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The chilling story of how Trump took hate groups mainstream

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The first warning sign that something new was brewing came in June 2015, as Donald Trump joined the crowded field vying for the Republican presidential nomination. In the extravagant lobby ...

You should read the "Maoist Insurgency" memo. It's bananas.

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H.R. McMaster has been cleaning house at the National Security Council recently. In particular, he recently fired a protege of Michael Flynn named Rich Higgins for writing some kind of ...

People are throwing dead salmon in rivers—for a very good reason

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One cool September day, I visited a fish hatchery in Sweet Home, Oregon, a lumber town in the foothills of the Cascades east of Corvallis. I was there to see ...

This Trump official once praised a defender of Holocaust deniers

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Earlier this year, President Donald Trump appointed Teresa Manning, a leading anti-abortion activist, to be a deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. The pick was ...

I went undercover with a militia on the US-Mexico border. Here’s what I saw.

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I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand. “Keep your weapons nice and tight,” Captain Pain orders. I am traveling light. Unlike the others,

White nationalists see Trump as their troll in chief. Is he with them?

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Jeff Blehar had no idea he was about to become a conduit for a virulent political awakening. It was July 2015, and the conservative writer and outspoken critic of freshly ...

Trump plan could open this giant Sequoia monument to logging

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This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.For the largest living things standing on the planet, California’s giant sequoias have ...

Of Course Donald Trump Looked Directly Into the Eclipse

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President Donald Trump went to the Truman balcony of the White House with First Lady Melania and their son Barron on Monday to join millions across the country to witness ...

Donald Trump is trying to pit immigrants against African Americans and Latinos

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Announcing his support for a bill to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States, President Donald Trump made an appeal to two segments of the electorate. African Americans and ...

Donald Trump might pardon his buddy, a sheriff known for treating immigrants terribly.

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Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, there is speculation that Trump might use the speech as an opportunity to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ...

How Midwestern farmers could help save the Gulf of Mexico

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If you pay state taxes in Maryland, you fund a program that gives farmers as much as $90 per acre—$22,500 annually for a typical corn operation—to plant a crop that’s ...

The real story behjnd all those Confederate statues

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Vox points me today to some data I was looking for last night. Thanks, Vox! It’s from the Southern Poverty Law Center, and it shows us when all those Confederate ...

When Donald Trump destroyed historic art to build Trump Tower

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Until the election, we’re bringing you “The Trump Files,” a daily dose of telling episodes, strange but true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald ...

"We just feel like we don’t belong here anymore"

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Over the weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia, exploded in violence over the impending removal of a Confederate monument. White nationalists, KKK members, and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters, and the fighting reached a ...

It's 2017, and most states still allow shackling of prisoners during labor and delivery

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A few weeks ago, a group of Democratic senators introduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which would compel federal prison officials to be more attentive to the unique needs ...

Russia is continuing its cyberattack on America right now—here's the evidence

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President Donald Trump trashed the Russia investigation once again last week at a rally in West Virginia, saying that “there were no Russians in our campaign” and denouncing “a total ...

This court ruling in Texas is a huge win for minority voting rights

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On Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump refused to blame white nationalists for the violence in Charlottesville, a federal court ruled that congressional districts drawn by Texas Republicans after the ...

Donald Trump's pick to oversee worker protections promoted sweatshops on remote US islands

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There’s lobbying, and then there’s working with Jack Abramoff to promote the sweatshop economy on remote Pacific islands. If you want to know about that kind of lobbying, you can ...

Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon

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Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white ...

Teachers across America are searching for ways to talk about Charlottesville

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On Tuesday, Matt Shields and his fellow teachers at Charlottesville High School walked into the auditorium for an assembly. They were still dazed from the weekend, still processing the violent ...

Who will tell your story? Probably not Donald Trump.

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Teddy Roosevelt’s ranch is a national park. His face is a national monument. His Long Island estate is a national historic site—as are the Gramercy Park brownstone where he was ...

Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia

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The Trump administration has told the National Academy of Sciences to stop working on a study about the potential health risks for people living near mountaintop coal-removing sites in Central ...

Watch this white supremacist cry after realizing he could be arrested

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Christopher Cantwell, the vocal white supremacist featured in VICE News Tonight‘s Charlottesville documentary, showed a different side of himself after he realized that law enforcement had issued a warrant for ...

John Oliver Rips Into Donald Trump for Failing to Condemn White Supremacists

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John Oliver tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to directly condemn white supremacist groups by name after the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “There honestly aren’t ...

Baltimore Just Took Down All of Its Confederate Statues Overnight

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The city council of Baltimore approved a plan Monday to remove confederate statues from public spaces. By Wednesday morning, all four of the city’s memorials honoring confederate leaders were taken ...

A Putin-friendly oligarch's top US executive gave a lot of money to Donald Trump

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Earlier this year, as Donald Trump, then the president-elect, was trying to counter news reports that Russia had hacked the 2016 election to help him win, the head of the ...

How Donald Trump's campaign chief created an online haven for white nationalists

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Last week, when Donald Trump tapped the chairman of Breitbart Media to lead his campaign, he wasn’t simply turning to a trusted ally and veteran propagandist. By bringing on Stephen ...