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If Trump gets subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia investigation, here's what could happen

President Trump has been warned Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could issue him a subpoena in an effort to force his hand to testify, his former attorney said.<p>John Dowd, who resigned as Trump's lead lawyer on the Russia investigation in March, reportedly raised the possibility of a subpoena …

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Making the desert sand bloom

Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn desert sand into farmland. During a trial in United Arab Emirates the "nanoclay" halved the amount of water needed to grow crops.<p>Part of our series Taking the Temperature, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people …

United Arab Emirates

Has Anyone Seen the President?

Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon.<p>Back when he was president, Barack Obama told me that only two people treated any interaction with him as a zero-sum game. One was Vladimir Putin, the other congressional Republicans. …

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Massive US Counterstrike Against Assad's Forces Signals New Stage Of Syrian Civil War

Three hour battle with Assad's forces is a reminder that other parties may not give the US the choice of staying out of Syria's civil war.<p>Tech. Sgt. …

Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI

During the financial crisis, the federal government bailed out banks it declared “too big to fail.” Fearing their bankruptcy might trigger economic …

The Trump administration is trying to pass a rule that would allow employers to take billions from their employees' earned tips

The Department of Labor has proposed a new regulation that would allow businesses to collect tips earned by their employees and either redistribute them to non-tipped workers or keep them as part of their own profits.<p>The proposal — a win for the powerful National Restaurant Association — has …

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Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript pieced together and deciphered

Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century after their discovery, an Israeli university has said.<p>The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been …

Archaeology

How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine

<b>T</b>he radar on the F-15s picked up the blip of the transport plane, a DHC-5 Buffalo, 370 miles into Mediterranean airspace. The fighters closed rapidly. They read the tail number, saw the blue-and-brown markings. They were positive they’d found the right plane.<p>The lead pilot keyed his radio. “Do we …

Israel

Sessions Is Questioned as Russia Inquiry Focuses on Obstruction

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week as part of the special counsel investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday, making him the first member of President Trump’s cabinet to be interviewed in the inquiry.<p>The interview occurred as the …

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Syria, Russia and Iran Win Major Base, Split Rebels in Two as War Shifts West in 2018

Syrian troops have retaken the strategic Abu al-Duhur military airport, located deep within the country's final major pocket of rebel territory that …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

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The final act of the Syrian bloodbath

The euphoric hopes of 2011’s Arab Spring soon collapsed into a long winter of blood and devastation. From the Middle East through much of North …

The Other Iran

You've probably read recently about the wave of unrest in Iran that has led to at least 24 deaths and 8,000 arrests. Many of the protesters have …

South Asia

The US is relocating an entire town because of climate change. And this is just the beginning

The water has been inching closer to Rita Falgout’s house, lapping at the edges of her front yard. Her home is one of 29 in Isle de Jean Charles, a …

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.<p>Following Trump’s …

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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply …

Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells as he departs for foreign trip

The president allegedly told the Russians that firing 'nut job' Comey relieved 'great pressure,' while federal probe appears to get more serious.<p>President Donald Trump is facing new pressure over his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey after The New York Times revealed on Friday that …

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Here’s every Trump-Russia investigation happening now

At least that we know of.<p>In one of the many signs that things aren’t going well for President Donald Trump, it’s become genuinely difficult to keep up with all the different government investigations related to his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia and its attempts to sway the 2016 …

The Trump Administration Talent Vacuum

After an eruption, volcanoes sometimes collapse at the center. The magma chamber empties out and the volcano falls in on itself, leaving a caldera and a fractured ring of stone around the void, covered by deadening ash.<p>That’s about the shape of Washington after the last stunning fortnight. The …

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The great car hire rip-off: when will rental companies finally clean up their act?

It should be so simple; such a stress-free run-of-the-mill part of a holiday. Yet I hear more complaints from readers about car hire companies than about any other single issue. And that is despite the fact that in 2015 the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the Office of Fair Trading) …

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Discovering Portugal’s wild side

For unspoilt countryside, top camping, hiking, wild swimming, plus great local food and wine – and all doable in a weekend from the three main airports – try one of these itineraries from Edwina Pitcher’s Wild Guide Portugal<p>Away from the busy coastal resorts, Portugal is a timeless and magical …

European Travel

Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

A long-neglected Queens neighborhood grapples with the effects of climate change in NYC

In Edgemere, residents must face the reality of how climate change will reshape the community<p>Out in the Rockaways, almost at the end of the A train, a small, forgotten community sits on the shores of Jamaica Bay. Neglected for decades by the government, its streets are lined with vacant lots, its …

Pruitt’s coal mine is owned by people who want to get out of coal mining.

<i>This</i> story <i>originally appeared in the</i> New Republic <i>and is republished here with permission through Climate Desk.</i><p>Scott Pruitt is gearing up to tell a …

The Week the World Almost Ended

In 1983, the U.S. simulated a nuclear war with Russia—and narrowly avoided starting a real one. We might not be so lucky next time.<p>April 13, 2017 …

The secret wild side of Portugal: River beaches, hill forts, mountain villages and festas

GETTYPortugal’s coastline is one of the most exciting in Europe<p>Along the Costa Vicentina in the south-west you can find fabulous hiking routes past …

The most toxic sites in each New Jersey county

New Jersey has 115 Superfunds - more than any state in the U.S. Where are they?

New Jersey

The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker

The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state on Thursday afternoon, hours after the president lost his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p><i>Updated on April 26 at 1:03 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump lost one Cabinet pick on Thursday, but he won the confirmation of another: …

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N.J.'s best movie theater: An indie spot with the state's tastiest concessions

ASBURY PARK -- Just call it Murderer's Row on Cookman Avenue.<p>The Cookman Creamery was a finalist last year in NJ.com's search for best ice cream shop …

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Opiniões<p>Qualquer solução que vise impedir atentados contra os direitos dos animais, legalmente reconhecidos, não pode assentar em atentados contra os …