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Republican candidate in Montana special election accused of body-slamming reporter: A national political reporter for the Guardian newspaper said Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed him and broke his glasses Wednesday before a campaign event in Bozeman.
‘Guerrilla Bike Lanes’ Prove a Reluctant City Wrong: When city officials insist there’s no room for bike lanes, how can you change their minds? For cycling activists in Latvia’s capital, the answer was to do it themselves. Riga’s main drag, Brīvības Iela, is the latest entry in the guerrilla bike lane chronicles. For years, the city has been promising to add dedicated lanes on both sides of this street. It hasn’t followed, through, at least in part because of politicians’ insistence that they just won’t fit. But Friday, Riga’s residents woke up to see that that’s just not true. Generously sized lanes were secretly installed overnight by activists who were tired of waiting for action, and who were keen to show that it could, in fact, be done.
- Donald Trump’s Base Is Shrinking: A widely held tenet of the current conventional wisdom is that while President Trump might not be popular overall , he has a high floor on his support. Trump’s sizable and enthusiastic base — perhaps 35 to 40 percent of the country — won’t abandon him any time soon, the theory goes, and they don’t necessarily care about some of the controversies that the “mainstream media” treats as game-changing developments.
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- Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT: In a call last month with the Philippines’ president, U.S. President Donald Trump described North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as a “madman with nuclear weapons” who could not be let on the loose, according to a leaked Philippine transcript of their call.
- Sally Yates Tells Harvard Students Why She Defied Trump: The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.
- The Trump Organization Says It’s ‘Not Practical’ to Comply With the Emoluments Clause: Days before taking office, Donald Trump said his company would donate all profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, part of an effort to avoid even the appearance of a conflict with the Constitution’s emoluments clause.
- CBO: Republican health care bill raises premiums for older, poor Americans by as much as 850%: The American Health Care Act would make a low-income 64-year-old in the individual market pay more than half his income for health insurance. Republicans’ American Health Care Act would be devastating to older Americans
Local Government Confidential
- At least 3 hurt in serious crash west of downtown Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are on the scene, at the intersection of Oakland Drive and South Street.
- Voters in Washington hated both Trump and Clinton more than in any other state: New Census Bureau data show nearly 36 percent of the state’s registered voters who did not cast a ballot because they didn’t like their choices: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. That percentage tops the nation.
- Watermelons halt traffic on I-4 in downtown Orlando: Traffic on eastbound Interstate 4 was backed up after a crate of watermelons fell off a truck in downtown Orlando. Watermelons could be seen strewn across the highway, snarling up traffic. Crews were responding to the scene to clean up. No other details were available.
- Take that, Philly: Phoenix reclaims title of 5th-largest U.S. city: Phoenix earned two national distinctions with U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday: 5th-largest city and fastest-growing city.