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26 May U.S. Airstrike Killed Over 100 Civilians in Mosul, Pentagon Says
26 May G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says
25 May White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error
25 May Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military
24 May Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties
24 May Trump's Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs
23 May Trump's new budget proposal slashes safety-net programs like Medicaid, and even some Republicans are upset
23 May Supreme Court Throws Out 2 GOP-Drawn Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional
22 May 'Trump has declared war': journalists denounce any attack on press freedom
22 May Trump's On The Verge Of Exploding The Health Insurance Market
21 May World's biggest oil companies urge Donald Trump to stay in Paris climate change agreement
21 May Trump faces new revelations as Comey prepares to testify
20 May Russian election meddling probe now a criminal investigation
20 May Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, say researchers
19 May Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House
19 May Young People Are Leaving the Republican Party in Droves, New Study Finds
18 May The dam of GOP resistance to Trump oversight is showing some cracks
18 May Self-Sourced Abortion Deemed Safe in Irish Study
18 May Record Few Americans Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God
17 May Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation
17 May Christian militias kill up to 30 civilians as hundreds seek refuge inside mosque
16 May Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
16 May Protestors chant Nazi phrases, wield torches near Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va.
15 May Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time
15 May James Clapper: democratic institutions are 'under assault' by Trump
14 May White House 'systems failed' with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons
14 May Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits nearly 100 countries around the world
13 May US Glacier national park losing its glaciers with just 26 of 150 left
13 May Donald Trump admits 'this Russia thing' part of reasoning for firing Comey
12 May Trump himself just confirmed his White House's story about Comey's firing was a lie
12 May Donald Trump's Story About Why He Fired FBI Director James Comey Is Already Falling Apart
11 May More bad news for Trump: His poll numbers just hit a bunch of new lows
11 May Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry
10 May EPA removes half of scientific board, seeking industry-aligned replacements
10 May North Dakota Has Experienced More Than 700 Oil Spills in The Past Year Alone
09 May Anti-vaccine activists spark a state's worst measles outbreak in decades
09 May Anti-protest bills would 'attack right to speak out' under Donald Trump
08 May French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president
08 May Nun charged for helping priests sexually abuse deaf children
07 May Progressive Activists Raise Record Amount To Defeat Obamacare-Repealing Republicans
07 May States Are Quietly Pushing To Take Medicaid Away From The Unemployed
06 May "I've never seen anything like this": progressives see huge donation spike after AHCA vote
06 May Neurologists Have Identified Brain Lesions That Could Be Linked to Religious Fundamentalism
05 May Senate Republicans just signaled they plan to scrap bill the House just passed and write their own
05 May Woman found guilty and faces year in jail for laughing at Jeff Sessions
04 May Detailed look at the global warming 'hiatus' again confirms that humans are changing the climate
04 May NSA collected Americans' phone records despite law change: report
03 May Trump Administration Is Sued Over Alleged Intimidation Of Federal Workers
03 May 11th priest accused in latest clergy sex abuse suit
02 May Earth Just Passed 410 ppm CO2 Levels for the First Time in Human History
02 May Reports: Sebastian Gorka To Leave White House Following Outcry Over Extremist Links
01 May EPA scrubs climate change information from website
01 May Donald Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days

30 Apr Thousands March In Washington, D.C. Heat To Demand Trump Act On Climate Change
30 Apr Armed neo-Nazis prepare for potential clash in small Kentucky town
29 Apr US talk about Koreas draws China silence, dispute from Seoul
29 Apr GOP-Backed Measure Would Let Coal Companies Transfer Cost Of Sick Miners To U.S. Taxpayers
28 Apr Donald Trump Is Slashing Programs Linking Climate Change to U.S. National Security
28 Apr This new poll shows Trump may be making Obamacare more popular, not less
27 Apr Trump under fire over 'huge tax cut for the rich'
27 Apr Republicans' new health amendment lets insurers charge sick people more, cover less
26 Apr Michael Flynn's troubles mount
26 Apr The Federal Government Officially Promoted Mar-A-Lago
25 Apr We've Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide
25 Apr Is Hannity next to fall? Fox guest says anchor tried to pressure her into hotel room sex
24 Apr Fourteen per cent of US Christians left their churches after Trump's election, new research finds
24 Apr Woman Wasn't Christian Enough for Employer
23 Apr March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump
23 Apr Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks
22 Apr Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents
22 Apr Former Ohio mayor who called himself 'dedicated' Christian admits to molesting girl, called her 'willing participant'
22 Apr First evidence for higher state of consciousness found
21 Apr Two-thirds of Americans support gun limits in public places – study
21 Apr Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power
20 Apr Bill O'Reilly's Fox News career comes to a swift end amid growing sexual harassment claims
20 Apr New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of 'Closet' Atheists
19 Apr US airstrike on Syria mosque that killed nearly 40 was 'likely unlawful', finds human rights watchdog
19 Apr U.S. Supreme Court Denies Arkansas Request to Begin Executions
18 Apr The U.S.-led coalition in Syria and Iraq killed a staggering number of civilians in March, new report says
18 Apr Congressman promotes a Charles Darwin Day to fight science skepticism
17 Apr Abrupt Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Before
17 Apr Trump Keeps White House Visitor Logs Secret
16 Apr Trump tax march: Thousands urge president to release finances
16 Apr British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia
15 Apr The Resistance Now: marchers across US to demand Trump's tax returns
15 Apr Catholic priest raped young boy until 'he prayed he would die' during months of sickening sexual abuse
14 Apr Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus
14 Apr Trump administration moving quickly to build up nationwide deportation force
13 Apr Republican climate change deniers condemned as 'woefully ignorant' by scientists
13 Apr Evangelicals are leaving their churches over Donald Trump
12 Apr Goldman Sachs Concludes Obamacare Added 500k Jobs
12 Apr Alabama Governor Resigns After Allegations He Used State Money To Cover Up Love Affair
11 Apr New helicopter surveys show Great Barrier Reef bleaching is getting worse fast
11 Apr US Airstrikes Kill 21, Mostly Civilians, in Northern Syria
10 Apr 'This can't be good for America': GOP lawmakers are taking the lead in stopping Trump's border wall
10 Apr 'Son of guns' reality TV star Will Hayden found guilty of raping two girls — faces life sentence
10 Apr Humanist Congregations Expecting a Surge in Growth for People Who Don't Believe in God
09 Apr President 'America First' Escalates Yet Another Military Involvement
09 Apr Police: Man terrorized woman with knife, told her to pray
08 Apr Study offers a dire warning on climate change
08 Apr C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed
07 Apr Rich Americans live up to 15 years longer than poor peers, studies find
07 Apr Obamacare repeal thwarted again as Mike Pence fails to reach deal
06 Apr We are heading for the warmest climate in half a billion years, says new study
06 Apr Buh-Bye Bannon
05 Apr President Trump's Approval Ratings Just Hit Another Low
05 Apr Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate
04 Apr Donald Trump Defunds Global Maternal Health Organization
04 Apr Fox News' Bill O'Reilly in harassment allegations
03 Apr Trump Earns Majority Of Americans' Disapproval In Record Time
03 Apr 'Worldwide momentum' on climate change despite Trump - UN official
02 Apr Anger Over Civilian Deaths Undermines US Wars in Iraq, Syria
02 Apr Devin Nunes Was Supposed To Probe Collusion. Instead He's Committing It
01 Apr Trump's White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy
01 Apr Opioid Deaths Plummeting in States with Legal Weed

31 Mar Mike Flynn hints he would testify in Trump-Russia inquiry in exchange for immunity
31 Mar Devin Nunes's wiretapping claims came from his former lawyer and a 30-year-old Trump aide
31 Mar Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies
30 Mar House Republicans Vote To Let Your Internet Service Provider Share Your Web History
30 Mar Trump's business ties to Russia include alleged mobsters and money-laundering criminals: report
29 Mar Environmentalists Vow To Fight Donald Trump's 'Dangerous,' 'Embarrassing' Climate Rollback
29 Mar Trump begins tearing up Obama's years of progress on tackling climate change
28 Mar Top Democrats call for Devin Nunes to recuse himself from Trump-Russia inquiry
28 Mar Trump blames everyone but himself for failure of GOP healthcare legislation
27 Mar Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New 'Medicare For All' Push
27 Mar Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe
26 Mar North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
26 Mar Michael Moore calls on California and New York to show us how to really solve healthcare once and for all
25 Mar Republicans Admit Defeat On Health Care Bill: 'Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land'
25 Mar Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin
24 Mar Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic," Study Warns
24 Mar US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians
23 Mar Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years
23 Mar Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam
22 Mar Record-breaking climate change pushes world into 'uncharted territory'
22 Mar Mapping US gun murders at a micro level: new data zooms in on violence
21 Mar Poll: Trump job approval, again, hits new low
21 Mar Rural Georgia Trump voters railed against Obamacare — but just realized Trumpcare will be worse
20 Mar Intel offers no proof of spying on Trump Tower
20 Mar Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues
19 Mar Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president
19 Mar Trump adviser's reported ties to Hungarian Nazi collaborators divide Jewish groups
18 Mar Fox News poll: Trump approval rating drops 5 points
18 Mar Immigrant families are starving themselves because of fear of Trump's immigration policies
17 Mar A Budget Is A Moral Document. The One Trump Produced Is Dark
17 Mar Membership triples for the Democratic Socialists of America
16 Mar Federal Court In Hawaii Blocks Donald Trump's New Travel Ban
16 Mar 'They blinked': Defense secretary threatens to 'walk' unless Trump axes fanatic loyalist, source says
15 Mar 24 Million People Stand To Lose Insurance Under GOP Obamacare 'Replacement'
15 Mar Even more states have joined forces to fight Trump's travel ban
14 Mar Meteorologists refute EPA head on climate change
14 Mar Elizabeth Warren says Trump pushed out prosecutors to install 'cronies'
13 Mar John McCain tells Trump: present wiretapping evidence or retract the claim
13 Mar Lactobacilli Can Reverse Depression Symptoms, Study Finds
12 Mar Texas Republicans drew congressional districts on racial lines, judges find
12 Mar Harsh sentence for racist Georgia couple has white supremacists across the country freaking out: report
11 Mar States are so confident Trump's second travel ban is unconstitutional that they're reusing the old lawsuits
11 Mar Experts: The GOP Health Care Plan Just Won't Work
10 Mar Researchers find neurological link between religious experiences and epilepsy
10 Mar In a global ranking of 'best countries,' the United States drops to No. 7
09 Mar Donald Trump campaign spoke with Russian ambassador about closer cooperation five months before election
09 Mar Republican healthcare plan battered by left and right: 'Dumpster fire of a bill'
08 Mar House Republicans Unveil Bill To Repeal Obamacare
08 Mar John McCain orders Trump back up wire-tapping claim with evidence
07 Mar Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says
07 Mar Sickle cell anemia patient 'cured' by gene therapy, doctors say
06 Mar FBI Director James Comey Asked DOJ To Refute Trump's Wiretapping Claim
06 Mar Republican Senator: Trump causing a 'civilization-warping crisis' for US with wild 'wiretap' charges
05 Mar Experts find mass grave at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland
05 Mar Arkansas Republican pushes bill to ban Howard Zinn books from public schools
04 Mar Bush ethics lawyer: Trump's Russia scandal so far is "much worse" than the early stages of Watergate
04 Mar Texas GOP wants to let doctors lie to women about pregnancies to trick them out of having abortions
03 Mar Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador during Trump campaign
03 Mar Rep. Schiff: House Intel Committee will investigate charges of collusion between Trump campaign
02 Mar This May Be the Oldest Known Sign of Life on Earth
02 Mar 'How genocides begin': Internet stunned by Trump plan to set up VOICE program targeting immigrants
01 Mar Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival'
01 Mar Monday pro-Trump rallies a massive flop as event photos show tiny crowds

28 Feb Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Hits Jewish Community Centers, Schools
28 Feb Father of US commando killed in Yemen refused to meet Trump
27 Feb 'I want an investigation': Father of slain SEAL blames Trump's carelessness and ego for son's death
27 Feb Leaked report suggests millions could lose coverage under GOP health proposal
26 Feb Tom Perez is new Democratic party chair, beating Keith Ellison in tight vote
26 Feb Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Are Spiking In The U.S. Donald Trump Won't Speak Up
25 Feb White House asked FBI to deny reports linking Russia and Trump advisers
25 Feb She 'brings shame upon the legal profession': Law professors file misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway
24 Feb Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Policy That Curtailed DOJ's Private Prison Use
24 Feb Trump Administration Rescinds Protections For Transgender Students
23 Feb Huge News, Seven Earth-Sized Worlds Orbiting a Red Dwarf, Three in the Habitable Zone
23 Feb Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites
22 Feb 'Not my President's Day' protesters rally across US to oppose Trump (video included)
22 Feb More Bomb Threats Close Jewish Community Centers Across The Nation
21 Feb 'Science for the people': researchers challenge Trump outside US conference
21 Feb Swedish embassy trolls Trump: We'd be happy to explain our immigration policies to you
20 Feb Liberal voters warn Democratic officials: resist Trump or be replaced
20 Feb SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket, Then Sticks a Landing
20 Feb Trash and toxins found in the most remote corner of the ocean
19 Feb 'Psychological warfare': immigrants in America held hostage by fear of raids
19 Feb Donald Trump overturns law preventing companies dumping coal mining debris in streams and rivers
18 Feb Report: Trump transition ordered government economists to cook up rosy growth forecasts
18 Feb 'A shit sandwich': Trump's choice for national security adviser reportedly turned down offer
17 Feb Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth's oceans linked to a warming climate
17 Feb Donald Trump Ducks Questions About Administration's Ties To Russia
16 Feb Trump Administration Caught In Lie About Campaign Contacts With Russians
16 Feb Humans Can Now "Print" Genetic Code and Engineer Life
15 Feb More than 700 species facing extinction are being hit by climate change
15 Feb 'That's the definition of treason': Democratic lawmaker levels serious charge against Trump administration
14 Feb Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces
14 Feb Gallup poll: Trump approval rating at new low
13 Feb Bombshell Report Suggests Trump's National Security Adviser Is Dishonest and a Threat to US Policy
13 Feb Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police
12 Feb Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Nationwide, Stoking Fears Of Trump's 'Deportation Force'
12 Feb Police 'likely to recommend' indictment of Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges
11 Feb Elizabeth Warren breaks down the biggest Trump scandal you haven't heard about
11 Feb Federal judge calls into question 'legitimacy' of Donald Trump's presidency
10 Feb Appeals Court Deals New Blow to Donald Trump's Travel Ban Targeting Muslims
10 Feb Parents Sentenced in Beating Death of Son at Word of Life Church
09 Feb Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable
09 Feb Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren, saying she impugned Sessions's character
08 Feb Radical Unqualified Cofirmed
08 Feb Kellyanne Conway's Credibility Questioned After 'Bowling Green Massacre' Flub
07 Feb 7% of Catholic Priests in Australia Accused of Sexually Abusing Children
07 Feb World's Saddest Trump Rally Draws Just 8 Supporters
07 Feb Tech companies are set to battle Washington over visas for foreign workers
06 Feb Trump suffers new travel ban setback
06 Feb Donald Trump repeats respect for 'killer' Putin in Fox Super Bowl interview
05 Feb Federal Agencies Stop Enforcing Key Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban After Court Order
05 Feb Donald Trump Is Breaking His Promise To Be Tough On Wall Street
04 Feb House Votes to Allow Mentally Ill to Buy Guns
04 Feb Poll Finds Majority Disapprove of President Trump's Executive Orders
03 Feb Uber CEO bows out of Trump advisory council after users boycott
03 Feb Trump Accuses Australia Of Trying To Send U.S. The 'Next Boston Bombers': Report
02 Feb Republicans change rules so Democrats cannot block controversial Trump Cabinet picks
02 Feb A Mystery AI Just Crushed the Best Human Players at Poker
01 Feb ACLU racks up $24.1 million in donations over weekend
01 Feb Trump fires Sally Yates as attorney general for contradicting travel ban

31 Jan Backlash against Trump migration order grows as Obama issues warning
31 Jan It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink Of A Constitutional Crisis
30 Jan Court Temporarily Blocks Parts Of Trump's Syrian Refugee And Travel Ban
30 Jan Physicists Unveil 'Time Crystals'
29 Jan US refugee ban: Trump decried for 'stomping on' American values
29 Jan President Trump's voters seem to be fine with him using a private email server: poll
28 Jan Christians Outnumbered By Atheists In England And Wales, Religious Identity Report Reveals
28 Jan The lethal injection drugs that sparked national debate were just ruled unconstitutional in Ohio
27 Jan Trump's Companies Are Already Violating Their Own Ethics Pledge
27 Jan Speedy universe expansion challenges Einstein's theory
26 Jan Trump's executive order heralds 'dangerous' return to torture, official warns
26 Jan White House sources say Trump was 'visibly enraged' at the size of the Women's March: report
25 Jan Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to be revived by Trump administration
25 Jan Donald Trump is still lying about how he lost the popular vote
24 Jan Ashley Judd Delivers Blistering Attack at Unrepentant Misogynist Trump (video included)
24 Jan Father and son accused of rape want 'only law book that truly matters' at their trial: The Bible
23 Jan Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protesters 'Welcome' Donald Trump To Washington
23 Jan Widespread abuse' in children's homes
22 Jan Donald Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback and missile defence orders
22 Jan Protests break out all over the city on Trump's inauguration day
21 Jan Over half of primates now facing extinction, new report says
21 Jan Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover
20 Jan Obama's approval rating soars as he exits the White House
20 Jan More than 1,600 factory workers are being fired after Trump said he'd save their jobs — here's what they have to say
19 Jan U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row
19 Jan Updated: Trump Sexual Assault Accuser Going Ahead With Lawsuit
18 Jan Millennials are the least religious generation
18 Jan Chuck Schumer Renews Call On Ethics Office To Look Into Tom Price's Stock Purchases
17 Jan New York Lawmakers Among Dozens Who Vow To Boycott Trump Inauguration
17 Jan CIA boss John Brennan says Donald Trump 'doesn't understand Russia' in scathing attack on President-elect
16 Jan Democrats Lead Nationwide Day Of Rallies In Defense Of Obamacare
16 Jan Up to 76% of World's Population is Now Overfat, Say Researchers
15 Jan Israeli spies: Trump 'golden showers' dossier only one of many troubling reports being investigated
15 Jan Penthouse may have proof of Trump's 'golden shower' tryst at Moscow hotel
14 Jan 'This is a death sentence for me': Patients react in horror to GOP's late-night Obamacare repeal
14 Jan Donald Trump's alleged ties with Russia overshadow confirmation hearings
13 Jan Trump dossier: intelligence sources vouch for credibility of report's author
13 Jan Nationwide Protests Call Attention to Climate Change as Trump Cabinet Hearings Begin
12 Jan Donald Trump Won't Divest From His Business Interests, Opening Door To Years Of Ethics Conflicts
12 Jan Conservative media can't stop denying there was no global warming 'pause'
11 Jan FBI chief given dossier by John McCain alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts
11 Jan Howard Dean rallies the Internet with plan to 'destroy' Breitbart — and it's already working
11 Jan Schumer brilliantly exposes GOP hypocrisy by sending McConnell his own 2009 confirmation letter
10 Jan Trump names son-in-law Jared Kushner as senior adviser, testing nepotism law
10 Jan Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump at the Golden Globes. He responded by calling her 'over-rated'
09 Jan Warren: No confirmation hearings for Trump appointees until they're vetted for conflicts of interest
09 Jan Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016
08 Jan Intelligence Report Concludes That Vladimir Putin Intervened In U.S. Election To Help Donald Trump Win
08 Jan The federal ethics office is overwhelmed by Trump's rich nominees: NYT
07 Jan Former CIA Director Won't Advise Donald Trump Anymore
07 Jan Gun Violence Is One Of The Least Researched Major Killers In The U.S., Study Finds
07 Jan Sick Minnesota boy died 'after parents prayed instead of calling ambulance'
06 Jan Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction
06 Jan Bombshell report claims at least 50 Trump electors are illegitimate — and should not have voted
05 Jan World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind
05 Jan Anti-abortion activist arrested for making terrorist bomb threat against St. Louis Planned Parenthood
04 Jan GOP Backtracks After Elizabeth Warren Shames Them—and Trump—for Secretive Attempt to Scrap Ethics Panel
04 Jan Pelosi Slams GOP 'Cowardice' on Obamacare Repeal With No Replacement
04 Jan Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women
03 Jan Christian fundamentalist schools put kids 'at risk' with exorcisms and marriage grooming: inspectors
03 Jan Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future
02 Jan Revealed: Nixon intentionally sabotaged a 1968 deal that could have ended the Vietnam War earlier
02 Jan GOP Lawmaker Wants to Make Campus Rape Rules More Lenient
01 Jan Russian hackers penetrated Vermont electric utility
01 Jan Trump praises Putin over US sanctions – a move that puts him at odds with GOP



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