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Analysis | More Americans were shot to death by March 6 this year than died on D-Day

www.washingtonpost.com - An American flag flies on Omaha Beach in Normandy on the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied D-Day invasion on Thursday near Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) By Philip B…

Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017

www.theguardian.com - A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald…

‘All I have done, no credit!’ Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal

www.theguardian.com - The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, amid reports that key provisions in the deal, forged under the threat of trade tariffs, were mostly old …

The BRAD BLOG : Sunday Toons from Across the Pond

bradblog.com - 6/9/19: Sunday Toons from Across the Pond 6/7/19: 20th State Votes to Overturn 'Citizens United': 'BradCast' 6/7/2019 6/6/19: GOP 'Socialism' and Other Deadly Hypocrisies: 'BradCast' 6/6/2019 6/6/19:…

This archbishop called on the pope to resign. Now he’s in an undisclosed location.

www.washingtonpost.com - Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, then the Vatican’s ambassador to the United States, delivers a sermon at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in March 2016. (Jahi Chikwendi…

What Matters Most on the Road to Scientific Success?

undark.org - From publishing in prestigious journals to winning Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals, and other scientific honors, recent research suggests that the most coveted indicators of success tend to remain in nar…

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Make Disrupting Pipeline Construction a Crime Punishable by 20 Years in Prison

theintercept.com - Legislation proposed by the Trump administration would prescribe up to 20 years in prison for “inhibiting the operation” of an oil or gas pipeline — or even conspiring to do so. Since Donald Trump wa…

The end of the Arctic as we know it

www.theguardian.com - The demise of an entire ocean is almost too enormous to grasp, but as the expedition sails deeper into the Arctic, the colossal processes of breakdown are increasingly evident. The first fragment of …

Exclusive: Brazil’s Top Prosecutors Who Indicted Lula Schemed in Secret Messages to Prevent His Party From Winning 2018 Election

theintercept.com - Many in Brazil have long accused the Car Wash prosecutors, as well as the judge who adjudicated the corruption cases, Sérgio Moro (now the country’s justice minister under President Jair Bolsonaro), …

EPA’s 3 dirty tricks to undermine regulation (and why they probably won’t work)

grist.org - This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration appears to be entering an alarming new stage of its attack on e…

A ‘’Gusher Of Red Ink’’ For U.S. Shale | OilPrice.com

oilprice.com - Oil prices are off more about 20 percent in the last two weeks on growing fears of a brewing economic recession. Commodities of all types have been hammered by the pessimism. “Fear of global economic…

Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping Team Up to Bash Trump on Trade

www.thedailybeast.com - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping teamed up at a global investment conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, to gang up on U.S. President Donald Trump. The two leaders hav…

The Arctic coastline is falling into the sea

www.treehugger.com - In 40 days over the summer, the coast had retreated by 14.5 meters, sometimes more than a meter a day. "The Arctic is the most rapidly warming region on Earth," begins a new study just published in T…

Is the Radiation from Airport Body Scanners Dangerous?

www.livescience.com - What do granite countertops, bananas and airports have in common? They're all emitting low-level radiation — constantly. Yet, according to toxicologists, people aren't coming into their offices with …

The Unheeded Message of ‘1984’

www.theatlantic.com - So when I recently read the novel again, I wasn’t prepared for its power. You have to clear away what you think you know, all the terminology and iconography and cultural spin-offs, to grasp the orig…

In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It's Too Late

undark.org - In 1905, British archaeologists descended on a sliver of eastern Africa, aiming to uncover and extract artifacts from 3,000-year-old temples. They left mostly with photographs, discouraged by the eve…

Mind-altering drugs: The magical history of LSD and mushrooms

bigthink.com - Researchers are exploring a variety of ways that nanotechnology — it seeks to manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level – could help protect the environment and curb climate change. Some ex…

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World showing at Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast.

queensfilmtheatre.com - This highly skilled and controversial collective exposes the truth behind global news stories – from identifying the exact location of an Islamic State murder through analysis of a video distributed …

The Racist Roots of American Policing: from Slave Patrols to Traffic Stops

portside.org - Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. But tensions between the poli…

Alarm bell on decline of nuclear power way too late - Resilience

www.resilience.org - Recently, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that neglect of the world’s nuclear electric generating plants would lead to a precipitous decline in climate-friendly nuclear energy production…

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