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Fix Nixed: “Imagine the federal government could lift millions of American children out of poverty with a single program. That program would help parents put nutritious meals on the table, pay for school expenses and even save for kids’ college — all with no negative impact on the economy. You don’t have to imagine. We had it just last year … and now we don’t.” FiveThirtyEight: Congress Found An Easy Way To Fix Child Poverty. Then It Walked Away.

+ Race War More Civil: It only took a couple hundred tries, but we finally have an anti-lynching law.

+ From Bad to Nurse: “The moment nurse RaDonda Vaught realized she had given a patient the wrong medication, she rushed to the doctors working to revive 75-year-old Charlene Murphey and told them what she had done. Within hours, she made a full report of her mistake to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Murphey died the next day, on Dec. 27, 2017. On Friday, a jury found Vaught guilty of criminally negligent homicide and gross neglect.” Nurses: Guilty verdict for dosing mistake could cost lives.

+ Violence in Israel: “A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire in a crowded city in central Israel late Tuesday, methodically gunning down victims as he killed at least five people in the second mass shooting rampage this week.”

+ Hunter Gatherer: “Over the course of 14 months, the Chinese energy conglomerate and its executives paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter Biden and his uncle, according to government records, court documents and newly disclosed bank statements, as well as emails contained on a copy of a laptop hard drive that purportedly once belonged to Hunter Biden.” WaPo: Inside Hunter Biden’s multimillion-dollar deals with a Chinese energy company.

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