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

Here's What You Do To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Florence

Tropical Storm Florence has already left at least nine people dead and nearly a million people without electricity as it advances across the Carolinas, The New York Times reported on Saturday, and it is projected to cause even more devastation.…
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The Violence Against Women Act Will Expire Soon — And Congress Needs To Act Now

A landmark bill designed to combat violent crimes against women is about to expire at the end of the year, and Congress is running out of time to reauthorize it. The Violence Against Women Act will expire on Dec. 7 unless Republican leaders arrange…
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The Expert Who Calculated The Hurricane Maria Death Toll Just Shut Down Trump's Claim

In a couple of tweets that quickly sparked intense backlash, Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that 3,000 people did not die following the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year, despite definitive evidence provided by researchers at George…
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Texas Students Might Not Learn About Hillary Clinton & Helen Keller In School

The Texas State Board of Education wants to "streamline" the social studies curriculum across the state, and as part of that effort, board members updated the list of historical figures students would learn about in the classroom. As a result of…
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7 Organizations Providing Hurricane Florence Relief That Need Your Support Right Now

Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, where it is expected to linger for at least the next day or two. Four people in the state have already died as a result of the storm, The New York Times reported, including an infant. The areas…
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Details About Kavanaugh Allegedly Trying To Assault A Woman As A Teen Have Come To Light

The contents of a document sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) back in July have generated a lot of controversy this week in the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to a New Yorker report out Friday, the…
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People Are Going All Out To Foster Dogs & Cats During Hurricane Florence

By Thursday evening, the center of Hurricane Florence was within 150 miles of both Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Although the storm has weakened to a Category 2 storm, it has already started to generate flooding in…
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People Are Selling Ivanka & Jared's Old Stuff On EBay — For A Lot Of Money

Online markets like eBay are full of trinkets and memorabilia that nobody is ever completely sure they need, like antique vases or Trump family relics. As Refinery29's Natalie Gontcharova uncovered this week, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner…
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The Feds Were Asked To Look Into A Letter About Trump's SCOTUS Pick, But We Don't Know Why

Just one week before the Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, a new document received by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has generated significant speculation. The Intercept reported on…
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Here's Where Tropical Storm Florence Will Hit — And Just How Powerful It Could Be

A tropical storm that has developed in the Atlantic has become increasingly likely to make landfall on the East Coast as a hurricane next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Florence could hit the southeast U.S. as "a…
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Michael Cohen Wants The Stormy Daniels Hush Money Back, New Court Filing Says

Just one month before the 2016 presidential election, a shell company created by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about her allegations that she had a relationship with then-presidential…
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What The Woman Who Fought Kavanaugh Over An Immigrant's Abortion Needs You To Do Now

On the fourth day of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, legal experts testified on the Supreme Court nominee's previous rulings. Among them was attorney Rochelle Garza, who took on Kavanaugh last year while representing an undocumented…
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A New Study Found That Texas Teens Seeking Abortions Face A Hard & Humiliating Process

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues to question Brett Kavanaugh, abortion rights advocates are particularly focused on the Supreme Court nominee's responses to questions concerning Roe v. Wade, contraception, and reproductive freedom. But…
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Trump's SCOTUS Pick Seems Confused About How Birth Control Works

During confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, senators grilled the Supreme Court nominee on everything from confidential emails to Roe v. Wade. But one particular moment from the third day of hearings has captured social media's attention — when…
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Melania Trump Has Spoken Up About The Anonymous 'NYT' Op-Ed And She's Not Happy

An anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times prompted swift backlash from White House officials, including the president himself. The op-ed, which detailed the writer's "resistance" within the Trump administration, was reportedly written an…
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The White House Is Refusing To Release 100,000 Of Brett Kavanaugh's Most Important Records

Just days before Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings are slated to begin, the Trump administration is withholding 100,000 pages of Kavanaugh's records on the basis of presidential privilege. According to the Associated Press,…
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Joe Biden's Quote On Grief From His Eulogy Of John McCain Is Incredibly Moving

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both delivered moving tributes to Arizona Sen. John McCain during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. But two days earlier, another prominent politician spoke at a different memorial service…
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Betsy DeVos Will Let States Choose Whether Schools Can Use Federal Money To Buy Guns

In the months after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people, conservatives and gun rights advocates suggested that teachers should be allowed to keep firearms in their classrooms. School district leaders in Parkland ultimately voted…
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Marco Rubio Trashed Ryan Gosling's Movie For Not Showing An American Flag On The Moon

An upcoming biopic about Neil Armstrong has received largely positive reviews following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is not one of the film's early fans. The biopic, "First Man," does not include the moment…
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Trump Thinks There Was Nothing Wrong With The Way He Chose To Honor John McCain

In the days following Arizona Sen. John McCain's death, Donald Trump faced intense criticism for his initially brief and muted statement and his decision to prematurely return the White House flag to its full height. Despite the backlash, however, …
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