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Twitter the Stage for Islamophobic Attacks Against Muslim 2018 Congressional Candidates, Study Says

Muslim Candidates like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been called “dogs,” “pieces of garbage,” “terrorists” and “demonic” by trolls on Twitter because of their religions. A new study by the Social Science Research Council suggests Twitter could be partially responsible for this islamophobic social media blitz. “#Islamaphobia: Stoking…

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Elijah Cummings, Respected Maryland Rep. and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday morning from “complications concerning longstanding health issues,” according to a statement from spokeswoman Trudy Perkins. He was 68. #Breaking from @RepCummings his office says he has passed away @wbalradio pic.twitter.com/CHRRR6QNo6 — Anne Kramer WBAL…

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Drug Pricing Control Bill Announced by Pelosi

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the Democrats’ new ambitious measure–controlling drug pricing and making healthcare concerns a priority for 2020. The bill would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of up to 250 brand-name drugs in Medicare, according to The Washington Post. The measure is facing…