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Profanity-Laced Texts Ensnare Puerto Rico Governor in Furor

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Secretary of Labor Said Epstein 'Belonged to Intelligence,' Was Told to Back off Investigation: Report

themindunleashed.com - (TMU) — Investigative journalist Vicky Ward dropped a bombshell on Tuesday in an article for the Daily Beast where she reported that U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta reportedly stated that il…

Just “Him and Epstein” and “28 Girls”: Florida Man Drops a Dime on Trump

www.vanityfair.com - Donald Trump now says he’s “not a fan” of Jeffrey Epstein, a convenient way to feel about the disgraced financier in the aftermath of his 2008 conviction on soliciting underage girls for prostitution…

Trump retreats on adding citizenship question to 2020 Census

www.washingtonpost.com - By Seung Min Kim , Seung Min Kim White House reporter Email Bio Follow Tara Bahrampour and Tara Bahrampour Reporter focusing on aging, generations and demography Email Bio Follow John Wagner John Wag…

Opinion | With census order, Trump would seek to defy the courts

www.washingtonpost.com - By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic Email Bio Follow Opinion writer July 11 at 1:12 PM President Trump has struck out in the courts on h…

Uncle Trump Wants You! (To Join His Troll Army)

www.nytimes.com - Look no further than the rollout of Thursday’s summit. The White House declined to release a guest list, leaving the influencers to tweet their invites to their substantial followings — a slow and st…

Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Undocumented Migrant Families

www.nytimes.com - For weeks last month, the ICE director at the time, Mark Morgan, signaled that agents would escalate efforts to round up families. Days before the operation was to begin, Mr. Trump forecast the plan …

Iran warns western powers to 'leave region' amid Gulf crisis

www.theguardian.com - Iran has called on Britain to release its seized oil tanker and warned foreign powers to “leave the region because Iran and other regional countries are capable of securing the regional security”. Th…

Japan Just Landed a Spacecraft on an Asteroid, And The Photos Are Nuts

www.businessinsider.com - The life of an asteroid is lonely. The rocks spend eons drifting through the cold vacuum of space. But on Wednesday, the asteroid Ryugu welcomed a special visitor: Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe successful…

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

theintercept.com - An American organization founded by tech giants Google and IBM is working with a company that is helping China’s authoritarian government conduct mass surveillance against its citizens, The Intercept…

Of Two Minds - "Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech's Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?"

www.oftwominds.com - Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power. When every device in your life is connected to the Internet (the Internet of T…

“Congratulations Again, Mr. President”: Trump and the Co-opting of the G.O.P.

www.newyorker.com - Donald Trump hates criticism but loves to criticize. As President, he’s done more of it than perhaps any of his predecessors. He is a cry baby, a snowflake, a wimp, as he himself might say. Many lead…

New Orleans Braces for a One-Two Weather Punch

newrepublic.com - In Louisiana, there are two types of levees: those that protect the coast from an ocean storm surge, and those that are designed to keep the Mississippi River in its current course. Katrina caused a …

Alaska's Hess Creek Fire is now the nation's largest wildfire in 2019

www.cnn.com - (CNN)145,321 acres: That's the size of the largest wildfire burning this year, according to a map from Alaska Wildland Fire Information, the state's interagency effort to track fires. The Hess Creek …

Worsening Drought Forcing Chennai Doctors to Buy Water for Surgeries

www.ndtv.com - Along with other doctors in Indian cities facing unprecedented water shortages, T.N. Ravisankar in Chennai is praying for rain-and soon. Treating patients will "depend on God's mercy" if water suppli…

Who Wants to Kill the Electric Car This Time?

www.sierraclub.org - IN FEBRUARY, Senator John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, introduced a bill to end the federal tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles…

Earth's Ancient Life Forms Are Awakening After 40,000 Years in Permafrost

www.sciencealert.com - From about 1550 to 1850, a global cold snap called the Little Ice Age supersized glaciers throughout the Arctic. On Canada's Ellesmere Island, Teardrop Glacier extended its frozen tongue across the l…

Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices

www.theguardian.com - Google acknowledged its contractors are able to listen to recordings of what people say to the company’s artificial-intelligence system, Google Assistant. The company admitted on Thursday that humans…

Hawaii wildfire forces thousands to evacuate Maui towns

www.theguardian.com - Thousands of people on Maui have been ordered to evacuate two towns in the path of a spreading wildfire, Hawaiian officials and media said. The 1,200 hectare (3,000 acre) brush

When Millions Can’t Afford to Retire, the U.S. Needs a Better Option

www.theatlantic.com - Establishing a secure retirement for American workers is a social good, too. And the United States already has one type of public option—Social Security—designed with that purpose in mind. The venera…

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