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Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought

The use of cremation is also notable, as this practice is virtually absent in the Southeast United States during the Archaic period, yet quite common …

Native Americans

Native Americans shaped prairie by hunting bison with fire

Native American communities actively managed North American prairies for centuries before Christopher Columbus and his ilk arrived in the New World, …

Anthropology

Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Was Russia listening, after all?<p>In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.S. presidential campaign.<p>"Russia, if you're listening," Trump said, "I hope you're able to find …

Donald Trump

Pregnant Women Say They Miscarried In Immigration Detention And Didn't Get The Care They Needed

Pregnant women in immigration detention under the Trump administration say they have been denied medical care, shackled around the stomach, and abused.<p><b>Two weeks after</b> arriving in the US seeking asylum, E, 23, found herself in a detention cell in San Luis, Arizona, bleeding profusely and begging for …

Trump Tariffs Spare Clothing Industry -- Including Ivanka's Chinese-Made Products

The first daughter doesn't appear to believe in "made in America."<p>President Donald Trump enacted tariffs Friday morning on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, affecting hundreds of products from boats to medical devices and auto parts. But the clothing industry was mostly spared from the tariffs, …

Donald Trump

America's Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle

Science & Innovation<p>Think your pup has something in common with dogs that roamed the Americas 10,000 years ago? It may, but not in the way you think.<p>Some 10,000 years ago, in what is now Koster, Illinois, a dog died. Its adopted group of hunter gatherers carefully laid the pup to rest in its own …

Horse dentistry 3,000 years ago 'linked to warfare and globalization'

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 3,000 years ago on the open steppes of Mongolia and eastern Eurasia, nomadic herders were experimenting with equine dentistry.<p>However, the practice did a lot more than just alleviate horses from pain -- in fact, researchers argue it was here where horses were transformed into a …

Whistleblower: EPA's Pruitt kept secret calendar to hide meetings

<b>(CNN) —</b> EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides have kept "secret" calendars and schedules to overtly hide controversial meetings or calls with industry representatives and others, according to a former EPA official who is expected to soon testify before Congress. A review of EPA documents by …

Pesticides

The Donald Trump – Anthony Kennedy Connection: Justice’s Son Justin And $1 Billion In Loans For Bankrupt Trump

Retiring SCOTUS Justice was formerly a 'swing vote' but since Trump took office has sided with administration on 14 of 14 close decisions.<p>New media …

By the numbers: How Trump properties profited from his presidency

Republican political campaigns and U.S. government agencies have spent more than $16 million on Trump properties for events, lodging, meals, rounds …

Donald Trump

Here Are the Trump Properties Where $16.1 Million in Political and Taxpayer Money Have Gone

ProPublica tracks how the Grifter-In-Chief is pocketing from the presidency.Since Donald Trump declared his candidacy for president in late 2015, at …

Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s.

The most important thing to understand about the Russia scandal is that it perfectly fits a clear pattern of behavior. What Vladimir Putin is accused …

Trump Campaign Data Firm Got Hacked Clinton Emails ‘A Month’ Before WikiLeaks, Mueller May Know, Report Says

A bombshell report by a BBC correspondent claims that the data firm used by Donald Trump's 2016 campaign came into possession of hacked Democratic …

Interior’s Zinke confronts a new Halliburton-related controversy

Ryan Zinke didn’t need another controversy, but Donald Trump’s Interior secretary appears to have found himself in the middle of a new one anyway.</i> …

Scott Pruitt’s “tactical pants” scandal, very briefly explained

The administrator’s office had spent nearly $3,000 on “tactical pants” and “tactical polos.”<p>The latest and greatest in the never-ending scandals of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt: “tactical pants.”<p>The Intercept reported on Wednesday evening that as part of the EPA’s …

Trump was sustained through 2008 real estate crash by all-cash transactions from Russian oligarchs

McClatchy documents a flurry of all-cash sales that Donald Trump made directly to oligarchs, mobsters, and Putin-allies in Russian and former Soviet …

Amino acid puts dates on Clovis remains and artifacts

Both the skeletal remains of a young child and the antler and stone artifacts at the Anzick site in Montana—the only known Clovis burial site—date …

Pence turns VP’s office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across federal agencies, according to federal records and interviews.<p>About twice as many companies and other interests hired lobbyists to contact the vice president’s …

Trump Administration

Scott Pruitt asked aide to set up call with Chick-fil-A about wife opening franchise

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's latest ethical debacle: He reportedly had an aide contact Chick-fil-A to set up a phone call with the company's CEO to discuss a "potential business opportunity."<p>That opportunity, per the <i>Washington Post</i>: How could his wife, Marlyn, become a franchisee for the fast …

'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida family is "heartbroken" after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family's attorney said Thursday.<p>Deputy Christopher Newman killed Gregory …

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White House Lawyer Crashes FBI Meeting on Trump-Russia Investigation

Emmet Flood appeared at meetings where Justice Department officials discussed a source of information on the Trump campaign. Critics say it was …

USA Today investigation reveals the truth about mysterious LLC that made Trump $107,000

Another case of Trump enriching himself through the presidency.<p>In a recent report for USA Today, investigative reporter Steve Reilly uncovered the …

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 reportedly ignores cellphone security measures because he thinks they’re inconvenient

According to a new report from Politico, Trump has bucked cellphone security protocols as president because they’re too annoying to deal with.<p>President Donald Trump, who assailed Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for her use of a private email server as secretary of state, has reportedly bucked …

Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton did, but the eye-popping money surrounding his inauguration weekend …

Mismanagement or corruption? Where is the record $107 million in donations to Trump's inauguration?

In 2009, President Obama and his inauguration team oversaw the largest inauguration crowd in American history. They hauled in $55 million in private …

Novartis paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for advice on Obamacare – work he was unable to do

Drug giant Novartis revealed Wednesday that it paid President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen $1.2 million for health-care policy consulting work …

Obama martial law scare was stoked by Russian bots, say ex-director of CIA

• Right speculated that 2015 military exercise was attack on Texas<br>• Michael Hayden: success encouraged Moscow to target election<p>Speculation about a US armed forces exercise that led some Texans to fear that the Obama administration was plotting martial law was stoked by a Russian disinformation …

Obama Administration

How Medicaid work requirements can exempt rural whites but not urban blacks

Michigan has a new plan that could disadvantage poor black beneficiaries while providing relief for poor whites.<p>When the Trump administration announced it would allow states to institute Medicaid work requirements, policy experts warned that it could lead to racial discrimination. A proposal in the …

Ukraine cut off cooperation with Mueller to curry favor with Trump

Unprecedented conflicts of interest lead to unprecedented policy problems.<p>Andrew Kramer reports Wednesday for the New York Times that cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller and his team has “been effectively frozen by Ukraine’s chief prosecutor” and that “the decision to halt the …