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Meet the prosecutor who may have helped the Trump siblings AND Harvey Weinstein avoid charges

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The past week has brought two bombshell reports of apparent malfeasance that went unpunished. ProPublica revealed that in 2012, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. were close to being charged with ...

Inside the race to stop the next mass shooter

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Soon after the school year started in September 2000, a police officer working at McNary High in Keizer, Oregon, got a tip about a junior named Erik Ayala. The 16-year-old ...

Russian content and fake news on Twitter peaked in a key swing state right before Trump won

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The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly went dark. Then, in spring 2017,

Betsy DeVos champions for-profit schools that are deceiving taxpayers and vulnerable students

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This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and USA Today. Last school year, Ohio’s cash-strapped education department paid Capital High $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars to teach students on the ...

Assignment Desk: What part of the crisis in Puerto Rico is the media not paying enough attention to?

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What does a one-day food ration look like in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? It’s a small fruit cup, a 7.5-ounce can of corned beef hash, four ...

The White House math on corporate tax cuts is "absolutely crazy," experts say

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Last week, President Donald Trump told a group of truckers that his proposed corporate tax cut would give the average American family $4,000 per year. “That’s very exciting,” Trump said.

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

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Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution ...

Gun violence costs America $229 billion a year—more than $700 for every man, woman, and child

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chapters what does gun violence cost? by the numbers the survivors It was a mild, crystal clear desert evening on November 15, 2004, when Jennifer Longdon and her fiance, David ...

Pro-life Republican who pressured mistress to get an abortion will retire next year

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Update, 10/4/17: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) announced Wednesday that he would retire next year, at the end of his eighth term in office. Politico reported that the embattled congressman met ...

Pack the cat and don't look back. I'm fleeing California's firestorm right now.

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While Kevin’s on vacation, we’ve invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. I’m waiting about 10 miles from the nearest fire front with bags packed, my cat carrier ready,

A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

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Editor’s note: In July 2012, in the aftermath of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Mother Jones created the first open-source database documenting mass shootings in the United States.

There's a pretty good chance your American flag was made by a prisoner

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Every generation or so, the American flag becomes a flashpoint in civic discourse. In recent memory, it’s been held aloft by civil rights marchers and burned by critics of the ...

Republican congressman asks his mistress to get an abortion—then passes anti-abortion bill

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Text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggest that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)—a favorite of the pro-life movement and the cosponsor of a new bill to ban abortion after 20 ...

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

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At some point in 2006, or possibly late 2005, Noah Glass walked into our office all excited about something. That in itself isn’t news because Noah was always excited about ...

Los Angeles expects to turn away 96% of subsidized housing applicants

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When Los Angeles opens applications to join its waitlist for subsidized housing vouchers in a couple of weeks, the city’s housing authority expects that it will receive more than 600,000 ...

Why did Scott Pruitt take a $14,000 flight to rural Oklahoma? To talk about closing EPA offices.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday, following revelations that he had taken at least two dozen private and military flights at taxpayer expense since May. But ...

The Crazy Flood of Tech Revelations in the Russia Investigation

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From buying targeted ads, organizing rallies, and employing bots to spread false information, we now know that Russian agents have used a wide variety of techniques on Facebook, Twitter, Google,

Chilling photos of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing Burma

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In 2006, photojournalist Greg Constantine set out to Burma to document Rohingya Muslims being pushed out of their homes and fleeing to the Bangladesh border. He returned many times over ...

Trump's day in Puerto Rico did not go over well with the locals

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During President Donald Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he met with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, tossed donated items to people at a church in Guaynabo, and boasted about his ...

Las Vegas mass shooting exposes the gun lobby's quiet push to sell a lot more silencers

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As I reported for Mother Jones two weeks ago, Republicans in Congress have been quietly advancing a bill that would deregulate gun silencers, removing them from the list of weapons ...

Just days after Las Vegas, gun laws in the nation's capitol are about to get weaker

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Just days after a mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and sent more than 500 to the hospital, strict gun restrictions on who can carry ...

Subpoena Orders Trump To Turn Over Documents From Assault Allegations

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A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for President Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks we could have another black president—very soon

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We Were Eight Years In Power, the new book by Atlantic magazine writer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, makes a masterful new work out of old ideas. Coates’ ...

The Las Vegas shooter didn't just "snap." They never do.

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In the opening monologue to his late-night TV show on Monday, an emotional Jimmy Kimmel channeled what millions of Americans were thinking about the gun massacre on the Las Vegas ...

Will Donald Trump pardon Cliven Bundy?

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In 2014, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became a right-wing folk hero after he led an armed standoff with federal law enforcement over the Bureau of Land Management’s attempt to seize ...

It was like any other concert security gig. Then: "a maze of bodies."

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Royce Christensen, 21, choked back tears at a candle-lit vigil in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as he remembered one reaction he had during the attack he survived two days ...

House Republicans just voted (again) to outlaw abortions after 20 weeks

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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—a bill that outlaws most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and stipulates that anyone who performs ...

A Mississippi town finally desegregated its schools, 60 years late

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There was a time, about 60 years ago, when many of principal Randy Grierson’s students wouldn’t have been allowed to step foot in the building that now houses Cleveland Central ...

Puerto Rico's poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the Trump administration won't

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As we wind our way down Avenida Rexach, one of the main pathways through the warren of streets in San Juan’s Barrio Obrero Marina, Lymaris De Jesús tries to paint ...

There's more to Scott Pruitt's attack on Obama's climate reg than meets the eye

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For months, the Trump administration has been quietly plotting how to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s most ambitious effort to cut the nation’s carbon footprint. After the ...

Donald Trump brags about giving to charity. Colin Kaepernick actually does it.

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As the NFL season rolls on, so too does the debate over players protesting during the National Anthem and the criticism of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who ...

Inside the shadowy world of America's 10 biggest gunmakers

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They are all white, all middle-aged, and all men. A few live openly lavish lifestyles, but the majority fly under the radar. Rarely is there news about them in the ...

Moldy Cakes, Broken Jars of Mayonnaise, and Swarming Bees: A Look Inside One of Puerto Rico’s Destroyed Grocery Stores

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Erik Rivera was supposed to be at work at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Like most other people on the island, he knew the storm was coming but he ...

Donald Trump May Have Done a Lot More Than Just Take a Photo With the President of Azerbaijan

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The Embassy of Azerbaijan is touting a meeting last week between the country’s president, Ilham Aliyev, and President Donald Trump. In fact, while Aliyev may have merely posed for a ...

What it was like inside the Mandalay Bay hotel as police swept each floor

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It was just before midnight the day after the worst mass shooting in modern American history and Bob Kochanski, 45, was still in the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, sitting ...

In Puerto Rico's "town of the forgotten," residents are desperate for FEMA to show up

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As two Puerto Rican journalists and I walked through Ciales, a mountain town hit hard by Hurricane Maria, and surveyed the profound devastation on Saturday, at least a dozen residents ...