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Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay

Senior White House aides met Sunday afternoon to discuss how to roll out the controversial move affecting hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.<p>President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, …

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People like Joel Osteen are a big reason why Americans are dumping religion

<b>Joel Osteen (RW/MediaPunch/IPX)</b><p>Houston megachurch pastor was reluctant to help Harvey victims — after all, that’s not where the money is<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>August 30, 2017 11:59am (UTC)<p>On Monday, millionaire pastor Joel Osteen taught more Americans via his actions than he’ll ever do in a sermon. At …

Joel Osteen’s Hurricane Fumbling Reveals The Absurdity Of His Preachings

Let’s start with the very basics: Christianity, as a religion, is not inherently bad. It’s based around the teachings of Jesus Christ, a man who almost surely existed, and was, by all accounts, a solid hang. Even if he <i>didn’t</i> exist, the quotes attributed to Jesus paint a picture of radical …

Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

There are no cardboard boxes or bubble wrap or heavy duty packing tape in Tim Stokes' 1,600-square-foot Sacramento, Calif., home. But, according to the 36-year-old, he and his pregnant wife, their three kids and their two 100-pound mastiffs are on the verge of selling the house they bought just …

When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Molecular Biology

Five lies that are ricocheting around the right-wing media bubble

<b>Rush Limbaugh; Donald Trump; Sean Hannity (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Mandel Ngan/Saul Loeb)</b><p>These absolute lies promoted by right-wing media don’t go away, no matter how many times they’re proven wrong<p>Cristina López G.<p>August 8, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

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Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces early Wednesday by someone driving a vehicle into it less than …

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Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.<p>The privately funded Arkansas monument …

Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument destroyed by vehicle

<b>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --</b> A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three …

Why Are ‘Pro-Life’ Republicans Pushing a Bill That Will Kill Tens of Thousands?

Here’s a dark fact: Every single GOP senator who calls him or herself pro-life who votes for the Republican health care bill knowingly will be voting …

Trump allies push White House to consider regime change in Tehran

As the new administration conducts a routine review of its Iran policy, senior officials are hinting that they're open to toppling the country's clerical regime.<p>As the White House formulates its official policy on Iran, senior officials and key allies of President Donald Trump are calling for the …

Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too

Although President Trump has had a troubled relationship with big commercial lenders over the years, financial disclosure forms filed recently suggest he is still able to borrow money when he needs it.<p>While Trump's debts appear to be easily outweighed by his assets, government ethics experts say …

Bernie Sanders Storms Senate Floor To Rip Trumpcare To Shreds: GOP 'Should Be Embarrassed'

Sen. Bernie Sanders stormed the Senate floor on Monday to slam the secret Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, saying to …

Bernie Sanders

Ted Lieu Says Congress Will Start Impeachment Process If Trump Fires Investigators

Representative Ted Lieu of California said he believes Congress will start the impeachment process if President Donald Trump fires special counsel …

Trump Ditches His Promise to 'Terminate' DACA

The president had repeatedly pledged to end the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.<p>Donald Trump will keep the Obama-era program in place that shielded millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as …

Fate of program to protect young immigrants still undecided

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Friday it still has not decided the fate of a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young …

Immigration

Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel …

Report: Comey Confronted Lynch in Person After Infamous Bill Clinton Tarmac Meeting

Former FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress in closed-door meetings that he confronted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch over her …

U.K. government allegedly suppressing intel on death of Russian whistleblower

A investigation from BuzzFeed News has found the "British government is suppressing explosive intelligence" related to the 2012 death of Russian …

I Survived World War II. Nationalism Is a Path to War

I am one of a dwindling number of people who remember sitting in air-raid shelters as a child in Berlin during World War II, as bombs rained down on …

World History

Donald Trump just held the weirdest Cabinet meeting ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leave it to Donald Trump to reinvent the Cabinet meeting.<p>The public portion of these gatherings of all of the president's top advisers are usually staid affairs. Photographers are let in to take pictures. The president makes a very brief statement. A reporter shouts a question, unanswered. …

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Trump’s Defense of Taking Foreign Money Is Historically Illiterate

The Justice Department’s lawyers are getting the founding fathers all wrong.<p>Did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson or James Madison sell agricultural products to a foreign government “instrumentality?”<p>It’s hard to say, since their surviving plantation records don’t speak to the question. But the …

14 bodies found in mass grave in Mexican resort of Los Cabos

The bodies of 11 men and three women were found in a mass grave near the tourist resort of San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, where violence between rival drug gangs has surged.<p>Authorities are running DNA tests from the bones in an attempt to identify the remains that were …

Immigration judge frees Mexican activist US trying to deport

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican woman was released from custody Friday while the U.S. government seeks to deport her after a judge rejected arguments she …

Immigration

Donald Trump Russia probe pierces US president's inner circle, White House left shaken

<b>Washington:</b> The probe into Russia's role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald …

California AG slams Trump, defenders in Comey dealings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top law enforcement official blasted his former congressional colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Friday …

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New York attorney general looking at Eric Trump charity's payouts

(Reuters) - New York's attorney general is looking into a report that the Eric Trump Foundation funneled more than $1 million from charity golf tournaments into President Donald Trump's business, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Friday.<p>Forbes magazine reported this week that the charity …

5 things Trump did while you weren't looking

Behind the scandal-of-the-day news, the White House really is changing American policy. A new series from The Agenda explains how.<p>All eyes were on Washington this week as the Trump administration hosted a series of events to promote its infrastructure policy — highlighting the president’s proposals …

Why Jefferson’s vision of American Islam matters today

Evidence shows Thomas Jefferson about Muslim inclusion in his new country since 1776<p>Denise A. Spellberg<p>June 4, 2017 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>After last year’s deliberate break with tradition, President Donald Trump has resumed the iftar dinner – the …