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Trump doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating U.S.-China trade war

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Decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. sets off a Republican firefight

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Is This the Official Trump Constitutional Crisis?

www.newyorker.com - Washington has been bracing for a full-blown constitutional crisis since the first day of the Trump Presidency, and during the last two and a half years each new boundary-pushing move by the boundary…

‘Really genuinely scary’: Torrential rain in Houston strands cars and leaves thousands without power

www.washingtonpost.com - Two vehicles remain stuck in flooded Adams Street following an overnight storm Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Porter, Texas. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) By Timothy Bella Timothy Bella…

Trump’s Big-Stick Diplomacy Is Having a Very Bad Week

www.vanityfair.com - The news that Kim Jong Un launched two “short-range missiles” on Thursday, the latest weapons test for North Korea after a period of diplomatic quiescence, is surely disappointing for Donald Trump, w…

Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison

www.telesurenglish.net - A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption. RELATED: Brazil's Temer Closed 130 Community Ra…

WFP: Canada Pledges US$2 Million For Palestine

www.telesurenglish.net - Palestinians in the Occupied Gaza and West Bank are set to benefit from a US$2.4-million pledge from the Canadian government to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ma’an News reported Thur…

Bolivia Showcases New Approach to Drugs After Expelling DEA

www.telesurenglish.net - The Organization of American States (OAS) have announced they will be visiting Bolivia to learn about the country’s anti-drug strategy. This follows the country’s rejection of the US ‘War On Drugs’. …

‘Bernie Speaks’—and Politico Hears Deviations From Cold War Orthodoxy

fair.org - Politico magazine (5/3/19) was apparently “startled” by what they found in Bernie Sanders’ 1980s TV show, Bernie Speaks. Politico magazine (5/3/19) took a deep dig into Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “bizarre,…

Revolving Door: Trump’s Pick for Defense Secretary Shows Deep Ties With Boeing

www.telesurenglish.net - A virtual unknown figure to United States’ politics almost two and a half years ago, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, is a questioned choice for running the…

Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

www.theatlantic.com - On a relentlessly gray Budapest morning, Michael Ignatieff took me to the rooftop of Central European University’s main building. The newly erected edifice is all glass, sharp angles, exposed steel, …

Donald Trump and Swine Flu Have a Lot in Common

foreignpolicy.com - As trade tensions between the Trump administration and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s negotiating team escalate, with U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to impose drastic new tariffs starting on…

Are the Martyrs Coming Back? Julian Assange and the Fall of the Global Empire

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'Chernobyl' doesn't just dramatize the past—it draws grim parallels to the present

www.dailydot.com - A potent line in HBO’s excellent new docudrama Chernobyl comes when a character ruminates on the aftermath of the well-known nuclear disaster: “The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we…

Phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years

phys.org - Virtually all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton—microscopic organisms that work tirelessly at the ocean's surface to absorb the carbon dioxide that gets dissolved into the uppe…

Poor People's Driver Licenses Can be Suspended for Unpaid Fines

www.telesurenglish.net - A divided federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Michigan may suspend the driver's licenses of poor people with unpaid traffic fines, saying it did not violate their constitutional rights to d…

Genetic Medicine Is Poised to Create New Inequality. Here's How to Fix It.

undark.org - The databases used in genetics research consist overwhelmingly of genomes from people of European descent. Visual: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability / Flickr A few year…

Physical intimacy is declining in a world distracted by smartphones

www.treehugger.com - A study spanning nearly three decades has revealed a sharp and suspicious drop in sexual frequency since 2012. British couples are having less sex than ever, and smartphones may be to blame. A large …

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