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Jeff Sessions Just Revived a Policy Nobody Supports

Why is the Justice Department going backward on civil forfeiture?<p>Every day, law enforcement officials across the United States seize cash from motorists stopped at the side of the road. It’s called “civil forfeiture,” and the stories of abuse are legion: over $17,000 seized from the owner of a …

5 Camping Essentials for People Who Aren't Naturally Outdoorsy

For those who love the outdoors, camping becomes a recurring summer event. As the weather warms weekend after weekend, the tents go up, the campfires …

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Fact-Check: Trump Is Wrong About Guantánamo Detainees

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday on Twitter that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!”<p><b>Is that true?</b><p>No, what Mr. Trump wrote is false.<p><b>What is true?</b><p>According to the Office of the Director …

Obama Administration

Andy Cohen Speaks Out Against Threats on Jewish Centers – as He Reveals Family Is Buried in Vandalized Cemetery

Bravo host Andy Cohen gave an impassioned speech against anti-semitic hate on his show Monday after more than 100 headstones were vandalized at the …

Sen Warren says Labor Dept removed website for Wells Fargo employees | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor removed a special website it created as a resource for current and former Wells Fargo employees on workplace issues, including whistleblower retaliation complaints, according to a U.S. lawmaker.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks through …

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public

Facts aren't political<p><i>Update, January 25: Reports on the gag order have received a great deal of attention. This piece been updated to reflect additional information released since its original publication.</i><p>In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered …

Watch: Robot offers a very colourful glimpse beneath Antarctica's sea ice

Antarctica may look like a forbidding white expanse, but life below the sea ice is full of colour.<p>Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division …

Global Warming

Researchers report large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams, rivers

Scientists from Utah State University and the US Environmental Protection Agency discovered that the frequencies of occurrence of hundreds of insect …

LATEST UFO Sighting: 4 mysterious objects spotted in Canada's Brandon city! [VIDEO]

An eyewitness claims that the UFOs followed him for 12 miles on the highway.<p>Canada's Brandon city has reported sighting four UFOs. A video of the …

What the Renewable-Energy Economy Looks Like

At its peak, nearly one century ago in 1920, the coal-mining industry employed nearly 800,000 people in the United States. Decade by decade, as America’s population has swelled and its economy has grown, and as total coal output as also increased, employment in coal mines has steadily <i>fallen</i>. (The …

Watch: Leaked Stevie Wonder Song Destroys Donald Trump

<b>Updated Thursday, Oct. 27, 4:17 p.m. EDT:</b> A video for the remix, produced by R. Ray Barnes and Tony Coleman, has now been released on the Hidden …

Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers on Debut Solo Album, LGBTQ Activism

Emily Saliers first met Amy Ray as sixth- and fifth-graders in Decatur, Georgia. A shared love of music (and undeniable talent) led them to start playing together in high school. They adopted the name Indigo Girls as undergraduates at Emory University in Atlanta and began recording in 1985. Their …

Watch Pussy Riot's Celebratory 'Straight Outta Vagina' Video

Pussy Riot have debuted the celebratory new song "Straight Outta Vagina," produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. The song is the latest addition …

New Singles

The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Energy

Anthropocene: Planet Earth has entered new epoch, experts say

Planet Earth has entered a new epoch dubbed the Anthropocene because of the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet, according to a group of …