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Dumping DACA Will Likely Alter Census 2020 in Ways Favorable to Donald Trump

Today’s controversial announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Trump administration in six months will rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program comes with a government information-sharing follow-up that could have wide-ranging effects on immigrant communities’ cooperation (or lack thereof) with representatives …

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Good News: Robots Will Steal Only 9 Percent of Jobs, Not 38 Percent Says New Study

Researchers with the Centre for European Economic Research, relying on job-level rather than occupation level data, estimate the number of jobs at risk to automation could be as low as nine percent. Researchers at Oxford University surveying 702 occupations reported in 2013 that nearly half …

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Peek Inside The Luxury Hotel Trump Won’t Let You Stay At

The Daily Mail called it “Cuba’s first ULTRA luxury hotel”—a gorgeous five-star complex in Old Havana featuring more than 200 guest rooms, a high-end shopping arcade, three restaurants, multiple bars, a spa, a rooftop infiniti pool with spectacular panoramic views of the capitol, and the …

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Left, Right, and Center Call on Congress to Save DACA

The response has been swift and furious to today’s announcement that in six months the Trump administration will rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which deferred deportations and granted work permits to some 800,000 individuals who’d been brought illegally to the United …

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Utah Nurse’s Abuse by Police Detective Goes Viral; Does the Outrage Actually Mean Anything?

A Utah hospital that became the center of a holiday weekend media blitz has enacted new controls on police access in order to avoid a repeat of a nurse’s abuse and arrest. A Salt Lake City police detective’s terrible treatment of University of Utah nurse …

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Media, Democrats Blame Trump for Disappearing Sexual-Assault Report…That Was Archived by Obama Administration

Last week an array of liberal-leaning media outlets reported that the Trump administration had axed an Obama-era report on campus sexual-assault. “The White House Deleted a Sexual Assault Report From Its Website,” read the headline at Jezebel. “The White House has removed an important report …

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It’s Up to Congress to Save the Dreamers Who Donald Trump Just Threw Under the Bus

President Donald Trump’s decision to scrap DACA six months from now—DACA being Barack Obama’s deferred deportation program for “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to this country without authorization as minors—is fiscally dumb, economically counterproductive, and morally reprehensible. The only upside of his move, which Trump didn’t even …

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To Protect Against the Next Harvey, Forget Zoning and Roll Back Government Meddling Instead: New at Reason

Would more regulations have hurricane-proofed Houston? Not a chance. In fact, existing regulations impoverish our cities, and perverse subsidies increase the damage done by catastrophic storms. J.D. Tuccille writes: “Houston’s lack of zoning left city vulnerable to catastrophic floods,” nags a piece by Nicholas Deshais …

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Europe’s Anti-GMO Stance Is Killing Africans: New at Reason

The costs of Africa’s refusal to grow GMO crops are incredible in human health and economic terms. Marian Tupy writes: Fifteen years ago, The Economist ran an article headlined “Better dead than GM-fed?” It focused on the refusal of some African countries to allow imports …

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A.M. Links: Trump to End DACA, Hurricane Irma Heads for Florida, Putin Says Trump Is ‘Not My Bride’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to give a press conference today addressing President Donald Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, the Obama executive action offering certain protections for undocumented immigrants that arrived in the U.S. as children. …

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