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Louise Mensch: the former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties

Mensch works at News Corp by day and investigates Trump and Moscow by night. Here’s how she learned the secret that eluded even the best journalists<p>In the journalistic race to get to the bottom of one of the most closely guarded secrets in Washington – the investigation into the Trump team’s …

What happens when students notice racial bias

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children rarely forget the moment when a teacher might inadvertently display a racial bias.<p>Sara Sidner, CNN's Los Angeles-based national and international correspondent, remembers sitting in class as a child while her teacher stood and starting taking roll, marking down the race of each …

Trump furious after court upholds block on travel ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's travel ban will remain blocked, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>The unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel means that citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries will continue to be able to travel to the US, despite Trump's executive order last month.<p>It is …

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The 9th Circuit just reminded Trump how the American legal system actually works

“It is the role of the judiciary to interpret the law.”<p>The judicial branch is officially resisting the Trump administration.<p>Since Friday, when a federal judge put Trump’s executive order banning visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries and nearly all refugees from entering the US, the …

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.<p>If you could measure all the information you consume online, what would you learn about yourself?<p>That’s the question behind the new Chrome extension Data Selfie. Created by developers Hang Do Thi Duc …

Yemen wants US to reassess counter-terrorism strategy after botched raid

Sidelining of Trump’s national security council worries experts, who liken decision-making process that led to civilian deaths to ‘shooting from the hip’<p>The Yemeni government said on Wednesday it wants a rethink of US counter-terrorist operations on its territory after a botched commando raid on 29 …

#LetLizSpeak: 'She persisted' becomes rallying cry for Warren supporters

<b>(CNN) —</b> "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."<p>That line, delivered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bar Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking, has become an instant classic and a powerful rallying cry for her supporters.<p>On Tuesday night, …

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California is not 'out of control,' leaders tell Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California leaders pushed back on Monday against President Donald Trump’s claim that the state is “out of control,” pointing to its balanced budget and high jobs numbers in the latest dustup between the populist Republican and the progressive state.<p>File Photo: …

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It’s time to take America’s billionaire class head on

<b>The rich continue to pay fewer taxes, and get more services (Yuri_Arcurs via iStock)</b><p>This is a time to expose, to educate and to resist<p>David Morris<p>February 4, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Combatting defeatism may be our single most important psychological objective …

Income Inequality

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump …

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

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What are men to do in the age of Trump?

Donald Trump represents far more than a setback for women. He also represents the failure of men to deal with their own questions of gender<p>“Men: Time to Listen”. So read a sign on the National Mall in Washington during the Women’s March protesting against Donald Trump the day after his inauguration.<p>…

Betsy DeVos lobbying senators ahead of tight confirmation vote

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, is personally lobbying senators ahead of what could be her historically close confirmation vote Monday.<p>Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine both announced earlier this …

Over 100,000 Visas Have Been Revoked by Immigration Ban, Justice Dept. Reveals

At least 100,000 visas have been revoked in a single week in response to President Donald Trump's executive immigration order, a lawyer for the Justice Department revealed in court Friday.<p>The number came to light in a Virginia courtroom as a federal judge granted the state's motion to join a …

Senate subpanel launches new Russia hacking probe

A Senate subcommittee is joining the bevy of congressional investigations into Russia's alleged tampering with the 2016 presidential election.<p>Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) — who oversee the Judiciary Committee's subpanel on crime and terrorism — announced the contours of …

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

European Leaders Are Now Describing Trump as a Threat

The new administration has called into question "the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” one says.<p>Something has fundamentally changed in the world when one of the leaders of the European Union mentions the American president among the top threats to European unity, along with Russian …

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Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Donald Trump's early crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump begins his 11th day in office shrouded in crisis, roundly criticized for a chaotic unveiling of immigration measures and under new scrutiny after he fired the nation's top law enforcement officer who refused to enforce them.<p>On an extraordinary night of political drama …

The Trump Administration's Flirtation With Holocaust Denial

The White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance day did not mention Jews or antisemitism.<p>Holocaust denial is alive and well in the highest offices of the United States. It is being spread by those in President Trump’s innermost circle. It may have all started as a mistake by a new administration …

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What Conservatives Get Wrong About Trump's Immigration Order

There’s reason to reserve judgment, but no cause for giving the president the benefit of the doubt.<p>Late Sunday, <i>National Review</i> published an editorial on Donald Trump’s executive order titled “Trump’s Order on Refugees: Mostly Right on Substance, Wrong on Rollout.”<p>Echoing arguments circulating …

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The Muslim ban has brought the US close to constitutional crisis | Trevor Timm

A series of troubling events since Friday’s order have pushed the country into uncharted territory – and Stephen Bannon was central to the chaos<p>Donald Trump’s White House is plunging the United States into a full-blown constitutional crisis a little more than a week into his administration. One of …

What Is Hiding Behind Donald Trump’s Lies?

Bannon was right: The press is the ‘opposition party,’ the guarantor of the public interest. If democracy stands any chance, journalists must be …

Judges temporarily block part of Trump's immigration order, WH stands by it

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in New York blocked part of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration Saturday, ruling that authorities could not remove individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries who had arrived in US airports after the order had been issued. The White …

Trump's wild first week in office was like nothing ever seen in the presidency

From when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States last Friday through the end of this week, news broke from the White House at a rapid-fire pace unlike anything seen previously.<p>Trump signed executive orders en-masse, most of which cemented concrete action on his most …

The Expanse's Secret Weapon? Actual Science | WIRED

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.28.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p><i>The</i> <i>Expanse’s</i> …

This racial justice map sheds light on an often overlooked part of U.S. history

Dark parts of American history are often swept under the rug for being too shameful and painful. But engaging with that history is crucial to …

Black History

I Went Through America’s Extreme Vetting

I’m a Syrian refugee. Trust me, it’s plenty tough.<p>I’m a Syrian refugee living in the United States. My family, which fled to Turkey in 2011 as protests against the government grew, is Muslim. And on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that would have made it difficult, if not impossible …

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Trump's 'buy American' policy directly conflicts with how his own hotels operate

Making good on one of his key campaign promises, President Donald Trump wasted no time in pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The North American Free Trade Agreement could be next.<p>The moves align the new administration against "globalism" and free trade — a stance further …

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Trump’s executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it most

It lays the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump overhauled US refugee policy — laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>Trump signed an executive order Friday …