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Gov. Jerry Brown: 'We know the Trump administration is full of liars'

In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' strident anti-immigration speech in Sacramento Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown ripped into Sessions, accusing him of going to war on California and saying the Trump administration is "full of liars."<p>A day after announcing the Department of Justice would …

Florida legislature backs new gun restrictions after Parkland school shooting

Florida lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association on Wednesday to pass new firearms regulations and create a program for arming some school employees in a rare act of Republican compromise on the divisive issue of gun violence.<p>The response to the slayings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Guns

Poll: Majority of Americans disagree with Trump's proposal to arm teachers

A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers, according to results from a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.<p>Trump, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, has said that arming some of …

Gun Control

This Toad Was Found Hopping Around With No Face And We're Freaking Out

OMG.<p>Here's another one to chalk up to "nature, you freaky" - an adult toad found in a forest in Connecticut gave researchers a shock when they …

Trump administration nixes ban on hunted elephant tusks being carried into the U.S.

In November 2017, President Donald Trump called the hunting of elephants for their trophy tusks a "horror show."<p>It appeared that Trump, who lacks …

Alzheimer’s disease will become manageable like HIV, say award-winning scientists

Alzheimer’s sufferers may be able to live with the disease without the devastating symptoms within the next few decades, scientists said as they were awarded the Brain Prize for their work fighting the illness.<p>Professor Michel Goedert, of Cambridge University, who discovered the importance of tau …

Exorcists are back – and people are getting hurt

The rise of exorcism in Catholic and evangelical churches is like a new Inquisition. But there are ways to stop the witch-hunt<p>Exorcism is intrinsic to Christianity. From driving possessed swine into a lake to expelling a spirit from a boy who foamed at the mouth, Jesus could reasonably be …

Mental Health

After a slow start, South Korea’s #MeToo movement has exploded

The #MeToo movement claimed its biggest scalp in South Korea following the resignation of a prominent progressive politician.<p>A day after he was accused of rape by his secretary, Ahn Hee-jung, governor of South Chungcheong province and one-time presidential hopeful, admitted wrongdoing (paywall) and …

Dick's Sporting Goods expected 'backlash' but got flowers instead

Dick's Sporting Goods expected some backlash when it said it would stop selling assault-style rifles. Instead, it got flowers.<p>"We have been humbled by the calls, emails, tweets and posts of support that so many of you have sent following our announcement on Wednesday," Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) …

Guns

A presidential milestone: Trump has spent 100 days in office at one of his golf clubs

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name.<p>Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Came to Washington Seeking Power and Glamour. They’ll Leave With Neither.

Jared and Ivanka are just the latest in a long line of presidential family members who didn’t exactly bowl Washington over. But they’re also the …

Vice President Mike Pence: Legal Abortion Will End in the U.S. 'In Our Time'

During a speech in Nashville yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence told an audience that he believes legal abortion in the United States will end "in our time." Pence was speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute, a group that "exists to pass laws that protect …

Why 70% support isn't enough to change gun laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not a fortnight after it began, in the hours after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the latest push to expand or fortify federal gun control laws seems destined for a recognizable end.<p>A series of competing bills and amendments are currently sitting in limbo on Capitol Hill as …

Republicans

Trump Blames School Shooting for Distracting from How Great the Economy Is Doing

If anyone’s the victim here, it’s him.<p>On Monday, <b>Donald Trump</b> met with the nation’s governors for a discussion about school safety in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School—and unlike last week’s listening session, this time no one remembered to give him a cheat sheet for …

Ivanka Trump's dual roles as senior adviser, first daughter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump expects to be treated seriously as a senior White House adviser. But when faced with uncomfortable questions about her father's treatment of women, she'd prefer to be viewed as just a daughter.<p>President Donald Trump's elder daughter drew fresh scrutiny Monday for an …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

​Nappies, takeaways and bubble wrap: could I remove plastic from my life?'

It’s polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife, but how easy is it to get by without it? Four writers find out<p>Stuart Heritage, 37<p>No man is an island. However, if I were an island, I’d probably be the best one ever. When the Guardian asked me to record all the single-use plastic I got through in …

Henry Viii

Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

Two major airlines.A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend.<p>Delta Air Lines (DAL) announced Saturday …

Guns

Gun sold to 13-year-old-boy with no checks in the US just weeks after Florida high school shooting

A 13-year-old boy was able to buy a gun with ease in a chilling social experiement carried out just weeks after the Florida high school …

Oregon becomes first state to pass gun-control legislation since Parkland shooting

The state passed a bill to close the "boyfriend loophole" in gun background checks.<p>Oregon lawmakers passed gun control legislation Thursday, becoming …

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters.<p>Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing …

Guns

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual photos. Now he's going to prison.

For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.”<p>The judge overseeing these cases, Joseph Boeckmann, district judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Arkansas, would call …

Corruption

State Introduces Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requiring Drug Tests

For many people, there has always been a lot of tension between weed and work. Required drug tests are often part of the job application process. …

Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who spent months belittling charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, has managed to revive questions about how his predecessor, President Barack Obama, handled suspicions about Russia in the months before the election.<p>Some former Obama officials now confess to …

Donald Trump

House Republicans Just Voted To Eliminate The Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked

The Republicans aren't even hiding it anymore: They just don't care if elections are stolen or hacked. Period. They flat out don't care. The Nation …

Republicans

This single cartoon about school shootings is breaking people's hearts

As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself to go to sleep, so she began to draw.<p>About 6 a.m., she came up with an idea. One of the …

Sandy Hook School Shooting

Florida Student Emma Gonzalez Delivered This Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control Reform

Missing pregnant woman found dead in national forest in Minnesota, sheriff says

<b>MINNEAPOLIS</b> – Authorities say the body of a woman who was pregnant and who was reported missing earlier this month was found Saturday in Cass County. …