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  • Russia Probe: Mueller Goes After Trump's Tax Returns
    Russian_probe-_mueller_goes_after_trump's_tax_return 2017-09-01 03:17:07 UTC
    BREAKING NEWS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has enlisted the help of the IRS criminal investigations unit for the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation. The agents, whom the Daily Beast reports Mueller has great respect for, exclusively focus on ...
  • Montana Rejects Trump Re-Militarization of Police
    Montana_rejects_militarization_police 2017-08-31 17:28:33 UTC
    To hear civil libertarians tell it, Montana’s recent push to de-militarize the police has its roots in the Bozeman BearCat incident of 2014. The city’s police department bought a 17,000-pound armored vehicle—a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response...
  • NAFTA Nations Plan For Progress Despite Trump
    Nafta-negotiations-nations-plan-progress-despite-trump 2017-08-31 16:51:33 UTC
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Trade negotiators plan to take small steps forward in a second round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this weekend, trying to ignore daily threats from U.S. President Donald Trump to tear i...
  • Trump's Political Threat Against Senator Claire McCaskill Legally Problemmatic
    Trump_claire_mccaskill_threat 2017-08-31 15:37:14 UTC
    President Donald Trump’s public electoral threat Wednesday against Sen. Claire McCaskill during a speech in Missouri on tax reform triggered another round of questions about the administration’s blurring the line between partisan politics and offi...
  • Means and Ends of Antifa, White Supremacists, and Black Lives Matter
    Blm_supports_free_speech 2017-08-31 15:03:29 UTC
    As protesters clash in occasionally violent street confrontations that spread via online video, provoking emotional conversations that could touch almost anyone on Facebook or Twitter, millions of Americans feel pressure to pick a side, to support...
  • Trump Says U.S. Has Been Paying North Korea Extortion: Talk Not The Answer
    Trump-bloviating 2017-08-30 14:40:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed any diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, saying “talking is not the answer,” one day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over Japan and drew international condemn...
  • United Nations: Trump Attacking Freedom of the Press
    U.n.-_trump_attacking_freedom_of_the_press 2017-08-30 16:39:05 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hus...
  • Mayor of storm-ravaged Houston announces nighttime curfew
    Storm-ravaged_city_bans_people_from_the_streets_during_the_night 2017-08-30 06:05:01 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The storm turning slowly in the Gulf of Mexico has brought catastrophic flooding to Texas, killing at least 13 people and paralyzing Houston, America's fourth most populous city. With damage expected to run well into the te...
  • Michael Cohen Asked Putin Aide for Help with Trump Deal
    Emails_reveal_cohen_asked_putin_aide_for_help_with_trump_deal 2017-08-29 16:45:54 UTC
    Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen asked Vladimir Putin’s personal spokesman to intervene in a stalled prospective Moscow business deal shortly before the U.S. presidential primaries kicked off, the Washington Post reported Monday afternoon. ...
  • Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Texas Oil Refineries: Weeks to Recover
    Hurricane_harvey_shuts_down_texas_oil_refineries-_weeks_to_recover 2017-08-29 14:38:11 UTC
    The hole that Hurricane Harvey ripped across the energy industry along the Gulf Coast will take time to repair, and the Trump administration doesn't look ready to tap into the government's crude oil reserves to head off a jump in gasoline prices. ...
  • Houston Police Chief Worried: 'How Many Bodies'
    Houston_police_chief_worried-_'how_many_bodies'_ 2017-08-29 15:16:10 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities linked to Har...
  • North Korea Missile Test Jolts Investors: U.S. Stocks Drop
    What_is_a_point_on_the_new_york_stock_exchange_ 2017-08-29 14:07:59 UTC
    (Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea’s missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that “all options are on the table”, triggering a flight to safety among investors. The missil...
  • Global warming worsened the impact of Hurricane Harvey
    Global_warming_worsened_the_impact_of_hurricane_harvey 2017-08-29 07:27:35 UTC
    <blockquote>Will global warming lead to more storms like Harvey? There are essentially two global warming mechanisms at play here, according to climatologist Michael E. Mann. First, sea levels in the Houston region have risen by more than hal...
  • Houston Residents Reel as Water Levels Continue to Rise
    Houston_residents_reel_as_water_levels_continue_to_rise_ 2017-08-28 16:12:06 UTC
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston is facing worsening historic flooding in the coming days as Tropical Storm Harvey dumps more rain on the city, swelling rivers to record levels and forcing federal engineers on Monday to release water from area reservoi...
  • Houston flooded as Texas battles 'unprecedented' weather
    Houston_flooded_as_texas_battles_'unprecedented'_weather 2017-08-27 19:18:10 UTC
    HOUSTON, Texas (Reuters) - Emergency crews raced to pull people from cars and homes as flood waters rose across southeast Texas on Sunday, rescuing more than 1,000 people around Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey pounded the region. Harvey came a...
  • Trump's adviser Sebastian Gorka Out at White House
    Sebastian_gorka_out_at_white_house 2017-08-26 16:57:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who was closely aligned with a nationalist faction led by ousted senior strategist Steve Bannon, no longer works for President Donald Trump, the White House said on Friday. “Sebastian ...
  • McCain: Trump "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law"
    Mccain-_trump_%22undermines_his_claim_for_the_respect_of_rule_of_law%22 2017-08-27 06:03:55 UTC
    Donald Trump issued the first pardon of his presidency Friday night, absolving the 85-year-old former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a conviction of criminal contempt of court. A federal judge ruled in July that Arpaio had defie...
  • Hurricane Harvey likely to become tropical storm
    Hurricane_harvey_likely_to_become_tropical_storm 2017-08-27 06:11:25 UTC
    <h2>hurricane harvey update</h2> ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) - A second person was killed on Saturday as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years, roared inland, knocking out power to more than 230,000 people and threate...
  • Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm
    Hurricane_harvey_slammed_into_the_texas_coast_as_a_category_4_storm 2017-08-26 04:07:19 UTC
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on Friday as a Category 4 storm with winds of up to 130 miles (209 km) per hour, the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The hur...
  • Trump Pardon of Joe Arpaio Could Ignite Political Crisis
    Trump_pardon_of_joe_arpaio_could_ignite_political_crisis 2017-08-25 18:14:30 UTC
    (Vanity Fair) In the two weeks since white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Donald Trump has fluctuated wildly in his public position on racial terror. Under duress, the president denounced the violence that resulted when a group of neo-...
  • Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
    Stone_masterimage 2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
    (Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress. During an interview wit...
  • Trump's 'Heritage' Talk Echoes Recruitment of Skinheads
    Trump's_'heritage'_talk_echoes_recruitment_of_skinheads 2017-08-25 17:06:32 UTC
    (Talking Points Memo - Muckraker) During his rambling rally this week in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that anyone would label him a racist for his ever-evolving response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Ch...
  • U.S. Navy Recovers Second Body in Search After Collision
    Uss_john_s._mccain_ddg-56 2017-08-25 16:45:27 UTC
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers have recovered and identified a second body in the search for ten sailors missing after a collision between a guided-missile destroyer and merchant vessel near Singapore earlier this week, the...
  • Trump adviser Cohn wrote resignation letter, decided to stay: NYT
    Trump_adviser_cohn_wrote_resignation_letter__decided_to_stay-_nyt 2017-08-25 16:19:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, drafted a letter of resignation over the administration’s weak response to recent clashes between neo-Nazis and anti-racism protesters, but decided to stay on the job...
  • White House Supports Raising Debt Ceiling
    Sarah-huckabee-sanders 2017-08-24 20:06:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was committed to making sure Congress raises the nation's debt limit even as the president described the looming legislative process as a "mess." "It's our job to inform Congress of the...