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Conflicts surrounding Jared Kushner "have only grown more distressing with time": Harvard professor

www.salon.com - A real estate firm owned in part by Jared Kushner reportedly received $90 million in foreign funding from "an opaque offshore vehicle" after the son-in-law of President Donald Trump began working as …

US Customs And Border Protection's Database Of Traveler Photos Was Stolen In A Data Breach

www.buzzfeednews.com - "This breach comes just as CBP seeks to expand its massive face recognition apparatus and collection of sensitive information from travelers, including license plate information and social media iden…

Opinion | What Democrats should learn from the Justice Department’s retreat

www.washingtonpost.com - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Commmittee, in New Yoirk on May 29. (Richard Drew/AP) By Jennifer Rubin Jennifer Rubin Opinion writer covering politics and policy, f…

Of Two Minds - A Stock Market Crash Scenario

www.oftwominds.com - Herds get spooked and run. That's the crash scenario in a nutshell. We have all been trained by a decade of central bank saves to expect any stock market swoon will soon be reversed by central bank s…

Perspective | Journalists can’t repeat their Watergate-hero act. The reasons should make us grieve.

www.washingtonpost.com - By Margaret Sullivan Margaret Sullivan Media columnist Email Bio Follow Media columnist June 9 at 4:00 PM The question from an audience member made the three network chiefs bristle: Why aren’t the ne…

I Helped Obama Win in 2012. Now Trump Is Using the Same Playbook.

www.theatlantic.com - Simultaneously, Trump has begun to hold rallies in battleground states across the country, dipping into media markets where he can fire up his base, such as Panama City, Florida, and battleground mar…

The Merch Primary | Current Affairs

www.currentaffairs.org - As of June 2019, 254 candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission to run in the Democratic primary. There are many criteria by which to sort the major candidates from the minor—who has …

A Friends-and-Family Intervention for Preventing Teen Suicide

undark.org - A16-year-old boy, a high school athlete with good grades, told his therapist that he was thinking about taking his own life. That therapist, Dennis Kolsch, got him admitted to an inpatient ward. “He …

The most unpopular presidential election winner ever could win again in 2020

theconversation.com - Donald Trump is the first president to ever be elected while being actively disliked by the majority of Americans. Trump was also the first person elected president who was significantly less popular…

‘Frightening’ number of plant extinctions found in global survey

www.theguardian.com - Human destruction of the living world is causing a “frightening” number of plant extinctions, according to scientists who have completed the first global analysis of the issue. They found 571 species…

Here's how 'night owls' can reset their sleep clocks

www.treehugger.com - Over 3 weeks, researchers trained night owls to reset their sleep patterns; the results are pretty remarkable. By the looks of it, you'd think night owls have all the fun. Many a night owl is just he…

Recreational ancestry DNA testing may reveal more than consumers bargained for

www.cnbc.com - My colleagues and I surveyed customers of these third-party companies to learn more about their motives for exploring the raw DNA data they'd received from commercial testing companies. Approximately…

Why electric cars won't save us: There are not enough resources to build them

www.treehugger.com - British scientists do the math and find that we come up short for cobalt, lithium and copper. TreeHugger previously covered the UK Committee on Climate Change report, and complained that that it was …

Millions of deaths tied to not eating enough fruits and vegetables

www.treehugger.com - New research finds that inadequate consumption of produce may account for 2.8 million deaths a year. I will now put on my mother hat and tell you this: Eat your fruits and vegetables. Here’s why. A n…

Extinction Rebellion’s tactics are working. It has pierced the bubble of denial | Matthew Todd

www.theguardian.com - Extinction Rebellion is working. A YouGov poll last week showed that the protests by the direct action group, as well as those of millions of children led by Greta Thunberg, have sent public concern …

Having Light in Your Room at Night May Lead to Weight Gain

www.livescience.com - Exposure to light at night — from the glare of a bedroom TV or a street light through a window — may do more than disrupt sleep; it may increase the risk of weight gain and obesity in women, a new st…

The simple, yet elusive, key to fighting the climate crisis

thinkprogress.org - Anew scientific report finds human behaviors are driving the extinction of non-human species at a rate so severe that the subsequent disappearance of life will soon be a threat to human health and pr…

The Ocean Is Sinking into Earth’s Mantle, and a Dead Supercontinent Is Partly to Blame

www.livescience.com - The ocean is a big bathtub full of 326 million cubic miles (1.3 billion cubic kilometers) of water, and somebody has unplugged the drain. Every day, hundreds of millions of gallons of water stream fr…

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