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France is about to vote in the craziest election the world has seen since, well, November

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French voters will go to the polls on Sunday to vote for a new president. The election will have profound reverberations around the world. Will France take a nationalist turn ...

D.C. March for Science: ‘The oceans are rising, and so are we’

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Earth Day has arrived, and so has the March for Science — a global event on six continents (and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica). Tens of thousands ...

Hundreds of Cities Rally to Support March for Science

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Amid the Trump administration's plan to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and cut billions in scientific research, and eliminate science advisers' role in the government, thousands of people around the ...

It shouldn't be a big deal when the president gives a Holocaust memorial speech

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Since 1982, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has organized an annual remembrance ceremony in which Holocaust survivors, members of Congress, and community leaders gather to memorialize the ...

A federal judge just dealt Donald Trump a huge defeat

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A federal judge in San Francisco blocked a January executive order that the Trump administration was using to threaten to withhold funds from so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions refusing full cooperation with ...

How the Government Works Under Trump

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Ivanka Trump gets booed at women's panel in Germany while defending father

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She was there to celebrate the business successes of women, alongside some of the world's most powerful female leaders—but Ivanka Trump's comments drew open derision instead. During a panel discussion ...

Obamacare is doing fine unless Trump kills it

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The Congressional Budget Office says that Obamacare is in good shape: Under current law, most subsidized enrollees purchasing health insurance coverage in the nongroup market are largely insulated from increases ...

A former Trump partner in a failed Russia deal donated to his inauguration.

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One odd thing about Donald Trump's relationship with Russia is that for decades he bragged about developing projects there—and made big promises that he would rule the Moscow skyline—but the ...

Is Obama already buckraking on Wall Street?

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Matt Yglesias is pissed: Former President Barack Obama's decision to accept a $400,000 fee to speak at a health care conference organized by the bond firm Cantor Fitzgerald is easily ...

Trump White House refuses to give key Flynn documents to Congress

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The White House is refusing to provide congressional investigators with some of the documents they're requesting as part of an investigation into potential Trump campaign connections to Russia, and whether ...

This simple advice completely changed the way I eat

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In the days after reading Samin Nosrat's new book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, eating felt like a new adventure. My tongue became a detective, searching for the source of different ...

Jason Chaffetz is fleeing scandal—but maybe not his own

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Jason Chaffetz is so ambitious that his last name is a verb. In the political world, to Chaffetz means to throw a former mentor under the bus in order to ...

The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy

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The awful irony of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is that a man who is still frequently described as “erratic” has governed as an entirely predictable corporate conservative—as ...

How white is "rural America"?

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Over at Vox, Sean Illing writes about how we think of rural America: The media often conflates rurality and whiteness in this country. But this is a false — and ...

Will the government shut down this week?

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President Donald Trump's 100th day in office will see the federal government shutdown if Congress can't come to a budget agreement by the end of the week. Congress needs to ...

North Carolina Republicans are trying to keep residents from suing hog farms

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Modern hog farms make pungent neighbors. In North Carolina's hog-wild Duplin county, an average-sized operation holds more than 7,000 pigs, each generating about 10 times the fecal waste of a ...

Trump's latest plan to undo Obama's legacy may be illegal

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Sixteen presidents have cemented their legacies by designating new public lands and national monuments, a power granted to them under the 1906 Antiquities Act. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, wants to ...

I underwent genital mutilation as a child—right here in the United States

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Last week, an Indian-American doctor was arrested in Michigan, charged with performing female genital cutting on two seven-year-old girls. As the story hit the local press, then the New York ...

The feds just slammed one of the country's biggest private prison companies—once again

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department slammed the private prison company CoreCivic and the US Marshals Service for poor oversight and severe understaffing at a Kansas maximum-security facility that holds federal ...

Game of Thrones Star Speaks Out on 'Dehumanizing' Refugee Crisis

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PoliticsPresident Trump's 100 Day ShowdownNorth KoreaBeyond the Shadows in North KoreaWhite House'Never Again.' President Trump Acknowledged the 6 Million Jews Killed in the HolocaustcelebritiesWatch Justin Bieber and His Crew Prove ...

Why it's impossible for Republicans to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal

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On Monday, Yahoo News broke an important—but unsurprising—story: the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of the Trump-Russia scandal has made little progress, with its Republican chairman, Richard Burr of North Carolina,

Undocumented Bakers Are Planning ’A Day Without Bread’ This Friday

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Every week, the workers at Tom Cat bakery in Queens proudly serve their city their freshly baked loaves, but they’re asking people across the city for once to give up ...

John Oliver shuts down the biggest lie about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

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On the latest Last Week Tonight, John Oliver challenged the popular belief that President Donald Trump's closest advisers, his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, are moderating forces in ...

Jeff Sessions wants courts to rely less on science and more on “science”

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On April 10, a group of lawyers, scientists, judges, crime lab technicians, law enforcement officers, and academics gathered in Washington, DC, for the final quarterly meeting of the National Commission ...

The first vote Trump's Supreme Court Justice made was to hasten an Arkansas execution

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After a protracted legal battle, Arkansas carried out its first execution since 2005 using the controversial drug, Midazolam. Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murder in 1995, died on Thursday ...

New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for Three-Year-Olds

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Inequality is bequeathed early and hardened fast. Research indicates that by the time low-income children are 5 years old they typically hear 30 million fewer words than their more affluent ...

The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government

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The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found that President Trump’s approval ratings are lower than those for any of the past eleven presidents, going all the way back ...

Donald Trump’s payday: His proposed tax plan will likely make him a whole lot richer

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Many Republicans are concerned that President Donald Trump’s ambitious tax plan will significantly increase the budget deficit, but that isn’t stopping the president from pushing for a sweeping set of ...

Author Phil Klay survived Iraq. Here's how he survives America.

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We asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here are picks ...

New York Times updates its 2015 Hillary Clinton FBI investigation story

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In July 2015 the New York Times reported that the Justice Department had opened a "criminal inquiry" into whether "Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information." This was apparently a ...

Do Trump's murky financial ties to Russia connect to money laundering?

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Federal investigators continue to dig into Russia's cyberattack on the US election and the Trump administration's possible involvement—but as bad as that intrusion and collusion may be, Trump's opaque financial ...

The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need

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We’re running out of time on climate change. As Donald Trump and Big Oil’s other friends in Washington do their utmost to keep global temperatures climbing, our window for preserving ...

Donald Trump is worried about his first hundred days

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I love this tweet: Trump, of course, has accomplished virtually nothing so far. He's issued a few executive orders that are mostly small beer and signed a few bills that ...

How Border Patrol Deals With Dissent in Its Ranks

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During James Tomsheck’s tumultuous time at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he served for eight years as head of Internal Affairs for a historically secretive agency, he repeatedly spoke ...

Missouri can’t stop, won’t stop, making life worse for women

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For decades, Missouri has embarked on a quest to eliminate abortion access. Earlier this year, state legislators filed some 14 anti-abortion proposals before the start of the session, making it ...