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Can Republicans be trusted to investigate Trump's Russia scandal?

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Last week, news broke that the Senate intelligence committee—as part of its recently launched investigation of both the Russian hacking of the 2016 campaign and contacts between Donald Trump associates ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sean Spicer targets own staff in leak crackdown

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Press Secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures including phone checks for White House staffers overseen by White House ...

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,

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 ...

Can Customs and Border Protection Agents Demand to See Your ID on a Domestic Trip?

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American citizens had their introduction to the Trump-era immigration machine Wednesday, when Customs and Border Protection agents met an airliner that had just landed at New York’s JFK airport after ...

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 ...

Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring

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Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch announced this morning that it will now sell games directly on its platform – a not entirely surprising expansion for the service where developers ...

Liberian Ebola Fighter, a TIME Person of the Year, Dies in Childbirth

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Visitfor coverage from TIME, Health, Fortune and moreGO »smart homeExclusive: Amazon Developing Advanced Voice-Recognition for AlexaawardsThe Best Picture Mix-Up Was More Than Just Awkward. It Did a Disservice to Moonlight.Donald ...

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

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Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out of control,” he said.

Oscars mistake: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

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Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after Faye Dunaway initially announced La La Land had won. Dunaway's co-presenter Warren Beatty said "Emma Stone, La La ...

Jolla inks exclusive license to kick-start its Android alternative in China

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Mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform remains one of the few smartphone alternatives in play these days, has signed an exclusive license to a Chinese consortium to develop a ...

Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head

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U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on ...

Oscars 2017: Ceremony as it happens

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Jimmy Kimmel jokes the ceremony is being watched by "220 countries that now hate us". "People keep telling me it's time to bring people together, time to unite us, let ...

Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’

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When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as ...

It seems like we know exactly how the wrong Oscar envelope got into Warren Beatty's hands

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One of the people in charge of handing out the winning envelopes to presenters at the Oscars Sunday night may have gotten a little starstruck behind the scenes, possibly causing ...

Why Bannon’s & Trump’s Attack On US Government Is Idiotic Ideological Nonsense

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February 27th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanIf you haven’t heard, Donald Trump’s Steve Bannon’s ideological obsession that is so far guiding Donald Trump’s presidency* is basically the radical idea that federal ...

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 ...

Trollhättan (Sweden) Tries To Lure Tesla, Get A Gigafactory

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February 27th, 2017 by James AyreWhile the Buffalo (New York) “SolarCity” plant is apparently being designated by Tesla as Gigafactory 2, the sites of Gigafactory 3, 4, 5, etc., have ...

Trump says "nobody knew that health care could be so complicated"

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In remarks at a press preview of his budget priorities on Monday, President Donald Trump teased the idea that, after working with his team and in consultation with Republican governors,

Why the ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Upset Was Even Wilder If You Were in the Room

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Three days before the craziest surprise ending in Oscar history, “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins was hanging out at a party in West Hollywood and musing on the days ahead. “So,” ...

Nevada: Tesla To Hire 54% More Gigafactory Workers Than First Estimated

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February 27th, 2017 by James AyreTesla will end up hiring around 54% more workers for the Gigafactory project than was initially supposed, according to Nevada’s executive director of the Governor’s ...

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 ...

The remittances propping up Lesotho's economy

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As a landlocked country, Lesotho finds itself dependent on its neighbours for trade, foreign currency and even jobs. Almost half the population is working outside the country and sending money ...

Transgender Sister Of Singer At Trump Inauguration Wins Federal Court Bathroom Ruling

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WASHINGTON — The transgender sister of a performer who sang at President Trump’s inauguration and two of her schoolmates must be given access to school restrooms that match their gender ...

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 ...

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

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CANNON BALL, N.D. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project ...

Trump Administration Now Reviewing Obama’s Self-Driving Vehicle Guidance

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February 27th, 2017 by James AyreThe Trump Administration is now reviewing the self-driving vehicle guidance issued last year by the Obama Administration, according to new US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Will Tesla Open Online Design Studio For Model 3 Reservation Holders In June?

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February 27th, 2017 by James AyreWill Tesla open the online design studio for Model 3 reservation holders (at least some of them) in June? In July? When will the company ...

Picking Up PACE After New Federal Guidance

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February 27th, 2017 by John FarrellOriginally published on ilsr.org. This article was written by Karlee Weinmann, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance Energy Democracy initiative’s Research Associate. She produces reports that ...

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 ...

Asset Markets as Banks

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Let’s suppose that you have money on deposit in a bank, in some kind of checking or savings account.It’s paying you 2.5% per year, which isn’t something you can easily ...

Estonia To Finance 1,000 MW Offshore Wind At Hiiumaa

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February 27th, 2017 by Susan KraemerDependence on Russian fossil energy is one weapon Putin has used to subvert democratic rule in neighboring nations. Like most of the world’s petro-states, Russia ...

Labor productivity growth since the Great Recession

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From the fourth quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2009, the U.S. economy experienced its worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, with nonfarm business output ...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Disputes Claims About Working Conditions In Leaked Email, Says Free Frozen Yogurt Stands Are Coming

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February 27th, 2017 by James AyreIn a leaked email to company employees, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided a point-by-point rebuttal of the claims made recently by production worker Jose Moran ...

Our Real Problem With “Democracy”

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February 27th, 2017 by Zachary ShahanIt doesn’t require complicated calculus to choose renewable energy over fossil fuels and electric transport over oil-propelled vehicles. It’s just simple addition these days. For ...

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 ...

The World’s Biggest Lithium Ion Energy Storage Facility

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February 27th, 2017 by Roy L HalesOriginally published on the ECOreport. As its name suggests, San Diego Gas & Electric’s #1 energy source is natural gas. It obtained 54% of ...

ExxonMobil Touts “Clean” Energy To Tackle Climate Change, Gives Coal The Bum’s Rush (Again)

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February 27th, 2017 by Tina CaseyNewly minted ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods had a lot to say about energy and climate change last week, and he probably sent many ...

Trump's budget plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion

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Republican President Donald Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and cut the same amount from non-defense spending, including a large reduction ...

Portugal’s EDP Receives Science Based Targets Initiative Seal Of Approval

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February 27th, 2017 by Joshua S HillPortugal’s largest electricity utility, EDP, has received the seal of approval from the Science Based Targets Initiative on the company’s target to reduce its ...

The Reichstag Warning

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On February 27, 1933 the German Parliament building burned, Adolf Hitler rejoiced, and the Nazi era began. Hitler, who had just been named head of a government that was legally ...

Are Neuroscientists Too Obsessed With Their Toys?

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It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a flash of light, allowing them to manipulate the behavior ...

Two new video leaks appear to show the Galaxy S8’s radically different screen

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Two YouTube videos posted on Sunday and Monday allegedly show Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone ahead of Samsung's announcement in March. Take a look.

Francois Hollande mocks Donald Trump by inviting him to Disneyland Paris

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French President Francois Hollande has mocked Donald Trump for insulting the country’s capital city, saying he would invite him to Disneyland Paris so he “understands what France is”. The US ...

There could be an electric Bentley SUV on the way

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Bentley might make an electric SUV in the future. Bentley certainly plans on adding a small SUV to its lineup and is toying with the idea of making it all-electric,

A new 'Lord of the Rings' game is in the works, and it looks fantastic

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With each generation of video game consoles, a handful of new, major franchises are born. During the last generation — when the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii dominated — ...

announce 'La La Land' as best picture when 'Moonlight' actually won

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"Moonlight" took home the award for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday evening — but not before the award was mistakenly given to the cast and crew ...

Steve Harvey, who accidentally announced the wrong Miss Universe winner, offers condolences to Warren Beatty

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Steve Harvey let 2017 Oscars presenter Warren Beatty know that he's there to lend a hand. Beatty was involved in the biggest screw-up in Oscars history on Sunday night when ...
 

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