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Disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship, fresh out of prison, is mulling a senate bid in West Virginia

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Fresh off a one-year stint in federal prison, disgraced former coal baron Don Blankenship just might run for Senate. The former Massey Energy CEO and conservative mega-donor was convicted last ...

2 Baltimore officers plead guilty to racketeering charges

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The officers are among seven charged in the federal racketeering case The other five officers are awaiting trial, scheduled for next year (CNN)Two former Baltimore police officers pleaded guilty Friday ...

Monsanto just got hit with a lawsuit it didn't see coming

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This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. Two migrant farmworkers have filed a federal class action lawsuit against Monsanto, alleging that the company violated the Fair ...

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office

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Given all that Donald Trump promised the business world during his bombastic campaign it’s tempting to dismiss the president’s first six months with a “meh”. It would also be myopic.

Al-Aqsa: Palestinian killed as Jerusalem protests rage

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Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli setterIsraeli forces fire live ammunition, tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at protesters More than 140 Palestinians injured Israel bars Muslim men under the age ...

Trumpcare is dead, at least for now: But the health care fight will never end

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It appears that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is dead, at least for now. Donald Trump’s unrealistic, grandiose promise will go unfulfilled. That didn’t ...

Leaked Documents Suggest Secretive Billionaire Trump Donors Are Milo’s Patrons

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Secretive hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his family launched themselves into the top rank of American power through a series of spectacularly successful cash investments in politics: in Breitbart ...

Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

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The Times first reported on the existence of the meeting on Saturday, and a fuller picture has emerged in subsequent days. Alan Futerfas, the lawyer for the younger Mr. Trump,

Why are the Danes so happy? Because their economy makes sense

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The World Happiness Report puts Danes consistently in the top tier. Twice in the past four years Denmark came in first. Danes also report more satisfaction with their health care ...

Occupy the Cinema: In "Rat Film," Humans and Rodents Claw for American Survival

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Occupy the Cinema: In "Rat Film," Humans and Rodents Claw for American Survival RAT FILM by Theo Anthony • Teaser Trailer from MEMORY on Vimeo. The opening sequence of "Rat ...

Al Gore Breaks With Democratic Party Leadership to Support Single-Payer Healthcare

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A day after the Republican party’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act crumbled, Al Gore spoke at a community college in Manhattan, NY, about his new climate ...

A lucrative Moscow deal was just approved for the family who set up Trump Jr. meeting

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The involvement of a Russian billionaire developer and his pop-star son in setting up a meeting between a Kremlin-linked lawyer and members of Donald Trump’s inner circle may have landed ...

Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion Dollar Bailout From Qatar

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Not long before a major crisis ripped through the Middle East, pitting the United States and a bloc of Gulf countries against Qatar, Jared Kushner’s real estate company had unsuccessfully ...

Trump’s Lawyers Look At Use Of Pardons To Derail Mueller’s Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are exploring Trump’s power to grant pardons — to aides, family and himself — as a means of undermining special counsel Robert Mueller’s ...

Trump's 'Embarrassing Spectacle' At Boy Scout Jamboree Panned By Former Scouts

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Dozens of former Boy Scouts condemned President Donald Trump’s address Monday to nearly 40,000 young men gathered at the group’s 2017 National Scout Jamboree, saying efforts to politicize his speech ...

Why did Deutsche Bank give Donald Trump loans when no one else would trust him

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Why did Deutsche Bank give Donald Trump loans when no one else would trust him

Justice Department’s Demand for Extreme Secrecy in Reality Winner Trial Contested by Defense

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The Justice Department is seeking to impose extreme secrecy rules in the trial of alleged Intercept source and whistleblower Reality Winner that could prevent her defense team from citing countless ...

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

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The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the west. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted ...

Trump's pick for federal wage watchdog stiffed her house-cleaners

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The word on the Hill is that Trump will nominate Cheryl Stanton to head the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, a step up from her current job as ...

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality

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Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they're attacking the Internet–their one competitor and our only refuge–with ...

Donald Trump’s approval ratings are hitting a record low

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President Donald Trump’s second-quarter average job approval rating of 38.8 percent is the lowest of any president in history, according to a new Gallup poll. The numbers are down from ...

A 21st-century form of indentured servitude has already penetrated deep into the American heartland

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again ...

Dad of Occupy Wall Street ‘occubaby’ dies fighting ISIS in Syria

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A former Occupy Wall Street protester who fell in love with a fellow activist while battling worldwide economic inequality died while fighting against the Islamic State group in Syria. Robert ...

Trump says new Pennsylvania coal mine created 45,000 jobs. It'll probably make 70.

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Trump says new Pennsylvania coal mine created 45,000 jobs. It'll probably make 70.