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The vote for the Republican healthcare plan was set for this afternoon, but wasn’t going to get the votes needed to pass it. So what’s the political fallout? The investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign took another twist today. Will Democrats filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?
8 things we won’t know about the AHCA until after the House votes on it
The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained
What we learned about Neil Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing
LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has come out against a bill that would make California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act would bar state and local police from helping federal immigration officials detain undocumented immigrants. He says the bill would hinder the work of his agency, and force ICE agents into communities.
Jim McDonnell is sheriff of LA County (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” was the root of a massive corruption scandal in the African nation of Angola. It involved the daughter of a government official, nine custom-made dresses, and the single-biggest sales receipt in the history of the bridal shop at the center of the show.
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Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
How bees play a crucial role in our food chain Much of the food we eat -- fruit, vegetables, nuts -- are all pollinated by bees. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops. We learn more about the nature of bees, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.
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