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Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, March 24, 2017
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You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 6 championships It’s been one year since North Carolina Republicans passed HB2, a bill that banned cities from extending legal protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Walt Hickey | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Even with all the puzzling players floating around the NBA, Bradley Beal has always stood out. He was drafted as a dead-eye shooter, a seemingly ideal foil for John Wall, the Wizards’ supersonic point guard. But despite shooting about as well as can...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Kyle Wagner | Friday, March 24, 2017
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University of Washington senior Kelsey Plum doesn’t spend much time thinking about her accomplishments on the basketball court. It’d be too easy to get lost amid all the points the point guard has scored in her UW career (3,498, the most in the history...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Matt Giles | Friday, March 24, 2017
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The way Thursday night’s Sweet 16 contest between West region No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 4 West Virginia played out, it’s no wonder the Mountaineers were in it to the end. It was the type of game whose box score suggested West Virginia should have won....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Neil Paine | Friday, March 24, 2017
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Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Oliver Roeder | Friday, March 24, 2017
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UPDATE (March 23, 8:43 p.m.): Late on Thursday, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters that Trump is demanding the House vote on the GOP health care bill on Friday. Mulvaney also said that if the bill doesn’t pass, Trump will move on to other...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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James Harden has become an occupational hazard for referees. Earlier this month, the Jazz were up seven on the Rockets with just over a minute to play, and Utah players were at their wit’s end with the officials. Following a signal that the Jazz had...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Chris Herring | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Affordable Care Act is a small part of the broader American health system. In a nation of more than 320 million people, 24 million to 30 million are covered under the law, both through its marketplaces and expansion of Medicaid. That’s less than...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Perry Bacon Jr. | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The House’s failure on Friday to even vote on a Republican bill to repeal Obamacare — something party leaders promised for seven years and President Trump campaigned on — was a huge defeat for Trump and the GOP, in a number of ways. It showed that...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Perry Bacon Jr. | Friday, March 24, 2017
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The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast happened to have a previously scheduled live show in Boise, Idaho, (as part of the Hackfort festival) on Friday, the same day that the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill was pulled. The team joined a crowd at...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Jody Avirgan | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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After seven years, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump announced Friday that Republican attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have, at least temporarily, been laid to rest. But that doesn’t mean that health care reform is over....
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Donald Trump promised to come to Washington and get government working again. But the stunning failure of President Trump and Paul Ryan’s first legislative priority, the American Health Care Act, reveals that he underestimated a unique fracture of...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Harry Enten | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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