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Anita Hill On 2020 Election: We Don't Need 'To Take The Lesser Of Two Evils'

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| Hill, who testified against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, accepted a PEN America Courage Award on Tuesday. She spoke to NPR about Joe Biden and the #MeToo movement.

Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections


Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, leader of a far-right party and Europe's rising populist star, counts President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon as one of his biggest fans.


Nevada Law Removing Abortion Restrictions Passes State Assembly


Bucking a national trend toward more restrictions on abortion, the Nevada law relaxes certain abortion requirements. Every Republican voted against the measure.

Tenn. Republican To Resign As House Speaker After Lewd And Sexist Texts


Tenn. Republican Glen Casada announced he will resign as house speaker after inappropriate and offensive texts leaked weeks ago. He has served in the legislature for nearly 20 years.

Teenager Is Latest Migrant Child To Die In U.S. Custody


The 16-year-old boy was found unresponsive after a routine welfare check at a facility near the U.S. border with Mexico. He was the fifth migrant child since December to die after being detained.

1st Named Storm Of Atlantic Hurricane Season Could Develop Monday Night


The low-pressure system is currently a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. It's expected to become a tropical storm well before the official hurricane season starts on June 1.

Capping A Stunning Political Rise, Chicago To Inaugurate Lori Lightfoot As Mayor


Lightfoot will be the city's first black female and first openly gay mayor. She has promised to put an end to Chicago's political machine "once and for all" and shine a bright light on corruption.

Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt


Lyft and Univision are among the critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census. The businesses say it could harm the national head count and their bottom line.

'Get Off The Boat' — Women In Commercial Fishing Industry Fight Sexual Harassment


Women make up roughly 15% of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, and sexual harassment is part of the job. Being on a boat for weeks at a time makes harassment hard to escape.