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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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