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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 ...

Federal court allows Trump administration to delay pregnant teen's abortion—again

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A federal appeals court in Washington, DC has allowed the Trump administration to continue to delay access to an abortion appointment for an unaccompanied, pregnant minor being held in a ...

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,

Yes, the election was rigged. Here's the proof.

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You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8,

Philip Pullman's masterful prequel to "His Dark Materials" takes us back to Lyra's world

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Behold, in order, the three most disappointing words in the English language: “To be continued.” It’s rather different from “continued to be,” don’t you think? In any case, we had ...

Democrats Want Proof That Trump Consulted With Military Leaders on Transgender Ban

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When President Donald Trump tweeted over the summer that he would ban transgender service members from the military, he claimed to have made the decision with input from generals and ...

Trump reportedly joked about Pence wanting to "hang" all the gays

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Mike Pence might be constitutionally protected from his boss’s firing powers, but that doesn’t mean he’s escaped the president’s propensity for openly mocking top administration officials. According to The New ...

Trump signs order to destroy the individual insurance market

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Today, President Trump took his biggest step yet to sabotage Obamacare. My congratulations to three news outlets that had the courage to write proper headlines for their stories: From top ...

Why we should be very scared about tropical storms hitting Ireland

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This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.An already unusual hurricane season just got a lot weirder as Tropical Storm Ophelia ...

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.

A Flint official was just charged with involuntary manslaughter in the city’s water crisis

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On Monday, the Michigan attorney general’s office announced that Dr. Eden Wells, who was the state’s chief medical officer, would be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the ...

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,

Junk science? Unreliable witnesses? No matter, Texas plans to execute Robert Pruett anyway

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Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed in Texas on October 12, despite the fact that there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime he was convicted of.

Donald Trump ruined Twitter

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This story originally appeared on Medium. 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 ...

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,

Exclusive: Internal documents show police spied on New York Black Lives Matter group

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Many people in the Black Lives Matter movement got involved out of a belief that police routinely target black people for abuse. Now BLM activists are accusing a local police ...

These obscure officials are rolling back Americans' right to vote

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In most states, the power to expand or curtail the right to vote is largely in the hands of an obscure official, the secretary of state. Thirty-one of these secretaries ...

Raging Wine Country Wildfires Burn Homes; Force Evacuations

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NAPA (CBS SF) — Wind-whipped wildfires roared to life Sunday night and early Monday across Wine Country, burning buildings, forcing hundreds of evacuations including two hospitals and injuring several people.

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 ...

Trump is Coming for Your Birth Control. Can States Stop Him?

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The Trump administration recently announced a rule that will gut the Obamacare mandate that required most employers cover the cost of birth control in their insurance plans. The rule, which ...

Here's one strong connection between Trump and Putin

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The reporting begins in the 1980s with the experiences of four children and three adults—a philosopher, a psychologist and a sociologist—as perestroika was dawning and the Soviet Union was starting ...

Key senators just struck a bipartisan deal to stop Trump’s Obamacare sabotage

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A bipartisan pair of senators announced Tuesday afternoon that they had reached a deal on a bill to clean up the health care mess that Donald Trump has created from ...

Michael Bloomberg is fighting back against Trump's attack on the environment

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The day after the Environmental Protection Agency took its first formal step towards repealing the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 Obama administration rule that was the only federal regulation limiting ...

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 ...

This is what a successful attack on LGBT Americans looks like

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This week, one of the nation’s most sweeping religious exemption laws, which allows for widespread discrimination based on “sincerely held religious beliefs of moral convictions,” went into effect in Mississippi.

FEMA will be helping Texas for years. So why does Trump have a different standard for Puerto Rico?

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Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey dropped more than four feet of rain in the southeast region of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Authority still has a heavy presence ...

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 ...

Are you wrestling with Trump fatigue?

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Last week I returned from a big journalism conference, and it cemented a hunch I’ve been ruminating on for a little while now: A lot of the chatter in the ...

Wisconsin shows how to do voter suppression right

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Ari Berman has a big piece in our current issue about the effect of Wisconsin’s persistent campaign to suppress the black vote. Because I am the kind of person I ...

Picking the last of the season's grapes, with fire raging everywhere

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It was still dark on Monday morning in the Dry Creek Valley when the phone jolted Duff Bevill awake. It was one of his neighbors. “He said, ‘Jesus, Santa Rosa’s ...

This huge rail company is spewing coal dust all over a low-income community

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Each day, Norfolk Southern, a large transportation company, ships coal nearly 2,000 miles across Virginia to Lambert’s Point—a low-income and predominantly black community on the Elizabeth River in the city ...

Trump just blew off a deadline for implementing Russian sanctions he approved

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The White House has blown by an October 1 deadline for beginning to implement new sanctions targeting Russia, drawing concern in Congress that President Donald Trump is planning to ignore ...

On a scale of 1 to 10, Trump says his Puerto Rico response is a 10

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President Donald Trump was asked by a White House reporter Thursday to rate his administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico on a scale of 1 to 10. His ...

Hoo boy, look at the junk science about contraception in Trump's health department manifesto

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Late last month, the department of Health and Human Services published its 2018-2022 draft strategic plan, opening it up for comment through the end of October.The document contains a number ...

Asylum seekers could pay the biggest price in Trump's immigration proposal

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When people arrive at the border seeking asylum from persecution, the United States gives them the benefit of the doubt. As long as they can show there’s a “significant possibility” ...

Progressives should be fighting back on Obamacare

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Donald Trump a few minutes ago: Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. Needless to ...