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Razan al-Najjar Murder: Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict

Amira Hass Haaretz (Israel)
We may never know the name of the soldier who killed Razan al-Najjar. But we do know the names of those who gave the order enabling him to kill her. We know Razan, with her head wrapped in scarves of different colors, showing an investment of time and thought. The color reveals a love for life.

Congressional Town Halls: Forums for Anti-Trump Resistance

Sue Sturgis Facing South
This week marked the first recess of the 115th Congress, when lawmakers typically return home to meet with their constituents in what are usually sanitized low-key town hall meetings. But this year the "Resistance Recess" campaign is giving Republican legislators an earful. Constituents, mobilized by the election of President Trump, have seized on the town hall meetings, at least 90 in the South alone, to voice their opposition to the Republican legislative agenda.
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