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Proposed Rule Change Threaten Food Stamp Benefits For Oregonians

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More than 3 million Americans could lose their SNAP benefits under proposed rule changes. Oregon’s Department of Human Services said it's trying to figure out how many of those live in Oregon.

DOJ To Mueller: Don't Let Your Testimony Stray From Your Report

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The Justice Department told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday.

Mueller Testimony Could Be Critical Inflection Point For Impeachment Push

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Roughly 40% of House Democrats are advocating for opening an impeachment inquiry against the president. Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday may be a critical moment for lawmakers on the fence.

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6 Questions Congress May Ask Robert Mueller During His Testimony

In two separate hearings on Wednesday, Democrats want Americans who haven't read Mueller's findings to see and hear them instead. Republicans want to take the former special counsel down a peg.

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Trump, Congress Reach Agreement On 2-Year Budget Deal

The two-year deal to set spending levels and raise the debt limit would end a decade of roller coaster fiscal stand-offs in Washington.

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Oregon (And The EPA) Failed To Ban This Toxic Pesticide

Last week, the EPA chose not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Oregon tried, too — but fell short.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Signs Major Juvenile Sentencing Reform Bill

Monday's bill signing served as an opportunity for legislators and advocates to honor the work of veteran lawmaker Jackie Winters, who, colleagues say, was instrumental in getting youth sentencing reform passed 

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US Appeals Court Rules Trump Violated 1st Amendment By Blocking Twitter Followers

The judges upheld a lower court decision that found Trump used the platform for official purposes, which precludes him from banning users because they disagree with his views.

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Migrant Flow Across US-Mexico Border Falls For 1st Time This Year

About 104,000 migrants were taken into custody after crossing the Southwest border — a 28% drop from May. The hot-weather drop "outpaces last year's decline by 11 percent," DHS said.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Resounding Welcome Home Amid Trump Attacks

"We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president," she said into a megaphone, "because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred, we are not frightened, we are ready."

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Trump To Nominate Eugene Scalia, Late Supreme Court Justice's Son, As Labor Secretary

The president offered the Washington attorney the job, and he accepted. He's 55 and a partner at a firm where he handles labor and employment cases.

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2nd Democratic Primary Debate Matchups Set: Sanders Vs. Warren And Biden Vs. Harris

The debates will be held on July 30 and 31 in Detroit, Michigan, from 5 to 7 p.m. PT each night. Moderators will be CNN's Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper.

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Senator's Comments Prompt Calls For More Inclusivity In Washington Capitol

A month ago, Washington state Sen. Mona Das, a first-term Democrat from Kent, made headlines for comments about racism and sexism in the Senate Democratic Caucus.