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Colin Kaepernick receives a humanitarian prize — but no NFL job offers

Amnesty International has given the quarterback its highest honor.<p>He can’t get an NFL team to hire him, but former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick …

Amnesty International

Experts: North Korea talks likely to happen, but maybe not likely to succeed

As Trump turns on the sugar, there's still plenty to be sour about.<p>With Kim Jong Un signaling he’s met key preconditions for talks with the United …

North Korea

Former Texas education official asks biracial student if he got into college ‘on merit’

"Were you admitted on merit or quota?"<p>A former Texas Board of Education official who claims to be running again for public office found himself in …

College & University

Natalie Portman responds to critics of her decision to skip award Israeli award ceremony

"I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation."<p>Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman made …

Israel

Ahead of Arizona vote, Republican Debbie Lesko holds a clinic in tamping down expectations

"This is going to be a battle this year. The Democrats are motivated," Lesko said.<p>Debbie Lesko put on a masterclass in expectations setting early …

Government

Sessions threatened to quit if Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, news report says

But don't believe for a second that his stance was based on principle.<p>According to a report in the Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions …

Donald Trump

Trump defends Cohen following FBI raid, claims the lawyer won’t ‘flip’ on him

"Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that," he tweeted.<p>President Trump defended his attorney Michael Cohen on Saturday, insisting his longtime …

Donald Trump

Already accused of sex assault, Missouri governor indicted over fundraising felony

Eric Greitens was supposed to be a leading light for the GOP's next generation.<p>It’s not every day that a felony charge against a sitting governor …

Eric Greitens

These 2 journalists used comics to highlight immigration journey in Ohio

"These are people who go to school next to you or work next to you or are in line applying for their driver's license."<p>The conversation over …

Immigration

Leadership gap opens at Alaska agency responsible for climate relocation

The head of the Denali Commission steps down at a crucial moment.<p>After 33 years working in the federal government, Joel Neimeyer handed in his work …

Obama Administration

Trump lawyer reportedly apologized to Melania Trump for Stormy Daniels payment

According to longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, Trump reportedly treats attorney Michael Cohen like "garbage."<p>Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer …

Donald Trump

A large number of Amazon workers rely on food stamps for assistance

The latest troubling revelation regarding the online retail giant's working conditions.<p>Over the past year, U.S. cities and states have been tripping …

Taxes

NRATV host blames Obama for Parkland shooting

Grant Stinchfield claimed the president put students in danger by implementing school discipline guidelines and refusing to arm teachers.<p>NRATV host …

Guns

Power plant developer boosts spending on Trump insider to lobby for controversial project

Former Trump energy transition team leader lobbied federal regulators, report says.<p>As a bribery scandal was brewing in New York, a top energy …

Natural Gas

‘They will beat their guns into poems and sing out love’: Activists hold poetry slam on gun control

“What is it worth? Building graveyards on the backs of our children?”<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. — “My country ’tis a quivering child’s breath, held in a …

Guns

Emails indicate EPA staff object to new ‘secret science’ initiative driven by politics

One EPA member with industry ties said the anti-science measures would hinder the agency's own work.<p>Internal efforts to introduce a “secret science” …

Scott Pruitt

After 50 asylum seekers reach border, several illegally turned away

The Central Americans are remnants of the caravan that triggered a shrill response from President Trump, urging states to send the National Guard to …

Immigration

Tennessee governor to sign Medicaid work requirement funded by welfare dollars

Gov. Bill Haslam said work requirements might build support for Medicaid expansion. But it hasn't.<p>A philosophical change to the country’s largest …

Health Care

BREAKING: DNC sues Trump campaign, alleges conspiracy with Russia to disrupt 2016 election

A dramatic legal move.<p>The Democratic National Committee has filed a law suit against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and the Russian government, …

Donald Trump

Columbine students hold voter registration drive ahead of National School Walkout

The number of 16- and 17-year-olds who have pre-registered to vote in Colorado has increased 17 percent.<p>As students across the country prepared to …

High School

Comey memos expose major problem in Trump’s story about his night at the Moscow Ritz

Trump told Comey he didn't even spend a night there -- but that's not what his bodyguard testified.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey’s newly released …

Donald Trump

Georgia Republican challenges rival to literal shoot-out over pro-gun credentials

His opponent won the NRA's endorsement, but can he shoot?<p>A pair of Republican contenders in Georgia’s lieutenant governor primary might have a …

Guns

Arizona teachers vote to go on first statewide strike

Arizona teachers are going on strike next week.<p>Arizona teachers plan to go on strike next week.<p>After three days of voting, on Thursday, Arizona …

Education

New Jersey just passed the nation’s strongest ban on offshore drilling

New Jersey's governor signed the bill in a bipartisan ceremony on Friday.<p>On Friday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) — surrounded by a bipartisan …

Oil & Gas Industry

Kucinich was paid to speak alongside genocide deniers and pro-Assad lobbyists

Questions continue to pile about the Ohio gubernatorial candidate's participation at a pro-Syria conference.<p>Last April, shortly after the Syrian …

Middle East

The CFPB just fined a bank $1 billion but don’t get your hopes up

The agency slapped Wells Fargo with a billion dollar fine Friday.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in a joint action with the Office …

Finance

Trump’s divorce lawyer says fear of prison rape will motivate Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors

"He's of a type that I have recognized in the past as one not suited to stand up to the rigors of jail life."<p>Jay Goldberg, President Trump’s divorce …

Donald Trump

When it comes to fossil fuel resistance, the United States and Canada aren’t all that different

"It's not a Canadian problem. It's a North American problem."<p>After facing prolonged resistance from indigenous communities and environmental groups, …

Fossil Fuels

111 lawmakers backed Trump’s refugee ban — and also supported bombing Syria

Almost all of them said they supported the bombing for humanitarian reasons.<p>111 members of Congress expressed support for President Donald Trump’s …

Republicans

How Russia wooed America’s white supremacists—and how it all fell apart

A quarter-century after American neo-fascists began looking to Russia for support, the relationship is on its heels.<p>The National Rifle Association …

Rights & Freedoms