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Homeless Moms Spark Bill to Punish Landlords for Leaving Homes Vacant

Homeless Moms Spark Bill to Punish Landlords for Leaving Homes Vacant

The homeless Oakland mothers who illegally occupied a vacant property for months — highlighting the Bay Area’s housing crisis — have inspired legislation to fight businesses that intentionally keep homes empty. Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat representing nearby Berkeley, introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow California’s cities and counties to fine companies that keep properties…

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‘It’s a Punch in the Face to Trump’: Why Soleimani’s Killing Could Mean Hard-Line Victories in Iran’s Elections

‘It’s a Punch in the Face to Trump’: Why Soleimani’s Killing Could Mean Hard-Line Victories in Iran’s Elections

The reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.TEHRAN — Hundreds of older, mostly blue-collar workers whooped and cheered as parliamentary candidate Sayed Miaad Salehi worked the crowd with the practiced voice of a populist orator. “If elected, I will promote transparency and work to lower the outrageously high government salaries,” he told…

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