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Another Russian Shoe Just Dropped—and It's Tied to the NRA

Maria Butina was allegedly a very busy unregistered lobbyist on behalf of the Russian Federation.<p>Oh, my. Look what dropped! It’s…<i>another shoe</i>.<p>According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction …

Russia

Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

<b>US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election.</b><p>After face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote.<p>Mr Putin …

Russia

GOP senator: Trump’s policies doing 'permanent damage'

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE GOP senator: Trump admin's handling of migrant family …

Donald Trump

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.<p>The threat of …

Agriculture

Canada's largest store chain drops Ivanka Trump’s products

Canada’s oldest and largest department store chain, the Hudson’s Bay Company, has pulled Ivanka Trump’s products from its website and plans to phase …

trump's

Google Chrome Increases Memory Usage To Combat Spectre

With over 60% market share, Chrome is the undisputed king of web browsers. A key factor behind this is Google’s commitment to keeping it seamlessly updated with essential fixes and optimizations, but now the company has admitted Chrome’s latest upgrade comes with an unavoidable nasty</i> …

Google Chrome

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.

Cancer

The Mueller Investigation Keeps Growing Fast

At a surprise news conference on Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the Justice Department would be charging 12 Russian …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert Hammers Trey Gowdy for Getting His ‘Ass Handed to Him’ by Peter Strzok

The ‘Late Show’ host spent his entire monologue talking about “Red Hot Congressional Strzok-Fest 2018.”<p>Fresh off his second consecutive Emmy …

Stephen Colbert

Queen Elizabeth Says Bone Spurs Will Prevent Her from Meeting Trump

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a scheduled Friday meeting with Donald J. Trump after complaining of a “flare-up of bone spurs,” Buckingham Palace has confirmed.<p>The announcement took many royal watchers by surprise, because in her sixty-six-year reign the Queen had …

Queen Elizabeth II

Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out.

He was supposed to be a key in the imaginary conspiracy Trump’s congressional lackeys and media fantasists have desperately tried to write as …

Donald Trump

GOP growing nervous Trump’s policies will plunge party into peril

Trump and Pence trot out bad-cop, good-cop routine as fears rise over trade war and NATO spat.<p>While President Donald Trump was in Europe speaking for America’s interest in the world, Vice President Mike Pence was in the heartland speaking to its anxieties.<p>On Wednesday, as Trump excoriated America’s …

Donald Trump

Watchdog files ethics complaint alleging Nunes failed to disclose investments

An ethics watchdog has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesReagan would denounce Trump’s attacks on NATO, democratic …

House Intelligence Committee

Americans Say Barack Obama Was Best President of Their Lifetimes

A plurality of Americans named Barack Obama the best president of their lifetimes.<p>In a survey by the Pew Research Center, 44% named Obama the best or …

Barack Obama

Merkel Asks Mueller If There’s Anything She Can Do to Help

BRUSSELS (The Borowitz Report)—The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, took a break from the <i>NATO</i> summit in Brussels on Wednesday to ask the independent counsel, Robert Mueller, if there is anything she can do to help.<p>According to those familiar with the phone conversation, Merkel told Mueller that …

Angela Merkel

Trump’s administration can’t clean house because its leader is too soaked in scandal

It’s party time for grifters in today’s GOP.<p>The ethical and moral standards inside the White House have dropped so low that even on the way out the door, conservatives are painting the comically corrupt former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt as a martyred hero victimized …

Donald Trump

Climate Change Scorecard

A year after the U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate agreement, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Elliot Diringer of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions for an update.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Record heat all over the planet, fires, rising sea levels, flooding neighborhoods …

Climate

Videos: Jazz Guitars Galore

Last evening, before New York's July 4th fireworks, I was roaming around YouTube exploring footage of great jazz guitarists. Rather than tell you …

Jazz

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

The decision comes after a March court ruling found the program used an "arbitrary and capricious" formula for calculating risk adjustments.<p>The Trump …

Trump Administration

Dem senator: Trump a 'puppet' for outside groups making Supreme Court pick

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick so far Bookstore …

United States

Shocking then and now photos reveal what 100 years of climate change has done to Arctic glaciers.

bring back some memories<p>8 July 2018<p>36 notes<p>Arctic<br>• nature<br>• history<br>• then and now<br>• photography<br>• landscape<br>• nostalgia<br>• vintage<br>• 1900s<p>Shocking then and now photos …

Global Warming

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed.<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which …

Health Care

Pruitt Was Friendly To The Energy Industry. His Replacement Was Paid By It.

This time last year, Andrew Wheeler was a registered lobbyist working for the interests of one of the country’s largest coal-mining companies and a …

EPA

Eight hidden Italian islands where you can escape the crowds

With more than 450 islands, Italy is home to some incredible beaches and coastlines, many with fascinating ancient history — but the secret’s out for many of them. For a quieter, more authentic experience, head to these eight Italian islands before the crowds do. Gelato, ocean vistas, and seclusion …

Italy

Miami Faces an Underwater Future

In Miami, the rising sea is already an ineluctable part of daily life. Everyone is affected—whether storm flooding forces a small-business owner to shut down for a few days (at tremendous cost), or daily tides hinder students commuting to school, or the retreating coastline forces people to abandon …

Real Estate

Russian officials and state media mock ‘weak’ GOP senators after Moscow visit

Russian broadcasters mocked the Republican lawmakers who visited Moscow over the Fourth of July holiday and gloated about the Kremlin’s role in …

Russia

Alan Dershowitz Is Just the Latest Public Figure Who Forgot What Shame Feels Like

Just like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he can only process it as oppression.<p>Oppression comes in many forms. One is apparently missing out on a dinner party. "I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha’s Vineyard," wrote Alan Dershowitz in an op-ed in <i>The Hill</i> last week, "but I have." The …

Donald Trump

Bumblebee blues: Pacific Northwest pollinator in trouble

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of citizen scientists have begun buzzing through locations across the Pacific Northwest seeking a better understanding about nearly 30 bumblebee species.<p>Bumblebees, experts say, are important pollinators for both wild and agricultural plants, but some species have …

Bumblebees

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Plant Supports

Your garden is like a stage set, and to keep the spotlight on the main players you need props to help them. Plant supports will prevent top-heavy …

Lost John Coltrane Album Discovered

An album of John Coltrane originals recorded in 1963 has been discovered and set for release this month. Two compositions on the LP, “Untitled Original 11383” and “Untitled Original 11386,” have never before been heard. Listen to the former below.<p>Out June 29 as <i>Both Directions at Once: the Lost …