Madhuri Sathish
Chicago-based journalist covering news and politics. Dedicated to social justice, Harry Potter, and learning as much about the world as possible.

Trump Is Still Saying Poor Forest Management Contributed To The California Wildfires

President Donald Trump arrived in California on Saturday to tour neighborhoods that have been devastated by ongoing wildfires, and pledged federal resources to assist state residents in the recovery process. However, Trump wouldn't say climate…
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Maps Of The California Wildfires Illustrate Just How Destructive The Blazes Have Been

As President Donald Trump tours California to witness the devastation wrought by multiple wildfires, the fires themselves continue to spread in both the northern and southern parts of the state. According to Fortune, the Camp Fire in Northern…
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Trump Thinks A Government Shutdown Could Help Him Get His Border Wall

Less than two weeks after the midterm elections, Congressional Republicans are gearing up for another immigration debate, and on Saturday, President Donald Trump suggested a possible government shutdown so that he can secure the funding he needs for…
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Stacey Abrams Just Ended Her Bid To Become Georgia's First Black Female Governor

Ten days after Election Day, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams ended her bid for Georgia governor during a press conference on Friday evening. Decrying the "suppression of the people's vote," Abrams said that she was not delivering a "speech of…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Just Made Her First Public Appearance Since Her Fall

Just over a week after she fractured three ribs, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since her fall at at the White House's Medal of Freedom ceremony on Friday. During the ceremony, which honored Ginsburg's…
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Sexual Assault Survivors & Advocates On Why Betsy DeVos' Title IX Plan Is So Dangerous

After more than a year of promising to change how schools handle sexual assault on college campuses, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released new proposed Title IX regulations on Friday morning that roll back many Obama-era guidelines. Per Vox, the…
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The Number Of Women Elected To State Legislatures In The Midterms Will Blow You Away

Women made history in many different ways during the 2018 midterm elections — and not just at the federal level. A record number of women were elected to state legislatures, and they will go on to occupy at least 27 percent of existing seats across…
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Ohio Republicans' 6-Week Abortion Ban Bill Just Cleared The House & This Is What's Next

Despite facing opposition from reproductive rights groups, Democrats, and even their own governor, Ohio Republicans voted to pass a "heartbeat bill" on Thursday, which would ban abortion after the first six weeks of pregnancy — when a fetal…
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Here's What Stormy Daniels Said About Her Lawyer's Arrest For Domestic Violence

The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement on Wednesday announcing Michael Avenatti's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Avenatti, a lawyer who garnered national attention by representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her…
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These Photos Of The Woolsey Wildfire Will Render You Speechless

A California wildfire that developed earlier this week doubled in size on Saturday, according to NBC News. The Woolsey Fire continues to spread across Southern California, and two people were found dead in the area affected by the fire. Roughly…
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Trump Blamed The California Wildfires On Poor Forest Management & The Backlash Was Swift

As wildfires continue to ravage both Northern and Southern California, President Donald Trump is in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. However, being on another continent did not stop the president from addressing…
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Updates On The Arizona Senate Race Show Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Pulling Ahead

Days after Tuesday's midterm elections, the outcomes of a few hotly contested races in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida remain uncertain. Arizona Senate race updates show a Democrat leading by a thin margin, however, after her Republican opponent…
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How 'The New Yorker' Is Celebrating The Women & POC Who Were Just Elected On Its Cover

Many Democratic candidates made history during Tuesday's midterm elections, breaking numerous records as they flipped seats and won races across the country. In order to celebrate election victories by women and people of color in this year's…
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Thousand Oaks Residents Are Now Dealing With A Devastating Wildfire After The Shooting

Less than 24 hours after a gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, the city faced another threat: a wildfire. According to CNN, two wildfires have developed just miles from Thousand Oaks' Borderline Bar & Grill,…
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Trump Snapped At A Black Female Reporter For The Third Time This Week

For the second time this week, President Donald Trump attacked a CNN reporter and refused to answer their questions. After berating Jim Acosta at a press conference on Wednesday, Trump slammed CNN's Abby Phillip for asking "stupid questions" while…
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There Will Be Even Fewer Republican Women In Congress After The 2018 Midterms

Women made history during Tuesday's midterm elections, breaking numerous records as they won election to Congress. But even though women and minority candidates generated headline after headline on Election Day, one group of women actually suffered…
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Twitter Called Out Bernie Sanders For This Comment On White Voters & Black Candidates

Although the Democratic Party took back the House during Tuesday's midterm elections, many Democrats were nonetheless disappointed by key losses across the country. On Wednesday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suggested that race might explain the…
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Christine Blasey Ford Is Still Getting Threats For Accusing Brett Kavanaugh

Even as President Donald Trump celebrates the investiture of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the first woman to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been unable to safely resume her daily routines. Christine Blasey Ford continues…
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Not Every Midterms Candidate Who Wins The Most Votes Will Clinch Their Race — Here's Why

As the polls closed on Tuesday, it became clear that many candidates across the country had made history. However, not all races were decided on Election Day; in some states, a candidate's inability to obtain more than 50 percent of the vote can be…
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This Is How Worried Trump Should Be About Impeachment Now That Democrats Hold The House

Ever since President Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Democrats have considered the viability of impeaching him. But now that they've flipped some pivotal seats from red to blue, will a Democratic House impeach Trump? The party's leaders…
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