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Cities and States rise up against Washington, D.C.

The wallets of the residents of South Bend, Ind., have recently become thicker. Don’t get too excited! It’s not money, even though it might also be compared in value for a part of the community. Locals there can now have two different types of identification, the state driver’s license, which is the more common one in the United States, or the city card. The regional system was created about a year ago in part to help nondrivers and immigrants, including undocumented ones, to feel safe enough to use the city’s service without being afraid of deportation.

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“It’s too late to make coal great again,” says an climate expert who wants action

“It’s too late to make coal great again,” says an climate expert who wants action

The United States has not completely backed from work against climate change. In the next United Nations climate meeting American companies, organizations and a selection of states will gather under the same pavilion, even though the federal government will stay at home.

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Should we really be reporting everything Trump tweets?

Should we really be reporting everything Trump tweets?

Every morning, a bleary-eyed Washington Post reporter drags his or herself out of bed bright and early, makes some coffee and is dutifully seated in front of the computer by 6 a.m. With the watchful eye of a sentinel, the reporter waits for President Trump to tweet and with the speed of lightening will type up an article that will be posted online immediately.

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Disconnect between news, editorial teams unhealthy

U.S. newspapers are impressively “hanging on” despite a sustained onslaught by online media. All the top brands are no doubt feeling the pinch.

Print newspapers have lost nearly 52 per cent of their daily sales volumes, while online channels have registered an exponential growth in reach, almost three-fold in the last six years. But as the news media struggles to weather the storm created by changes in consumer behavior, not to mention sustained attacks by President Donald Trump, some pertinent issues have come up that require urgent deliberations by industry stakeholders.

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East or West, nuclear row drifting to risky point

President Donald Trump shook with anger at the mere mention of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. A new ballistic missile had just been launched and the president felt spited by a nation he now believes is all-out for war.

Emerging from a meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, Trump hinted at a possible military response, saying the United States and its allies would do everything within their means to ward off threats.

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Will immigration politics be the Achilles Heel for the U.S.?

The number of Somalis in St. Paul and Minneapolis has been rising over the years. A local shopping area in Minneapolis is named ‘Little Mogadishu’. Here, locals mingle irrespective of race and creed. It’s a closely knit community. 

There are an estimated 25,000 Somalis in the Twin Cities. But their presence, viewed against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s overambitious immigration reforms, has put Minnesota at a crossroads as the new administration digs in.

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Trump’s wall, native gardens, immigration and identity

Trump’s wall, native gardens, immigration and identity

“Native Gardens” is a witty comedy by Karen Zacarías, currently showing at the Guthrie Theater. The well-to-do Butleys, with their manicured lawn and beautiful azaleas, scoff at their new next-door neighbors’ unkempt garden. The new arrivals are Pablo del Valle, a Chilean lawyer who’s striving to impress the prestigious firm he’s just joined, and his heavily pregnant wife Tania, from New Mexico, who’s completing her anthropology dissertation and is a firm believer in organic, pesticide-free gardening.

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Why U.S. should rethink stand on climate agenda

A dangerous trend is cropping up in the United States – that of President Donald Trump making populist decisions that could come with detrimental consequences.

Since his election, Trump continues to bypass official government communication procedures to engage the world on Twitter in a way that continues eliciting mixed reactions. 

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