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JUN 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Native Children Are Facing A 'National Emergency.' Now Congress Is Pushing To Address It.

Robert Looks Twice grew up in a trailer with his grandmother, uncle and eight cousins on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Looks Twice, along with two other young Native people from Pine Ridge, was a subject of Diane Sawyer's "Children of the Plains," a special that first aired on ABC in 2011. For many Americans, "Children of ...

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JUN 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Native Leaders Tell Senators How To Help Stop Youth Suicide

Ten years ago, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota endured an unimaginable tragedy when one of its teens fatally shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend, seven people at a local school and himself. At the time, then-President George W. Bush promised tribe members that government resources would help the community recover. That promise has not endured, Darrell ...

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JUN 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Confederacy's 'Recovery Summer' A Bust, Still Hasn't Risen Again

Some observers are upset that Walmart will stop selling Confederate merchandise, but at least some kids in the third world will get a "Rebel Sweetie" cutoff to compliment their "World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers" tee. Conservative commentators' stubborn refusal to acknowledge the pain and intimidation caused by Confederate imagery might seem odd until you remember that Byron York once said Obama ...

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JUN 23, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. export lender heads for partial shutdown

By Alex Wilts and Krista Hughes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats warned on Tuesday U.S. businesses face a "huge disruption" if the Export-Import Bank partially shuts down at the end of the month, putting new trade finance deals on ice. The U.S. Congress has no plans to hold a vote on extending the charter of the U.S. export credit agency before ...

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JUN 23, 2015 - The Nation

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The Fast-Track Fight Is Effectively Over: It’s Happening

Police remove a woman protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership during a Senate hearing in January. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) The Senate narrowly invoked cloture on fast-track trade legislation Tuesday morning, setting up a final vote Wednesday that will surely send the bill to President Obama’s desk for his signature. In so doing, Congress will surrender remarkable authority to Obama and his successors. For ...

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