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The 17 strangest lines from Donald Trump's visit to a fire station

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday, President Donald Trump visited a fire station in West Palm Beach, Florida. You probably missed it because the week between Christmas and New Years is a total news dead zone.<p>But! This was a classic of the Trump speech genre -- and well worth your time.<p>Below, I picked out the 17 …

Accidentally Killing Birds Isn't A Crime, Says Trump Administration

The Trump administration says it will no longer criminally prosecute companies that accidentally kill migratory birds. The decision reverses a rule made in the last weeks of the Obama administration.<p>A legal memo from the Department of the Interior posted Friday declares that the Migratory Bird …

Trump Administration

Trump vows to kill 50 years of federal protections | Salon.com

“We’re getting back below the 1960 level,” Trump declared, “and we’ll be there fairly quickly.”<p>Thanks to the Clean Water Act, for example, tens of billions of pounds of sewage, chemicals and trash have been kept out of U.S. waterways since it was enacted 45 years ago. In New York City, harbor water …

Pesticides

Inuit Leaders Say: "Earth Has Shifted". Issuing Immediate Warning To The World

If you’re way too conservative or think you’re too cool to believe in climate change, maybe you’ll believe it coming from these wise old …

Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

<b>Updated at 11:02 p.m. ET</b><p>When President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill on Friday at the White House, he made a bold claim — that his "legislative approvals" were off the charts. "No. 1 in the history of our country," he said, citing 88 as the number of bills he had signed into law.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

What happens when Trump targets you on Twitter

Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman was setting off on a let’s-forget-about-Trump road trip with his wife on the morning of July 7, loading up the family Subaru for a trip to all of the national parks in Utah.<p>“We’re listening to music in the car, not paying attention to our phones,” Podesta …

The Mystery of Jesus’s Brother Gets Even Weirder

Whether Jesus had any siblings is an old debate within Christianity. A number of passages in the New Testament have been stoking this speculation for …

12 things we can definitively say the Russia investigation has uncovered so far

To review everything we've learned about Russia this year, let's rewind to May. That was a big month President Trump, who fired his FBI director because he thought “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."<p>His own administration didn’t see it that way. A few weeks later, the No. …

Donald Trump

Trump Ambassador Gets Caught in a Blatant Lie About His Own Islamophobia

U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra found himself in an awkward situation this week after he was shown footage of Islamophobic comments …

Revealed: Mueller shocks trump team by seizing emails

Trump lawyer attacks Mueller in letter, but declines to make the same argument in court. MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber breaks down why …

FBI warned Trump in 2016 Russians would try to infiltrate his campaign

WASHINGTON — In the weeks after he became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, Donald Trump was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russia, would probably try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign, according to multiple government officials familiar with the matter.<p>The warning came in …

Donald Trump

Scientists have beaten down the best climate denial argument | Dana Nuccitelli

Clouds don’t act as a climate thermostat, and they’re not going to save us from global warming<p>Climate deniers have come up with a lot of arguments about why we shouldn’t worry about global warming – about 200 of them – but most are quite poor, contradictory, and easily debunked by consulting the …

Climate Change

The height of racial resentment: White cops

<b>by</b> <b>Timothy M. Gill</b>Researchers will surely continue to plow the 2016 U.S. presidential election for answers to Donald Trump’s victory for decades to …

U.S. Presidential Election

Republicans accused of concocting email scandal against Robert Mueller

Republicans have been accused of trying to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller by claiming his inquiry into Russian election meddling inappropriately gained access to emails from Donald Trump’s transition team.<p>Trump-Russia<p>The complaint from the Trump for America group comes a day after a …

Donald Trump

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes.<p>Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not …

Roy Moore

The vagina has an environment ‘like acid rain,’ and thank God for that

As cold and flu season returns to knock many of us on our backs, a new book reveals just how successfully our bodies keep us on our feet. “Immune: …

Science Is Getting Closer to Explaining The Mystery of Déjà Vu

Like trying to remember a dream that's slipping away.<p>It's one of the oddest sensations. That feeling where you are in a new situation, or a …

The Brain

Comparing the 'Trump economy’ to the ‘Obama economy’

<i>“Can’t make it up: Obama now wants credit for the booming Trump economy. At least we can all agree the economy is better under President Trump.”</i><p><b>— White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in a tweet, Dec. 10, 2017</b><p>The Trump administration likes to brag about the economy. A lot. During a …

Stock Markets

In Alabama, black women saved America from itself – as they’ve always tried to do | Charlene White

African-American women came out in droves and voted 98% against Roy Moore, preventing what could have been a huge wrong<p>Black women have been trying to save America from itself for generations. So the breakdown of who voted in Alabama’s Senate election this week come as no surprise. Since as far …

African-American News

The harrowing legacy of slavery no one talks about.

In 1865, the slave-owning Confederate states lost their war against the Union. The failure of their bloody rebellion, which they waged in order to …

Black History

USA Today just ran the most anti-Trump editorial of the year

“Rock bottom is no impediment for a new president who can always find room for a new low.”<p>USA Today’s editorial board had some scathing words on President Donald Trump Tuesday: He is a “uniquely awful” figure whose “sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on …

Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are …

Roy Moore

What if Trump apologized for his, ahem, mistakes, just like the 'fake' news media?

Imagine if, like legitimate news outlets, he issued contrite statements retracting his falsehoods. Check out the possibilities.<p>President Trump in the last few days has demanded that reporters at ABC, CNN and <i>The Washington Post</i> be fired for committing “fake news.” The offenses ranged from incorrect …

Donald Trump

People Literally Died This Weekend Because of an Elderly Teenager Who Watches TV All Day

Right in the midst of a global uproar over Donald Trump’s arbitrary decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem–a …

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying and agreed to cooperate. Then the White House …

Donald Trump

In Resignation Letter, Accomplished U.S. Diplomat Slams Tillerson and Trump 

A scathing resignation letter from a talented U.S. diplomat to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows the extent of frustration and anger felt by …

News anchor responds to viewer who called her the N-word

ATLANTA — An Atlanta news anchor wasn’t shocked to be called a racial slur in an email from a viewer but she decided, on air, to have the last …

VA kills plan to cut homeless-vet program after outcry

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans' advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable vets.<p>Advocates for veterans, state officials and …

Homelessness