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Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer

Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer

A Minnesota congressman announced Wednesday that he has been receiving treatment for cancer for the past year and intends to run for reelection in 2020. Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer in February 2019, he said in a press release. “Today, one year later, I am happy to say I…MORE

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders call for recounts in certain Iowa precincts

Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders call for recounts in certain Iowa precincts

Representatives for the presidential campaigns of Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders have requested that the Iowa Democratic Party begin a recount of select caucus sites that they had previously asked the party recanvassed, a party aide tells CNN. Campaigns that participated in the recanvass — those of Buttigieg, Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — had until…MORE

Take a break from Trump’s government crisis to think about Democrats’ identity crisis

Take a break from Trump’s government crisis to think about Democrats’ identity crisis

Before we get to President Donald Trump and Julian Assange and the ongoing saga of the President’s pardons … it’s fight night in Las Vegas. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who calls himself a democratic socialist and who demonizes billionaires, is the front-runner in polling. But Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat who is spending his…MORE

Sen. Leahy presses Justice Department over involvement in Trump pardon spree

Sen. Leahy presses Justice Department over involvement in Trump pardon spree

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont on Wednesday sent a letter to the Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney seeking information on whether it was consulted before President Donald Trump granted clemency to 11 individuals Tuesday. “I write to urgently request information about what role, if any, your office played in President Trump’s decision to…MORE

Early vote boosts turnout in Nevada, but concerns about caucus day remain

Early vote boosts turnout in Nevada, but concerns about caucus day remain

The number of people who participated in the four-day early voting period here in Nevada approached the total turnout of the 2016 caucuses, a Nevada Democratic Party aide tells CNN. The high early turnout is reason to celebrate for Nevada Democrats, who see it as proof that voters are interested in the Democratic nomination fight.…MORE

Mexican tourist shot in the face by ICE agent in NY files federal lawsuit

Mexican tourist shot in the face by ICE agent in NY files federal lawsuit

A Mexican municipal worker visiting his mother in New York endured a “horrific, life-altering trip” after being shot point-blank in the face by a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Erick Diaz Cruz, 26, was traveling with his girlfriend on tourist visas when he became embroiled in a…MORE

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy…MORE

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