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19 Apr Glacier loss is accelerating because of global warming
19 Apr Black students taunted as 'slaves' at Michigan school surrounded by Confederate flags
18 Apr Two Koreas Discuss Official End to 68-Year War, Report Says
18 Apr Neil Gorsuch sides with liberals to tip decision to immigrant in Supreme Court deportation case
17 Apr Judge rejects Trump and Cohen's bid to view seized papers before prosecutors
17 Apr Stormy Daniels' lawyer drops a bomb on Michael Cohen — and tells CNN his cigar buddies have 'Russian ties'
16 Apr Without mentioning Mueller, Trump lawyers urge high court to bolster his power to fire executive officials
16 Apr Climatologists Warn of Catastrophic Gulf Stream Collapse
15 Apr Donald Trump Ordered Syria Strike Based on a Secret Legal Justification Even Congress Can't See
15 Apr White nationalist Richard Spencer's pages just got kicked off Facebook
14 Apr Trump lawyer Michael Cohen under criminal investigation
14 Apr 5 eye-popping revelations from James Comey's book excerpts
13 Apr Syria crisis: US concerned military strike would 'escalate out of control'
13 Apr 97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds
12 Apr Alabama evangelist Acton Bowen jailed in Hoover on child sex charges involving young boy
12 Apr Millennials are fleeing organized religion as Christian hypocrisy becomes impossible to ignore
11 Apr Lawmakers call for probe on whether human impact on climate change was edited out of report
11 Apr The exodus continues: Trump's 'stable' homeland security adviser calls it quits in 'major loss' for White House
10 Apr The FBI raided Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's office — and it looks like it came off a tip from Mueller
10 Apr As elections near, many older, educated, white voters shift away from Trump's party
09 Apr Pennsylvania Diocese Releases Names Of 51 Clergy, Laypeople Accused Of Misconduct
09 Apr US federal judge rules that AR-15s and large capacity magazines are not protected by Second Amendment
08 Apr Number of Republicans quitting Congress hits 44-year high amid backlash against Donald Trump
08 Apr At Least 23 Ethical Issues Are Dogging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
07 Apr American conservatives are still clueless about the 97% expert climate consensus
07 Apr Mass shooting thwarted at Syracuse University by gun shop owner who denied man AR-15 and called police
06 Apr Paul Manafort approved 'black ops' to help Ukraine president
06 Apr Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'
05 Apr The National Guard can't fulfill Trump's dreams for border security
05 Apr The richest Americans get a $33,000 tax break under the GOP tax law. The poorest get $40.
04 Apr Scott Pruitt Is Gutting the EPA Because He Thinks It's God's Plan
04 Apr Nashville pastor molested at least 8 children during 20 years as church leader, police say
03 Apr Wipeout: Human role in climate change removed from science report
03 Apr Scott Pruitt Buffeted By Growing Pressure To Resign From EPA
02 Apr Tech stocks dive into negative territory for 2018 amid trade-war fears
02 Apr Alex Jones Hit With Another Defamation Lawsuit, And It Could Go To A Jury
01 Apr Head of Hawaii megachurch investigated by FBI for human trafficking, military-style weapons: report
01 Apr Megachurch pastor with ties to George W. Bush indicted on $3.5 million fraud

31 Mar Police Chief Releases New, Graphic Videos Of Alton Sterling Shooting, "I'm Going To Shoot You"
31 Mar Advertisers abandon Laura Ingraham's show after Fox News host mocks Parkland shooting survivor
30 Mar The Office of Women's Health Has Quietly Removed Crucial Resources For Lesbian And Bisexual Women
30 Mar Every woman in the Senate just demanded Mitch McConnell hold a vote on sexual harassment legislation
29 Mar Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change
29 Mar A judge just ruled a lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the Constitution can go forward
29 Mar South Korean Intel Services Say North Korea Strongly Committed to Denuclearization
28 Mar Lawyers Explain Why It Might Be Smart Not To Have Donald Trump As A Client
28 Mar Fox News Poll: Voters favor gun measures, doubt Congress will act
27 Mar Inspector General: Billions Disappeared in Afghanistan to Waste, Fraud
27 Mar Majority of $1.3 Trillion US Omnibus Spending Bill Goes to Military
26 Mar 'Vote them out!': Thousands register to vote at US gun-control marches
26 Mar Jehovah's Witnesses accused of silencing victims of child abuse
25 Mar March for Our Lives: hundreds of thousands demand end to gun violence
25 Mar 73 Teens Shot To Death In The 37 Days Since The Parkland Massacre
24 Mar Activists hope anti-gun movement tackles violence in poor communities too
24 Mar World's largest collection of ocean garbage is now twice the size of Texas
23 Mar Trump replaces National Security Adviser HR McMaster with John Bolton
23 Mar Diocese names 42 Buffalo-area priests accused of sex abuse
22 Mar 44 Senators Made History by Voting to End Illegal US War in Yemen
22 Mar Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a 'Propaganda Machine'
22 Mar 2-year-old girl dies after parents treat her pneumonia with prayers and anointing oil instead of medicine
21 Mar Climate change could create 143 million migrants, World Bank says
21 Mar It took 3 weeks, and 2 American deaths, for Trump to speak out about Austin
20 Mar Cambridge Analytica boasts of dirty tricks to swing elections
20 Mar Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach
19 Mar How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
19 Mar Trump wildlife protection board stuffed with trophy hunters
18 Mar Secretive religious charity run by top US housing officials raises questions
18 Mar Read Andrew McCabe's Response To Being Fired Two Days Before His Retirement
17 Mar FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan
17 Mar Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow
16 Mar Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization for documents related to Russia – report
16 Mar The White House's Climate Change Believers Are Headed Out the Door
15 Mar Stephen Hawking, cosmology's brightest star, dies aged 76
15 Mar Trump's New CIA Director Helped Oversee Controversial Torture Program
14 Mar Rex Tillerson's firing leaves US diplomacy in turmoil
14 Mar ICE spokesman quits after saying he 'couldn't bear the burden' of lying for the Trump administration
13 Mar Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism
13 Mar 'We are all embarrassed': Evangelical women are fleeing Trump and praying for an alternative before 2020
12 Mar Christian missionaries who starved and severely beat adopted Peruvian children get less than three years in jail
12 Mar Roy Moore accuser says she's running for office in Florida to get women's voices heard
11 Mar 'Hollowed out' White House: Trump is on a dangerous path toward no advisers
11 Mar Oregon church leaders told rape victim she was to blame because she wore a tank top in front of pastor
10 Mar Child Sex Abuse Investigators May Probe the Jehovah's Witnesses
10 Mar A Federal Court Just Ruled For Gay Rights In A Major Discrimination Case
09 Mar Herbalist Who 'cured Cancer with Herbs Guided by God', Charged with Child's Death
09 Mar Trump administration unable to stop lawsuit brought by teens
08 Mar Scientists Have Issued a Warning to Humanity, And It's Finally Getting a Huge Reaction
08 Mar Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement
07 Mar Democratic Party Set To Show Its Force In Nation's First 2018 Primary
07 Mar Trump names notorious anti-porn crusader who wants stripper registry to Health Department
06 Mar Trump-Russia: Former aide Sam Nunberg defies Mueller inquiry
06 Mar The data proves that school segregation is getting worse
05 Mar A new, huge review of gun research has bad news for the NRA
05 Mar In Vatican Magazine Exposé, Nuns Reveal Their Economic Exploitation
04 Mar A frightening new NASA study finds that sea levels are rising faster than we thought
04 Mar Bosses at world's most ambitious clean coal plant kept problems secret for years
03 Mar Steel and aluminum tariffs trigger sharp stock market sell-off in US and Asia
03 Mar The Last 2 Weeks Have Convinced Americans Gun Reform Could Happen
02 Mar Vladimir Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles announcement
02 Mar Retired Buffalo-area priest admits sexually abusing 'dozens' of boys
01 Mar Teacher In Custody After Firing Gun Inside Georgia High School, Police Say
01 Mar NSA chief: Trump 'has not ordered disruption of Russia election meddling'

28 Feb Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises
28 Feb Report: Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017
27 Feb Supreme Court Denies Trump Request To Hear Dreamer Lawsuit
27 Feb  President Trump Wants His Personal Pilot to Run the FAA Because America is a Meritocracy
26 Feb CNN Poll: Trump approval slides, matches lowest point of presidency
26 Feb The Teens Are Coming For The NRA, And They Can't Be Stopped
25 Feb The Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo tears it apart
25 Feb Fears grow as rightwing billionaires battle to erode US union rights
24 Feb Poll: Majority back stricter gun laws but public split on arming teachers
24 Feb Teachers: We'll Quit Before Trump Gets Us to Carry Guns
23 Feb NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'
23 Feb Thanks, anti-vaxxers: Measles is on the rise in Europe
22 Feb Florida massacre survivors chant 'vote them out' as students nationwide walk out in solidarity
22 Feb Florida lawmakers vote to label porn a 'public health risk', after refusing to consider an assault weapons ban
21 Feb 'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules
21 Feb Students stage 'lie-in' at White House to protest Donald Trump's stance on gun control
20 Feb Church accused of driving former member to kill her entire family and herself with false accusations of theft
19 Feb Climate change will accelerate extreme weather events in the coming years
19 Feb Pentagon Watchdog: No Significant Progress Made in Afghanistan
18 Feb 13 Russians Indicted as Mueller Reveals Effort to Aid Trump Campaign
18 Feb Florida High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Violence
17 Feb At Vigil For Florida School Shooting Victims, Students Chant 'No More Guns!'
17 Feb Watch: Mother of slain Florida student screams at Trump live on camera — and CNN's Brooke Baldwin falls apart
16 Feb Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules
16 Feb Teacher who allegedly forced student to stand for Pledge of Allegiance charged with child abuse, assault
15 Feb 17 dead in south Florida high school shooting; former student used high-powered rifle
15 Feb Coal execs spent federal money to clean themselves, instead of coal
15 Feb Washington Insider: White House Story On Porter 'Doesn't Add Up'
14 Feb Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it
14 Feb The FBI director just threw a huge wrench into the White House's story about Rob Porter
13 Feb Do You Like Paying Tolls? You're Gonna Love Trump's Infrastructure Plan
13 Feb Atheists are under threat in 85 countries: discrimination against non-religious people increases
12 Feb Israel Launches Large-Scale Attack on Syria After F-16 Crashes
12 Feb California pastor begs for prayers after allegedly breaking into hotel and raping underage girl from China
11 Feb Trump Blocks Release Of Democrats' Rebuttal To GOP FISA Memo
11 Feb Second White House aide resigns amid domestic abuse allegations
10 Feb California cops worked in cahoots with neo-Nazis to bust anti-racist demonstrators
10 Feb These Veterans Say Trump's Military Parade Would Be A Big Waste Of Time
09 Feb US budget vote delay as senator foresees 'spending oblivion'
09 Feb Ret. major general pens jaw-dropping damnation of Trump parade: 'We do not have a commander in chief right now'
08 Feb White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter Resigns Over Abuse Allegations
08 Feb Democrats Win Special Election In Missouri District That Went Big For Trump
07 Feb Investigation reveals secret life of pedophile priest James Brzyski
07 Feb Democrats call for hearing on Jeff Sessions' anti-marijuana policy
06 Feb Duggar daughter's in-laws promote Christian discipline methods linked to beating deaths of 3 children
06 Feb Democrats seek to release their answer to Nunes memo 'correcting' Donald Trump over Russia claims
05 Feb Ex-American Nazi Party leader runs unopposed for Republican congressional primary in Illinois
05 Feb White House Plans To Withdraw 'Conspiracy Theorist And Anti-Science Extremist' Pick
04 Feb Thousands organize to defend Robert Mueller
04 Feb Trump Plan Seeks New Nuclear Weapons, Citing Russia
03 Feb Florida's ban on ex-felons voting is unconstitutional and biased, federal judge rules
03 Feb Rushville pastor charged with molesting children now faces trespassing charge
02 Feb US Congress: Republicans rush for the exits to imperil Trump's midterm hopes
02 Feb Trump's hand in crafting Don Jr's misleading statement 'has become a focus' of Mueller's probe: report
01 Feb FBI Has 'Grave Concerns' On Republican-Authored FISA Memo Trump Wants Released
01 Feb Trump didn't mention women once during his speech

31 Jan Trump refuses to impose new Russia sanctions despite law passed by US Congress over election hacking
31 Jan Oops: GOP lawmaker admits out loud GOP plan to hold House in 2018 'starts' with gerrymandering
30 Jan Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe steps aside amid reports of row with Donald Trump
30 Jan Scott Pruitt is slowly strangling the EPA
29 Jan Four dead in shooting at Pennsylvania car wash linked to domestic violence
29 Jan Trump ally Steve Wynn out as Republican finance chair after sexual misconduct report
28 Jan The 'Law And Order' Party Has Unleashed An Extraordinary Attack On Law Enforcement
28 Jan US Bombers in Guam Seen Readying for Tactical Nuclear Strike on North Korea
27 Jan Trump Reportedly Tried To Fire Robert Mueller In June
27 Jan Roy Moore goes back to supporters asking for money to battle sexual abuse accuser in court
26 Jan Earth continues to warm fast; is climate change lost in political turmoil?
26 Jan Mueller set to question Bannon on Flynn and Comey
25 Jan U.S. Schools Have Already Faced 11 Shooting Incidents This Year
25 Jan San Francisco swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
24 Jan China Just Overtook The US in Scientific Output For The First Time
24 Jan Vermont Governor Signs Marijuana Legalization Into Law
23 Jan Pennsylvania supreme court rejects GOP-drawn congressional districts
23 Jan 82 Percent of Wealth Created in 2017 Went to the 1 Percent
22 Jan Thousands protest Trump again at Women's March 2018
22 Jan NGO: US-Led Coalition Civilian Killings Tripled in Iraq and Syria in 2017
21 Jan Scientists have confirmed the past four years were the hottest in recorded history
21 Jan Ohio Mayor Who "Dedicated Life To Christ" Admits He Raped 4-Year-Old, Says She "consented" to Molestation
20 Jan Senate Renews NSA Warrantless Surveillance Bill
20 Jan A Psychic Who Charged $3.5 Million for Exorcisms Is Going to Prison
19 Jan The World Has Officially Lost Confidence In U.S. Leadership Under Trump
19 Jan Report: U.S. democracy has "sharpest one-year drop" in 40 years
18 Jan Deadly ocean heatwaves were made over 50 times more likely by climate change, scientists report
18 Jan Rising GOP star abruptly quits Republican party over Trump's 'appalling comments' about immigrants
17 Jan 'I Would Call That Torture': Couple Arrested After Kids Found 'Shackled' At Home
17 Jan Panama votes to boot Trump Hotels out of country
16 Jan The sea floor is sinking under the weight of climate change
16 Jan Nearly half of US is in Trump 'resistance': poll
15 Jan Leaked Draft of Landmark Climate Change Report Pours Cold Water on 1.5°C Goal
15 Jan North Carolina's 'partisan gerrymander' could prompt supreme court action
14 Jan More than 100 lawmakers call on Trump to designate climate change a security threat
14 Jan Donald Trump paid porn star $130,000 to stay silent over alleged affair – report
13 Jan UN condemns as racist Donald Trump's 'shithole countries' remark
13 Jan Trump approval rating rapidly declining among whites
12 Jan Trump pans immigration proposal as bringing people from 'shithole countries'
12 Jan Secret Documents Reveal Sex Abuse Scandal in Jehovah's Witnesses Church
11 Jan US to loosen nuclear weapons constraints and develop more 'usable' warheads
11 Jan Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration To Keep DACA In Place
10 Jan Stephen K. Bannon leaves Breitbart after blowup over comments in Trump book
10 Jan Trump-Russia: Senator Dianne Feinstein releases testimony of dossier firm boss
10 Jan Robert Mueller investigators interested in interview with Donald Trump
09 Jan Trump Administration Tells 200,000 Salvadorans To Leave Or Get Deported
09 Jan Donald Trump suggests he wants US law to limit free speech in wake of publication of explosive new book
08 Jan Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean 'Dead Zones,' Researchers Warn
08 Jan Trump's much-hyped 'job boom' is fake news: 2017 was the worst year for job creation since 2011
07 Jan Trump administration seeks $18bn from Congress for Mexico border wall
07 Jan Britain now generates twice as much electricity from wind as coal
06 Jan 'Trump has declared war on California': state defiant as White House take aim
06 Jan Donald Trump finally forced to hand over his business documents to special counsel Robert Mueller
05 Jan Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters on Climate Change
05 Jan Donald Trump issues legal threat to Steve Bannon after book revelations
04 Jan Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book
04 Jan Donald Trump Taunts Kim Jong Un: My Nuclear Button Is 'Bigger'
03 Jan California's new legal marijuana market marks the beginning of the end for prohibition
03 Jan Christian group faces backlash after featuring 'brainwashed' ex-lesbian in 'disgusting' viral video
02 Jan 48 underage girls have been rescued from the ashrams of a 'godman' in Delhi
02 Jan Diphtheria spike in Indonesia linked to religious beliefs
01 Jan Hurricane Maria's devastation follows Puerto Ricans into the New Year
01 Jan Despite Trump Administration Fearmongering, 2017 Is Among Safest Years Ever For Police