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Trump: I should have fired Comey 'the day I won the primaries'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his decision to declassify documents related to the Justice Department’s Russia probe was “a great service to the country” and expressed regret that he had not fired former FBI Director James Comey earlier.<p>In an interview with The Hill, Trump said that he …

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Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

In the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, there's a cave that was inhabited for millennia. It's called Denisova, and it shelters something remarkable: the bones of different types of ancient human relatives.<p>Back in 2010, researchers analyzed a fossilized pinky finger bone found in the cave, and …

Humanity

Attorney: Cohen has incriminating information about Trump

The attorney for Michael Cohen said Tuesday night that his client has information that would bolster special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation.<p>“I do know,” attorney Lanny Davis told CNN’s Don Lemon, “Michael Cohen has information that would be of interest to Mr. Mueller in his probe of a …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Second Woman Supreme Court Justice, Is Celebrating 25 Years On The Bench

On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her judicial oath at the White House, becoming the first Jewish woman and only the second woman justice ever appointed to the Supreme Court. Today she celebrates 25 years on the bench—a major milestone in a career that has turned her into a proud …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates

President Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls “chain migration,” in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives.<p>On Thursday, his Slovenian in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, became United States citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan by taking …

Pledge of Allegiance

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shocked by parched Earth images from space

From his unique perspective on the International Space Station, Alexander Gerst sent back images of Germany parched and brown due to the heatwave. …

U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children

(Reuters) - A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can endanger children and farmers.<p>The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned former EPA administrator Scott …

Environment

These Are the 'White Moderates' MLK Warned Us About

Trump officials have recently been on the receiving end of less than pleasant dining experiences. Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and …

Trump tightens his hold on all of government

President Trump, with his refusal to take advice or yield to experts, <i>is</i> the West Wing. Republicans who control both halves of Congress won't lift a …

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to hold summit in July

Kremlin and White House announce details of Helsinki summit after Trump repeats Moscow’s claim that it did not meddle in US election<p>Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold their first official summit in Helsinki on 16 July, the Kremlin and the White House have announced, scheduling an encounter …

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Mystery solved: Why Trump-Macron friendship tree vanished

PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says there's nothing mysterious about the disappearance of an oak tree he planted on the White House lawn.<p>It was put in quarantine, like other plants or animals brought into U.S. territory.<p>The sapling was a gift from French President Emmanuel Macron for …

France

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Scientific study on Trump voters confirms what people of color have been saying all along

The Trump voter is often portrayed in media and pop culture as a working-class white person, down on their luck and desperate for change. These …

The Negligent Nomination of Ronny Jackson

The president’s pick to be secretary of veterans affairs stands accused of misconduct, but with a proper vetting process he would never have been in this position anyway.<p>For the third time in four months, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is at the center of a surprising report.<p>The first time came in …

Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor”

<b>David Cay Johnston; Donald Trump (Simon & Schuster/Bonk Johnston/AP)</b><p>Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The saga of President Donald Trump consists of several parallel and …

The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.<p>The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against …

Putin warns of global 'chaos' after U.S.-led strike on Syria

Global Power<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of global "chaos" on Sunday in a phone conversation with Iran's president as the two men discussed the U.S.-led strike on Syria.<p>According to a statement, Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed the missile attack that targeted a …

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Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

On the Right, Meltdowns and Eye-Rolling as Comey Rips Trump

Reactions to the much-hyped interview ranged from bored and annoyed to, in the case of Sean Hannity, frothing at the mouth.<p>In a remarkable hour-long interview to promote his new book, <b>James Comey,</b> the former director of the F.B.I., was unsparing in his criticism of the president who fired him, …

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years

Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.<p>Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National …

The Donald Trump “love child” payoff scandal, explained

A doorman claims Trump had a child out of wedlock with his housekeeper — and the National Enquirer paid him $30,000 to shut up.<p>In late 2015, Dino Sajudin, a former doorman at Trump Tower, told a reporter for American Media Inc. (or AMI for short, which publishes the National Enquirer among other …

Cory Booker grills Mike Pompeo on whether he believes being gay is a ‘perversion’

By Eugene Scott<p>Eugene Scott<p>Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, Mike Pompeo, the president's nominee to head the State Department, called the decision “wrong” and “a shocking abuse of power.”<p>In a statement condemning the …

Same-sex Marriage

Native women are going missing at epic rates. A 19-year-old wants you to know why.

<b>Some college students spend their spring break partying in the Caribbean. This student walked 80 miles in four days to help Native American …

US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia

"It's nothing but an unbroken trail of disasters with this weapon system."<p>At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25.<p>That's bad news for the US military and …

‘Heartbroken’ Trump Critic Ann Coulter: He’s a ‘Shallow, Lazy Ignoramus’

Right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter, whose 2016 campaign book <i>In Trump We Trust</i> touted the many virtues of the Republican nominee, is having second, …

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Putin Finally Went Too Far

The unified international response to the Skripal poisoning shows that the West will only suffer so much provocation.<p>When Britain threw out 23 Russian diplomats in response to an assassination attempt on Russian agent Sergei Skripal, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia and current bad boy of …

Russia

‘Stormy Will Eat You Alive’: How a Porn Star is Making Trump World’s Lives Hell

As the 2016 presidential campaign entered its homestretch, Donald Trump and his team were drowning in the fallout of the infamous “grab ’em by the …

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Why an Indian girl chose to become an American woman

I was born in India. What can I say about India that hasn’t already been said about this big, beautiful country, where the culture and history run so deep that the people there have been killing each other for centuries and centuries? India is the most interesting, smelly, soulful melting pot of …

The Midterms Could Set Trump On A Path Toward Impeachment

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is yielding indictments and charges at a fast pace, implicating several aides on President Trump’s 2016 …

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