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The House is expected to vote tomorrow on the Republican tax plan. California would be especially hard hit by that plan, which could affect the housing market, tech employees, and those who take state and local tax deductions. Critics say that’s part of a larger Republican strategy to target California, the self-anointed center of the Trump resistance.
The Uranium One deal was a big talking point among Trump supporters during the campaign, and now it’s back in the news. It revolves around the 2010 sale of a Canadian company called Uranium One to a Russian entity. Trump and other conservatives claim it was actually a shady play-to-pay scheme involving then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A military coup in Zimbabwe has placed its longtime president, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest. The 93-year-old Mugabe has dominated Zimbabwe politics for nearly four decades. In his early years, he was hailed as a leader of the African liberation movement. But he has come to be seen as a brutal dictator running a corrupt government.
Peter Godwin, author, 'When a Crocodile Eats the Sun'
Daniel Tammet has a rare ability to see numbers as colors and words as living organisms. He shares what he’s learned about language and how we communicate.
Daniel Tammet, Author of “Every Word Is A Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language”
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