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News That Matters 5/5/16

(World) Turkey’s prime minister resigns amid rift with Erdogan

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s prime minister appeared ready Thursday to bow out of elections later this month, paving the way for President Recep Tayyip Erodgan to consolidate power amid complaints from opponents over his increasingly hard-line policies.  (Read More)

(National) North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: U.S.

Federal authorities told North Carolina’s governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. (Read More)

(Politics) Trump’s deportation plan could slice 2 percent off U.S. GDP: study

Donald Trump’s vow to round up and deport all of America’s undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum. (Read More)

(Science) Drought-Ridden L.A. Tries Rainmakers to Tap Storm Clouds

As hoped-for precipitation from El Niño falls short, Los Angeles resorts to a controversial method to reap water from the sky (Read More)

(Facts) Key findings on how Americans view the U.S. role in the world

A look at how Americans view the rest of the world from Pew Research (Read More)

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