segunda-feira, 1 de maio de 2017

THE WASHINGTON POST-Congress reaches deal to keep government open through Sept.

Negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending package, alleviating fears of a government shutdown later this week, said several congressional aides. Congress is expected to vote early this week on a bipartisan deal that includes increased spending for the military and border security, a priority for GOP leaders.
From gun rights to terrorism to same-sex marriage, many leading advocates on the right who grew frustrated with their country’s leftward tilt under President Barack Obama have forged ties with well-connected Russians and come to see Vladimir Putin as a potential ally.
The number of migrants crossing into the United States has dropped markedly since Donald Trump took office, and experts attribute at least part of this shift to the use of sharp rhetoric, enforcement raids and public spotlighting of crimes committed by immigrants.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a teachers conference Sunday. (Reuters)
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a teachers conference Sunday. (Reuters)
With less than six weeks until Britons go to the polls again, the Labour Party appears headed for a broad, deep electoral beatdown. It may offer a cautionary tale for Democrats in the United States.
Monday is the deadline for sending a deposit to secure a seat in most selective colleges and universities. But how do you know if a school is the right fit?

Fact Checker
Trump has earned 16 Four-Pinocchio ratings as president. But those numbers obscure the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements, and we cannot possibly keep up.
Today's WorldView
In his 10 months in power, Duterte has presided over a vicious drug war that has seen thousands killed by extrajudicial hit squads. If he weren't a president, he probably would be denied a visa to the United States.
Although they lost the election to take Mike Pompeo’s seat in Congress, Democrats were invigorated to see that Sedgwick County, home of Republican mega-donor Charles Koch, voted for their candidate for the first time in decades. Now they’re working to build on that momentum, one yard sale at a time.
Even advisers to the presidential candidate say there is little about his platform that can be considered “radical.”
Karen Handel did the opposite in the previous round of voting, in which Democrat Jon Ossoff nearly secured an upset victory.
New conservative columnist Bret Stephens’s debut touched off a switchboard-clogging reaction from readers, who began calling the Times to dump their subscriptions.
This year’s media-political fête was like an off-year high school reunion, with a smaller crowd and fewer crazy stories. But there was no shortage of hors d’oeuvres and dancing and gossip.
Inspired Life
Some simple, almost obvious, life improvements were shared during the international meeting.
‘Other: Mixed Race in America’
In the first episode of this week-long podcast, meet Tabria Lee-Noona, who has always felt a little bit different. Using dating apps leaves her suspicious that men see her as somehow exotic.
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