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Inside the ICE-box: Migrant kids describe being brutalized by U.S. officials in a frigid old Walmart

Nicknamed the "hielera" or icebox, Casa Padre is a hellscape of cruel guards, sickening food, and psychological torture.<p>Children are sleeping on …

U.S. Government

Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now

A federal judge in California has temporarily halted the deportation of immigrant families that have been reunited after being separated by the Trump administration.<p>The order was issued Monday by Judge Dana Sabraw, the same judge who previously ordered the government to reunite the families.<p>It …

Immigration

Jane Goodall Joins Wyoming Protestors in Buying Up Grizzly Hunt Tickets

Environment<p>As the state prepares for its first legal grizzly hunt in years, animal advocates clash with hunting interests and state wildlife managers.<p>Jane Goodall is a global icon, perhaps the most admired living environmentalist and legendary for her research with chimpanzees. Cynthia Moss is …

Wildlife

Trump’s top intelligence official just publicly refuted the president on Russia meddling

“We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy,” Dan Coats said.<p>The Trump administration’s top intelligence official is not very happy with his boss right now, it seems.<p>During a Monday press conference …

Donald Trump

Mass Protests Meet Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki over Human Rights, Free Speech, Climate Action

Mass protests greeted President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they met for a summit Monday in Helsinki. As the two leaders drove from …

Rights & Freedoms

Gun-rights activist was Russian agent who sought to use NRA contacts to gather intelligence, prosecutors say

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.<p>The announcement …

Corruption

British police uncover crucial new evidence about Novichok poisoning

A "small bottle" was determined to be the source of the agent.<p>British police believe they’ve uncovered the source of the deadly nerve agent Novichok, …

Nerve Agents

Maryland Investigates Russian National's Links To State Elections Software

Top Maryland lawmakers announced Friday they were informed by the FBI about links between a Russian oligarch and the software company that services parts of the state's voter registration systems.<p>Officials said there is no evidence of a breach in the system, but wanted to keep the public informed. …

russiannational

A congressional candidate requested the help of Russian intelligence agents during the 2016 election

The latest indictment by Robert Mueller's office revealed far more information than was previously disclosed.<p>On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod …

Donald Trump

July 27, 2016: Trump publicly asked Russia to find Hillary’s emails. They acted within hours.

Apparently, Russia was listening.<p>On the very same day in 2016 that Donald Trump urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Russian intelligence officers launched a new attack to hack his opponent’s personal emails, according to the latest indictments from special counsel Robert …

Donald Trump

To Repel Ticks, Try Spraying Your Clothes With A Pesticide That Mimics Mums

There's new evidence to support a decades-old strategy for preventing the tick bites that lead to all sorts of nasty diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.<p>The remedy involves spraying your clothing with permethrin — a pesticide that's chemically similar to extracts of …

Disease

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

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Justice Sotomayor is showing her liberal peers on SCOTUS how to be a potent minority voice

She’s not compromising, and she’s not pulling her punches.<p>The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy — along with the series of conservative decisions that he joined at the end of the Supreme Court term preceding his retirement —make this a deeply depressing time for liberal jurisprudence. The …

Civil Rights

Feds can't find parents of 38 migrant kids, seek new reunion deadline

WASHINGTON — Government lawyers said Friday that they cannot locate the parents of 38 migrant children under the age of 5, as a federal judge indicated he is open to extending the deadline for reuniting nearly 3,000 children separated from their mothers and fathers while crossing the US-Mexico …

Immigration

Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical

Burying the formaldehyde study is part of an effort by Pruitt and aides to undermine EPA's research program, current and former officials tell POLITICO.<p>The Trump administration is suppressing an Environmental Protection Agency report that warns that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor …

EPA

Among the "Putative Parents"

The Trump administration is making some remarkable arguments in the on-going child/family separation cases, making it seem like they actually want to …

Trump Administration

Global warming could be far worse than predicted, new study suggests

Collapsing polar ice caps, a green Sahara Desert, a 20-foot sea-level rise.<p>That's the potential future of Earth, a new study suggests, noting that global warming could be twice as warm as current climate models predict.<p>The rate of warming is also remarkable: “The changes we see today are much …

Climate Change

Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’

WASHINGTON – Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and …

Republicans

Trump Admin. Officials 'Destroyed' Records of Immigrant Kids Separated from Their Parents: Report

Click here for reuse options! The administration seems to have no idea how to reunite the families it tore apart.As the Trump administration …

Immigration

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

10 Best RV Surge Protector Reviews - The Definitive Guide 2018

Want to protect your rig with a quality RV surge protector but don't know where to find one? In that case, read this article and grab the best RV …

Product Reviews

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.<p>The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment …

Military

Donald Trump, serial harasser of women, mocks the #MeToo movement

He also blindly attacked the 4 men accusing Jim Jordan of enabling sexual assault: "I don’t believe them at all."<p>During a campaign stop in Montana on …

Donald Trump

Woman calls police on black representative canvassing her own district

The woman who phoned 911 later apologized.<p>A black state representative canvassing a neighborhood in her own district was stopped by a police officer, …

Crime

Senate panel agrees with intel community that Putin was trying to help Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Breaking with their House Republican counterparts, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the intelligence community properly concluded in January of last year that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to help Donald Trump when Moscow meddled in the 2016 election.<p>The …

Donald Trump

The Chinese government is rounding up Muslims and throwing them in camps

Things are going from bad to potentially far worse in China's western region of Xinjiang.<p>In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese …

Human Rights

ICE Tells Parents Separated From Kids To Choose: Leave With Them, Or Without Them

Parents who’ve been separated from their children are being offered a jarring choice by the Trump administration, according to an NBC News report …

Immigration

Court Orders Trump Admin To Give Asylum-Seekers Fair Parole Hearings

A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday that the Trump administration is violating its own policy by uniformly denying parole to asylum-seekers …

Immigration

‘Are you alone now?’ After raid, immigrant families are separated in the American heartland

He had been afraid to go outside since his mother was detained in an immigration raid 14 days earlier, but now someone was pounding on the front door of their trailer. Alex Galvez, 12, waited until the knocking stopped and then cracked the door open to find a small flier left behind on the top …

Immigration