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Opinion | Forget impeachment. Tee up prosecution.

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Is Turkey the Western anchor of the New Silk Road?

www.euractiv.com - Despite sharing growing strategic interests with Russia and China, Ankara remains economically much more closely integrated with the West, if not even dependent, writes Nicola P. Contessi. Dr. Nicola…

Republicans Have Become the Except-When-Trump-Does-It Party

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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

www.mintpressnews.com - The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Arme…

In Scott Warren’s No More Deaths Trial, Prosecutors Attempt to Paint a Web of Conspiracy

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EXCLUSIVE: IRS abruptly stopped criminal investigation of Mar-a-Lago member accused of massive tax fraud months after Trump took office

www.rawstory.com - William Ingraham Koch lives five blocks away from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where he is a member. The only one of the four billionaire Koch brothers to support Trump, Bill Koch even…

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default

www.cnn.com - Washington DC (CNN)Robocalls are flooding cell phones, interrupting dinners, and scamming people out of money. Relief could finally be on the horizon, but perhaps at a cost. Carriers that switch on s…

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

www.nytimes.com - Ensuring that natural gas does not fill the energy void left by coal will be an even trickier proposition. While the leading Democratic candidates agree that fighting climate change should be a prior…

These First Americans Vanished Without a Trace — But Hints of Them Linger

www.livescience.com - There are no surviving members of an ancient and mysterious group of people who lived in North America for millennia. Until now, scientists thought they had vanished without a trace. But new research…

Climate Change Is Our Generation's Chernobyl Moment to Tell the Truth

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Swine flu outbreak is a wakeup call to change farming and diets

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Iridescent Bones of a Lost Dinosaur Herd Discovered in an Opal Mine

www.livescience.com - Gemstones are precious, especially when they come filled with dinosaur bones. Back in the 1980s, a miner unearthed a slew of fossils preserved in opals in an opal mine near Lightning Ridge in Austral…

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’

www.washingtonpost.com - By Heather Long Heather Long Economics correspondent Email Bio Follow June 6 at 6:50 PM CHICAGO — President Trump has pummeled the Federal Reserve with insults in recent months, calling it “crazy” an…

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

www.nytimes.com - Ensuring that natural gas does not fill the energy void left by coal will be an even trickier proposition. While the leading Democratic candidates agree that fighting climate change should be a prior…

Mexico tightens southern border security as another day passes with no tariff deal

www.theguardian.com - As Donald Trump’s deadline for new tariffs on Mexican imports draws near, Mexico has stepped up security along its porous border with Guatemala – deploying police and soldiers to its southern frontie…

Humans ingest at least 50,000 plastic particles a year

www.treehugger.com - Food is contaminated with plastic, which means it's going directly into our bodies. If you have resisted giving up bottled water for any reason, this should change your mind. A new study estimates th…

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