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Cassini Dropped Its Most Mind-Blowing Look At Saturn's Rings Yet

Though Cassini only has a few days left to study Saturn before it dies, it’s seriously making them count. Today, NASA released what it says are “the …

Putin jabs at Trump's trade policies ahead of G20 meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a thinly-veiled stab at US President Donald Trump's policy agenda, slamming US sanctions and trade protectionism just a day before the leaders' highly-anticipated meeting in Germany.<p>The two men are scheduled to officially meet for the first time on …

Of 'severe things,' US military strike on NKorea is unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pre-emptive military strike may be among the "pretty severe things" President Donald Trump says he is considering for North …

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Why the Republican Party's climate policy obstruction is indefensible | Dana Nuccitelli

Climate change,Climate change scepticism,Greenhouse gas emissions,Carbon tax,Environment,Climate change,Science,Trump administration,Economic policy,Paris climate agreement,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,Politics,Republicans<p>It’s unscientific, fails basic risk …

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Trump has dragged America into a permanent state of crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shortly before his first Fourth of July in office, Ronald Reagan honored the NAACP by addressing its convention. Eight years later, President George H.W. Bush declared, ''The law cannot tolerate any discrimination, and my administration will not tolerate abuse of that principle.'' In 2001, …

North Korea brings missile threat to the US: What does Trump do now?

<b>(CNN) —</b> US policy towards North Korea has entered an unpredictable new era, analysts say, after the rogue state announced it had tested a missile which could hit "anywhere in the world."<p>Adam Mount, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, said US President Donald Trump had few good …

A heroin addict’s appeal to President Trump

Countless lives are lost at the hands of America’s deadliest drug<p>Ritchie Farrell<p>July 2, 2017 9:29pm (UTC)<p>I didn’t vote for you. You see, I was born with a brain injury. Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Boston told my parents I would never be able to walk normally.<p>Young children are mean. As a …

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Scoop: Bannon pushes tax hike for wealthy

<b>Steve Bannon</b> is causing a stir inside the administration by pushing an idea that's anathema to most Republicans: raising taxes on the wealthiest …

Pentagon Weighs More Aggressive Role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering an expanded and more aggressive role in Afghanistan, one that would include the American military once again targeting both Taliban and Haqqani network fighters, according to four U.S. defense officials.<p>Both Pentagon and White House officials have been …

McConnell on Obamacare repeal: ‘Not easy making America great again’

The majority leader bucks Trump, says the Senate GOP will work on simultaneous repeal and replace.<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sticking to his current plan of trying to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare, despite a call from President Donald Trump and some conservative members …

Breathtaking Pics From Cassini's Journey to Saturn

Cassini went out like a gangsta today; check out these images from its 20-year mission.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Saturn’s Hexagonal Storm Is Pure Chaotic Beauty In New Cassini Images

Cassini’s last hurrah has been so bittersweet: On the one hand, it marks the end of a 20-year-long journey to explore Saturn and its moons. But the …

Republicans condemn Trump for crude tweets about ‘Morning Joe’ host

'Your tweet was beneath the office,’ Lindsey Graham said about Trump’s message about a bleeding face-lift.<p>Republican lawmakers on Thursday swiftly rebuked President Donald Trump for crudely claiming that “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” saying such tweets …

50 Things You Didn't Know About the Founding Fathers

George Washington. Alexander Hamilton. Benjamin Franklin. John Adams. These men and several more continue to stand as some of the most influential …

Travel ban 2.0 in effect, court challenges begin

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After months of winding through the courts, the so-called "watered-down," revised version of President Donald Trump's fiercely litigated travel ban finally went into effect at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.<p>Less than an hour before the ban was slated to begin, an emergency motion was filed …

6 trigger points: How the conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war

<b>(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File))</b><p>The United States’ next ground war in the Middle East might erupt without warning<p>Jefferson Morley<p>June 28, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The long-simmering conflict between the United States and Iran is fast escalating toward war. The …

America's oil and gas boom happened under Obama

The issue President Trump and his top advisers will be taking credit for America's boom in oil and natural gas as part of this White House-themed …

Pew poll: More people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is the fairly elected leader of the most prominent democracy in the world. Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian with a long record of punishing political allies and suppressing views divergent from his own.<p>And yet, according to a new Pew survey of citizens in 37 …

Forget Coal: Asteroid Mining Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Robots are paving the way toward lucrative space mining as NASA and private startups launch pioneering prospecting missions to precious metal-rich asteroids.<p>President Donald Trump is obsessed with returning America to its coal mining past—but scientists and entreprenurs have far more ambitious …

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Lose Endangered Species Protections

After more than 40 years on the U.S. Endangered Species list, the grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will no longer have protected …

Options for Supreme Court on Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from …

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Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity

Physicists have wondered for decades whether infinitely dense points known as singularities can ever exist outside black holes, which would expose …

Trump Acknowledges Russian Election 'Meddling' in Tweet Criticizing Obama

President Donald Trump on Twitter appeared to acknowledge Russian meddling in the presidential election in a tweet Friday that attacked former President Barack Obama.<p>"Just out," Trump tweeted Friday, "The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. …

Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step on Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance.<p>The 142-page bill would create a …

Trump Doesn’t Want to Be President

He wants to be communications director.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president. If he did, he’d nominate candidates to the 350 important but vacant administration jobs and get on with the job of governance. He doesn’t seem to want to be commander in chief of the armed forces, either, …

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Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement in the coming days on whether any recordings exist of his private …

US Navy ship collides with vessel off coast of Japan

In a statement, the 7th Fleet said it was looking into the incident.

Moving to Scuttle Obama Legacy, Donald Trump to Crack Down on Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday will move to halt the historic rapprochement between the United States and Cuba set in motion by former President Barack Obama, delivering a speech in Miami in which he plans to announce he is clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island nation …

Qatar signs $12 billion arms deal with Defense Department after being labeled a state sponsor of terror by Donald Trump

<b>(Getty/AP/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The Trump administration has sent multiple mixed messages amid a potential diplomatic crisis in the Gulf<p>Charlie May<p>June 15, 2017 8:40pm (UTC)<p>After President Donald Trump claimed that Qatar has been a primary sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East, the U.S. inked a …

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