Political and Science News Daily

By Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim | A collection of the latest political and science articles, curated by Cynthia Yildirim through Flipboard.

Justice Department opens civil-rights investigation into Charlottesville crash

The Justice Department has opened up a federal investigation into the deadly events in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday after a car plowed into a …

U.S. Department of Justice

Horror and hate in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Clashes between "alt-right" white nationalists and counter-protesters turned this Virginia college town into a battlefield on …

Racism

Australian bride-to-be shot dead by US police after 911 call

<b>An Australian woman has been killed by a US police officer responding to a 911 call in Minneapolis.</b><p>The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said police responded to "a call of possible assault" when "at one point an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman".<p>Officials said the officers' …

Policing

Guatemala orders arrest of ex-ambassador to US in graft case

More<p>GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge issued arrest warrants Friday for a former ambassador to the United States and another top ex-official …

Corruption

Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru

In the 1990s, territorial disputes led to a three-year war between the two countries<p>LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) - Ecuador has suspended construction of a …

Latin America

India set to crown candidate with Hindu nationalist roots as next president

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian lawmakers are set to elect the country's next president, drawn from the main Hindu nationalist group, in a vote on Monday, tightening the control of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing associates on positions of power.<p>Ram Nath Kovind's ascent to the highest public …

Trump Wants Authority to Build New Bases in Iraq, Syria

The White House has issued a statement this week calling on Congress to grant President Trump unilateral legal authority to open new military bases …

The White House

Turkey Ousts Over 7,500 More, Mostly Troops, as Post-Coup Purge Continues

Over a year after a failed coup d’etat, Turkey’s aggressive purge of anyone whose loyalties are even remotely suspect continues apace, with over …

Turkey

La Vida Boheme provides the soundtrack to Venezuela's protest movement

What began as student protests in Venezuela turned large and violent in the last few weeks. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets all over the country, protesting soaring murder rates, crippling inflation and the scarcity of essential goods. Amidst this turmoil, the music of the …

Latin America

STUDY: Prime-time cable news drowned out negative impacts of Senate health care bill in favor of covering process

When Republicans’ Senate health care bill looked like it was hurtling toward a vote two weeks ago, prime-time cable news largely neglected to cover …

ObamaCare

Buzzword emerges as Trump Jr. Russia scandal deepens: Treason

New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton has critics flirting with a new attack line — treason.<p>Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, on Tuesday said that, while nothing has been proved, the …

Hillary Clinton

U.S. Prepares to Act Alone Against North Korea

Officials consider unilateral moves to tighten sanctions to halt nuclear program<p>WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is moving toward unilaterally tightening sanctions on North Korea, targeting Chinese companies and banks the U.S. says are funneling cash into Pyongyang’s weapons program.<p>Sharper …

North Korea

Thousands Mourn Slain NYPD Officer At Funeral

Family members, friends and colleagues gathered to mourn Miosotis Familia, a 12-year department veteran and mother of three, shot last week.

Law Enforcement

Read the Emails on Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

The text of email correspondence between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-connected lawyer in chronological order.

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans Promise Health Bill on Thursday

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders said on Tuesday they would unveil a revised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, then debate and vote on it next week, even though they appeared to be well short of the support needed to pass the legislation.<p>“We’re going to do health care next …

ObamaCare

Suspected Cholera Cases Pass 300,000 In Yemen, Red Cross Says

The cholera outbreak in Yemen marked a grim milestone Monday, as the International Committee of the Red Cross announced there are now more than 300,000 suspected cases of the disease in the country.<p>The epidemic has claimed more than 1,600 lives in roughly 10 weeks and "continues to spiral out of …

Disease

Venezuela: opposition ramps up pressure

Anti-government protesters in Venezuela are occupying streets close to the Caracas home of recently freed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.<p>Although under house arrest he’s become a symbol for their demand for all political prisoners to be freed.<p>Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori says her husband’s early …

Venezuela

Cholera cases in Yemen exceed 300,000

It is a grim milestone but the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now infected more than 300,000 people.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) used social media to remind the world of the disaster which has killed 1600.<p>#Yemen‘s cholera epidemic continues to spiral out of control. Today, …

Middle East

CFPB: Financial firms can no longer force consumers to use arbitration in group disputes

Consumers can now sue banks in class-action lawsuits.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday financial companies will no longer be allowed to force customers to use arbitration to settle group disputes, restricting the industry's favored legal tool after years of review.<p>Currently, …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Declaration of Disruption

ONE of the essential, if often unstated, job requirements of an American president is to provide stability, order and predictability in a world that tends toward chaos, disarray and entropy. When our political leaders ignore this — and certainly when they delight in disruption — the consequences …

Republican Party

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 9, 2017 - Committee to Protect Journalists

<b>Erdoğan defends detention of human rights defenders</b><br>In a July 8 press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip …

Turkey

US Senate report on leaks and national security is deeply flawed - Committee to Protect Journalists

Last week, Republicans on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a report on leaks to the media. The report, …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Finally Everyone Agrees: Health Care Is a Human Right

Let's hope we all remember the moral arguments about health care once the Trump administration ends<p>Many years ago, while researching a book chapter …

Health Care

Fifteen Marines, one Navy Corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash

Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>A wildlife removal expert captured a monster rattle snake beneath a home near Six Flags.<p>A wildlife removal …

Mississippi

Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russians just played the President. It was predictable. And he let it happen.<p>On paper, Vladimir Putin should not have had the upper hand going into the meeting.<p>To start with, Russia has been living with sanctions put in place more than three years ago because of their annexation of …

An avalanche of hate: How a Montana mom became the target of a neo-Nazi troll storm

<b>Whitefish, Montana (CNN) —</b> Once the calls began, they did not stop. Swiping to decline a call just led to the phone ringing again. Blocked number after blocked number filled up the voice mail.<p>Deleting one message just created space for another to take its place.<p>Then came the tweets and the email …

Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises

<b>No-one will be prosecuted for illegally subletting a Grenfell Tower flat, the government says, as work continues to identify all those killed in the fire.</b><p>It says its priority is supporting survivors and identifying loved ones and is urging people to help.<p>At least 80 people are thought to have died …

Department for Communities and Local Government

How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

<b>(CNN) —</b> In ways big and small, Congress is taking back power from President Donald Trump on national security matters.<p>From Russia to the Pentagon budget, Republicans in Congress are proposing new checks to curb the White House's power and in some cases simply ignoring the Trump administration's …

Donald Trump is not well

President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is …

Donald Trump