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Rep. Jim McGovern favors resolution stripping Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments


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Critics fear Trump could pressure William Barr’s successor for big favors


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Biden’s rumored choice for secretary of defense may make history, but she won’t do Biden any favors


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ANALYSIS-Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favors Gotabaya Rajapaksa

ANALYSIS-Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favors Gotabaya RajapaksaSri Lankans, angered by the government’s inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth. Many are rooting for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who despite fighting allegations of war crimes, is expected to be announced as the presidential candidate of the opposition nationalist Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, as early as Sunday. The Rajapaksa brothers, Gotabaya and Mahinda, were credited with bringing peace to Sri Lanka in 2009 by defeating the Tamil Tigers in a brutal end to the 26-year-long civil war between the Sinhalese Buddhist majority and minority Tamil groups.



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Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-studentA federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board’s transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk is a major victory for the American Civil Liberties Union and for Grimm.



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Change of Venezuelan government favors creditors China, Russia: Guaido

Change of Venezuelan government favors creditors China, Russia: GuaidoGuaido said he had sent communications to both allies of President Nicolas Maduro, who accuses Guaido of staging a coup against his socialist administration. The United States and a number of other countries now recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. “What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” he said.



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FBI investigated President Trump for possible secret Russian favors, reports say

FBI investigated President Trump for possible secret Russian favors, reports sayFederal counterintelligence agents began an investigation of Donald Trump last year that aimed to find out whether the president had a clandestine agenda to help Russia.



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Supreme Court favors Republicans in gerrymandering cases

Supreme Court favors Republicans in gerrymandering casesThe justices upheld a batch of Republican-drawn legislative districts in Texas, including two in the U.S. House of Representatives, that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the power of black and Hispanic voters. The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative justices in the majority and the liberals dissenting.



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Pentagon reportedly favors Amazon for cloud contract, Southwest CEO hasn’t talked to Buffett, Apple poaches Google AI chief

Pentagon reportedly favors Amazon for cloud contract, Southwest CEO hasn’t talked to Buffett, Apple poaches Google AI chiefAmazon, Southwest, Apple, CBS and Viacom are the companies to watch.



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Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case

Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors caseLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors.



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