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Marjorie Cohn | Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. …

Donald Trump

Russian Support Of Donald Trump For President Began In 2012, Trump Already Knew He Would Run, Reports Say

According to the indictments handed down by Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday — naming 13 Russians as part of an illegal …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner Has Continued To Amend His Financial Disclosure Form WIth More Reportedly To Come

Reports surfaced last week that Jared Kushner was one of the many people in the White House still working under a interim security clearance, possibly because of his frequently updated security disclosure form regarding his contacts with representatives of foreign governments. According to Talking …

Donald Trump

How white nationalists fooled the media about Florida shooter

ABC, AP and others ran with false information on shooter’s ties to extremist groups.<p>Following misrepresentations by a white nationalist leader and coordinated efforts by internet trolls, numerous researchers and media outlets spread a seemingly false claim that the man charged with killing more …

Internet

Is Donald Trump a Traitor?

I find it hard to write about Donald Trump.<p>It is not that he is a complicated subject. Quite the opposite. It is that everything about him is so …

Russia

Trump team uses gun tragedy as cover, reveals financial documents

Rachel Maddow<p>Rep. Esty: Congress needs political backbone to pass gun safety<p>05:14<p>Gun safety politics grows as gun violence victims …

Guns

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Archaeology

Scott Pruitt’s First-Class Travel Is a Scandal

It seems like an eternity ago that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid an uproar over the expensive, chartered flights he …

Donald Trump

The Trump administration refused to enact election-related sanctions on Russia. Fox News barely covered it.

Over the course of nine days, Fox News devoted less than 10 minutes to the news that President Donald Trump’s administration refused to enact …

Russia

Trump Organization 'close to an agreement' on Dominican Republic development -- despite pledging 'no new foreign deals’

Donald Trump’s namesake company the Trump Organization is “close to an agreement” with a developer for a project in the Dominican Republic, despite a …

Donald Trump

Dig site in Tuscany reveals Neanderthals used fire to make tools

A team of researchers from several institutions in Italy has found evidence of Neanderthals using fire to craft tools approximately 171,000 years …

Anthropology

Husband Of Former Trump Household Staffer Now An EPA Official

The husband of a former member of Donald Trump’s household staff has suddenly ratcheted up his career to become an official of the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s just the latest Trump family connection to land a job in the administration.<p>According to a memo obtained by Politico, Steve Kopec …

Donald Trump

Document shows GSA employees spending at the Trump Hotel in DC

<b>(CNN) —</b> An employee for the federal agency supervising the lease for the Trump hotel in Washington spent more than $900 for a stay there last year, according to a document reviewed by CNN -- the first publicly known movement of federal taxpayer dollars into the highly scrutinized business.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Before Our Species Left Africa, Now-Extinct Humans Made These Fancy Tools in India

Archaeologists have discovered sophisticated stone tools in India dating back some 385,000 years. That’s all sorts of incredible, because <i>Homo sapiens</i> …

Anthropology

Reconstructing an ancient lethal weapon

University of Washington researchers re-created ancient projectile points to test their effectiveness. From left to right: stone, microblade and bone …

Anthropology

Trump administration says no need for new Russia sanctions despite CIA warning of 2018 election meddling

The Trump administration on Monday evening stopped short of imposing fresh sanctions on Russia as punishment for its election meddling, providing further ammunition for critics who say the White House colluded with the Kremlin.<p>The announcement came soon after the director of the CIA warned that …

Donald Trump

Norway’s Melting Glaciers Release Over 2,000 Artifacts

There’s a reason history museums are packed with stone statues, pottery and arrow heads—these things resist decay while exposed to hundreds (or even …

Archaeology

Trump Administration: Puerto Rico Has Enough Money and Doesn't Need More Aid

Puerto Rico is being forced to pay back its aid money, and now they aren't even getting what little they were promised.<p>Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico four months ago, and recovery has been slow. Power is still out in large swaths of the island, affecting over a million people, and some rural …

Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon

Copper end blade, found in 2016, was recently dated at 936 years old<p>Yukon archeologist Greg Hare says it was just luck that led him in 2016 to find a …

If we lived in a functioning democracy, this would be a major scandal

The president is making millions and no one knows where the money is coming from.<p>Donald Trump may not think of himself, or his family, as …

Donald Trump

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

We're learning more about what the Trump team knew when — and the evidence is damning

The circumstantial evidence suggesting that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Kremlin to get now-President Donald Trump elected continues to mount.<p>But even if it turns out that there was no direct "collusion" to shape the 2016 election, what we have learned so far — including most recently …

Donald Trump

5,500-Year-Old Wooden Clubs Were Deadly Weapons

How do you solve a Stone Age murder mystery? First, identify the weapon.<p>Archaeologists in the United Kingdom are turning to forensic methods to …

Senate strikes tax exemption for college linked to Betsy DeVos

Education secretary’s brother is alumnus of Hillsdale College, to which family gives money and which Republicans wanted to help because it refuses federal funds<p>Senate Republicans pass sweeping overhaul of US tax code<p>The Senate voted to strike an amendment from the Republican tax bill that would …

Archaeologists find first evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain

The first Roman invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar in 55BC is a historical fact, with vivid accounts passed down by Tacitus, Cicero and Caesar himself.<p>Yet, despite a huge landing force of legionaries from 800 ships, no archaeological evidence for the attack or any physical remains of encampments …

New Research on Viking Army Camp at Repton

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—Archaeologists have turned up new evidence about a ninth-century Viking overwintering camp in the Derbyshire village of Repton, …

Archaeology

Early Images of Domesticated Dogs Found in Arabia

JENA, GERMANY—According to a report in <i>Science Magazine</i>, images of dogs thought to have been carved some 8,000 years ago have been found on rock …

Archaeology

Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia

President’s son-in-law forwarded emails to Trump campaign officials Kushner failed to turn over documents to investigators, senators say<p>Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 election campaign and failed to turn …

These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes

Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, …

Odin

Odin (Old Norse: <i>Óðinn</i>) is the main god in Norse mythology, while also existing in Germanic mythology as Woden (in Old English), Wodan (in Old …

Ancient History