Mueller is about to have his say — in a big way

(CNN)Throughout his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller has imposed on his team an ironclad rule: nobody leaks and nobody speaks — out of court, that is. But when it comes to official court filings — indictments, plea agreements, sentencing memos — Mueller has…

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Michelle Obama’s IVF journey could help more women

(CNN)In an interview with “Good Morning America”‘s Robin Roberts for her new memoir “Becoming,” Michelle Obama revealed that her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, were conceived using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Malia, Obama’s eldest daughter, was born in 1998, 20 years after the birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown,…

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How Confederate history looks in the shadow of Charlottesville

(CNN)Exactly one year after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that left counterprotester Heather Heyer dead and many others wounded, and during which two state police troopers also died in a helicopter crash, the nation is still grappling to address the issues and forces that the rally unleashed. This…

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What the Trump administration gets very wrong about free speech

(CNN)“A generation of sanctimonious, sensitive, supercilious snowflakes.” That’s how Attorney General Jeff Sessions described college students in late July. Of the more than 5,000 college campuses in the United States, the Georgetown study logged only about 60 incidents of suppressed speech since 2016. In analyzing each one, they found limited…

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Senators: Do more to help disabled Americans gain employment

(CNN)Recently, we observed the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, which helped recognize and protect the rights of our 56 million fellow citizens with disabilities. Despite these positive developments, people with disabilities in our country are still extraordinarily underemployed and more…

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Boris Johnson’s burqa row proves Britain is having its own culture war

(CNN)Thanks to Boris Johnson, the UK’s recently resigned foreign secretary, British politicians and British media are talking about the burqa. In a purely numerical sense, debate about the veil is wildly disproportionate. According to Full Fact, around 5% of the entire UK population is Muslim (though polls show most voters…

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