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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,

Amazon"€™s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies

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With the addition of a camera, Amazon’s new Echo Look device can now see and hear all. The device is a sort of standalone selfie machine so users can take ...

9 facts you need to know about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

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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 ...

Indigenous women’s rights and activism

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Top stories | Webcast and Photos | Join the conversation The annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York,

What Bullets Do To Bodies

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x x x x x x The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront everyday. The first thing Dr. Amy Goldberg ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why We Need a Whistleblower in US Customs and Border Protection

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What we do know about the US Customs and Border Protection—the federal agency that oversees our country’s international trade, immigration services, and the increasingly militarized Border Patrol—is worrying. We know ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

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Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker whose career ranged from the David Byrne documentary “Stop Making Sense” to the Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” died this morning in New ...

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 ...

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 ...

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As parents, teachers and caregivers, we all want to raise resilient kids — to develop their strength so they can overcome obstacles big and small. Resilience leads to better health,

Prevent malaria

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At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. In sub-Saharan Africa, which ...

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 ...

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies

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ADEN, Yemen - Since bombs and shelling drove her from her home last year, Yemeni grandmother Hadiya has camped out in an unfinished building in this port city, with her ...

Barry Jenkins Remembers Jonathan Demme: ‘The Kindest, Most Generous Soul’

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I first met Jonathan at the Toronto Film Festival. I was on stage midway through a Q&A moderated by Cameron Bailey when we noticed a slender gentleman on the aisle,

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 ...

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 ...

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These choices often end up being more complicated than they first seem, and I don’t want to suggest otherwise. But a disturbing pattern is still emerging. Too many people — ...

Two more men were executed in Arkansas last night

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Last night Arkansas became to first state to conduct a double execution in the United States in 17 years, but not without questions about whether or not the first inmate ...

25 million children out of school in conflict zones

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Syrian education activist and refugee Muzoon sees impact of conflict on education during trip to Chad Share Tweet Share For photos and b-roll visit: http://uni.cf/2o62OR4Muzoon is available for interviewsN’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/NEW ...

We must protect the Stonewall Inn: Why LGBT people fear Trump could erase our history

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The Stonewall Inn’s status as a national landmark may be on the chopping block following Donald Trump’s plans to review all sites marked as historic by his predecessors. The Salt ...

Republicans’ new health amendment lets insurers charge sick people more, cover less

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House Republicans are floating a new amendment to their health care bill, one that would likely cause even more Americans to lose coverage than the last version. The American Health ...

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 ...

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Connecting… WATCH: Fitbit vs. Apple Watch... @markgurman can help you figure out which is right for youBloomberg@businessOpen in App

UNPFII Sixteenth Session 24 April to 5 May 2017

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24 April to 5 May 2017 UN Headquarters, New York Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the ...

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 ...

Cohn Unveils 'One of Biggest Tax Cuts' in U.S. History

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Workers at Factory for Ivanka Trump's Clothing Maker Earn About $62 a Week

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North CarolinaA Veteran Tied Her Service Dog to a Tree and Shot It 5 Times, Officials SayFoodWhy the Unicorn Frappuccino Is the Drink America DeservesCongressGOP Drops Border Wall Demands as ...

PSA Group Now Subject Of Diesel Emissions Cheating Investigation In France

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April 26th, 2017 by James AyreJoining Renault, Volkswagen, and Fiat-Chrysler, PSA Group is also now under investigation by French authorities in relation to possible diesel emissions testing cheating, according to ...

Oil Giant Total Sees Electric Cars Seriously Cutting Into Oil Demand Soon

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April 26th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York on April 25, Joel Couse, chief economist for Total, predicted that ...

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"This reads almost as if it's an ad." See the deleted State Department page on Mar-a-Lago

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After drawing sharp criticism on Monday, the State Department deleted a web article that showcased the President's Mar-a-Lago estate and private club. The post, which had been available on the ...

President Trump: Canada Has 'Outsmarted Our Politicians for Years'

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China Changing The Auto World, Germany Lagging

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April 26th, 2017 by Steve HanleyOriginally published on Gas2. A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars ...

Ivanka Trump's Booing in Berlin Leaves Angela Merkel Red-Faced

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TurkeyTurkish Warplanes Strike Suspected Kurdish Rebel Positions in Iraq and SyriaNASCARDale Earnhardt Jr.'s Retirement Leaves Gaping Hole For NASCARmovies'Star Wars: Episode IX' and the New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Just Got ...

At two-year mark, Yemen’s conflict takes heavy toll on women and girls

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Yemen Population: 26.8 mil Fertility rate 4.4 Maternal Mortality Ratio 385 Contraceptives prevalence rate 28 Population aged 10-24 34% Youth secondary school enrollment: Boys 51% Girls 34%

Rick Perry Says U.S. Should 'Renegotiate' Paris Climate Agreement––But Not Withdraw

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TelevisionThe Handmaid's Tale Showrunner on Why He Made Some Major Changes From the BookCongressThere Might Be a Government Shutdown This Week. What's That?TurkeyTurkish Warplanes Strike Suspected Kurdish Rebel Positions in ...

Turkey Strikes Suspected Kurdish Rebel Positions in Iraq, Syria

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Scatec Solar Signs PPAs For 400 Megawatts Of Solar In Egypt

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April 26th, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraOriginally published on CleanTechies. European solar power developer Scatec Solar has achieved a major milestone in its efforts to expand its footprint in the Egyptian ...

Donald Trump Is Slashing Programs Linking Climate Change to U.S. National Security

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Over the last several decades, top government officials and even military brass have come to view climate change as a national security issue. Under President Barack Obama, the notion was ...

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India Issues Wind Energy Auction Draft Guidelines

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April 26th, 2017 by Saurabh MahapatraOriginally published on CleanTechies. In an effort to incentivize power distribution companies to increase procurement of wind power, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy ...

Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

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House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would ...
 

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