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All the Breakfast Foods That Contain Glyphosate, the Weed-Killing Chemical Linked to Cancer

A new report from the Environmental Working Group found that glyphosate, a common weed killer that has been linked to cancer, was found in a large amount of oat-based breakfast foods. Although the FDA and EPA insist some amounts of glyphosate are safe in food, it has been linked to cancer by the …

Breakfast

DOJ Sues Ivanka’s Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud

Moshe Lax and members of his family allegedly conspired to deprive the U.S. of $60 million.<p>The Justice Department is suing a friend and former business partner of Ivanka Trump for his alleged role in schemes to defraud the federal government out of millions of dollars in tax liabilities on his …

Ivanka Trump

A Mysterious Furry 'Sea Monster' Has Washed Up on a Russian Beach

A massive and mysterious creature has washed up on a beach in Russia, and naturally, everyone is freaking out.<p>According to the <i>Siberian Times</i>, a …

Glaciers

America’s Largest Veterans Group Rains on Trump’s Parade

Trump appears to put blame for higher estimate on D.C. officials who ‘know a windfall when they see one’<p>Opponents to President Donald Trump’s plans …

Donald Trump

Elizabeth Warren Put a Stake in the Ground. We Should Pay Close Attention.

If corporations want to be treated like people then they should be punished like them, too.<p>It is not often that you see a politician put a stake in the ground, run a big bright flag up it, and declare that this is where I stand, dammit. This is what Senator Professor Warren, a daughter of Oklahoma, …

Middle-class

Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism

After last weekend's rally, things go from bad to worse for white supremacist leaders.<p>Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American …

Rights & Freedoms

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

When Aretha Franklin liked a hat, she did this, shop owner recalls

When Aretha Franklin liked a hat, she'd hum.<p>That's what Luke Song of Mr. Song Millinery remembered Thursday about the Queen of Soul, a longtime patron of the metro Detroit milliner.<p>Franklin, 76, died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit, following a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.<p>"When …

Aretha Franklin

Trump Said the Quiet Part Loud About John Brennan

Last month, the White House threatened to remove the security clearances of a number of former intelligence officials. The most notable of the bunch …

Donald Trump

The most iconic performances of Aretha Franklin, who has died at age 76

The legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, known widely as the Queen of Soul, died in her Detroit home today, according to her publicist. She was 76.<p>Known for hits such as “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman” and “Chain of Fools,” Franklin got her start singing gospel in the Detroit …

Aretha Franklin

Seth Meyers Thinks It's Hilarious That Omarosa Might be the One to Bring Trump Down (Video)

After everything that’s happened, Meyers can’t help but be amused by by the idea that Omarosa is the one holding Trump’s smoking gun<p>It’s probably …

Georgia police use Taser on 87-year-old woman using knife to cut dandelions

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A Georgia police chief said an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn't obey commands to drop a knife in her hand.<p>Martha Al-Bishara was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing an officer Friday, when police held her at gunpoint …

Crime

Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

The great American soul singer Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, her representative has said. She was reported to have been gravely ill with her family at her bedside.<p>“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our …

Aretha Franklin

A terrifying prediction from 1912 is so creepily accurate that people think it's fake. It's not.

A newspaper article in 1912 warned about climate change.<p>The debate over coal continues to rage across America. As recently as the 2016 presidential …

Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

<b>Updated at 10:04 a.m. ET</b><p>More than 300 news publications across the country are joining together to defend the role of a free press and denounce President Trump's ongoing attacks on the news media in coordinated editorials publishing Thursday, according to a tally by The Boston Globe.<p>The project was …

Journalism

Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can prevent colon cancer

Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers at Imperial College London …

Research

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.<p>She died at her home …

Music

Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

The famous Sydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found.<p>In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released overnight by academics in the UK found oysters in New South Wales have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification.<p>It’s …

Sea Level

US poised to allow more mining on land Trump removed from monuments

US officials have announced plans to allow increased mining on land that once belonged to two national monuments Donald Trump shrank, and to sell off some of the land despite pledges not to do so.<p>The two monuments, now significantly smaller in size, are both in Utah. The draft management plan for …

Forests

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

US bosses now earn 312 times the average worker's wage, figures show

The chief executives of America’s top 350 companies earned 312 times more than their workers on average last year, according to a new report published Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute.<p>The rise came after the bosses of America’s largest companies got an average pay rise of 17.6% in 2017, …

Compensation

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.<p>Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of …

Glyphosate

'Unprecedented': Trump's revoking of Brennan security clearance denounced

Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of the former CIA director John Brennan was deemed an “unprecedented” use of executive power by a president intent on using his office to settle personal scores.<p>While the White House sought to paint Brennan as a partisan figure, the president …

Donald Trump

Elizabeth Warren unveils bold new plan to reshape American capitalism

Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator tipped as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, has unveiled new plans for legislation aimed at reining in big corporations, redistributing wealth, and giving workers and local communities a bigger say.<p>Warren will introduce the bill dubbed the …

Middle-class

Wisconsin Reservation Offers A Climate Success Story And A Warning

When Star Ames was a child there was a flood. The streets were like rivers and the houses like islands. It was 1960 and the village of Odanah, Wis. was up to its neck.<p>The town had been built on the banks of the Bad River, in the floodplain. "I remember watching the river come up," Ames says. "Every …

Lake Superior

FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

The White House was forced to backtrack this week, after wildly misstating the level of job gains by African-Americans under President Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.<p>The false claim came during Tuesday's press briefing, which was dominated by questions about Omarosa Manigault Newman. In her new …

Donald Trump

Trump Revokes Clearance Of Ex-CIA Boss Brennan, Puts Other Critics On Notice

<b>Updated at 5:54 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has become an outspoken critic of the president.<p>White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the move on Wednesday following an earlier discussion about pulling the clearance …

Donald Trump

Sarah Sanders' 'linguistic sleight of hand' on Omarosa's non-disclosure agreement

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Donald Trump loves non-disclosure agreements. In his life before politics, he regularly used NDAs to ensure discretion from his employees, should they become former employees.</i><p><i>That's relevant today because of the ongoing debate over whether former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman</i> …

Donald Trump

'The Greatest Intelligence Operation of Our Time': Investigative Journalist Details How Trump Has Been Compromise by Russia for Years

Craig Unger explains how "Trump Tower become sort of a cathedral of money laundering.”An investigative journalist explained on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates