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  • Pepper Spray and Stun Grenades: Inauguration Offers Preview of Trump-Era Policing

    By John Knefel, Truthout | Report

    Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)Riot police hold a line against activists blocking an entrance to the National Mall as they rally against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: Victor J. Blue / The New York Times)

    The incoming administration has signaled it intends to expand policing tactics that have been ruled unconstitutional, and take a hands-off approach to rogue, racially discriminatory departments. Aggressive policing at today's inauguration day protests may foreshadow future crackdowns on resistance under the new administration.

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  • Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    Trump Is In; Now Where Does Standing Rock Stand?

    By Melissa Cox, Truthout | Photo Essay

    The temporary hold on the Dakota Access pipeline will likely be overturned by the incoming administration, but the Water Protectors are standing firm. Trump's in-your-face support of the fossil fuel industry has provided an opportunity to organize people who have never worked together before and opposition is stronger than ever.

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  • For Trump's Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain but Taxes Aren't

    For Trump's Rich Appointees, Death May Be Certain but Taxes Aren't

    By Allan Sloan and Cezary Podkul, ProPublica | News Analysis

    There are times when two seemingly unrelated tax policies intersect to create windfalls for fortunate people who are in the right place at the right time. If Republicans succeed in repealing the estate tax, Trump's cabinet and their heirs may be able to defer capital gains taxes forever.

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