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Voting on immigration today, housing affordability in America, subscription fees for FaceBook groups and more

• Jun 21, 2018 at 12:42 PM

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VOX: The House is voting on immigration today. No one seems to know what’s going on.

House Republicans are in a state of chaos over immigration. Lawmakers are slated to take two votes on Republican-led immigration bills on Thursday: a “compromise” bill between House conservatives and moderate Republicans, and a conservative bill originally introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). Neither proposal has been designed to get any Democratic votes.

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BUSINESS INSIDER: Housing affordability in America is its worst in nearly a decade, and there's one clear culprit

Housing in the US has not been this unaffordable since property values were in free fall 10 years ago.

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BUZZFEED: Facebook Groups might soon be able to start charging subscription fees

Facebook itself might never charge a fee to its users, but admins of private Facebook Groups could soon be able to charge a subscription fee for exclusive access following a trial the social giant announced today.

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THE ATLANTIC: How America treats its own children

This is a country that professes to care about children at their youngest and most fragile. But here, 28 women out of every 100,000 live births die in childbirth or shortly thereafter, compared with 11 in Canada.

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ONE COOL THING: Remains of two Civil War soldiers found in limb pit

In August of 1862, Union forces faced off against the Rebels near Manassas, Virginia, in the Second Battle of Bull Run. It was a doomed struggle, larger in size and, ultimately, casualties than the First Battle of Bull Run, and ended in a hasty Union retreat, with soldiers’ bloody bodies scattered across the battlefield.

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