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Nov. 20, 2015

Good morning from Washington, D.C., where the House voted overwhelmingly to tighten screenings of refugees from Iraq and Syria—and where the Senate's intentions aren’t clear. Nearby, a poverty forum hosted by The Heritage Foundation heard from a Maine official who described progress on welfare reform in the face of political and media resistance. And you'll be surprised to read about the American city that keeps seizing cars, supposedly to deter drunk driving, in violation of state law.

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