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Exclusive: Accused Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.<p>The meetings, disclosed by …

Federal Reserve

From Crib To Court: Trump Administration Summons Immigrant Infants

The Trump administration has summoned at least 70 infants to immigration court for their own deportation proceedings since Oct. 1, according to …

Immigration

God, Trump and the meaning of morality

Clay Crum opened his Bible to Exodus Chapter 20 and read verse 14 one more time.<p>“Thou shalt not commit adultery,” it said.<p>He prayed about what he was going to do. He was the pastor of First Baptist Church in the town of Luverne, Ala., which meant he was the moral leader of a congregation that …

Donald Trump

Video shows deadly shooting over parking spot at Clearwater convenience store

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at a convenience store in unincorporated Clearwater.<p>Sgt. Spencer Gross of the …

Florida

Interactive: The Unequal States of America

The Unequal States of America<p>Income inequality in<p>Income trends have varied from state to state, and within states. But a pattern is apparent: the …

Demographics

Steve King Is A White Supremacist, And The GOP Doesn’t Care

Among other white supremacist views, the congressman refused to apologize for promoting a neo-Nazi on Twitter. Republicans continue to look the other way.<p>On June 12, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted: “Europe is waking up... Will America... in time?” and linked to an anti-immigrant tweet by a …

Rights & Freedoms

How Pizzagate Pusher Mike Cernovich Keeps Getting People Fired

He just took down director James Gunn. Now he's using a trollish rumor about a sex tape to go after journalists.<p>Mike Cernovich was celebrating on Friday, at least for a few hours. Disney had just fired James Gunn, the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and an outspoken critic of President …

Journalism

Mnuchin: US open to removing Russian aluminum producer from sanctions list

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Friday that the Trump administration is considering the possibility of removing a Russian aluminum company from …

Sanctions

Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next?

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno traveled to London on Friday for the ostensible purpose of speaking at the 2018 Global Disabilities Summit (Moreno …

Surveillance

A Theory of Trump Kompromat

Why the President is so nice to Putin, even when Putin might not want him to be.<p>The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told …

Russia

Alabama sheriff who pocketed prisoners’ food funds accused of throwing wild sex parties with teen girls

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, who made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed that he pocketed $750,000 that was meant to fund …

Republican Primaries

The new Republican Gilded Age

The Republican Party has the run of the federal government. What sort of society do they wish to create? The Gilded Age — an often-overlooked period …

Regulation

Maria Butina, explained: the accused Russian spy who tried to sway US politics through the NRA

She met with Donald Trump Jr. and lived with a Republican consultant. Where will this investigation lead?<p>Amid the sprawling scandal over Russian interference with the 2016 election, there’s long been an odd subplot over Russian ties to, of all groups, the National Rifle Association — ties that, …

Donald Trump

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Does the Second Amendment apply to black people?

With all the attention focused on the police shooting of Harith Augustus in South Shore, the silence coming from the gun rights groups is deafening.<br>I …

Black Lives Matter

Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle

STOCKHOLM — As Europe grapples with near-record temperatures and sustained drought, Sweden has become the latest nation to confront a wave of wildfires as far north as the Arctic Circle, prompting the authorities to evacuate some villages and to appeal for help from neighboring Norway and distant …

Arctic Circle

Hamas spokesman says cease-fire reached with Israel

Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas said on Saturday, after the Israel Defense Forces launched a …

Israel

Two Parkland students survived a school shooting. Then their father was shot and killed.

The father of two students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, was shot and killed this week during a store robbery.<p>Ayub Ali, the owner at the Aunt Molly's Food Store convenience store in North Lauderdale, was killed in a robbery that turned violent Tuesday afternoon.<p>Ali, 61, was the …

Gun Control

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.<p>Norwich University announced Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this …

Loans

Father and son spew hate at CA immigration rally; after video goes viral, son loses scholarship

Immigration

U.S. court rules Jews are protected 'race' under Civil Rights Act of 1964

Jewish people are protected by a law against racial discrimination in employment decisions, a federal magistrate judge has concluded in siding with a …

Civil Rights

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said on Friday.<p>The recording by attorney Michael Cohen …

Donald Trump

Hollywood’s new entertainment giant looks to take on Netflix

After a months-long battle, Comcast said Thursday it would no longer pursue the acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets, nearly …

Walt Disney Studios

Jessica Robertson Got Sick Working as an Inspector at a Poultry Plant. Now She’s Speaking Out to Defend Workers Exposed to Chemicals.

Like many people in Sanpete County, Utah, a rural area roughly 100 miles south of Salt Lake City, Jessica Robertson likes to spend her Sundays in …

Agriculture

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

The Interior Department on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to the Endangered Species Act, the law that brought the bald eagle and the Yellowstone grizzly bear back from the edge of extinction but which Republicans say is cumbersome and restricts economic …

Trump Administration

The Last Straw

I live in the Mission District of San Francisco, where delicious taquerias, bakeries, cafes, and bars are everywhere. And as a disabled person who uses a wheelchair to get around and a ventilator to breathe, the pleasure of eating and drinking is mediated by a number of factors. When I leave my …

Disability

Drinking Toilet Water, Widespread Abuse: Report Details 'Torture' For Child Detainees

In a new court filing, migrant children and their parents describe being forced to "strip naked," hunger and physical assault.<p>Over the course of four days in June, Keylin says, U.S. Border Patrol guards would kick her body to keep her awake throughout the night. The 16-year-old, whose last name was …

Immigration

Henry Kissinger: ‘We are in a very, very grave period’ | Financial Times

It was not hard to entice Henry Kissinger to meet for lunch. Though he is 95, and moves very slowly, the grand <i>consigliere</i> of American diplomacy is …

Geopolitics

The NRA Has Deep Ties to Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina

For decades, the National Rifle Association has promoted its hardline politics with appeals to patriotism, freedom, and the staunch defense of the …

Donald Trump