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Muslim ban takes effect

This week, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into full effect. The Court will hear further arguments on the ban on December 8th.

The ban is a devastating attack on American Muslims and the American Constitution. It is darkly similar to the discrimination and rights violations that Japanese-Americans faced during World War II.

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Congress to consider fixes for the way it handles sexual harassment

In the wake of so many stories of sexual assault and misconduct across our country, it is time to reconsider how Congress handles sexual harassment within their own offices. There are numerous good proposals aimed at reshaping the secretive system currently in place.

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Police officer found guilty

The police officer who killed the unarmed black man, Walter Scott, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. This was a rare instance of the police being held accountable for excessive force against civilians. This verdict was also a reminder of the long road ahead in combatting police brutality.

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