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Security for the Far Right’s “Free Speech Week” Will Cost UC-Berkeley More Than $1 Million

In anticipation of the much-hyped but still murky “Free Speech Week” in Berkeley, an upcoming four-day event organized by a student group called Ber...   [ continue reading...]

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The US and Syria Are Now the Only Two Countries Who Have Rejected the Paris Accord

This story was originally published by Huffington Post and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initi...   [ continue reading...]

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Wisconsin Is Going to Lose a Bundle on the Foxconn Deal

It’s official: Wisconsin has approved a deal to bring a huge Foxconn facility to its state. The way this deal works is that Foxconn pays taxes to Wisconsi...   [ continue reading...]

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Did Lead Poisoning in Flint Cause an Epidemic of Stillbirths and Miscarriages?

Several people have pointed me to a recent paper that investigates the effect of Flint’s lead-poisoned water on fertility rates. Here’s what it look...   [ continue reading...]

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Facebook to Share Russian Ads With Congress

Facebook announced Thursday that it would share more than 3,000 ads purchased by “inauthentic” Russian accounts during the 2016 presidential electio...   [ continue reading...]

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If You Text Sean Spicer He’ll Contact the “Legal Authorities”

Two months after leaving the Trump administration, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says he’s not trying to rehabilitate his image—whi...   [ continue reading...]

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80 Percent of Trump’s Appointees Are Men

The Trump administration truly is a boy’s club. According to a new analysis conducted by the liberal Super Pac American Bridge 21st Century...   [ continue reading...]

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Scans Show Former NFL Star and Convicted Murderer Aaron Hernandez Had Severe Brain Damage

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in prison this spring while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, suffered from severe chronic traum...   [ continue reading...]

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The Latest Push to Deregulate Guns Could Make “Gang-Style Hits” Easier

Ever since gun silencers were first regulated in the 1930s, they have been used only rarely in violent crimes, with one notable recent exception: In early Febru...   [ continue reading...]

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“This Guy, Bill Cassidy, Just Lied Right To My Face.” Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into Obamacare Repeal Author

If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it – call (202) 224-3121 pic.twitter.com/eswlh6BaoV — Jimmy Kimmel (@ji...   [ continue reading...]

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Michigan Just Got Hit With a Lawsuit for Letting Adoption Agencies Discriminate Against Gay People

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday to challenge Michigan legislation that allows adoption agencies that receive state funds t...   [ continue reading...]

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Even Before Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Was Already in Environmental Despair.

This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, Puerto Rico was lucky....   [ continue reading...]

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Washington Just Sued a Giant Private Prison Company for Paying Immigrant Workers $1 Per Day

Thousands of immigrant detainees were paid $1 per day or, in some cases, with extra food as compensation for keeping one of the country’s l...   [ continue reading...]

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The Washington Post Says Paul Manafort Offered to Brief a Russian Billionaire During the 2016 Election

“How did the Russia scandal unfold?” someone will ask one day. The answer? Slowly at first, then all at once. Earlier today the New York Times dropp...   [ continue reading...]

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The Big Fed Selloff Is About To Begin

The Fed announced today that the economy was in such whopping good shape that they plan to start selling off all the assets they accumulated as a result of thre...   [ continue reading...]

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Top Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg Just Apologized for Racist Ad Targeting

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, said Wednesday that last week’s revelations that terms such as “Jew Hater” or &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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The Russia Investigation Is Zeroing in on Trump’s Actions in Office

Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election,...   [ continue reading...]

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Barack Obama Just Blasted Republican Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Obama: “Frustrating to have to mobilize every couple months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our constituents.” pic.twitt...   [ continue reading...]

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This Is the Hurricane Season Scientists Tried to Warn Us About

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. After multiple intense hurricane landfal...   [ continue reading...]

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The Cynicism Behind Graham-Cassidy Is Breathtaking

It’s hard to know how to react to the cynicism of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. For starters, of course, it’s as bad as all the other Republi...   [ continue reading...]

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