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Senate bill supports migrant children and Israeli defenses

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I’ve received in my email in-box this morning appeals from various organizations asking me to contact my senators to encourage them to vote in favor of Senate Bill 2648, an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that would fund “necessary expenses to respond to the significant rise in unaccompanied children and adults with children at the southwest border.”

Mary Poppins takes on Republicans in Funny or Die skit

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Bloomberg News reports on a clever Kristin Bell skit in which she protests that the current federal minimum wage -- $7.25 -- needs at least an increase of $3 in order to create a living wage.

Bloomberg News reports:

Just a spoonful of Funny or Die makes the politics go down.

Mary Poppins is quitting, it seems, because she's "only paid the federal minimum wage."

The children, in song of course, protest her departure.

Exploring one view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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My partner in this series of sociopolitical blog posts is Ra'fat Aldajani, a Palestinian-American who represents the majority Palestinian view. I sat with Ra'fat to probe his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. -- Drew Christiansen

Christiansen: Tell me a little more about your family and Palestinian identity.

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