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« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2019, 08:39:04 am »

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McGahn refused request by White House to say Trump did not obstruct justice after Mueller report’s release

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carol D. Leonnig and Carol D. Leonnig National investigative reporter focused on the White House and government accountability Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White …


Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats’ ‘Spin’

www.nytimes.com - After The New York Times published a report about the trip on Thursday, Democrats assailed Mr. Giuliani, accusing him of activity evoking that at the center of the recently concluded special counsel’…


Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA

www.telesurenglish.net - General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a…


Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

fair.org - Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.…


Trump’s tariffs, once described as negotiating tools, may be here to stay

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Heather Long Heather Long Economics correspondent Email Bio Follow May 10 at 7:42 PM The failur…


Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program

www.washingtonpost.com - Fireworks after a campaign rally by President Trump rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White Hous…


US indicts whistleblower who exposed Obama’s drone assassination program

www.wsws.org - On Thursday, an indictment by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia was unsealed against former intelligence officer Daniel Everett Hale, 31, who was charged with multiple counts of vi…


Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War

www.newyorker.com - By the measure of the past decade, this year’s celebration of Victory Day in Moscow, on May 9th, was subdued. Vladimir Putin met with a group of surviving veterans of what Russians call the Great Pat…


Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On

theintercept.com - In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore’s downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He’d had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershe…


Nigeria Plunges Into Darkness As Power Grid Fails Again

www.telesurenglish.net - A major electricity grid failure in Nigeria has left the population of over 180 million people in the dark, with no expected resolution for another 72 hours. RELATED: Nigeria's Affordable Solar Energ…


Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Pick a Fight With the Loan Sharks

portside.org - Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are introducing legislationto put a 15 percent interest rate cap on all consumer loans. The legislation, called the Loan Shark Preve…


From New York’s fake heiress to Donald Trump, we’re living in the Age of the Scam

www.theguardian.com - Unless you are Bob Dylan in the 60s, or Bret Easton Ellis in the 90s, it is very hard to capture the zeitgeist when you are still living through it. But while I have yet to write my The Times They Ar…


US: Scientists Advance Research to Make Plastic 100% Recyclable

www.telesurenglish.net - A new U.S. research is seeking to make plastic 100% recyclable by altering the chemical composition of the material from the point of the manufacturing process. RELATED: UN Announces Global Campaign,…


Was Shakespeare a Woman?

www.theatlantic.com - On a spring night in 2018, I stood on a Manhattan sidewalk with friends, reading Shakespeare aloud. We were in line to see an adaptation of Macbeth and had decided to pass the time refreshing our mem…


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…


US Peace Deal is 'Surrender Document' Says Palestinian Official

www.telesurenglish.net - The United States is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, Palestine's foreign minister told the United Nations Thursday. RELATED: Indonesia to Hold UN Meeting on Israeli Occupation in Pal…


Survivors of Mother Emanuel Church Massacre Ask Court to Let Them Sue the US Government for Its Role in Putting a Gun in Dylann Roof’s Hands

www.theroot.com - Survivors and families of the nine people murdered at their South Carolina church when white supremacist Dylann Roof riddled them with bullets four years ago want the federal government to pay for th…


Another Study Found a Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix. What's Going On?

www.livescience.com - Clumps of proteins found in the brains of people who have Parkinson's disease are also found somewhere else in the body — inside the appendixes of healthy people. This finding has led researchers to …


A thousand guns were found in an LA mansion. Then the mystery deepened

www.theguardian.com - When police arrived at the mansion in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood, they were shocked by what was inside: more guns than some officers had ever seen in their lives. The presence of a thousand fire…



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