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Russian Hackers May Now Be Mucking With European Elections

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When the US intelligence community released a report in early January laying out the evidence for Russian meddling in the US election, US officials warned that this wasn't a one-off ...

Tom Perez Was Just Elected DNC Chair

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Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee in Atlanta on Saturday. Perez, who ran the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division under President Barack Obama and later ...

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

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Washington (CNN)The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 ...

The DNC chair race is over. Now comes the real battle.

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And to think, that was the easy part. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, edging out Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison ...

Donald Trump's mystery $50 million (or more) loan

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Among Donald Trump's debts—the source of some of his most intractable conflicts of interest—is a mystery loan that Trump has not publicly explained. And this means that the president could ...

Imported foods sicken lots of people. Trump is unlikely to fix that.

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Overall foodborne illness outbreaks have declined in recent years. But ones that stem from imported foods have risen sharply—from an average of three per year in the late 1990s to ...

The private prison industry is licking its chops over Trump's deportation plans

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Immigration agents sparked panic across the country last week, when a series of high-profile operations made it clear that a new era of crackdowns on undocumented immigrants had begun. Coming ...

We are one step closer to finding aliens

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Earthlings are one step closer to confirming that they're not the only living things in the universe. An international group of scientists announced Wednesday that they've been observing seven Earth-sized ...

Bannon give Team Trump a new rallying cry: "Deconstruct the administrative state"

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Steve Bannon says that President Trump appointed all his cabinet members with a common goal: "deconstruction of the administrative state." Meaning what? Meaning the system of taxes, regulations and trade ...

Amercican kids are about to get even dumber when it come to climate science

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This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The debate surrounding science education in America is at least as old ...

I Have Thoughts About the Oscars

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The Oscars! They are tonight! I went to them once and my dad lost to Nicolas Cage and then took us to McDonald's and I had 20 McNuggets and many ...

Sallie Ford's raucous self-help

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Sallie Ford Soul Sick Vanguard The ingredients of Sallie Ford's stunning fourth album are easy to identify: '50s teen ballads, '60s reverb-heavy surf guitar, and plenty of timeless garage rock,

Donald Trump can deport people without even giving them a hearing

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Last week, the Trump administration released its blueprint for implementing the president's executive orders on immigration. Not only did it lay out plans to vastly increase the number of undocumented ...

"Get Out" is the horror filck America needs right now

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"Do they know I'm black?" That's the question photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) asks his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) before they venture off to meet her parents for the first ...

Does Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee believe the Constitution is God's Law?

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During his confirmation hearings, scheduled to begin March 20, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face a thorough grilling about his legal philosophy. Among the topics likely to come up ...

West Texas says no: For many people along the border, Trump’s wall fantasy is a nightmare

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During his presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s biggest and most ridiculous promises was that he would build a Berlin Wall-style wall along the entire 1,900-mile border between Mexico and ...

Police are evicting Standing Rock protesters. Watch the heartbreaking live footage.

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At around 3 p.m. today, North Dakota State Police, with the help of the National Guard and Wisconsin state police, began evicting protesters from the main #NoDAPL protest camp near ...

Here's a primer on how to keep Donald Trump under control

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Over at Politico, Tara Palmeri has an entertaining story about how Trump's aides desperately try to keep him from exploding on Twitter too often: The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter ...

I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days

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In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council. My job there was to promote and protect the ...

How to fight back against Trump’s deportation raids

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It's been a tough last couple of weeks for immigrant-rights advocates. In early February, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of raids across 12 states. More than 650 allegedly ...

These Trump executive orders have gotten less attention—and may also target immigrants

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Controversy continues to boil over President Trump's executive order imposing an immigration ban and his policies aimed at aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Two other executive orders signed by Trump earlier ...

The "pristine" films that got snubbed by the Oscars

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Jackie Chan flicks are no longer the only place where you've seen an Asian or Asian American actor play a meaty role onscreen in the US: On TV, they've appeared ...

You won't believe what these GOP election commissioners just tried to pull

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A strange thing happened last week at the Federal Election Commission, the nation's watchdog for campaigns and elections. On Friday evening, the FEC's three Republican members quietly released a slew ...

Thousands of Scott Pruitt's Emails just hit the internet. Here are the wildest, scariest bits.

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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the ...

"We will never stop": An EPA employee blasts the Trump administration

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As we embark on month two of Donald Trump's presidency, it's hard to imagine a group of federal employees facing more uncertainty than the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Los Angeles Demands That Federal Immigration Officials Stop Calling Themselves "Police"

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In the wake of raids that resulted in the arrest of 161 undocumented immigrants in southern California earlier this month, the city of Los Angeles is demanding that federal immigration ...

GOP town halls are getting flooded with angry and vocal constituents

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Republican leaders returned to their home districts this week for the first congressional recess of the year and were faced with a barrage of questions from large crowds of angry ...

"Condescending and hypocritical": An EPA staffer blasts Scott Pruitt's first speech

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Scott Pruitt may have wanted to ease Environmental Protections Agency staffers' concerns about him Tuesday, but his first remarks as head of the agency hardly mentioned environmental protection at all.

Richard Spencer attempted to crash a Libertarian conference and was shown the door

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Richard Spencer — the alt right leader who vowed “we’re not going away” after Donald Trump won the presidency, was caught leading a Nazi salute for Trump and who got ...

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration at Fla. airport

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The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials at a Florida airport, a family friend told the Courier-Journal. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his ...

Exclusive: Senior Trump Aide Forged Key Ties To Anti-Semitic Groups In Hungary

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When photographs recently emerged showing Sebastian Gorka, President Donald Trump’s high-profile deputy assistant, wearing a medal associated with the Nazi collaborationist regime that ruled Hungary during World War II, the ...

Kansas is imploding. That's bad news for Donald Trump.

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An ambitious effort by a Republican governor to drastically cut his state's taxes is crumbling—and that's a bad omen for Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress who are hoping to ...

Here are the churches fighting back against Trump's immigration crackdown

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For the past eight years, Jeanette Vizguerra had shown up for every one of her required check-ins with US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Though Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico,

New documents reveal how Trump's deportation plan will really work

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In memos released to the media Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security detailed how it will implement President Donald Trump's controversial executive orders on immigration, laying out a blueprint for ...

Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos

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The story of Milo Yiannopoulos’s fall from conservative grace ended when a conservative blog posted video footage of him making comments that seemed to rationalize pedophilia. But it started when ...

Buoyed By Anti-Trump Activism, Democrat Wins Delaware Special Election

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. ― This is what democracy looks like. It’s been a chant that has animated marches and protests around the country since the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated ...