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White House wanted USS John S. McCain obscured during Trump’s Japan visit

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Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People Money

nymag.com - The biggest effect of the Trump tax cuts is obvious: People who own businesses and other sources of concentrated wealth will have a lot more money, and the federal budget will have less. But the advo…

The World’s Most Annoying Man | Current Affairs

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The Trade War Is Getting Big Enough to Hurt the Economy

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Revealed: women's fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners

www.theguardian.com - A popular women’s health and fertility app sows doubt about birth control, features claims from medical advisers who are not licensed to practice in the US, and is funded and led by anti-abortion, an…

What Israel's new election reveals about the struggle over Jewishness

theconversation.com - Benjamin Netanyahu has hit a snag that could derail his chances of becoming the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Israel. Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and dissolved p…

Facebook Bans Political Artist for Provocative MAGA-Hats-as-Klan-Hoods Sculpture

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California Assembly Passes Bill Policing When Cops Can Use Deadly Force

www.theroot.com - The California Assembly overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to change rules governing when cops in the state can use lethal force, despite last-minute opposition from

Israel Hated American Ban on Sharing Intel for Assassinations, So U.S. Made New Rules

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What Does Oligarchy Mean? That We're Screwed.

www.commondreams.org - “Oligarchy” means government of and by a few at the top, who exercise power for their own benefit. It comes from the Greek word oligarkhes, meaning “few to rule or command.” Even a system that calls …

New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected

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Chernobyl: horrifying, masterly television that sears on to your brain

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Mission Creep: How the NSA’s Game-Changing Targeting System Built for Iraq and Afghanistan Ended Up on the Mexican Border

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Extreme weather has made half of America look like Tornado Alley

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The world needs topsoil to grow 95% of its food – but it's rapidly disappearing

www.theguardian.com - The world grows 95% of its food in the uppermost layer of soil, making topsoil one of the most important components of our food system. But thanks to conventional farming practices, nearly half of th…

'Slow-motion disaster' along Arkansas River: Every large community will see major flooding within 7-10 days

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3 Reasons Why America is About to End

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Martenson: "They've Stolen Our Future!"

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