5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., in April 2017. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

1. The Whitewashing of King’s AssassinationThe Atlantic, MLK Issue. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, The Atlantic compiled various stories on King, the civil rights movement and his legacy. Why it matters: The article subverts modern day perceptions of King and reminds readers that he was a widely unpopular figure among people other than just southern racists during that era; it’s also a reminder that many of the nuances of his activism have been forgotten over time.

2. Here’s what the Trump-China trade negotiations could mean for Alaska’s gas pipelineAnchorage Daily News, 4/2. The state of Alaska, a big buyer of liquefied natural gas, hopes to build a pipeline in order to export natural…

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