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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Students line up to receive food during lunch in the cafeteria at Bowie High School March 11, 2004 in Austin, Texas. The Austin School District is working to make their cafeteria offerings more healthy, but the most popular foods are still fried chicken strips, pizza, and french fries. Concern about increased levels of childhood obesity in the United States has made the food served in public schools cafeterias a much greater concern. (Photo by Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

It's time to outlaw lunch shaming

By Tom Udall
In many schools, school officials are allowed to shame students whose parents haven't paid their lunch bill, but The Anti-Lunch Shaming Act could put an end to the practice, writes Senator Tom Udall
This is a January 20, 2017 file photo of then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then fiancee, Louise Linton, on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.

Linton's clueless post has a dark side

By Jill Filipovic
Linton is just one incarnation of this disturbing trend: A woman who seems better suited to star on a reality TV show than to be a public political figure, writes Jill Filipovic.
This February 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows death row inmate Marcellus Williams. Attorneys for Williams are asking the Missouri Supreme Court and Gov. Eric Greitens to halt his scheduled execution citing DNA evidence that they say exonerates him. Williams is scheduled to die by injection Aug. 22, 2017, for fatally stabbing former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle during a robbery at her University City home in 1998.

Governor was right to stop condemned man's execution

By Mark O'Mara
Marcellus Williams, who was convicted of murdering Felicia Gayle in 1998, has been granted a stay of execution -- a good decision, as a lack of DNA evidence on the murder weapon suggests Williams may be innocent, writes Mark O'Mara.
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CNN's Jake Tapper moderates an exclusive town hall featuring House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Racine Theatre Guild in Racine, Wisconsin.

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Paul Ryan is walking a political tightrope on Trump

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
House Speaker Paul Ryan used his televised town hall meeting Monday to gingerly walk across the tightrope congressional Republican leaders will face this fall: how to put distance between themselves and President Donald Trump without alienating the White House.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other government cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Trump's generals win their debate with him

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
Peter Bergen says many of the president's top advisers have served in Afghanistan or have personal ties to the war and know that an abrupt withdrawal would be a mistake

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