Dr. Ronny Jackson is Trump’s nominee to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He’s replacing David Shulkin, who was slow to implement the Trump administration’s plan to privatize the VA. We look at how privatizing the VA would affect patient care and the health of the VA.
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Democrats are pinning their hopes for the midterms on a record number of millennial candidates with military backgrounds. Could these vets be key in helping Dems take back the House?
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From “Roseanne” to “Gilmore Girls” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” women showrunners like Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Shonda Rhimes have changed the TV industry over the past three decades. A new book looks at how they’ve fought for creative control, struggled with being “liked,” and introduced more nuanced characters and stories.
Author Joy Press. Credit: Kieran Press-Reynolds.
Major League Baseball season starts today. But down in the minor leagues, players are often barely scraping by financially, with some making as little as $3000 for an entire season. Players have filed a lawsuit to change that, but a little-noticed provision in the recent spending bill makes it unlikely much will change.
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Trump signs order banning family separations, so what's next? Today President Trump signed an executive order banning family separations at the border. His “zero tolerance” immigration policy caused the separations in the first place. It’s been an explosive political issue, with even the first lady urging her husband to change course.
What happens to kids separated from their parents at the border? Some 2000 immigrant kids have been separated from their families at the border. Their parents could be deported while they remain here. It’s becoming more difficult to find relatives to take them in because they, too, are afraid of being deported.
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