In this Friday, June 24, 2016 photo, Fort Bend County Sheriffs department crime scene members bag a gun for evidence in a shooting at Blanchard Grove and Remson Hollow in Katy, Texas. Officials said a woman shot her two adult daughters - killing one of them at the scene - before she was fatally shot by a responding police officer. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Texas Mom Who Shot Daughters ‘Had Mental Illness History’

The Fort Bend County Sheriff spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa told People that Christy Sheats’ “mental crisis” had brought the police to her home “for previous altercations.” Further details were not provided.   After receiving 911 reports... Read More
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Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters amid Labour party resignations

After the PLP meeting, Corbyn crossed the road to address the rally. He did not directly speak about the challenge being mounted against him, other than to call vaguely for respect for one another and... Read More
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Supreme Court Overturns McDonnell’s Bribery Conviction

McDonnell and his wife had been indicted by the federal government for accepting more than $175,000 in gifts and loans from a businessman whose dietary supplement they promoted through arranged meetings and events.   McDonnell was... Read More
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Scottish Labour seeks possibility of federal UK in Brexit aftermath

Senior party sources have told the Guardian that the former #Labour lord chancellor and justice secretary Charlie Falconer is consulting constitutional lawyers on whether a new federal relationship would be a legally sound alternative route... Read More
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Trump fuels Democrats’ slim House hopes

Democrats believe Donald Trump’s unpopularity has opened a narrow path to challenge for the House. But they have to scramble to help cash-poor candidates to get there.   that Trump’s unpopularity could create a wave... Read More
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UK loses triple-A credit rating after Brexit vote

The two-notch downgrade came with a warning that S&P could slash its rating again. It described the result of the vote as “a seminal event” that would “lead to a less predictable stable and effective... Read More
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A Big Idea for Hillary

by Robert Reich If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn’t Trump. But the prospect of a President Trump is so terrifying that Hillary shouldn’t... Read More
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Cameron condemns xenophobic and racist abuse after Brexit vote

“Let’s remember these people have come here and made a wonderful contribution to our country. We will not stand for hate crime or these kinds of attacks, they must be stamped out.”   Police believe... Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

“Nationwide, childbirth is 14 times more likely than abortion to result in death … but Texas law allows a midwife to oversee childbirth in the patient’s own home. Colonoscopy, a procedure that typically takes place... Read More
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On foreign turf, Trump takes a swing at almost everyone

They all have buggies, as does The Times, but the man who would be president leads the way, driving smoothly to the 13th green of his first and most controversial Scottish golf course for a... Read More
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This is now Project Betrayal – and we are all victims

Some who voted leave will feel betrayed by the unfolding economic tremors after they were told to ignore the warnings of Project Fear. Recession threatens a huge loss of jobs; banks decamping; airport, rail and... Read More
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Ep 74b Best of the @ThreeMuckrakers Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS We’re still out this week, so here’s another Best of. Episode 34 was recorded in September of last year. Join Denis Campbell, editor... Read More
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Broken body in for repairs…

Campaigning for office, our The Three Muckrakers podcast and editing this publication are some of my most favourite activities. Unfortunately, the former led me to almost not being able to do the latter. Having fought off... Read More
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Last column, I sadly got it too right…

This is The Monday Line by Denis G. Campbell Last week in my column I asked: What have we wrought?, then outlined a week of hate speech inciting RWer voters in both the USA and... Read More

The 18 Most Influential Fake Companies in the World

But does a company need to be real to be influential? Not really. From #Acme Corp. to Stark Industries, fictional companies often reach out from imaginary universes to touch the real world, if only our... Read More

The Battery Miracle Will Transform Both Transportation And Power Generation | ThinkProgress

Low-cost, high-performance electric batteries are a game changer for the two key clean energy sectors: power generation and transportation. They enable much greater adoption and penetration of both renewable energy and electric vehicles — not... Read More

‘Happy Ramadan’: Postal worker threatens to destroy mail featuring Muslim holiday stamps

“[As] A US Mail Carrier I can personally assure everyone here that anything with this stamp on it will be lost or destroyed in the system before is [sic] makes delivery,” Ray wrote. “Guaranteed. Happy... Read More
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Why the Bank of England was right to reveal Brexit anxiety | Business | The Guardian

He has confined himself to assessing the impact on monetary and financial stability, which Threadneedle Street is charged with promoting. It would be bizarre if the Bank had nothing to say about the referendum since... Read More
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First Read: Trump Is a Man on an Island — and He’s Sinking – NBC News

Yesterday, we saw President Obama and Hillary Clinton deliver a tag-team slam on Donald Trump over the presumptive GOP nominee’s reactions to the tragic Orland shooting. “Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans... Read More
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Dan Brown donates €300,000 to digitise mystical books that inspired him | Books | The Guardian

Dan Brown, whose hero Robert Langdon is able to crack ancient codes with ease, has donated €300,000 (£237,000) to the Dutch library whose priceless collection of antique manuscripts helped inspire his bestselling thrillers.   Brown’s... Read More

Americans are hoarding their pain pills as opioid abuse reaches “epidemic” level

A few weeks after I’d had my first major cancer surgery, I sat in my oncologist’s office and asked what I thought was a relatively commonplace post-op question. How, I wondered, should I safely dispose... Read More

Epicenter of Obliteration – Arctic Ice

by Robert Hunziker “Obliteration” is intentionally Machiavellian, and over-reaching, but the hard truth is that obliteration (extinction) could really, truly happen, assuming certain things happen, or not, depending…. In such case, in order to gain... Read More

(How on earth did he win in ’09?) Scott Brown Says Orlando Shooting Did Not Primarily Target Gay People

I don’t think any GOPer in Congress who tweeted about #PulseNightclub mentioned LGBT community or that it was target — igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) June 12, 2016   Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown welcome attendees to... Read More

Antarctica carbon dioxide levels breach red line

In May 2013, the carbon dioxide monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, recorded a major milestone — the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide had crossed the symbolic “red line” of 400 parts per million for... Read More
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Donald Trump’s poll ratings in a historic hole

  2016’s race to the bottom, Donald Trump is going to find out if you can become president when two-thirds of Americans don’t like you — and a majority can’t stand you.   Recent polls... Read More
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First Read: Ryan Instructs Republicans to Follow Their ‘Conscience’ on Trump – NBC News

RYAN: Oh, absolutely. The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something that’s contrary to their conscience. Of course I wouldn’t do that. Look, believe me, Chuck. I get that this a... Read More

Donald Trump Bragged to Press He Made a Fortune in 1984, Told the IRS It Was Zero

Trump deducted $626,264 as expenses on his 1984 federal income tax return, and $619,227 on his New York City return. On both forms, he claimed no income.   It was a pivotal year for the... Read More

My journey to a Ugandan ghost town

It began, as stories often do, with a message from #The Economist’s foreign editor in London. He had spotted a new book which argued that many high profile Chinese investments in Africa were phantoms –... Read More

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sidelined as Clinton campaign assumes control of DNC operations

Brandon Davis, national political director for the Service Employees International Union, will become the party’s general election chief of staff and oversee day-to-day operations until the November elections are held, reported CNN.   “We have... Read More

Hannity and NRA chief agree: Muslims and Democrats — not guns — cause mass shootings

The Fox News host and Chris Cox, head of the NRA-ILA, blamed gun violence on foreign policy pursued by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State.   “The truth is, we’re facing... Read More