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« Reply #195 on: August 03, 2019, 08:19:54 am »

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The media amplifies Trump’s racism. Should it stop?

www.vox.com - On July 15, President Donald Trump stepped onto the South Lawn of the White House for the third “Made in America” showcase. In a transcript that stretches to more than 5,000 words, he discussed manuf…


Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for intelligence chief less than a week after Trump picked him

www.washingtonpost.com - By Shane Harris , Shane Harris Intelligence and national security reporter Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow Ashley Parker and Ashley Parke…


Wall Street Journal editorial board issues economic warning to Trump over his new China tariffs

theunitedstatesblues.com - President Donald Trump’s latest announcement of additional tariffs against China drew a sharp rebuke from the conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal this week, along with a stern economic warning. …


Hong Kong protesters risk arrest as Beijing steps up warnings

www.theguardian.com - Thousands of demonstrators rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday, facing the threat of arrest and increasingly severe warnings from Beijing. Shops in Mongkok, a busy shopping district in Kowloon where dem…


Donald Trump's 'go back' comments were 'genius', says Nigel Farage

www.theguardian.com - Nigel Farage has described Donald Trump’s “go back” comments aimed at four congresswomen of colour as “genius”. The US president’s racist remarks were widely condemned after he told the four Democrat…


Mueller provided an ominous warning about Russia’s malicious activities — but it wasn’t all about hackers

www.rawstory.com - In two long-awaited congressional events this week—Robert Mueller’s testimony before two committees, and a Senate Intelligence Committee report about Russian meddling in 2016’s presidential election—…


Why an “AI Race” Between the U.S. and China Is a Terrible, Terrible Idea

theintercept.com - One thing we can be sure about AI — because we are told it so often and at so increasingly high a pitch — is that whatever it actually is, the national interest demands more of it. And we need it now…


This is what algorithms see when they spy on you in public

www.fastcompany.com - Algorithms, software, and smart technologies have a growing presence in cities around the world. Artificial intelligence (AI), agent-based modelling, the internet of things and machine learning can b…


Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents

www.theguardian.com - Murdered children are no longer news. International media coverage of the war in Afghanistan, where child deaths reached an all-time high last year, is sporadic at best. In Yemen it is estimated that…


How Mosquitoes Changed Everything

www.newyorker.com - In 1698, five ships set sail from Scotland, carrying a cargo of fine trade goods, including wigs, woollen socks and blankets, mother-of-pearl combs, Bibles, and twenty-five thousand pairs of leather …


GOP senator held up Trump nominee, demanding to see border wall contracts after Army Corps panned construction firm he prefers

www.washingtonpost.com - A Republican senator held up the confirmation of a White House budget official this week in an attempt to obtain sensitive information about border wall contracts he has been trying to steer to a maj…


Twin Cities Jewish Community Blockades ICE Building, 27 Cited

unicornriot.ninja - St. Paul, MN – For over three hours, hundreds of ‘Never Again’ protesters blockaded traffic around Minnesota’s Federal Immigrant Customs Enforcement (ICE) building on Tuesday, July 30. The protest ca…


Scientists link Europe heat wave to human-caused global warming | CBC News

www.cbc.ca - The heat wave that smashed temperature records in western Europe last month was made more intense by human-caused climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected…


Photos Show Greenland’s Ice Sheet Turning Into Rivers In A “Major Melting Event”

www.buzzfeednews.com - Greenland’s massive ice sheet is experiencing one of its biggest melting events on record, losing some 11 billion tons of ice in a 24-hour period after Earth’s hottest June and July in recorded histo…

Legal Tender: Woman Had $6233 In Stolen Cash Hidden In Body Cavity, Cops Say

www.thesmokinggun.com - In what may be a United States record for currency hidden inside a body cavity, a woman had $6233 in stolen cash inside her **** when she was collared this week, according to Louisiana cops. Ashley…


This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?

www.theguardian.com - Dating back to late February, about 550,000 acres of land have been underwater in the rural Yazoo backwater area of the lower Mississippi delta. About half of the acreage is farmland, creating devast…


Fracking's Dirty Water Problem Is Getting Much Bigger

www.desmogblog.com - While fracking for oil and gas in the U.S. has contributed to record levels of fossil fuel production, a critical part of that story also involves water. An ongoing battle for this precious resource …


'People are dying': how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US

www.theguardian.com - At sunrise, the misty fields around the village of Guior are already dotted with men, women and children sowing maize after an overnight rainstorm. After several years of drought, the downpour brough…


Devin Nunes sues over ‘fake farmer’ challenge. He says dark money was behind it

www.fresnobee.com - Rep. Devin Nunes’ campaign is suing the people who accused the congressman of being a “fake farmer” and tried to get his ballot designation removed, alleging they conspired with “dark money” groups t…


First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

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