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Trump Supreme Court pick: I would 'put the nail' in ruling upholding independent counsel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Judge Brett Kavanaugh two years ago expressed his desire to overturn a three-decade-old Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel, a comment bound to get renewed scrutiny in his confirmation proceedings to sit on the high court.<p>Speaking to a conservative …

U.S. Department of Justice

Self-described Nazis and white supremacists are running as Republicans across the country. The GOP is terrified.

The racist candidates are expected to lose, but they could drag their party down with them.<p>In at least five state and national races across the country, the Republican Party is dealing with an uncomfortable problem. Their party’s candidates are either a card-carrying Nazi, a Holocaust denier, a …

Rights & Freedoms

Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that

There it sits — in all its green glory — in the produce section of your local grocery store.  <p>Broccoli. One of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet.  <p>But 70 years ago, it contained twice the calcium, on average, and more than five times the amount of vitamin A. The same could be said for a …

Farming

The Times finally gets to the bottom of Trump supporters: It turns out they're garbage human beings

In contrast, almost all of the people I know in my hometown in Nebraska proudly supported him. They glossed over his infidelities and stressed that …

Donald Trump

Samantha Bee’s apology for calling Ivanka Trump the c-word is perfect

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, especially when you’re in the public eye. After all, if you take just 2017—the year of sociopathic baby men and pathetic excuses—it’s no wonder apologies are so hard to get right.<p>Except that’s what comedian Samantha Bee did on her TBS show <i>Full Frontal</i> last night …

Samantha Bee

Why Is Trump Suddenly So Concerned with Chinese Jobs?

Though he may have been too busy to buy his wife a birthday present last month, President Trump is a big fan of mothers. On Sunday morning, he …

Donald Trump

CDC: Throw All Romaine Away, Washing Won’t Do the Trick

No romaine is safe.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak found in romaine lettuce. …

Trump signs executive order pushing work requirements for the poor

President Donald Trump is now setting his sights on overhauling the nation's safety net programs.<p>Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to promote employment for those on public assistance.<p>The president called for enforcing work requirements that are already in the law …

Income Inequality

Quickly Unpacking Uber’s Acquisition Of Jump Bikes

Today it was revealed that Uber, the largest startup/private-unicorn juggernaut reported spent $200M (cash & stock) to acquire San Francisco’s Jump …

Trump's canceled trip to summit seen as confirmation of 'his lack of interest in Latin America'

MIAMI, Fla. — With negative reaction to Donald Trump’s cancelled trip to attend the Summit of the Americas in Peru and Trump's previous comments and actions regarding some Latin American countries, Vice President Mike Pence’s message that the region should turn to the U.S. as their main trading …

Donald Trump

Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria

Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely<p>Russian officials and analysts have warned of the dangers of a military clash with the United States if Donald Trump orders a military strike in Syria in response to the chemical attack in rebel-held Douma at …

Middle East

Thomas Bossert, Trump’s Chief Adviser on Homeland Security, Is Forced Out

WASHINGTON — A day after John R. Bolton went to work as national security adviser, he began shaking up the Trump administration’s national security ranks, ousting President Trump’s chief adviser on homeland security, Thomas P. Bossert.<p>Mr. Bossert’s sudden departure on Tuesday was the latest in an …

Trump’s dilemma: Punish the farmers to pump up other industries

<b>(AP/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump thinks American farmers will happily put up with pain for the greater good. That’s not going over well<p>Charlie May<p>April 10, 2018 6:29pm (UTC)<p>After Chinese President Xi Jinping announced his government would "significantly lower" tariffs on vehicle imports, Fox News …

Russia has figured out how to jam U.S. drones in Syria, officials say

WASHINGTON — The Russian military has been jamming some U.S. military drones operating in the skies over Syria, seriously affecting American military operations, according to four U.S. officials.<p>The Russians began jamming some smaller U.S. drones several weeks ago, the officials said, after a …

Military

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

Trump administration sues California over sales of US land

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday sued California over a law that aims to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands, the latest battle between President Donald Trump and the nation's most populous state.<p>California vowed to fight for the state's …

Sinclair TV Anchor Suddenly Begins Reading News in Russian

AKRON, OHIO (The Borowitz Report)—Viewers of the Sinclair station in Akron were startled on Monday when a longtime news anchor, Carol Foyler, inexplicably began reading the evening news report in Russian.<p>Foyler, who is not of Russian heritage, greeted her audience with a hearty “<i>Zdravstvuyte</i>,” and …

Republicans’ plan to undermine the 2020 census may blow up in their faces

<b>Steve King; Donald Trump (AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Republicans don’t want an accurate count, for obvious reasons. But a botched census will hurt their voters most<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>March 28, 2018 8:58am (UTC)<p>Late on Monday night, the Trump administration quietly announced a break with seven decades of precedence, …

An unheard-of problem: The President can't find a lawyer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several top US law firms have left President Donald Trump with few places to turn for legal help in the Russia probe.<p>Five large law firms are passing on the opportunity to represent the President after a shakeup last week on his private defense team and as he anticipates giving possible …

Donald Trump

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

Streaming

‘Our city is hurting’: Protesters swarm downtown Sacramento following deadly police shooting

Demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento blocked the entrances to a downtown basketball arena Thursday night amid chants of “black lives matter,” prompting police to shut down admission to a Sacramento Kings game.<p>The Sacramento Police Department — …

Law Enforcement

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

If Amazon buys Toys 'R' Us physical retail locations, it will be even more powerful than it is now.<p>Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes.<p>The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site.<p>…

Mergers & Acquisitions

A stunning leak rattles Trump and his aides

One of the most startling leaks — and stunning revelations — of this whole administration has left President Trump and his senior staff furious and …

Trump would love to fire Mueller. But here’s why he’s been afraid to so far.

Things could change, but there are very good reasons the president hasn’t pulled the trigger yet.<p>President Donald Trump’s fury over the raid of his lawyer Michael Cohen’s office has initiated a new round of discussion about whether the president will finally fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in …

Donald Trump

Trump Organization’s real estate partner in India accused of $147 million fraud

NEW DELHI — A real estate investment company that partnered with the Trump Organization on an office tower project in India has been accused of defrauding its foreign investors of at least $147 million, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Two global investment companies based in …

Putin’s landslide election makes it seem like Russia is stable. Don’t be fooled.

There’s a looming and shockingly predictable crisis in Russia — and in major authoritarian countries around the world.<p>Sunday’s election in Russia, a rigged affair that Vladimir Putin won handily, seems on its face a testament to the strength of his regime. Putin staged a simulacrum of democracy, …

Political Science

This Is What Record-Low Unemployment Looks Like in America

What will happen when the U.S. unemployment rate falls below 4 percent, which is expected to occur by this summer? One way to tell is to look at …

Price Index

Rex Tillerson has been fired. Experts say he did damage that could last “a generation.”

Tillerson was “one of the worst secretaries of state” in modern history, according to experts from across the political spectrum.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by President Donald Trump, according to White House officials’ statements on Tuesday morning.<p>He was in office for a little over …

Foreign Policy