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Trump Takes Another $3.8 Billion From the Military to Fund His Wall

The president has repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the border wall, but so far, every penny of funding has come from American taxpayers and at the expense of military projects.

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Parkland Survivors Are Still Fighting For Change Two Years Later

While Broward County officials focused on healing and service on Friday, many of the victims’ families and friends reiterated their calls for gun law reform.

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Fewer Than 1 in 10 Michiganders Believe the State’s Drinking Water Is ‘Always Safe’

Advocates say more residents are realizing "there are clear and present threats" to the state's water.

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They Helped a Rural Community in Pennsylvania Ban LGBTQ Discrimination. They’re Not Done Yet.

Currently, there's no state law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. Grassroots efforts aim to change that.

Watch: After Years of Inaction, Rep. Delgado Helps Get It Done on Clean Drinking Water

There’s a water contamination crisis in upstate New York. In towns like Hoosick Falls, NY, toxic chemical compounds called PFAS have been detected in drinking water at unsafe levels. PFAS exposure can lead to autoimmune disorders and cancer, according to the Center for Disease Control. EPA’s Pete Lopez addressed the issue at Hoosick Falls Community...

As Middle East Wars Linger Into Next Generation, Calls to Restore War-making Powers to Congress Increase

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers with differing political ideologies are making the argument that Congress must reclaim its constitutional responsibility to declare war and authorize the use of military force from the executive branch. “We have been at war in the Middle East for nearly two decades, under authorizations for use of military force...

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Is Done Waiting for Republicans. Here’s Her ‘Plan B.’

In her second year, the Democrat promised to fix the state’s roads, protect the Affordable Care Act, and fight to enshrine protections for people with pre-existing conditions into state law.