Cassandra Brokaw

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The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Trump sought release of classified Russia memo, putting him at odds with Justice Department

On Wednesday, as Republicans were clamoring to make public a secret document they think will undercut the investigation into Russian meddling, President Trump made clear his desire: Release the memo.<p>Trump's directive was at odds with his own Justice Department, which had warned that releasing the …

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7 leader mistakes that make everyone miserable

From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy …

Intelligence expert Malcolm Nance on Trump scandal: “As close to Benedict Arnold as we’re ever going to get”

Career counterterrorism officer says Putin pulled off a “brilliant” coup — but Trump is headed for impeachment<p>On an almost daily basis there are new revelations about the questionable and perhaps illegal connections between President Donald Trump's administration (and before that his campaign) and …

Why haven't we found aliens yet? Maybe they're all dead

If the universe is so full of the building blocks for life as we know it, why haven't we found any? Because all the aliens are extinct, a new paper proposes.<p>The number of stars in the universe is uncountable. The number of planets potentially even higher. Earth is just one small, pale blue dot …

Carbon Dioxide

I went to a Trump rally in my hijab. His supporters aren't just racist caricatures

It was interesting to hear Trump and his supporters’ viewpoints for more than just the few seconds offered by most soundbites, even though I disagreed<p>After Rose Hamid’s horrifying experience at Trump’s rally on Friday in South Carolina, many people might wonder how I survived a Trump rally wearing …

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Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

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First children diagnosed in DNA project

<b>The first children with debilitating "mystery" diseases have finally been given a diagnosis as part of a huge scheme to analyse people's DNA.</b><p>Four-year-old Georgia Walburn-Green's damaged eyes and kidneys and her inability to talk had baffled doctors.<p>She is one of the first to have her precise …

Santos fined after coal seam gas project contaminates aquifer 'with uranium'

The NSW government should tear up an agreement with Santos to fast-track a coal seam gas project after the energy producer was fined for contaminating an aquifer, reportedly with uranium, the state opposition says.<p>The Environment Protection Authority issued a $1,500 fine to Santos last month …

Masked men seize Crimea military office - CNN Video

Ukraine crisis: Russia warns US against 'hasty and reckless' steps over Crimea military intervention

Russia has warned the United States against taking "hasty and reckless" steps over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea.<p>In a telephone …

Why the Cold War isn't back

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private analysis that Vladimir Putin is living “in another world” struck a chord because Russia’s military incursion into Crimea does feel like a blast from the Cold War past of twilight struggle, eyeball-to-eyeball brinkmanship, clattering hotlines, U-2 spy planes …

Meet the professional refugees lucky to get the minimum wage in the UK

They were professionals in their own countries – lawyers, doctors, academics. Now, having fled and sought asylum in the UK, they're lucky if they can get a minimum-wage job. We meet six refugees adjusting to a very different way of life<p>Wahid Ahmad, 33<p><b>Was: civil engineer, Afghanistan<br>Now: shelf</b> …

Ukraine crisis 'created artificially' - Russia's Lavrov

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1058000/1058879_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524713563_163f871eb1d11c5696d4610804eace0b<p><b>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially for purely geopolitical reasons".</b><p>He confirmed Russia …

Russia's Goal In Ukraine: Three Scenarios

Russia has effectively taken control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula without a shot fired in anger. Now a larger question looms: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin's ultimate goal in Ukraine?<p>Russia and pro-Russian groups in Ukraine are moving swiftly to consolidate their hold on Crimea. …

Pyne Needs A Lesson In Education Policy

Since Christopher Pyne announced his education review earlier in the year, criticism has raged about the men assigned to the task, and their dubious …

Is Bangladesh The Next Ukraine?

As the world watches the conflict in Ukraine, it is timely to remember a country that was born out of similar events: Bangladesh.<p>Aside from the odd …

Tony Abbott defends claiming travel expenses to participate in sporting events, including Pollie Pedal

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended charging taxpayers for his travel expenses to participate in sporting events and lead the Pollie Pedal …

The Verdict: Grand Final

Sep 30, 2013 1:15PMThe Verdict: Grand FinalMRP Chairman Mark Fraser explains the findings from the Grand Final

Boat arrives with 80 ‘asylum seekers’

The vessel was escorted to the island by the Navy after calling in to WA authorities.<p>Passengers were transferred to immigration detention on the …

Asylum seeker problem won't quietly go away

<b>As the Federal Government has learned, if it chooses not to speak about asylum seekers, plenty of others will step in to fill the void, writes Paul</b> …