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Putin’s Hackers Now Under Attack—From Microsoft

Microsoft is going after Fancy Bear, the Russian hacking group that targeted the DNC, by wresting control of domain names controlled by the foreign …

Inventions

Kids Suing Trump Over Climate Change Get A Boost From Grandpa

If Sophie Kivlehan’s crusade to convince skeptics that humans are causing climate change has taught her anything, it’s that the surest way to erode doubt is to make the science personal.<p>The 18-year-old can now point to new research that comes from a very personal source ― her grandfather. And she …

Climate

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

State legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning.<p>After dozens of city and county governments voted to raise their local minimum wage ordinances in the last several years, states have been responding by passing laws …

University of Washington

Budget member could offer poison-pill BAT amendment

A Freedom Caucus conservative is threatening to go rogue at a House Budget Committee markup Wednesday by offering a poison pill amendment killing a central component of Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax reform proposal.<p>Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is considering an amendment to the fiscal 2018 budget that …

U.S. Politics

What did the ‘Crown prosecutor’ know, and when did he know it?

<i>[Updated 7/19/17 with footnote ** at end]</i><p>The now justly-famous “Russia — Clinton — private and confidential” email thread began on June 3, 2016, with Rob Goldstone writing to Donald Trump Jr. that<p>“the Crown prosecutor of Russia … offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents …

Donald Trump

Why Hillary Clinton Is Really Unpopular – Again

Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than when she was running for president.<p>Just 39 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably, according to a Bloomberg national poll conducted last week and released on Monday. A year ago, when Clinton was the presumptive Democratic nominee, her favorability …

Government

As health care dies, Russia sanctions prospects rise

<b>(CNN) —</b> The apparent death of the Senate's health care bill also comes with an unintended effect: It could give a boost to Russia sanctions legislation to get to the President's desk before Congress leaves for August recess.<p>The Senate passed a bill last month to slap new sanctions on Russia and …

North Korea

Senate Democrats open to bipartisan health talks — after repeal fails

Senate Democrats are still hanging tight on the same message as the GOP’s seven-year push to repeal Obamacare careens off course: Drop the one-party approach and work with us to fix the health care law.<p>Even the five Democratic senators facing re-election battles next year in states President Donald …

Health Care

Fact Checker’s guide to obstruction of justice, executive privilege and impeachment

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections widened the scope of the probe — including whether President Trump obstructed justice when firing James B. Comey as FBI director. Now, with every new development, Trump’s critics are quick to call for …

Donald Trump

How a North Korean Missile Could Accidentally Trigger a U.S.-Russia Nuclear War

America’s missile defense system could knock a North Korean ICBM out of the sky—and potentially start World War III.<p>You might have heard that North …

Trump is trying to make NAFTA even worse. It’s time to throw sand in the gears

Putting NAFTA in the hands of Donald Trump is a recipe for disaster<p>Many on the Left have been deeply critical of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) since before it was fast-tracked into law by former President Bill Clinton in 1994. Now, President Donald Trump’s current plan to …

Globalization

How to Make the Best No-Bake Cheesecake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm all about cheesecake in any form, whether it's Japanese-style and cotton soft or a towering slab like they serve in New York; I'd even take a scoop of cheesecake ice cream, with graham cracker bits mixed right …

Dessert

Celebrating the Fourth of July in 1941, in Vale, Oregon

Photographer Russell Lee, while working for the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information, visited the small town of Vale, in eastern Oregon, on the Fourth of July in 1941. On that day, he photographed holiday preparations, a parade, carnival rides, and more, as the small town of …

Oregon

Hut-To-Hut Biking On Mount Hood

A four-day bike trip around Mount Hood is a challenge, no matter how you tackle it. A mix of dirt, paved roads, gravel and single-track trails …

Pacific Northwest

Pedaling The Rails From Enterprise To Joseph, Oregon

Freight trains stopped running on the Wallowa Union Rail Line more than 20 years ago, but that doesn’t mean the tracks are empty. Visitors to the …

Oregon

Why Trump wants a war on the media

President Trump’s latest salvo in his anti-media campaign is a doctored video clip posted to his personal Twitter account showing him beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. The tweet has drawn predictable outcries: “It’s not just anti-CNN. It’s anti-freedom of the press,” said CNN political …

Donald Trump

Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike

<b>The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>A new analysis shows that frog populations exploded after the extinction event 66 million years ago.<p>It would appear to contradict earlier evidence suggesting a …

Dinosaurs

How Germany Managed to Avoid Populism

The country’s economic resilience may have contributed to its political resilience.<p>Last year’s Brexit vote followed by the election of Donald Trump resulted in the idea that populism was sweeping the West. Elections were scheduled in 2017 for Austria, the Netherlands, France, and Germany, leading …

Political Science

Gertrude Bell and the West’s Fatal Failure to Understand the Arab World

If you want to understand what keeps going wrong in the Middle East, from Raqqa to Qatar, listen—at last—to what Gertrude Bell was saying 100 years …

Nation-Building

Trump fuels Texas and California feud

The two biggest states in the country are trading punches again.<p>LOS ANGELES — California and Texas are at war, and Donald Trump is one of the reasons why.<p>Trading broadsides on everything from tax and climate policy to a California ban on state-sponsored travel to the Lone Star State, the two poles …

Jerry Brown

The Trump University case isn’t over. An attorney on the case explains what’s next.

“People have failed to see this coming.”<p>Most people probably think the Trump University lawsuit — in which students at the supposed “school” accused our now-president of fraud — is over. Donald Trump settled for $25 million in November, shortly after he was elected.<p>But it’s not over. One plaintiff, …

Trump University

AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar likely faces a deadline this weekend to comply with a list of demands issued by Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties to the energy-rich country, though its leaders already have dismissed the ultimatum.<p>Here's a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to …

Natural Gas

How the Left Lost Its Mind

Polemicists, conspiracists, and outright fabulists are feeding an alternative media landscape—where the implausibility of a claim is no bar to its acceptance.<p><i>Updated for clarification on July 26, 2017.</i><p>Last month, Democratic Senator Ed Markey delivered what seemed like an explosive bit of news …

Journalism

Cyber expert says GOP operative wanted to expose hacked Clinton emails

British internet security consultant Matt Tait’s allegations may shed new light on Russia’s election meddling and possible collusion by Trump aides<p>A former British government intelligence official has said he was approached last summer by a veteran Republican operative to help verify hacked Hillary …

Donald Trump

Trump Just Undermined The Work Of His Own 'Election Integrity' Probe

President Donald Trump cast doubt about the neutrality of a commission he created to investigate “election integrity,” tweeting that it was a probe focused on voter fraud.<p>Critics have warned that the creation of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is just a way of looking for …

Donald Trump

Dave Chappelle Roasts Himself In Surprise ‘Tonight Show’ Appearance

Thanks to a surprise guest on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” a lot of people probably broke out their Lil Jon impressions, suddenly yelling, “What!?”<p>Comedian Dave Chappelle, known for his own Lil Jon impression on “Chappelle’s Show,” was unexpectedly picked out of the crowd by Jimmy Fallon for “Free …

Comedy

How Illinois became America's most messed-up state

Politicians are notorious for making promises they can't keep. But they really outdid themselves in Illinois -- and now the state is paying for it.<p>Illinois is on the verge of becoming America's first state with a junk credit rating. The financial mess is the inevitable result of spending more on …

Finance

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not only does it create emotional health issues, like …

University of Michigan

The Fall of MIT's Counter-Culture Dorm

Residents of an eccentric hub at the prestigious university must move out of the building after a yearlong turnaround process failed to achieve its aims.<p>The walls of Senior House, a dorm on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s campus, are not composed of lifeless, cream-colored cinder …

College & University

FBI Agent Indicted In Finicum Shooting Identified As W. Joseph Astarita

An FBI agent who allegedly lied to investigators about a fatal shooting during the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation has been identified.<p>W. …