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Ride provider Lyft announces that they'll provide free and discounted rides for primary and general elections

The company released a blog post in which they state that they'll distribute free and discounted rides. The goal is to help people "exercise their fundamental right to vote" by providing reliable and affordable access to the polling sides. In order to ensure that people can be identified which are most in need of transportation Lyft is partnering up with various nonprofit organizations.

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Poll by Data for Progress: Nevada lead by Sanders and followed by Warren, Buttigieg and Biden

A new poll by Data for Progress found the democratic presidential nominee contender Bernie Sanders leads with 35%. This puts him at more than double the percentage points than either of his competitors Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden which all poll around the same within a possible statistical inaccuracy between 16-14%.

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Ted Cruz voices criticism on Alabama vasectomy bill

Following the introduction of a bill that would make vasectomy mandatory for men under certain conditions, the Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz tweeted " Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything...literally!". Ted Cruz is known for his conservative stand towards abortions.

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine says "No One" at the State Department believed Trump Ukraine Election Conspiracy Theory

In a CBS News interview, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Bill Taylor made a statement regarding the conspiracy theory that Ukraine allegedly interfered with the U.S. elections in 2016. The conspiracy theory was heavily promoted by President Donald Trump, but following Taylor "no one [at the U.S. State Department] took it seriously".

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Former Department of Justice officials condemn interference in Roger Stone case

Over 1,100 former officials of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) signed and published an open letter as a statement to events of the Roger Stone case. Following the previous events - Attorney General William Barr lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone after Donald Trump tweeted about it - the DOJ alumni are calling for Barr to resign.

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Study suggest that a single-payer healthcare system could save $450 Billion and prevent 68,000 deaths per year in the US

A new study, published by the medical journal The Lancet, concludes that a unified single-payer healthcare system would enable the US - currently being the country with the highest expenses per person worldwide - to save money and lives. Currently, around 78 million Americans have no insurance or "inadequate access to healthcare".
In addition to saving around $450 Billion annually, around or more than 68,000 deaths per year could be prevented according to the conclusion of the study.

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Alabama Rep. Hollis introduces bill to make Vasectomy mandatory under certain conditions

Following the complete ban on abortions in 2019 in Alabama, the Rep. Rolanda Hollis introduced House Bill 238. While currently there are "no restrictions on the reproductive rights of men" the new bill would require men to undergo a vasectomy if he either turns 50 or after the birth of his third biological child. She argues that following the abortion ban, not all responsibility can be put on women. "Men need to be responsible also."

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Sanders claims that competitor Bloomberg is attempting to "buy the presidency"
Sanders claims that competitor Bloomberg is attempting to "buy the presidency"
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The democratic presidential nominee contender Bernie Sanders claimed at one of his rallys in Carson City, Nevada that his opponent Michael Bloomberg uses his private fortune in an attempt to "try to buy the presidency by spending hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on TV ads".