Scenes From St. Louis: HuffPost’s “Listen To America” Tour Kicks Off In Missouri

HuffPost is driving across the country for our Listen to America road trip. We’ll be visiting 25 cities along the way. We were in St. Louis earlier this week for the first stop on the “Listen to America: A HuffPost Road Trip” route. In addition to eating our respective body weights in barbecue, we talked to dozens of people about what it ...
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Poll: Most Americans Want Congress To Save Dreamers

Most Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and want Congress to do something about it, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. A majority, 55 percent, say Trump made the wrong decision when he announced Tuesday he was ending the program protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, a ...
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A Third Of Americans Say They Know Someone Affected By Harvey

More than a third of Americans say they or someone they know has been affected by the flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, which finds a generally positive initial reaction to the response by President Donald Trump and the federal government. Four percent of those polled say they’ve been directly affected, 12 percent ...
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World’s Top Infectious Killer Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves

Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are pleased that the top global infectious killer is mentioned by name in this year’s G-20 Leaders’ Declaration. “The specific inclusion of TB on top of the priority pathogens listed by World Health Organization to be addressed by new efforts in R&D against [antimicrobial resistance] is a great victory of the TB community against many ...
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Disability Advocates Arrested At Rob Portman’s Columbus Office

At least 15 protesters were arrested at the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in downtown Columbus, police confirmed Friday.  Protesters from a coalition of progressive groups, and from the Ohio chapter of the national disability rights group ADAPT, demonstrated outside the senator’s office, urging him to vote against the GOP-backed health care bill under consideration in the Senate. Portman ...
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Probe Is Just Starting, And May Already Be Breaking The Law.

President Donald Trump’s probe to investigate voter fraud has been active for a little over a week, but legal groups are already accusing it of violating several federal laws. The legal challenges come after the commission sent out a letter to all 50 states requesting voter information. The scrutiny shows the obstruction the commission can expect as it tries to assemble ...
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Billie Jean King Gently Schooled Emma Stone About The Wage Gap

Game, set, match. Tennis star Billie Jean King recently corrected Emma Stone’s comments about the gender wage gap and it was pretty spectacular. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images Emma Stone and Billie Jean King pose with the Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Logo's Trailblazer Honors. Stone, who will star as King in the upcoming film “Battle of the Sexes,” sat ...
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The Military Invited A Band Whose Music Was Used To Torture Detainees

WASHINGTON ― This year’s 4th of July “Freedom Fest” at Guantanamo Bay featured a live music performance by a band whose music was used to interrogate detainees at the Naval base. The heavy metal band Drowning Pool played a show for U.S. troops at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday before the fireworks display, the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg first reported. Years ago, ...
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Trump Sits Down With The Russian Who Helped Him Win

WASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump wants to make a good first impression with Russian leader Vladimir Putin when they meet Friday, two words he might consider starting with are “thank” and “you.” Without Putin’s decision to interfere in last year’s presidential campaign on Trump’s behalf, there’s a good possibility he would not have won, given how few votes swung the outcome ...
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