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Another Leadership Test for Pelosi, Who’s Weathered Many

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The response from some: It better be. In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race, Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership, especially because she was the focus of a torrent of negative advertising in the Georgia election casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate. The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some…

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Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit – and possibly a weapon – on him. The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners about how they are treated by police and society. Acknowledging that they have a weapon, they said, can open … Read the referenced story…

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Science 

Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump’s Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold

Enlarge this image Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks to media outside the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, on May 15, 2017. The court has largely upheld a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump’s travel ban from going into effect. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump’s travel ban should remain in effect, at least for now. The decision centers on an executive order to temporarily suspend the…

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Smarter 

How to Give a Relationship Another Chance When It’s on the Rocks

Here you are, sitting next to your lawyer, across the table being your soon-to-be former spouse and their own lawyer, discussing alimony terms,[1] property classification and other important things of your divorce. Because you are divorcing your partner. It’s not the outcome you expected when you got married and you are probably wondering how it all ended this way. Well, marriage counseling might prevent the divorce and get your relationship on track once again. According to the numbers, marriage counseling helps 7 in 10 couples[2] find their happiness again. The…

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