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Dear Theresa
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Meghan Kotz7 months ago
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The President and the Vice President’s term is over at noon on January 20th, while the term limits of Senators and the House of Representatives end on the 3rd day of January. Congress needs to assembl...
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John Heckenlively2 months ago
Bryan Watch: Week One April
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Catherine Agati2 months ago
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Michael Eric Ross3 months ago
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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: One Year After Becoming a Royal
Meghan Markle, former Suits actress, married Prince Harry one year ago on May 19, 2018. It was at that time that Meghan became a royal with all the rights and privileges that any other royal has. Even...
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Hayley Dodwell3 months ago
Why Don't We Warm to Meghan?
I love the Royal family, always have. I love hearing news of a Royal wedding, or a Royal baby. I love the Queen, she has done her role to perfection. I feel tremendously proud to have such a great rul...