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Donald Trump 'taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency'

Donald Trump will work towards the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency – and any employees cleaving to the Obama era should be “very worried” by the prospect of Scott Pruitt taking over the agency, a key aide of the president has told the Guardian.<p>In an exclusive interview, Myron Ebell …

Donald Trump

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

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 …

Immigration

US abortion rate is lowest since Roe v Wade – but contraception access may go

The rate of abortion in the US reached a lower level in 2014 than in any other year since the procedure first became legal, a study has found, a decline that appears to be due to the widespread use of contraception producing a drop in unintended pregnancies.<p>Tennessee woman jailed for attempting …

Health Care

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with …

Donald Trump

Gamification is the future of arts marketing

<i>GooseChase artwork by Nick Phillips</i><p>Gamification applies game design techniques and mechanics to capture and engage audiences by harnessing people’s …

Australia

The MLK History Forgot

During his last three years on Earth, Martin Luther King went through hell.<p>In January 1966, Martin Luther King Jr.—founding president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Nobel laureate and the nation’s most prominent civil rights activist—moved his family into a squalid tenement …

Black History

This is what could happen if Obamacare is repealed

Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>What's happening now<p><i>Tuesday 1 p.m.:</i> The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says in a new report that repealing major parts of Obamacare without a replacement plan could lead to an additional 20-25% hike in premiums above existing projections. And it says 18 million …

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests

Millennials are on shaky ground, struggling to gain the same financial security afforded to their parents, new data analysis suggests.<p>When baby boomers were young adults, their net worth was double that of today's young people, who earn $10,000 less than their counterparts did in 1989, according to …

Demographics

Six Things You Might Not Know Could Go With Obamacare Repeal

The Affordable Care Act of course affected premiums and insurance purchasing. It guaranteed people with pre-existing conditions could buy health coverage and allowed children to stay on parents’ plans until age 26. But the roughly 2,000-page bill also included a host of other provisions that affect …

Health Care