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Tropical Storm Barry lumbers north across Louisiana

www.washingtonpost.com - A low-lying area in Belle Chasse, La., is flooded on Saturday. (Emily Kask for The Washington Post) By Tim Craig , Tim Craig National reporter Email Bio Follow Alex Horton and Alex Horton General ass…


Alex Acosta Had to Go, But the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Is Really About Money and Privilege

www.newyorker.com - The only surprise about the resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is that it took so long—four days after the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York arrested the financier Jeffrey E…


Real Hedge-Fund Managers Have Some Thoughts on What Epstein Was Actually Doing

nymag.com - Long before Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to prostitution charges in Florida more than a decade ago, his fellow Palm Beach resident and hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass was intrigued by the local gos…


Trump’s nominee for Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of sexual misconduct

nypost.com - WASHINGTON — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination…


Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost Was a Member of Secret Facebook Group

theintercept.com - ProPublica was first to report the existence of the secret Border Patrol group on July 1, revealing that members used the page to joke about migrant deaths and share sexually violent and threatening …


Fragile patriotism: Right-wing snowflakes, triggered by any criticism of America

www.rawstory.com - The term “patriotism” may be associated with strength, but at least in the United States, the people who crow the loudest about loving their country are often the most fragile when it comes to expres…


Five miles from the Virginia Capitol, a pregnant woman is shot right after failed gun debate

www.washingtonpost.com - Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, left, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond Tuesday before a special session to consider gun legislation. (Steve Helber/AP) By M…


Turkey has the S-400. The Trump administration is silent.

www.memeorandum.com - Maureen Dowd / New York Times: Scaling Wokeback Mountain — WASHINGTON — I was feeling on edge. Writing a column that sparks an internecine fight among the highest-profile women in the Democratic Part…


American Carnage: a masterful must-read on Trump's Republican takeover

www.memeorandum.com - Jared S. Hopkins / Wall Street Journal: OxyContin Made The Sacklers Rich. Now It's Tearing Them Apart. — A rash of lawsuits, which accuse its Purdue Pharma of helping fuel the addiction crisis, has e…


Interview: Abdul El-Sayed on Medicare For All and More | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - Abdul El-Sayed recently spoke with Nathan J. Robinson on an episode of the Current Affairs podcast. A transcript follows. It has been lightly edited for grammar, clarity, and concision. Nathan J. Rob…


House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler says 'articles of impeachment are under consideration' for Trump

www.businessinsider.com - The House Judiciary Committee's chairman, Jerry Nadler, on Friday made one of his most direct statements yet on the subject of impeachment. "Articles of impeachment are under consideration as part of…


Permafrost thaw sparks fear of mammoth ivory 'gold rush' in Russia

www.theguardian.com - Activists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors dig up tusks and other woolly mammoth remains that can net a small fortune on the rapacious Ch…


The Untold Story of Christian Zionism's Rise to Power in the United States

www.mintpressnews.com - The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States is not composed of Jews, but of Christian evangelicals, with a total membership of 7 million, more than 2 million more members than the entire…


The week Trump said jump – and Johnson asked 'How high?'

www.theguardian.com - Donald Trump, president and showman, was staging a military pageant to celebrate the Fourth of July and independence from the British empire. George Washington’s soldiers, he told a rainsoaked crowd …


Arctic wildfires emitted as much CO2 in June as Sweden does in a year

www.theguardian.com - Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 football pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)…


Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

www.mintpressnews.com - As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and busines…


An Idiot’s Guide to Destroying Your Country in Six Easy Steps

www.strategic-culture.org - The United States of America seems to have a suicide wish as it wanders aimlessly down a continually narrowing path that can only lead to national ruin. Is this a premeditated act of self-annihilatio…


Neanderthals Were About as Right-Handed as Modern Humans

www.sapiens.org - Uomini tasked expert flint knappers with making replicas of Acheulean tools and Oldowan “choppers,” an even earlier form of stone tool. She found that both right- and left-handed knappers could make …


Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: ‘There Is No Alternative’

www.nytimes.com - The rates on long-term government bonds have declined this year, as well as the expectations of bond investors for inflation over the next five years. That indicates there is significant concern abou…


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