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When China took control of Hong Kong from Great Britain back in 1997, voting rights for all was one of the promises it made. These were rights Britain never gave the island's citizens during its 156-year rule.

This Sunday's election in Hong Kong was expected to be the first in which each and every resident would be allowed to vote for the city's top leader, the chief executive. But it won't be the case. Many city residents are calling Sunday "Selection Day," since they won't be allowed to vote directly.

Republicans Still Divided Over Health Care Bill

Mar 24, 2017

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Senate votes to end Obama-era privacy rules

Mar 24, 2017

Most congressional headlines are focused on health care this week, but another bill is on the move that could kill off internet privacy protections.

The Senate voted Thursday to put a stop to Obama administration privacy rules that would prevent internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from selling consumer browsing information. The bill looks likely to pass the House and be signed into law by President Trump.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

Mar 23, 2017

President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C.

The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in "full compliance" with the lease on the luxury hotel that's located just blocks from the White House.

Illinois’ comptroller cannot delay paying the salaries of state lawmakers during the ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday afternoon.

Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza won a bitter campaign last year against her predecessor, Republican Leslie Munger. But the two agreed on one idea that was popular with voters: Lawmakers’ salaries should be delayed to free up money for other vital government services as the budget stalemate dragged on.

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