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Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump, focusing on abuse of power, obstruction of Congress

washingtonpost.com - Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.) reacts during the House Judiciary Committee hearing, with Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to his right, as the committee considers likely articles of impeachment agai…

DOJ report finds Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump

nbcnews.com - WASHINGTON — The FBI mishandled parts of its application to monitor a Trump campaign aide as it was probing possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, but the overall investigation was justi…

France braces for further strikes over pension changes

theguardian.com - French unions are staging a second round of mass street demonstrations as the country entered its sixth day of a nationwide strike and transport standstill over proposed plans to change the pensions …

NZ PM: Questions 'must be asked' about eruption

bbc.com - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said there are questions which "must be asked" after the volcanic eruption on White Island. Five people are dead and eight are missing on the island - th…

The Government Has Taken At Least 1,100 Children From Their Parents Since Family Separations Officially Ended

theintercept.com - “You can’t imagine the pain,” Dennis said. “If you’re not a dad, you don’t know what it’s like.” I reached Dennis by phone in a small town in the Copán Department of Honduras, where he lives with his…

Here’s More Evidence the War in Afghanistan Was a $2 Trillion Mistake

nymag.com - Long after most supporters of the invasion of Iraq conceded that the war was a bloody error, the war in Afghanistan benefited from more conciliatory coverage. It was the necessary war. Perhaps it was…

UPS Joins Media Chorus In Thanking Police For Murder of Frank Ordonez

mintpressnews.com - 27-year-old UPS driver Frank Ordonez was killed as police officers riddled his vehicle with bullets Friday. A pair of suspected robbers had hijacked his truck as he drove through Broward County in So…

Newsweek Journo Quits After Editors Kills Report On Syria Chemical Attack Scandal

mintpressnews.com - A top journalist has resigned from his post after management killed his report on the bombshell news that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) suppressed a mountain of evid…

Cops: Argument Over Impeachment Turned Violent

thesmokinggun.com - DECEMBER 9--An argument about the impeachment hearings targeting Donald Trump turned violent Friday evening when a man allegedly shoved his 60-year-old girlfriend to the ground in the couple’s Florid…

U.S. Lobbyists Seek Brexit Deal That Raises Drug Prices, Shreds Consumer Safeguards

theintercept.com - Departing the EU could mean that British consumers would no longer be protected by broad EU-wide regulations on chemicals, food, and cosmetics, among other products. Several international corporate g…

Opinion | The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data

washingtonpost.com - (John Bazemore) By Greg Sargent close Greg Sargent Opinion writer covering national politics Email EmailBio BioFollow Follow Opinion writer December 9, 2019 at 9:28 AM EST The triumph of the rich, wh…

For Sama: A Beautiful Yet Deceptive Documentary That Betrays Reality in Syria

mintpressnews.com - The documentary movie “For Sama” has won a host of awards in Europe and North America. Its producers and protagonists, Syrians Waad Kateab and her husband Dr. Hamza Kateab plus English film-maker Edw…

Of Two Minds - The Taxonomy of Collapse

oftwominds.com - The higher up the wealth-power pyramid the observer is, the more prone they are to a magical-thinking belief that the empire is forever, even as it is crumbling around them. How great nations and emp…

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

theconversation.com - Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain functions merely encode and process multisensory information. The…

Sydney gets tough new water rules amid bushfires

bbc.com - Sydney residents are facing the city's toughest water restrictions in more than a decade amid deadly bushfires in eastern Australia. On Tuesday, level two restrictions will come into force in three d…

Donald Trump Is the Mad-King President Our Founders Feared Most

rollingstone.com - WASHINGTON — Three and a half years after candidate Donald Trump bragged he could shoot someone in Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote, a lawyer for President Donald Trump was asked about the same scena…

Sydney's air 11 times worse than 'hazardous' levels as Australia's bushfires rage

theguardian.com - Sydney disappeared behind a thick layer bushfire smoke that blanketed the city and pushed air quality 11 times higher than considered “hazardous” on Tuesday, while Australia’s weary firefighters face…

US President wants to roll back 25 years of water saving toilets and showers

treehugger.com - Billions of gallons of water may be wasted because of this. When the President of the United States proposed changing the rules on light bulbs, he was really maintaining the status quo by stopping th…

Ice baths and deep breaths: How ‘rewilding’ myself left me feeling superhuman

theguardian.com - I drop into an outdoor freezer full of water and ice, with no clothes on, in December. My body starts to buck, breath unable to leave my lungs. It feels as if I’m going into cardiac arrest. I suspect…

Hong Kong’s Protest Movement and the Fight for the City’s Soul

newyorker.com - A cloudless mid-September afternoon in Hong Kong. At City Hall, two flags—one of the People’s Republic of China, the other of Hong Kong—flap halfheartedly in the wind coming off the harbor. Inside, u…

Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

news.yahoo.com - Paris (AFP) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of confli…

Establishment media’s mass deception

intrepidreport.com - On major geopolitical and other issues, mass deception overrides truth and full disclosure in establishment media print editions and daily broadcasts—wealth, power and privileged interests served ove…

Mainstream Media Disregarding Poll Findings Showing Bernie Sanders' Progress

opednews.com - A simple review of the recent polls shows that the mainstream media are ignoring polling trends that favor Bernie Sanders. The Real Clear Politics web site performs a great service by tracking and ar…

Kamala Harris’ Next Act: Destroying Stephen Miller

vanityfair.com - When she ended her 2020 bid last week, Kamala Harris vowed to “keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about...justice for the people. All the people.” The California senator wasted n…

A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow

newyorker.com - “This court hearing is concerned primarily with words and their meaning. We have discussed specific sentences, the subtleties of phrasing, different possible interpretations, and I hope that we have …

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