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Global Warming Clobbers Ocean Life

by Robert Hunziker The waters of the Pacific off the California coast are transparently clear. Problem is: Clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into desert (Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,... Read More
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Theresa May to confirm UK exit from EU single market

Theresa May is expected to use the most important speech of her premiership to confirm that Britain will be leaving the single market while insisting that it wants to remain “the best friend” to European... Read More

First on CNN: Trump’s cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it – CNNPolitics.com

Washington (#CNN)Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited the company, raising new ethics concerns for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Health... Read More
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Trump said he’d do a lot — fast. Expectations, meet reality.

Running for president, Donald Trump promised an immediate revolution — to quickly rebuild America’s cities, overhaul the tax code and deport millions of illegal immigrants.   Just this week, Trump vowed to get started right... Read More

This college just paid a $28,000 ransom, in bitcoin, to cyberattackers

District officials report that the payment yielded the desired information. Email and other information systems were back in working order as Los Angeles authorities investigated what officials believe was a randomly targeted attack. As of... Read More

Refugee crisis: More than 100 asylum seekers drown as boat sinks in the Mediterranean Sea

Two people were found dead at the bottom of one of the four boats saved and the bodies of four other migrants were found off the coast of Spain. Several #asylum seekers have also died... Read More
WATCH: CNN spent ten straight minutes tearing down Trump’s lies

WATCH: CNN spent ten straight minutes tearing down Trump’s lies

CNN host Anderson Cooper and his colleagues on Thursday night criticized President-elect Donald Trump and his spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway for spreading falsehoods.   Cooper, along with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto and Acosta, brought up several... Read More
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Theresa May given one-month deadline to end secrecy on her Brexit strategy

Theresa May has been given a one-month deadline to finally end the secrecy surrounding her Brexit strategy, a hard-hitting report by MPs revealed today.   Crucial issues including membership of the EU’s #single market and customs union –... Read More
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How Trump Could Kill a Plan to Get You Overtime Pay

A rule that could get overtime pay for four million workers is in limbo, and Trump will help decide whether it survives. by Justin Elliott ProPublica Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who... Read More

Influx of refugees means Belgrade risks becoming ‘new Calais’

The country is not part of the European Union, but it borders several countries that are part of the bloc, including Hungary, #Bulgaria and Romania, and has become a key transit point for those hoping... Read More
MSNBC broadcast abruptly freezes and repeats the word ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ over and over

MSNBC broadcast abruptly freezes and repeats the word ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ over and over

Thursday night, MSNBC’s signal abruptly froze during a broadcast of Hardball with Chris Matthews and repeated the word “Russia” over and over.   As Mediaite.com reported, the broadcast froze just as Washington Post columnist David... Read More

Cops: Greenwich Republican Insulted Town Worker, Then Pinched Her Groin

GREENWICH, Conn. — A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker “nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee” and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in... Read More
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Ex-RNC head Michael Steele slams Trump for Lewis tweets: ‘Trump has never walked the walk’

Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee, had a few harsh words for Donald Trump after the president-elect launched an ugly attack on civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on Twitter.  ... Read More

EU universal income must be ‘seriously considered’ as rise of robots threatens mass unemployment, say MEP

MEPs have warned European countries must “seriously” consider introducing a general basic income to prepare for wide scale unemployment that could come as a result of robots taking over manual jobs.   A draft report,... Read More

Trump rips John Lewis: Worry about your ‘crime infested’ district

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday morning returned fire on a top Democrat who said he was not a “legitimate president.” A day after Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said #Trump was not legitimate, the president-elect told... Read More

Majority of public support Jeremy Corbyn’s plans to cap bosses’ salaries, poll suggests | The Independent

Responding to the results, Mr Corbyn told The Independent: ‘Levels of inequality are grotesque and hurt the economy. While establishment commentators slammed our policy for tackling pay inequality, the public support it because they can see the... Read More
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The Three Big Reasons Republicans Can’t Replace Obamacare

by Robert Reich Donald Trump says Republicans should repeal the Affordable Care Act immediately, and replace it with new legislation “shortly thereafter.” House Speaker Paul Ryan claims Republicans will try to repeal and replace the... Read More
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Netherlands ‘will block UK-EU deal without tax avoidance measures’

In a letter seen by the Guardian, however, Asscher writes that it is in the interests of both the UK and the remaining 27 EU member states that May’s government is prevented from creating a... Read More
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Republicans move to spend billions on Obamacare — before they kill it

On their way to killing Obamacare, Republicans are leaning toward funding up to $9 billion in health care subsidies this year to keep the program afloat — even though they sued the Obama administration to... Read More
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Will Mark Zuckerberg Be Our Next President?

  During this crazy and bizarre week—one in which we learned that Donald Trump was briefed by intelligence chiefs that the Russian government had kompromat on him (and then later what said kompromat might comprise)—an... Read More

Robert Reich speechless after Jeffrey Lord claims Trump free to flout ethics because he won

Robert Reich doesn’t understand why Donald Trump isn’t going out of his way to reassure Americans that there are no conflicts of interest in his businesses and political dealings.   In a Thursday appearance on... Read More
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Brexit: Theresa May’s Article 50 plans could be delayed by months due to Stormont crisis legal challenge

She said: “Given the timing of this, what we’re going to have is an election taking place and talks [to form a new government at Stormont] taking place when any decision would need to be... Read More
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A Hungarian Beauty Queen Said That Trump Invited Her To His Moscow Hotel Room

A Hungarian beauty queen and celebrity says that she was once courted by the man who would go on to be president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.   Former Miss Hungary Kata Sarka... Read More
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WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption relies on the generation of unique security keys, using the acclaimed Signal protocol, developed by Open Whisper Systems, that are traded and verified between users to guarantee communications are secure and cannot... Read More
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Six Reasons Why Trump’s Wall is Even Dumber Than Most of Trump’s Other Ideas

by Robert Reich At his turbulent his news event last Wednesday (I won’t dignify it by calling it a news conference), Trump reiterated that he will build a wall along the Mexican border. “It’s not... Read More

Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months

Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who investigated Donald Trump’s alleged Kremlin links, was so worried by what he was discovering that at the end he was working without pay, The Independent has learned.  ... Read More

It will only get harder for Republicans aiming to repeal Obamacare

Congress took its first step toward rolling back President Obama’s health-care reform law Friday, with the House voting along party lines to pass a crucial precursor to the Affordable Care Act’s unraveling.   It will... Read More

Approval of Trump Transition Still Low as Inauguration Nears

STORY HIGHLIGHTS More Americans disapprove (51%) than approve (44%) of Trump’s transition His transition approval fell most among political independents Majority consider Cabinet picks “average” or better, but 44% rate them as subpar WASHINGTON, D.C.... Read More

Republican plans to quickly confirm Trump nominees hit snags

Republican plans to quickly confirm Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees were upended Tuesday amid Democratic pressure to slow down the schedule as a federal ethics watchdog reviewing the backgrounds of nominees warned it could take months... Read More

Trump Lawyer’s Claim And Comparison To Rockefeller Is A Head Scratcher

Among the unusual elements of President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday news conference was a 15-minute interlude in which an attorney took the podium and described Trump’s plan to address potential conflicts of interest between his businesses... Read More