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President Trump’s First Defeat

The immigration order creates an international mess—and a political embarrassment.<p>“It’s working out very nicely,” President Donald Trump said on Saturday afternoon as he signed his latest batch of executive actions. “You see it in the airports.”<p>It was the usual confident swagger from a man …

Immigration

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state | Sarah Kendzior

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

National Parks

Four federal judges issue orders blocking parts of Trump’s executive order on immigration

President Trump issued an executive order late Friday afternoon that, as the New York Times summarizes, “suspended entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly …

The Betrayal of Legal Immigrants Who Followed the Rules

Donald Trump sowed fear and anger at U.S. airports over the weekend by preventing the entry of green-card holders, a group most Republicans claim to value and failed to protect.<p>For the dozen years that I have been covering immigration politics and policy, the vast majority of Republicans I’ve …

White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration and refugees, sources tell CNN that White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and …

Social Media

A top strategist explains who — if anyone — can threaten America's status as the global economic superpower

Viktor Shvets is Macquarie's head of global equity strategy and Asia-Pacific equity strategy.<p>We recently spoke with him about who, if anyone, can threaten the United States' status as the global economic superpower.<p>This is part three of a series. Part one was a discussion on the populism that's …

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

The Nobel winner says keeping telomeres – the ends of our chromosomes – in prime condition can stave off diseases associated with ageing<p><b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as</b> …

Telomere

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …