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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What to Watch: Republicans Return to Town Halls, and Protesters Follow

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Mr. Grassley prides himself on spending time with the people of Iowa, visiting all 99 of the state’s counties each year. That tradition is so central to his persona that ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Health and migration

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A: The health problems of refugees and migrants are similar to those of the rest of the population, although some groups may have a higher prevalence. The most frequent health ...

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 ...

Lawyers: ICE detainee with brain tumor removed from hospital

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Donald Trump ObamaCare Sunday shows The Latino Economy By Rafael Bernal - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 ...

This guy will only stop eating photos of Jason Segel when Jason Segel eats a photo of him

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Some might say actor, writer, and Freaks And Geeks alum Jason Segel is so adorable you could eat him. Well, one enterprising Twitter user is taking such a claim quite ...

Scheduled Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Encampment

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Cannonball, ND – After nearly a year of struggling against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction underneath the Missouri River, water protectors are now scheduled to be evicted from their main ...

How Trump’s campaign staffers tried to keep him off Twitter

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign staffers claim they cracked the code for tamping down his most inflammatory tweets, and they say the current West Wing staff would do well to ...

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 ...

Iraqi Police Seize Mosul Airport Runway Under ISIS Fire

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ConservativesWatch Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos and More Speak Live at the 2017 Conservative Political Action ConferenceLaw EnforcementHundreds Protest in Anaheim After a Purported Police Gunfire Video Goes ViralImmigrationUndocumented Immigrants Across ...

"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.

"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.

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 ...

How to Use the Ocean Without Using it Up

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This TED talk was developed while I was in residence at TED headquarters in New York City. The transcript is below. _______________ When I was five, my parents took me ...

Why is Nigeria's President Buhari still in London?

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As Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was beginning his latest visit to London more than a month ago, a new series of Big Brother Nigeria was getting under way. A former ...

North Korea Says That It Did Not Kill Kim Jong Nam

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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 ...

Trump Sends Top Aides to Mexico Amid Deep Strains With U.S.

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Donald TrumpProtecting Trump Tower Has Cost New York City $24 Million From Election to InaugurationOscarsBehind the Cinematography of the Oscar-Nominated Movie MoonlightcannabisWhich Teens Are Most Likely to Smoke Pot? The ...

Airbnb finalizes deal to buy social payments startup Tilt

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Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed. We first reported the acquisition talks last month, but now everything has been made official. We ...

Famine hits parts of South Sudan

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UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance Share Tweet Share 20 February 2017, Juba – War and a collapsing economy have left ...

Jeff Sessions is in charge of enforcing the Violence Against Women Act, and people are scared

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In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law ...

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 ...

A Brief History of How Kansas Republicans Destroyed Their State

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In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback launched a "real live experiment" in conservative governance. He slashed income taxes for top earners and eliminated them for more than 330,000 small businesses,

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 ...

Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say

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W ASHINGTON — Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes, the baby stops breathing. “My daughter had ...

Trump Can't Seem to Shake Those Russia Problems

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A matter of priorities. Photographer: Odd Andersen/getty imagesFacebook Twitter Email Print Share White HouseTimothy L. O'Brien is the executive editor of Bloomberg Gadfly and Bloomberg View. He has been an ...

Inside Somalia, drought displacement growing

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Drought has displaced more than 135,000 people inside Somalia since November, according to data compiled by UNHCR, the Norwegian Refugee Council and community based organizations. Swift and substantial action and ...

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,

L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

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The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, including five nominees in a new 11th category.And the Prizes named one winner: novelist Thomas McGuane, who will ...

Trump White House ousts chief digital officer over background check

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White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing was among the six staffers escorted out of the White House last week after being unable to pass an FBI background check, according ...

Email delivery service Mailgun spins out of Rackspace and raises $50M

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Mailgun, a Y Combinator-incubated email delivery service that was acquired by Rackspace in 2012, today announced that it is being spun our of Rackspace and that it has raised $50 ...

NATO Renewable Energy To Penetrate Into Russian Petro-State

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February 23rd, 2017 by Susan KraemerRenewable energy companies from three EU member nations, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands have just announced they will finance and build a total of 735 ...

“Steering” Environmental Policies Is More Efficient & Less Expensive Than “Promotion”

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February 23rd, 2017 by Joshua S HillA new study investigating the two primary means of environmental policy intervention — “steering” and “promotion” — has found that steering is both more ...

Proof Of Life: US Energy Agency Showcases One-Size-Fits-All Hydrokinetic Device

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February 23rd, 2017 by Tina CaseyIt looks like the US Department of Energy is still alive and kicking. The agency hasn’t slapped a new press release on its website since ...

The massive wave of town hall protests ruining the GOP’s week, explained

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As members of Congress take a break from the hard work of legislating to go home to their districts, many Republicans are facing a tough reception at town hall meetings.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10 a day

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Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could ...

North Korean Diplomat Wanted For Questioning In Kim Jong Nam Murder

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ChinaBeijing Is Reportedly Building Structures That Could House Missiles on South China Sea IslandsWorldWill Trump's Diplomatic Debacle Push Australia to Seek Closer Ties With Asia?Health CareA Federal Judge Has Blocked ...

South Sudan Promises 'Unimpeded' Aid Access Amid Famine

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White HouseThe Trump Administration Wants to Revise Transgender School Bathroom GuidelinesNational ZooThe National Zoo's Giant Panda, Bao Bao, Has Left for ChinaEntertainment'Keeping Up With the Kattarshians' Is the Cat Reality ...

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

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As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I ...

Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent

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Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn ...

Donald Trump Just Withdrew Guidelines That Protected Transgender Students

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The Trump administration on Wednesday issued new guidelines that roll back an Obama administration policy that had been designed to reduce anti-transgender discrimination in public schools. In issuing new school ...

International Mother Language Day 2014

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UNESCO’s position towards multilingual education is strengthened as part of its efforts to promote global citizenship education. According to UNESCO, "Education for Global Citizenship aims to enable learners to play ...

Funding crunch exacerbating Yemen "catastrophe"

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GENEVA – People in war-ravaged Yemen are dying of famine and lack of medical attention in a situation now “beyond any humanitarian catastrophe,” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said today,

The NASA Rocket Scientist Leaving Mars for Congress

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A few Fridays ago, Tracy Van Houten drove to a registrar’s office to pick up the paperwork she would need to run for Congress. Doing so would mean giving up ...

Global ocean de-oxygenation quantified

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Oxygen is an essential necessity of life on land. The same applies for almost all organisms in the ocean. However, the oxygen supply in the oceans is threatened by global ...
 

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