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Michelle Obama Heads to the U

Michelle Obama Heads to the U

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is heading to Miami today. She will headline a When We All Vote event at the University of Miami Watsco Center, where she’ll be joined by Key and Peele star Keegan Michael-Key and singers Kelly Rowland and Faith Hill. The event is part of the campaign's "Week of Action," which includes dozens of events around the country and marks the 50-year anniversary of the Voting Rights Act's passage. Florida voters face an October 9th deadline to register to vote for the November election. The appearance is the second FLOTUS44 will make on behalf of the organization. She held a rally on Sunday in Nevada -- another battleground state -- where she told about 2,000 voters, “We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don't vote, that's when we wind up with government of, by and for other people.” More here.

LA Times Owner Could Power Environmental Change

LA Times Owner Could Power Environmental Change

Mazie Hirono Apologizes for Fundraising Off Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing

Mazie Hirono Apologizes for Fundraising Off Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Hearing