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Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far.<p>A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Assault on American Governance Just Crossed a Threshold

Since Donald Trump entered the White House, American democracy has sometimes been described as dangerously fragile, but that isn’t necessarily true. Having survived for two hundred and forty-two years, American democracy is more like a stoutly built ocean liner, with a maniac at the helm who seems …

Donald Trump

DEA Chief's Congressional Testimony About Legal Marijuana Angered Some, Baffled Many

The nation's top drug enforcement officer was unflinching in his opposition to legalizing marijuana and apparently not embarrassed by his complete ignorance of the relevant science.<p>4 min read<p>It’s hard to know what to make of the testimony on legalized marijuana from Robert Patterson, chief of the …

Cannabis

Thomas and Gorsuch take aim at established Fourth Amendment doctrine in a recipe for pandemonium

Some men just want to watch the law burn.<p>If you’re planning on borrowing your buddy’s rental car and loading it up with several dozen bricks of …

Fourth Amendment

The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.

Will Scott Pruitt release it ahead of next week’s summit on harmful chemicals in water?<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to its administrator, Scott Pruitt, who appeared before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday as part of the 12 …

Research

Pruitt had aide search for apartment on her personal time

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers during a Senate budget hearing that he had aide Millan Hupp search for …

Scott Pruitt

Lawmaker anger builds after White House aide mocks 'dying' McCain

WASHINGTON — Furor built Friday among lawmakers in both parties and family members following reports that one of President Donald Trump's aides, Kelly Sadler, had mockingly referred to Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis during a White House meeting.<p>"There are no words," Sen. Jeff Flake, …

Donald Trump

The World's Fifth Largest Economy Is About to Require Solar Panels for All New Homes

California is about to become the first state in the U.S.—and possibly the first government in the world—to require solar power installations on all …

Solar Power

Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

For the first time since humans have been monitoring, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide have exceeded 410 parts per million averaged across an entire month, a threshold that pushes the planet ever closer to warming beyond levels that scientists and the international community have deemed …

Climate Change

Michelle Wolf has nothing to apologise for. Her critics do, though

Urging the comedian who performed at the White House correspondents’ dinner to apologize for an uncontroversial joke sends an incredibly dangerous message<p>Let me tell you a few deplorable things that happened in America this weekend. Nearly 43 million people woke up in poverty in the richest country …

Donald Trump

Trump White House Now Just Openly Courting Corruption

Mick Mulvaney is actively encouraging bankers to bribe lawmakers to get what they want.<p>There was some surprise, last week, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo for mortgage- and loan-related abuses. Acting C.F.P.B. Director <b>Mick Mulvaney,</b> …

Donald Trump

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

The worst-case climate scenario for coastal cities is known as a "pulse."<p>In that situation, abnormally warm water could cause the glaciers that hold back ice sheets on top of Antarctica and Greenland to collapse. That would cause massive quantities of ice to pour into the world's oceans, which …

Global Warming

President Trump's EPA Says Burning Wood is Carbon Neutral, Like Wind and Solar Energy

The awkwardly named Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared that burning wood is carbon neutral. In the eyes of the Trump regime, burning …

Fossil Fuels

U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

The U.S. health care system has been subject to heated debate over the past decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the level of …

Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing

Tribes say they should be exempt from Medicaid work requirements.<p>The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections.<p>Tribal leaders want an …

Health Care

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography

These rich white bros started an East Coast caste system to continue their domination of America

They copied the idea from India and called themselves the “Boston Brahmins”<p>In 1860, American writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., whose …

War

First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy.

This is not how judges are supposed to behave.<p>Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed …

6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm …

Clean Energy

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks<p>The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric …

Roads

EPA chief Scott Pruitt's sleaze is pitiful and disgusting, but his lies on climate change are lethal

Other than the man squatting in the Oval Office, Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt is proving to be the griftiest of the Trump …

Clean Technology

Why Los Angeles streets are being painted white

California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious — and cooler — …

Los Angeles

Jared Kushner’s $1.2 billion miracle

Someone is doing Jared Kushner a huge favor. But we don't know who.<p>The 41-story skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan was supposed to be Jared …

5 lies Scott Pruitt has told about his mounting scandals

The EPA administrator has tried to defend himself against a flood of ethics questions.<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to hold onto his job as new details about his ethically dubious hiring and housing arrangements continue to leak.<p>And as he’s made the rounds at …

You've been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the correct way

You are falling to asleep, but you jolt back upright and suddenly remember you have failed to do one thing: plug your phone in to charge.<p>We all put …

AP sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes.<p>Altogether, the agency spent …

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