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Flu vaccine provided dismal protection against this winter’s virus, early data suggest

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As the country battles an especially fierce flu season, experts have struggled to explain why one family of virus – the influenza A virus H3N2 – that has infected a lot of people in recent years …


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Marine Corps tells scandal-plagued GOP lawmaker to stop using its emblem on bigoted campaign mailings

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has been using the Marine Corps' official emblem in campaign mailers that smear his prospective Democratic opponent as a terrorist sympathizer.

NBC News reports that Hunter has been using the Marine Corps' emblem along with the slogan "No Better Friend, NO Worse Enemy" on campaign mailers that link prospective Democratic rival Ammar Campa-Najjar to terrorism.

The fliers link Campa-Najjar to Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and it refers to them all as "radical Democrats" who "want you to forget their anti-Semitism or Family-Terrorist Ties!" All three of the figures targeted by Hunter are Muslims

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Black ‘Fox & Friends’ fan reassures the president: ‘African Americans love you!’

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As another racism scandal engulfs the White House, Fox News hauled a black audience member in front of the camera to assure President Donald Trump that African-American voters "love" him.

A former White House official was quoted this week saying that Trump got a warped sense of his popularity with black voters from watching Fox News all day, and the network provided a crystal-clear example of that Thursday morning.

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The debt ceiling and why we should kill it: 5 questions answered

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Editor’s note: The U.S. government maxed out its national credit card in March and has been moving money around ever since to avoid running out of cash. Very soon the Treasury Department will reach the limits of this financial sleight of hand, and Congress will have to either raise the debt ceiling – currently US$22 trillion – or suffer the consequences. Economist Steve Pressman explains why we have a ceiling and why it’s time to abolish it.

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