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New US charges against Julian Assange could spell decades behind bars

www.theguardian.com- Julian Assange could face decades in a US prison after being charged with violating the Espionage Act by publishing classified information through WikiLeaks. Prosecutors announced 17 additional charg…

Theresa May announces her resignation

www.theguardian.com - Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking …

Narendra Modi has won the largest election in the world. What will this mean for India?

theconversation.com - The resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition in India’s federal election represents a key marker in the modern history of India. It was the most extensive and probably most ex…

Is the Trump Administration Neglecting the Health of Migrant Children as a Deterrent?

www.rollingstone.com - Hours after President Trump declared in the White House Rose Garden that he doesn’t “do coverups,” his administration revealed that it had been hiding the death of a migrant girl at the border for th…

The House Has Found Bipartisan Agreement on Reform to Retirement Accounts. Be Afraid.

theintercept.com - House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., waited until April 3, months after Democrats regained the chamber, to formally seek President Donald Trump’s tax returns. As Neal resi…

Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela?

www.thenation.com - Protesters opposing a coup against Nicolás Maduro outside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana) You will receive occasional promotional offers for p…

Did Steve Mnuchin Help His College Roommate Steal $2 Billion?

www.vanityfair.com - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, also known as the resident Trump administration footstool, has not had a great week. On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that, according to an I.R.S. draft mem…

Trump Officials Prepare to Bypass Congress to Sell Weapons to Gulf Nations

www.nytimes.com - “The U.S. and Iran are entering into an escalatory dynamic from which it will become increasingly difficult to escape,” said Robert Malley, the president of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofi…

2,700 people have lost their jobs so far this year in a media landslide

www.businessinsider.com - On March 13, First Look Media — the parent company of Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept and Laura Poitras' Field of Vision — laid off seven staff members and two contractors (4% of the group) across th…

Tennessee Police Protect White Nationalist Think Tank Meeting In State Park

unicornriot.ninja - Burns, TN – Last weekend, several hundred white supremacists, as well as about 100 counter-protesters, converged on Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee. Anti-racists gathered to oppose the Americ…

'What Could Be More Important?': World Leaders, Media Ignore Biodiversity Report Detailing Mass Extinction Event Now Underway

www.commondreams.org - Scientists at the United Nations' intergovernmental body focusing on biodiversity sounded alarms earlier this month with its report on the looming potential extinction of one million species—but few …

Of Course Trump Wants a Fox News Guest to Build His Border Wall

www.vanityfair.com - President Donald Trump's daily diet of Fox News could apparently affect who gets to build his “big, beautiful” border wall. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the president has been pushing f…

Of Two Minds - Superbugs and the Ultimate Economic Weapon: Food

www.oftwominds.com - The food-exporting superpowers are easy to identify. As my esteemed colleague Michael Snyder chronicled in a recent Zero Hedge post, world agricultural production is under assault from extreme weathe…

Getting ready for hurricane season: 4 essential reads

theconversation.com - The official Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, even as many communities are still recovering from a destructive year in 2018. Hurricane Florence swamped much of the Carolinas in September, …

The Folly of Climate Change Philanthropy

undark.org - Fossil fuel companies have assumed high-profile roles in recoveries from climate-related disasters like Hurricane Harvey. In the spring of 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation — the hundred-year-old char…

The Right Opens Up a New Front in the Census War: Criminal Records

theintercept.com - Republicans appear poised to open a new front in the ongoing census wars, pushing to add a new question that inquires about the criminal record of respondents. The move comes amid a parallel effort t…

The Invisible City Beneath Paris

www.newyorker.com - The map runs to sixteen laminated foolscap pages, or about ten square feet, when I tile the pages together. I have been given it on the condition that I do not pass it on. It is not like any map I ha…

Geologists Discover Largest Underwater Volcano, Explain Weird Hum Heard Around the World

www.livescience.com - A strange seismic event off the coast of Africa has led scientists to a mighty finding: the discovery of the largest underwater volcanic eruption ever recorded. The eruption also may explain a weird …

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