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Teenagers keep going to town halls and owning Republicans and it's amazing

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At another town hall in Colorado Springs on August 12, a girl who introduced herself as Haven argued that solar and wind energy create jobs that can be especially beneficial ...

Trump has been thinking about nuclear war for decades. Here's why that's scary.

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It’s been quite some time since Americans—and citizens of other nations—had to worry about nuclear war during the daily lives. But it has taken just a few tweets and a ...

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 ...

Eight people have been arrested for pulling down Durham's Confederate statue—there may be more soon.

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In the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, images of Confederate monuments being pulled from their platforms have taken off on social media. But no image stands out ...

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 ...

Some of America's prisons are literally hell during the summer

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Quintero Jones was an inmate at the McConnell Unit in Beeville, Texas. One day when the outdoor temperature had reached 98 degrees and humidity made it feel like 110, the ...

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 ...

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 is about to gut Obamacare's free birth control

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The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that federal health officials are set to finalize a new rule weakening Obamacare’s mandate that employers provide free contraception in insurance plans. The new ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Trump's election commissioners think the threat of hacking is no big deal

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The intelligence community fears that Russia’s meddling in US elections did not end in November 2016, and that when the Kremlin tries to intervene again, state and local voting systems ...

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 ...

The case for naming and shaming white supremacists

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After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and 19 injured, internet vigilantes and activists have been combing through photos to identify the people who ...

The Justice Department just upped its war on anti-Trump protesters

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The Justice Department is demanding that the website-hosting company DreamHost turn over identifying information on visitors to a website used to organize protests during the president’s inauguration in January. The ...

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 ...

Charlottesville will test whether Trump's Justice Department goes after violent racist groups

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With President Donald Trump dithering for two days before denouncing the hate groups that sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and with the continued presence of figures in his inner circle ...

Trump promised beautiful bridges and roads. Now he’s putting them in harm's way.

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In his latest executive order, President Trump is expected to tell the federal government to ignore the best science out there on sea-level rise and flooding and build infrastructure projects ...

Trump Finally Changed His Mind on Something and It’s Neverending War

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During a primetime address to the nation this evening from Fort Myer military base in Virginia, President Trump finally offered his long-awaited strategic plan for the war in Afghanistan.The speech ...

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 ...

Here's why it's fair—and necessary—to call Trump's chief strategist a white nationalist champion

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After Donald Trump announced he was appointing Stephen Bannon to a top job in the White House as chief strategist, I sent out a tweet referring to a Mother Jones ...

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 ...

Donald Trump says there were "very fine people on both sides" in Charlottesville

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During an intense back-and-forth with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump came close to defending the demonstrators who gathered with white nationalists and neo-Nazis to protest the removal of ...

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 ...

Courts everywhere said women can use medicaid at Planned Parenthood. This one just ruled they can't.

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The Trump administration has tried and failed several times to defund Planned Parenthood, but one federal court has just succeeded. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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 ...

This Republican candidate had a little trouble voting on Tuesday

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Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama showed up to vote, presumably for himself, in the state’s Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, only to learn that he had been ensnared by a ...