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The Largest Pot Stock in the World Is Moving to the NYSE

This will be the first marijuana stock to list on the New York Stock Exchange.<p>In just over two weeks, the Canadian federal government will be making …

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‘We’re in Venezuela’—Trump’s Latest FBI Attack Stuns, Saddens Justice Officials

“You can’t overstate how critical it is that people who have information trust us to protect them,” said a federal prosecutor, adding that Trump is …

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Donald Trump said 11 false things in just 5 tweets Sunday morning

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted. And tweeted. And tweeted.<p>Between 9:04 am and 9:37 am, Trump sent 5 tweets -- all around the same basic theme: He is being unfairly persecuted by special counsel Robert Mueller even as Mueller and the broader FBI overlook crimes by Democrats.<p>…

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Donald Trump Has All the Power

The president’s alarming Sunday tweet could genuinely produce a crisis between the White House, on the one hand, and the Justice Department and the FBI, on the other.<p>Sunday afternoon, President Trump tweeted an extraordinary threat—extraordinary even by the standards of Donald Trump’s norm-busting …

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Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the …

Climate Change

The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.

Will Scott Pruitt release it ahead of next week’s summit on harmful chemicals in water?<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to its administrator, Scott Pruitt, who appeared before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday as part of the 12 …

Research

Trump takes steps to remind Pence who’s boss

About a month ago, following a months-long search, Vice President Mike Pence hired Jon Lerner to serve as his national security adviser. The move, …

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41 deaths and 128 angry countries: The true cost of Trump’s bargain embassy in Jerusalem

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are in Jerusalem today to inaugurate the US’s new embassy. The embassy was moved from Tel Aviv, a controversial change as Jerusalem is claimed as a capital by both Israelis and Palestinians.<p>Donald Trump announced the move in December 2017. The US president has since …

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White House can’t explain how Chinese financing of Trump-linked project doesn’t violate Constitution

"I'll have to refer you to the Trump Organization."<p>Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah cannot explain how the Trump Organization’s involvement in a …

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It's Time for Police to Start Snitching

Communities of color are actually disproportionately likely to report crimes—it’s police themselves who have maintained a corrosive culture of silence.<p>A 911 caller living in a nonwhite neighborhood snitches.<p>A man wearing a black hoodie “busted both my truck windows out,” the caller reported on …

Justice

Karl Rove names main source of White House leaks

Karl Rove, a former White House chief of staff, blasted White House leakers on Monday.<p>“I’ve never seen a White House leak as much against itself as this one and these are people putting their own personal agendas above those of the country and the president that they serve,” Rove told FOX Business’ …

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Out of loopholes, Trump must disclose Stormy Daniels debt in next financial report

Trump is out of loopholes. After failing to disclose his Stormy Daniels debt to Michael Cohen, he needs to come clean in his next financial report on that debt and any others he may have left out.<p>President Trump has a big decision to make. Unless he requests an extension, his personal financial …

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When Kelly says these immigrants can't fit in, historians hear 'echo from the past'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The similarity was so striking, it made Alan Kraut laugh.<p>"It's like an echo from the past," the American University history professor said after hearing the latest description of undocumented immigrants from a top White House official.<p>Chief of staff John Kelly told NPR this week that the …

Immigration

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Basically Admits Trump Knew of ‘Pay–to–Play’ Scheme

With so many presidential schemes and scandals going on at once, it becomes nearly impossible to keep everything straight. Every lie and deflection …

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The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rules That Protect Transgender Prisoners

The Bureau of Prisons is making the change after four evangelical Christian women in a Texas prison sued.<p>The Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules that allowed transgender inmates to use facilities that match their gender identity, including cell blocks and bathrooms, thereby reversing …

LGBTQI

Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state.<p>The veto comes after opposition from the business …

Guns

Giuliani says Trump 'denied' the AT&T-Time Warner deal, then backtracks

With five simple words, "the president denied the merger," President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicted months of statements by the White House and the Justice Department.<p>The subject was AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.<p>Giuliani is now back-tracking. "He …

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Big Pharma Gets a Big Win From Trump

The president campaigned on stinging criticisms of the pharmaceutical industry and promises to use Medicare to lower drug prices. But none of that materialized in his drug-pricing speech this week.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, one candidate famously claimed that drug companies were …

Pharma

Trump Threw 30-Minute Tantrum When He Was Told The Federal Government Can’t Close U.S. Border, ‘Vox’ Reports

Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had to explain to Trump that he didn't have the power to completely shut down the …

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Trump blew up at homeland security chief over border security

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen got into a lengthy, heated argument during a Cabinet meeting focused on immigration Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the blowup told CNN.<p>Trump was furious with Nielsen, telling her he didn't think she …

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George Will just exposed Mike Pence's Faustian bargain

<b>(CNN) —</b> George F. Will is not the guy you'd think would be responsible for delivering the most devastating takedown of Vice President Mike Pence you will ever read.<p>And, yet, the conservative columnist's piece on Thursday is just that -- laying bare the total transformation of the former Indiana …

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Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump: This Will End Badly. And Probably Soon.

Giuliani knows Trump well enough to know that Trump will turn on him fast. Here’s a preview of how this is going to go in the coming weeks.<p>Like a …

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Europe punches back after Trump's Iran decision

Trump's move to reimpose sanctions angers Europe and spooks companies.<p>BRUSSELS — European leaders on Wednesday began drawing up plans to preserve the Iran nuclear accord, in defiance of President Donald Trump's Tuesday decision to abandon what he called the "rotten" agreement.<p>The possible action …

South Asia

AT&T confirms it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's company

AT&T confirmed Tuesday evening that it paid President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen in 2017 for "insights into understanding the new administration."<p>The payments were revealed in a document published by Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti Tuesday afternoon.<p>Avenatti alleged that …

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Trump: 'Everyone thinks' I deserve Nobel Prize

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that while "everyone thinks" he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the warming of relations with North Korea, the only prize he wants is a victory for the world.<p>Trump was asked by a reporter while holding a Cabinet …

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Donald Trump just accidentally revealed something very important about his 'fake news' attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet bashing the media. Nothing new there.<p>But, this tweet was different: Trump unintentionally revealed the false premise on which his relentless calls of "fake news" is based.<p>Here's the tweet:<p><i>"The Fake News is working overtime. Just</i> …

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Trump couldn’t answer the most basic question about his decision to violate Iran nuclear deal

"Mr. President, how does this America safer?"<p>After publicly signing a memorandum to violate the Iran nuclear deal by reinstating the “highest levels” …

South Asia

Trump's Approval Rating Makes Me Hopeful For Our Country: Tuesday's Good News

Before I get to the good news, I’d like to weigh in on the general panic I saw in left wing circles this weekend about Trump’s approval …

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Every Culture Appropriates

The question is less whether a dress or an idea is borrowed, than the uses to which it’s then put.<p>Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In black leather decorated with metal studs, they play a pounding style of music that people who know more than me trace to the British band “Venom” and its …

Death Metal

‘Gotcha,’ tweets Kellyanne Conway as Trump supporters revel in Schneiderman resignation

It took three hours for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to step down Monday night after he was accused by four women of physical abuse in a New Yorker article.<p>Equally swift was the response from allies of President Trump, a longtime nemesis of the attorney general. While the president …

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