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Report: Despite denials, the U.S. Military blew up a mosque in Syria killing 38 people

Three separate investigations show that the U.S. Military bombed a mosque in Syria<p>On March 17, the U.S. military said it carried out an attack in Aleppo province in northern Syria that they claimed targeted a meeting of al-Qaeda members. At the time, locals and first responders insisted the …

Syria

Trump’s deep links to organized crime: Federal investigators know and the public is catching on

As Trump built his empire, he attracted a criminal element whose ties still bind<p>As President Donald Trump discovers the prerogative of unilaterally making war, the media gaze has turned away from the ongoing FBI, House and Senate investigation of his Russia ties to the simpler dramas of cruise …

Russia

Bose accused of secretly sharing your listening habits

The podcasts and music you listen to can reveal a lot about your personal and political leanings. That's the basis of a class-action lawsuit filed against Bose, whose wireless headphone and speaker companion app tracks the listening habits of its users. The complaint claims that Bose not only …

Headphones

As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an "armada" as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction.<p>It was even farther away over the …

North Korea

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Three More Signs That Donald Trump Could Not Care Less About American Citizens or Standards

Because he won the election, he keeps saying, the nation’s laws and his own promises no longer apply. This won’t end well.<p>Three times in recent days, Donald Trump reiterated his utter contempt for his bosses, the American people, and for our Constitutional democracy.<p>I have argued for a long time …

Donald Trump

Lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments expands

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A nonprofit watchdog expanded a lawsuit accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by letting his hotels and restaurants accept payments from foreign governments.<p>The amended complaint filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan adds a …

Lawsuits

BP Arctic Oil Well Still Leaking, Too Unstable to Shut Down

BP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials spent the holiday weekend trying to repair a leaking oil well on Alaska's North Slope. …

Syria

What you need to know about that latest NSA data dump

This could make it even harder for Europe and Silicon Valley to trust the U.S. government.<p>A group of hackers released on Friday what appears to be the most extensive data dump yet from the National Security Agency.<p>The hack could have consequences for the relationship between big software companies …

Cybercrime

NASA photos capture a strange new crack in a massive Greenland glacier and we might be doomed

A mysterious crack has been spreading across a giant Greenland glacier, and it's raising concerns that part of the floating ice shelf could splinter off into the ocean.<p>That could be bad.<p>Scientists with the NASA field campaign Operation IceBridge recently captured the first photographs of the …

Global Warming

'A new phase': Trump shifts on core issues at a dizzying pace at a critical moment in his presidency

Alex Conant took a long pause to consider the question.<p>Which seemingly unthinkable shift undertaken in recent days by President Donald Trump stood out to him as the most surprising?<p>"There's been so many," Conant, communications director for Sen. Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential campaign, told …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump To Speak At NRA Convention — First President In 34 Years To Do So

It's so good to "have a president who respects the Second Amendment," an NRA spokeswoman says.<p>President Donald Trump has agreed to speak at the National Rifle Association’s upcoming annual convention in Atlanta, the organization has announced.<p>The NRA endorsed Trump for president last May and poured …

Gun Rights
San Diego

Analysis: Rachel Maddow talks about Russia more than all other topics combined

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spends most of her nightly show talking about one topic: Russia, Russia, Russia.<p>In fact, according to a new analysis from The Intercept, which reviewed six weeks of the liberal anchor’s show, Maddow talks about Russia — and President Donald Trump’s potential ties to the …

Russia

DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White

ProPublica’s ongoing coverage of the 45th President.<p>The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights once complained …

Civil Rights

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.<p>I. Buzzing Flies<p>The West Wing of the White House is a cramped collection of tiny offices, some of them windowless, linked by narrow hallways. New inhabitants are sometimes surprised at just how …

Donald Trump

GOP rep. on ISP privacy rules: 'Nobody's got to use the internet'

The internet is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. It's where many of us turn when we need to file our taxes, apply for jobs or search for housing. But one Republican lawmaker who voted to roll back FCC privacy regulations last month said, "Nobody's got to use the internet" when asked about his …

Net Neutrality

Trump claims he can’t be sued for inciting rally violence

The president’s lawyers claim immunity from a lawsuit brought by protesters hurt at 2016 rally.<p>Donald Trump’s lawyers in a Friday afternoon federal court filing argued that he cannot be sued for inciting his supporters to hurt protesters because, as the president, he is immune from civil …

Donald Trump

The Democratic party is undermining Bernie Sanders-style candidates

In Kansas, the Democrats barely lifted a finger to help James Thompson, a progressive who came painfully close to winning. That’s a losing strategy<p>Since losing the presidency to a Cheeto-hued reality TV host, the Democratic party’s leadership has made it clear that it would rather keep losing than …

Bernie Sanders

Trump’s base turns on him

Steve Bannon’s downgrade is just one of many complaints. ‘We expect him to keep his word, and right now he’s not keeping his word,’ says one campaign supporter.<p>Donald Trump’s true believers are losing the faith.<p>As Trump struggles to keep his campaign promises and flirts with political moderation, …

Donald Trump

Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Pedestrian After Alleged Jaywalking

The Sacramento Police Department on Tuesday announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a black man to the ground and beating him — all sparked by an alleged case of jaywalking.<p>The video, released Monday, has sparked national outrage. It shows …

Policing

Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship

Working-class Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump continue to approve of him as president, even though he supported a health care bill that would disproportionately hurt them.<p>Highly educated professionals tend to lean Democratic, even though Republican tax policies would probably leave more …

Democracy

FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.<p>The FBI and the Justice Department …

Vladimir Putin

Trump-taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax system.<p>The administration's first attempt to write legislation is in its early stages and the …

Finance

Why everything is hackable: Computer security is broken from top to bottom

Why everything is hackableComputer security is broken from top to bottom<p>As the consequences pile up, things are starting to improve<p>print-edition …

Cybersecurity

17 Cheat Sheets That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Sleep > everything, basically<p>Posted on April 06, 2017, 18:24 GMT<p>1. For all those times you need to turn your brain off before bed:<p>Sleep Matters Club / Via dreams.co.uk<p>Because "Just relax!" isn't as helpful as a bunch of actual tips for how to do that. And btw, here are some more infographics that …

Bedtime Stories

Sessions memo gives cops permission to continue targeting blacks: Column

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sticking with President Donald Trump’s emphasis on law and order. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60<p>Roll back of consent decrees would kill efforts to end racial bias in police practices.<p>On Monday, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a …

Policing

Disposable Americans: U.S. health care system is condemning thousands to early death

The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence<p>In his report, “This is how American health care kills people,” Ryan Cooper tells the story of 29-year-old Matthew Stewart, who required emergency surgery for hepatitis-induced liver damage, but learned that only about …

Health Care
Elections