran also to take an escalatory approach.
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if federal and state prosecutions are governed by the same constitutional rules the double jeopardy clause pro
If federal and state prosecutions are governed by the same constitutional rules, the double jeopardy clause prohibits successive prosecutions regardless of which level of government files the indictment, writes the editorial board.
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the lack of toilets available to la s homeless population is a public emergency a humanitarian crisis a health
The lack of toilets available to L.A.'s homeless population is a public emergency, a humanitarian crisis, a health threat — and it shouldn’t take years and years to solve, write the editorial board.
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lower slower bus ridership is costing los angeles hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to improv
Lower, slower bus ridership is costing Los Angeles hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to improve the system instead of sustaining its inefficiencies, writes @UCLAClimate.
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some 2020 voters could be persuaded to vote for trump if they could be convinced they were voting on issues ra
Some 2020 voters could be persuaded to vote for Trump if they could be convinced they were voting on issues rather than Trump, writes @JonahNRO.

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dylan farrow why has the metoo revolution spared woody allen
Dylan Farrow: Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?
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trump may think that formally forgiving those who have been convicted of or charged with committing war crimes
Trump may think that formally forgiving those who have been convicted of or charged with committing war crimes is being pro-military. Exactly the opposite is true, write @tedlieu and @RepRubenGallego.
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cheaters are especially malevolent actors in a social system because they paralyze competitions and contracts
"Cheaters are especially malevolent actors in a social system because they paralyze competitions and contracts, demoralizing both their teammates and their opponents," says @page88
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no muellers report is not a total exoneration for trump
No, Mueller’s report is not a ‘total exoneration’ for Trump.
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i m on the fcc please stop us from killing net neutrality writes jrosenworcel
I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality, writes @JRosenworcel
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hillary clinton is the better candidate to take on trump
Hillary Clinton is the better candidate to take on Trump
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some of the war crimes committed by us personnel are indistinguishable from murder
Some of the war crimes committed by U.S. personnel are indistinguishable from murder.
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some readers complained we didn t run pro ted cruz letters in today s paper before deadline yesterday we didn
Some readers complained we didn't run pro-Ted Cruz letters in today's paper. Before deadline yesterday, we didn't get any
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after fridays flagrant trespassing of the constitution and thus his oath of office already in tatters even the
After Friday’s flagrant trespassing of the Constitution, and thus his oath of office (already in tatters), even the farthest of the far right ought to admit that Trump is democracy’s full catastrophe, writes .
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the us has the most heavily armed civilian population in the first world are we safer for it no uccshooting
The US has the most heavily armed civilian population in the First World. Are we safer for it? No. #UCCShooting
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