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Lachlan Markay and Sam Stein | The Silicon Valley Giant Bankrolling Devin Nunes 
Devin Nunes. (photo: CNN)
Lachlan Markay and Sam Stein, The Daily Beast 
Excerpt: "Weeks after they hired a controversial former Trump national security aide with ties to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), top executives at the tech company Oracle made substantial donations to Nunes' 2018 re-election campaign." 
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Jonathan Chait | Reporters Should Leave Trump Alone, Argues America's Worst Media Critic 
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine 
Chait writes: "It is clear enough that Trump receives worse coverage in the mainstream news media than any other president since the invention of nonpartisan news. And yet it is simultaneously true that Trump is held to a more lenient standard than any other president." 
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Rob Porter Is My Ex-Husband. Here's What You Should Know About Abuse. 
Colbie Holderness, The Washington Post 
Holderness writes: "I was dismayed when Conway, appearing on CNN's 'State of the Union,' went on to say that she does not fear for White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, who has reportedly been dating Porter. 'I've rarely met somebody so strong with such excellent instincts and loyalty and smarts.'" 
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Congress Introduces Record Number of Bills to Prevent People From Taking Industry to Court 
Mark Hand, ThinkProgress 
Hand writes: "Industry-friendly lawmakers are waging a coordinated campaign with the Trump administration to strip Americans of their legal rights to use the courts to hold polluting companies and the government itself accountable for violations of bedrock environmental laws and other important public protections." 
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Ravi Ragbir: Immigrant Leaders Are Surveilled and Targeted for Speaking Out About Trump's Deportations 
Democracy Now! 
Excerpt: "On Friday, a federal judge stayed the deportation of New York City immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, after he filed a free speech lawsuit arguing immigration officials unconstitutionally used their power to suppress political dissent by targeting outspoken activists for surveillance and deportation." 
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South Africa's Ruling Party Decides to Remove Zuma as President 
Alexander Winning and James Macharia, Reuters 
Excerpt: "South Africa's ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as head of state, two sources said, after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation.'" 
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ExxonMobil's Climate Disinformation Campaign Is Still Alive and Well 
Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists 
Negin writes: "In a recent blog post, ExxonMobil executive Suzanne McCarron reiterated her company's claim that it fully accepts the reality of climate change and that it wants to do something about it. [...] So why is the company still a part of - in fact, a major part of - the problem?" 
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