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Why Congress failed nearly 200 times to make lynching a federal crime

Lawmakers in the first half of the 20th Century tried nearly 200 times to address lynching on a federal level. Although seven presidents supported such efforts, none were successful, according to anti-lynching legislation introduced last week by three black senators.<p>If the Justice for Victims of …

Rights & Freedoms

North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks more concessions in nuclear talks with the Trump administration, …

North Korea

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini

Is there a moment when a fanatical leader can be stopped before he takes a nation into the abyss? A moment when those with the moral determination to …

Political Science

America’s cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high

The United States has amassed its largest stockpile of cheese in the 100 years since regulators began keeping tabs, the result of booming domestic production of milk and consumers’ waning interest in the dairy beverage.<p>The 1.39 billion-pound stockpile, tallied by the Agriculture Department last …

Profit

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says

The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyberattacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will.<p>United States officials and private security firms saw the …

Cybersecurity

Russia escalates spy games after years of U.S. neglect

Lawmakers and intelligence officials say that the United States missed opportunities to crack down on Russian espionage efforts.<p>In the throes of the 2016 campaign, the FBI found itself with an escalating problem: Russian diplomats, whose travel was supposed to be tracked by the State Department, …

Russia

Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

MADISON, Wis. — Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year's presidential election, officials said Friday.<p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified states of the attempted breaches on Friday, said Michael Haas, director of the Wisconsin Elections …

Homeland Security

By Separating Families at the Border, the Trump Administration Enforces the “Rule by Nobody”

Donald Trump said that the Democrats made him do it. Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General, said it was the Bible. Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, said it was the law. They all said it wasn’t them. In their unified defense of the policy of separating children from their families …

Donald Trump

Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show

The Trump administration regularly asserts that undocumented immigrants are predatory and threaten public safety. Immigrant advocates say that talk demonizes an entire class of people.<p>Now, four academic studies show that illegal immigration does not increase the prevalence of violent crime or drug …

Immigration

New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in ‘illegal conduct’

The New York attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity, saying Trump repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization — to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 millionin outside income while serving as senior White House advisers during 2017, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday.<p>Trump earned $3.9 million from her stake in the Trump …

Jared Kushner

Ex-Senate aide James Wolfe, accused of lying, goes before judge

BALTIMORE — The former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer accused of lying to FBI agents about his contacts with reporters was released from custody Friday after a brief court proceeding.<p>James A. Wolfe, 58, who was arrested Thursday at his Maryland home, must appear at FBI headquarters on Monday …

The Astonishing Tale of the Man Mueller Just Indicted

One of the most shocking revelations from the special counsel’s investigation is the suggestion that Paul Manafort’s longtime aide is a pawn of Russian intelligence.<p><i>Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed obstruction-of-justice charges against Konstantin Kilimnik and Paul Manafort two days after the</i> …

Even Conservatives Denounce Dinesh D'Souza After He Mocks Parkland School Shooting Survivors

“Good lord, what is wrong with you”<p>Conservative filmmaker, professional troll and convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza riled up Twitter on Tuesday with a …

‘He Pretty Much Gave In to Whatever They Asked For’

Trump says he’s a master negotiator. Those who’ve actually dealt with him beg to differ.<p>In 1985, Tony Schwartz, a writer for <i>New York</i> magazine, was sitting in Donald Trump’s office in Trump Tower interviewing him for a story. Trump told him he had agreed to write a book for Random House. “Well, if …

Donald Trump

Here’s why Roseanne’s tweet was a racist slur, not a botched joke

Comedian and former ABC sitcom star Roseanne Barr became the latest social media casualty when the network canceled her show “Roseanne” after a tweet about Valerie Jarrett, who was a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, in which Barr compared Jarrett to a blend of the Muslim Brotherhood and …

Valerie Jarrett

Italy’s Populists Get a Green Light to Govern, in New Threat to Europe

ROME — The populist parties that won Italy’s elections two months ago by demonizing the political establishment, the European Union and illegal migrants in often vulgar terms were granted the go-ahead on Wednesday to form a government, crystallizing some of the biggest fears of Europe’s leaders, …

Europe

The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What They Mean

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, recently provided President Trump’s lawyers a list of questions he wants answered in an interview. The New York Times obtained the list; here are the questions, along with the context and significance of each. The questions fall into categories based on …

Donald Trump

Mother, wife, million-dollar patient

CHINO, Calif. — The swelling attacks come on without warning. Loukisha Olive-McCoy's lower lip puffs up; then her cheeks and jaw twist and pull, distorting her face into an involuntary grimace. Sometimes her tongue will fill up the back of her throat and choke off her breathing.<p>Olive-McCoy, 44, has …

The staggering environmental footprint of all the food that we just throw in the trash

The mass quantities of food Americans waste every year has staggering environmental consequences, according to a study published Wednesday.<p>“Our data suggest that the average person in the United States wastes about a pound of food per day,” said the University of Vermont’s Meredith Niles, one of …

Agriculture

The price of cheap meat? Raided slaughterhouses and upended communities.

Cheap meat is costly.<p>At the Southern Provision slaughterhouse in Bean Station, Tenn., in a recent early-morning U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement raid with helicopters, armed federal agents and road blocks, nearly 100 workers were rounded up, loaded into vans and taken to the National Guard …

The U.S. used to be a world leader in women working. Not anymore.

The United States used to be a leader in women working. In 1985, America was second only to Sweden in the proportion of prime age women with jobs or actively seeking paid employment. Now, the United States has fallen to the back of the pack, according to a new report this week from the …

Demographics

Donald Trump trade threats lack credibility | Financial Times

As the possibility of a trade war between the US and China looms, threats and counterthreats are hurled back and forth and markets gyrate, economic …

Economics

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi crown prince bragged that Jared Kushner gave him CIA intelligence about other Saudis saying 'here are your enemies' days before 'corruption crackdown' which led to torture and death

• <b>Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Jared Kushner in October</b>• <b><br>Salman has since bragged about using classified intelligence from Kushner as</b> …

Homework Therapists’ Job: Help Solve Math Problems, and Emotional Ones

On a recent Sunday, Bari Hillman, who works during the week as a clinical psychologist at a New York mental health clinic, was perched at a clear, plastic desk inside a 16-year-old’s Manhattan bedroom, her shoeless feet resting on a fluffy white rug. Dr. Hillman was helping a private school …

A Huge Caravan Of Central Americans Is Headed For The US, And No One In Mexico Dares To Stop Them

"If we all protect each other, we'll get through this together."<p>Taking a drag from her cigarette, a Mexican immigration agent looked out toward a caravan of migrants that grew larger with each step they took on the two-lane highway.<p>When the agent, who'd covered her uniform with an orange and white …

Roseanne Roseanne Keeps Promoting QAnon, the Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theory That Makes Pizzagate Look Tame

“guys! i am OK! I’m here-thank you for worrying,” she wrote. “I am OK and back. explanation later on-”<p>She never appeared to offer the explanation. …

Pope Francis in Good Friday address: I'm ashamed of the state of the world

Pope Francis has said he feels shame over the state of the world that future generations will inherit.<p>People everywhere should feel ashamed about a …

Cleveland cop acquitted of deaths in 137-shot barrage

A Cleveland police officer was acquitted Saturday of charges of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage following a high-speed car chase.<p>Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O'Donnell ruled that Michael Brelo, 31, a white officer, acted within …

Black Lives Matter: Police Officers Return to Work After Killing Suspects With 137 Bullets

In Ohio, five out of six officers fired from the Cleveland police force after involvement in the 2012 car chase and fatal shooting of Timothy Russell …