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America’s public housing crisis may worsen with Trump budget

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Many in the US are celebrating LGBTQ rights for Gay Pride Month. But data show that most countries, including the US, need to do much more to protect sexual minorities.
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Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.

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