Robot to run for mayor in Japan in ‘world first’ promising ‘fairness and balance’ for all residents

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Mirror A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be “fair and balanced” to all its constituents. The mayoral election in Tama City features the usual high-ranking local politicians, as well as an artificial intelligence candidate competing alongside its human counterparts. Posters plastered across the district feature …

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Feds Taxed and Borrowed $4.47 Trillion Since Last Tax Day; $13,737 for Every Man, Woman, Child in USA 

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 CNSNews The federal government has taxed and borrowed $4,474,356,967,081 since Tax Day 2017, according to statements published by the U.S. Treasury. That $4,474,356,967,081 in taxing and borrowing equals approximately $13,737 for each of the 325,719,178 people living in the United States as of July 2017. In 2017, the tax filing deadline was April 18. As …

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Washington, D.C., may allow 16-year-olds to vote for president in the 2020 election

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 USA Today WASHINGTON —  By the 2020 presidential election, 16 and 17-year-olds may be able to vote in the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. may lower the voting age for federal and local elections to 16. The legislation was introduced last Tuesday by D.C. council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who said he was inspired by the high schoolers that came to …

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Why adding a citizenship question to the census launched a political firestorm

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Source: Washington Post by Philip Bump Email the author March 27 at 11:59 AM Email the author New citizenship question in 2020 Census sparks fierce backlash Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s announcement that the 2020 Census will include a citizenship question was met with swift criticism and a lawsuit. (Reuters) The Voting Rights Act was passed …

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