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Texas official says millennials and ‘especially students’ are threatening oil and gas

He called climate education the "biggest threat" to the industry.<p>A Texas official says that millennials and “especially students” are posing a …

Oil & Gas Industry

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.<p>As someone with very low tolerance for racist bullshit, I’ve managed to surround myself with white people who are cognizant of their privilege and strive to make the world a less terrifying and frustrating place for people of color. This means that I often deal …

Race & Ethnicity

California Store Clerk Calls Cops On Black Man Who Asked for a Refund; Black Man Gets Beaten Bloody

Merced, Calif. Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a black man was brutally beaten and injured while in custody.<p>William …

Crime

The Senate just voted to kill a policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minority borrowers

The Senate on Wednesday voted to kill a five-year-old Obama administration policy warning auto lenders not to discriminate against minority borrowers.<p>The legislation, which passed 51 to 47 largely along party lines, is the latest Republican rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s …

Automotive Industry

Pittsburgh police warn Mueller could be fired imminently, tell officers to bring riot gear to work

More than 300,000 people have vowed to protest within hours of any dismissal by the Trump White House<p>On Wednesday morning, Pittsburgh Police …

Justice

Officials Confirm That Trump Bombed Syria to Validate His Tweets

Last week, the United States launched an act of war against a sovereign government because failing to do so would have cast doubt on the credibility …

Donald Trump

Trump blasts 'breeding' in sanctuary cities. That's a racist term.

<b>(CNN) —</b> What exactly did President Donald Trump mean by "breeding" when he tweeted Wednesday about cities that will not cooperate with the federal government to deport the undocumented.<p>This is Donald Trump. He meant exactly what you think.<p>The tweet, offered Wednesday morning, argued that …

Donald Trump

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

The 17-year-old was home alone when officers were called to the red-brick house to check on him after he’d allegedly threatened to harm himself on …

Kansas City

California net neutrality bill survives first vote

California's net neutrality bill is moving ahead and giving hope to the national movement to preserve the FCC's 2015 rules, which are about to die.<p>A California bill meant to replace the FCC's repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules is on its way to becoming law.<p>Senate Bill 822, written by state …

Net Neutrality

Mitch McConnell won’t protect Robert Mueller

The Senate Majority Leader has sent Trump the message that he has the all-clear to fire the special counsel<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear, through his actions if not his words, that he would be perfectly okay with President Donald Trump firing the man appointed to …

Donald Trump

Impregnable – 14 Brilliant Defensive Features of Medieval Castles

“Great efforts were made by builders to ensure that their castles could withstand an enemy onslaught.” By Dr. Dan Spencer IN THEIR DAY, Medieval …

Archaeology

Patagonia's new hoodie is lightweight, warm, and rugged enough to handle unpredictable spring weather

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The R1 TechFace Hoody in Paintbrush Red. Patagonia<p>In terms of weather, spring is oftentimes the most unpredictable season. Some days are …

Backpacking

Scott Pruitt’s $43,000 soundproof phone booth violated spending laws, federal watchdog finds

The nearly $43,000 soundproof phone booth Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt had installed in his office last year violated federal spending laws, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.<p>In an eight-page letter to lawmakers, GAO general counsel Thomas H. Armstrong …

Scott Pruitt

U.S. Interior chief's $12,000 charter flight 'could have been avoided': watchdog

(Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took an unnecessary charter flight in June that cost taxpayers over $12,000, the Interior Department's internal watchdog said on Monday - travel linked to his visit to a professional hockey team in Nevada.<p>The report from the department's Office of …

Senate Committees

After Stephon Clark’s death, new videos show police muted body cameras at least 16 times

The Sacramento Police Department on Monday released dozens of videos related to the Stephon Clark killing — new material that showed officers muting their body-worn cameras at least 16 times, raising more questions about police action in the moments after the fatal shooting of the unarmed black man.<p>…

Law Enforcement

Trump’s trade rep spends $1M on new furniture, blames Obama

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s Trade Representative is spending nearly $1 million on new furniture — and blaming the Obama Administration.<p>US Trade …

Obama Administration

Diante Yarber: Police kill black father with barrage of bullets in Walmart parking lot

The killing of the 26-year-old, who is believed to have been unarmed, is being called a brutal case of excessive police force<p>California police fired what sounded like more than 30 bullets at a packed car in a shopping store parking lot, killing a black father of three and injuring a young woman in …

Law Enforcement

High-speed pig slaughter will be disastrous for everyone involved

A new rule in the US would eliminate food inspectors and lift limits on how quickly pigs can be killed. The impact on workers, animals and consumers would be disastrous<p>The Trump administration has proposed a radical change in food safety protection. They’re misleadingly calling it the …

Agriculture

Police Unions Are Quietly Trying to Make It Harder to Protest All Over America

After years of protests against police abuses in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Standing Rock, and beyond, law enforcement has found a way to try and clamp …

Rights & Freedoms

Pence finds, hires, and loses his national security adviser

It started as a story that didn’t make any sense. We learned on Friday that Vice President Mike Pence had hired Jon Lerner to serve as his national …

Donald Trump

The Donald Trump 2020 fundraising cycle: Some money goes to himself — and his lawyers

A lot of the money Trump raised from backers went to lawyers — and some went to himself<p>President Donald Trump has managed to raise $10.1 million for his 2020 reelection campaign since the start of the year — but a large chunk of the money he has spent has gone toward his legal bills.<p>The impressive …

Donald Trump

These states want to make planning a pipeline protest a crime

A slew of proposed bills would impose harsh penalties for planning to trespass near energy infrastructure.<p>As pipeline protests continue to delay and, …

Rights & Freedoms

The top travel kit that's worth your money

Want to invest in great gear that will last? We asked eight diehard travellers for the one item that’s never let them down. Then we tested the latest …

Camping

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

Hiking

New election analysis: Yes, it really was blatant racism that gave us President Donald Trump

(Getty/Scott Olson)<p>Racial attitudes have polarized politics — but Democrats can win by highlighting their views on racial justice<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 19, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>It's worth remembering, particularly when the Hillary Clinton recrimination news cycle is in full swing, that Donald Trump is …

Justice

Dyneema Composite tent keeps the toughness and cuts the condensation

Dyneema is a lightweight synthetic fiber with a strength greater than steel, making it great for use in everything from protective clothing for …

Backpacking

Trump administration weighs letting states drug test people who receive food assistance

The proposal is the latest in a line of efforts to destroy programs that offer assistance to the neediest among us.<p>The Trump administration is …

Trump Administration

Trump Promotes Conspiratorial Hannity Episode Calling Mueller Part of ‘Deep State Crime Families’

Minutes before Sean Hannity went live Wednesday evening on Fox News, President Trump tweeted that there would be a “big show tonight,” imploring …

Donald Trump

President Signs Executive Order Mandating That Poor People Work or Lose ‘Welfare’

Without much fanfare (totally apropos, given what’s been happening in the world of the White House in the last 72 hours), President Donald Trump …

Health Care

20+ Rarely Seen Photos Show The Harsh Reality Of Russia In The 90’s, And Some Photos Might Shock You

During the 1990's Russia went through an enormous economic, social and political transition following the dissolution of the USSR. These events …

Russia