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Wednesday’s Headlines: Democratic 2020 candidates aim not-so-friendly fire at Trump over military deferments

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Democratic 2020 candidates aim not-so-friendly fire at Trump over military deferments
Pete Buttigieg and Seth Moulton, both veterans, accused President Trump of faking a condition to avoid service. It could test whether the president’s coalition, which includes military families, can be cracked.
House subpoenas for Trump’s bank records put on hold while president appeals
President Trump’s attorneys have argued that the information being requested from Deutsche Bank and Capital One would violate his privacy.
 
U.S. pushes for a ban on Huawei in Europe, but the firm’s 5G prices are nearly irresistible
The world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker can provide steep discounts in part because it has a silent partner: the Chinese government.
 
‘I’ve never seen it this bad’: A crush of children strains the Arizona border
Minors make up a much bigger group of border-crossers than in previous eras. And families are increasingly heading to the Arizona’s southwest corner in hopes they will be released more quickly there.
 
McConnell says he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it comes during an election year
The Senate Majority Leader held up a nomination by President Obama in 2016, saying then that “the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”
 
 
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Opinions
Why I’m swearing off Trump’s nicknames
The searing, self-destructive disdain of the left
No ‘treason.’ No coup. Just lies — and dumb lies at that.
Assange is a spy, not a journalist. He deserves prison.
Trump chooses to give a gift to MBS and set a dangerous new precedent
A new mantra for the administration: ‘I honestly don’t care anymore’
 
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Tornado rips through Kansas, causing multiple injuries and major damage
The tornado is the latest product of a pattern of severe weather that has ravaged the central United States in recent days, devastating parts of Oklahoma and Ohio.
 
Fact Checker | Analysis
Planned Parenthood’s false stat: ‘Thousands’ of women died every year before Roe
Planned Parenthood’s president claims thousands of women died from unsafe abortions before Roe v. Wade. That was out of date decades ago.
 
Rep. Amash defends call for Trump’s impeachment, says Congress ‘has a duty to keep the president in check’
The Michigan Republican told a town hall meeting that the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III left him with no other option.
 
In a progressive era, a moderate Democrat from a red district works to survive
Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia is one of dozens of newly elected Democrats from red districts who have to strike a balance between loyalty to the party and fidelity to their more conservative districts.
 
Campaign 2020
Biden unveils education plan, his first major policy proposal as a 2020 candidate
The plan would help teachers tackle debt, triple funding for districts with a high proportion of low-income students and boost the number of health professionals in schools.
 
Ocasio-Cortez responds to baseball team’s ‘enemies of freedom’ Memorial Day video
The Fresno Grizzlies, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals, apologized for “not properly vetting the video” and pulling attention away from veterans.
 
He joined the ‘Seven Summits Club’ when he reached Everest’s peak. He died on the way down.
Christopher Kulish, 62, had climbed the highest mountains on every continent before he became the second American in a week to die on the descent from Mount Everest’s 29,035-foot peak.
 

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