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'A Huge Attack.' Critics Decry Trump Order That Makes Firing Federal Workers Easier

The executive order strips protections for thousands of federal workers. The administration says it's needed to get rid of "poor performers," but critics call it an attack on nonpolitical employees.

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Opinion: Kidney Transplant Chain Is A Touching Act of Kindness

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The Good Doctor Broadbent/Cline/Cline/Erskine/Pasqua
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Quand C'est Mou Hugh Klein

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'A Huge Attack': Critics Decry Trump Order That Makes Firing Federal Workers Easier

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unknown Michael Brook
Better Than I Imagined H.E.R., Robert Glasper et. al.

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland uses her new album, Uncivil War, to tell the story of the Clotilda — what's thought to be the last slave ship to smuggle African captives to American shores. Mike White/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Uncivil War,' Shemekia Copeland Sets Fire To A Relic Of American Slavery

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Uncivil War Shemekia Copeland
Pride Will Kimbrough

Dr. Warren Hern's clinic in Boulder, Colo., photographed on Monday, June 1, 2009. Hern said a ballot initiative to ban abortion after 22 weeks in Colorado would prohibit about 95% of the procedures performed at the clinic. Ed Andrieski/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Colorado Abortion Ban Could Be Felt Nationwide

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Velvet Highway Kevin Morby
Valley Kevin Morby

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Trump Has Weaponized Masculinity As President. Here's Why It Matters

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Sean Connery, Actor And The Original James Bond, Dies At 90

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There's No Satisfaction Vampire's Sound Incorporation

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Pulling Off A Halloween Prank During A Deployment In Iraq

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They're Not Laughing at Me Now Elvis Costello
Pump It Up Karaoke Pop Hits

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