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Congress to vote on net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted last year to repeal net neutrality regulations that protect free internet. In accordance with this vote, the regulations are set to expire on June 11th. However, a bipartisan group of senators, including Senator Collins of Maine, are trying to pass a resolution that would override the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality.

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Secretary Carson decides not to enforce Fair Housing Act

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, has decided to end an Obama-era regulation that worked to address racial inequality in housing. The rule was designed to help enforce the Fair Housing Act of 1968 by promoting the desegregating of communities. In response to this rule change, the ACLU and partner organizations have filed suit against Ben Carson.

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NC voters reject anti-immigrant sheriff

A local sheriff in North Carolina has been helping deportations sore in Mecklenburg county. However, in a primary this week, the people of Mecklenburg County voted overwhelmingly to defeat this sheriff. This defeat shows that Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda is not a winning strategy. 

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Worrisome signs in NSA report

The NSA released its annual transparency report this week. The report, which the agency is required to release each year, detailed numerous troubling actions. The agency collected 530 million call records last year – three times more than the previous year. The agency has also increased its surveillance of foreigners and has failed to report certain numbers.

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