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New Yorker writer George Packer says years of neglect from the Democrats enabled Trump to exploit the biases of the white working class and turn them into a "self-conscious identity group."

In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.

At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.

Sophisticated criminals prey on the poor, luring them with false promises of lucrative jobs before depriving them of their organs. The "kidney mafias" benefit from powerful political connections.

For the first time ever, four judges up for re-election to the Kansas Supreme Court may get voted off the bench. And that raises a question: Are judges impartial arbiters or accountable to voters?

In Iraq, counter-terror forces are nudging their way into the ISIS-held city of Mosul. People are fleeing the fighting with only the clothes on their backs. Hundreds of thousands more could follow.

Borrowing tactics from campaigns to legalize same sex marriage and marijuana, gun control groups are shifting to a national strategy of tightening gun laws via state ballot initiatives.

An Arab hip-hop group has lyrics that say the Jewish state has "raped the Arab soul." The group sees it as free expression. Israel's culture minister says it could incite violence.

"There are so many checks and balances on this system. It continues to prove itself on a daily basis," said Karen Osborne, the director of elections in Maricopa Country, Ariz.

A suspect is now sought in the slaying of two police officers overnight in separate "ambush-style" shootings. David Greene speaks with Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters.




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