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 2021-09-07 13:38 

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Caitlyn Jenner says she supports Texas abortion ban and Ron DeSantis — but trashes 'illegals' in CNN interview...

California Republican gubernatorial recall candidate Caitlyn Jenner says she supports a woman's right to choose but also supports the right of Texas to ban abortion. She opposes the leading Republican in the recall race, Larry Elder, but says she does...

 2021-09-07 13:35 

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'A dumpster fire': Texas Lt. Gov. loses it over 'depraved' Portland leaders after city floats plan to boycott state...

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) slammed leaders in Portland, Ore. on Monday after city officials announced a vote on boycotting Texas travel and trade in response to the state's ban on abortion after 6 weeks. On Monday, September 6, Patrick took...

 2021-09-07 13:19 

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QAnon believes California's recall election could trigger 'the storm' — and put Trump back in the White House...

Seven and one-half months into Joe Biden's presidency, the far-right QAnon conspiracy cult continues to idolize former President Donald Trump and promote a variety of outlandish conspiracy theories. Now, according to Vice reporter David Gilbert, QAnon...

 2021-09-07 12:24 

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Ex-FBI chief urges law enforcement in DC to take upcoming right-wing rally 'very seriously'...

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official recently weighed in with his concerns about the upcoming right-wing rally planned for later this month in Washington, D.C.During an appearance on CNN, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe urged t...

 2021-09-07 11:46 

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Here's why GOP attempts to obstruct Jan. 6 investigations have largely succeeded...

Eight months after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Republican efforts to obstruct investigations into the matter have largely been a success.On Monday, MSNBC's Yasmin Vossoughian interviewed former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.After a qu...

 2021-09-07 11:21 

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UN human rights experts: Texas abortion ban is a violation of international law...

United Nations experts tasked with monitoring human rights abuses across the globe are condemning Texas' near-total abortion ban as a clear violation of international law, characterizing the state's newly imposed restrictions as...

 2021-09-07 11:07 

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'Environmental disaster': Coast Guard confirms 350+ reports of hurricane-related oil spills after Ida rips through 'Cancer Alley'...

The U.S. Coast Guard is now reporting more than 350 storm-related oil spills as a result of Hurricane Ida. According to Reuters, the Coast Guard recently confirmed the opening of its investigation as it addresses the staggering number of oil spill reports...

 2021-09-07 10:59 

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Republicans' trust in national news outlets drops by half in just five years...

In just a handful of years, the number of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying they trust national news organizations has plummeted from 70% in 2016 to just 35% this year, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in June. Overall, ne...

 2021-09-07 10:49 

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Abortion bounty hunters in Texas aren't 'whistleblowers' — they're misogynistic vigilantes...

One of the many preposterous claims coming from supporters of the vicious new Texas law against abortion is that bounty hunters — who stand to gain a $10,000 reward from the state — will somehow be "whistleblowers." The largest anti-ab...

 2021-09-07 10:32 

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'We are a warning for everyone else': Florida epidemiologists advise other states to learn from DeSantis' COVID bungling...

In a deep dive into why Florida was hit so hard by the resurgent Covid-19 virus that claimed more than 7,000 lives since July Fourth, one specialist in infectious diseases suggested that, if other states want to learn how to deal with the crisis if it hit...

 2021-09-06 18:11 

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Companies lobbying against infrastructure tax hikes have dodged 'millions' in taxes: report...

President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan proposal would raise the United States' corporate tax rate to 28% in order to pay for infrastructure projects. Some large corporations, journalist Akela Lacy stresses in an article published by The Intercep...

 2021-09-06 17:54 

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More than 220 medical journals unite to demand urgent action on climate emergency...

Asserting that humanity "cannot wait for the pandemic to pass" before acting to rapidly reduce carbon emissions fueling the climate emergency, more than 220 health journals around the world on Sunday published an unprecedented joint editorial call...

 2021-09-06 17:51 

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Kentucky governor sounds the alarm on COVID-19 surge: 'Our situation is dire'...

A wide range of responses to the current COVID-19 surge are coming from governors in the United States, from far-right MAGA Republican governors who are downplaying the surge's severity (Florida's Ron DeSantis, Texas' Greg Abbott, South Dakota...

 2021-09-06 16:41 

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Evangelicals and the limits of evangelical empathy...

If there's one thing growing up evangelical taught me, it's to be suspicious of kindness from Christians. God may, theoretically, love us unconditionally. (Some restrictions apply). But Christian kindness, particularly from the most conversion-foc...

 2021-09-06 16:30 

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Lindsey Graham stuns host with claim the US will invade Afghanistan again: 'Are you serious?'...

When MAGA Republicans appear on the BBC's...

 2021-09-06 15:55 

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'Happy Labor Day everyone!' Millions lose unemployment aid on worker holiday...

Progressives and economic experts fumed Monday as boosted unemployment aid—which has kept millions of workers, their families, and the overall economy afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic—came to an unceremonious end despite the persistence of ...

 2021-09-06 15:51 

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The global 'democratic recession' didn't just happen. It might be the final stage of the liberal order's collapse...

There's been considerable chatter over the past few years about the crisis of democracy — sometimes more clinically described as a...

 2021-09-06 15:48 

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'Plain false': Fact-checker thoroughly debunks Joni Ernst live on-air over lie about Biden and Afghanistan War vets...

Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa was clearly playing to the Republican Party's MAGA base when, during a September 1 appearance on CNN, she falsely claimed that President Joe Biden has never thanked U.S. troops who served in Afghanistan for their service. But C...

 2021-09-06 15:02 

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She thought the pandemic was 'political' then she watched in horror as her husband died of COVID...

A woman who recently lost her husband to COVID-19 is now hoping to save lives by urging others to get vaccinated.Christina Lowe, 32, and her husband Mikel were strongly opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine and masks. They had assumed that because they were rel...

 2021-09-06 14:36 

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Desperate anti-Biden business owner tells Fox News: 'I'm willing to compromise and give you a living wage'...

An irate business owner conceded to Fox News that he is finally...

 2021-09-06 14:07 

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Kristi Noem hired sculptors to create a Mount Rushmore 'mini-replica' — with Trump 'right next to Abraham Lincoln'...

Numerous critics of former President Donald Trump, from liberals and progressives to Never Trump conservatives, have described the MAGA movement as a "cult" — and a prime example of how cultish MAGA Republicans can be occurred when South Dak...

 2021-09-06 14:03 

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COVID infections may give more potent immunity than vaccines but that doesn't mean you should try to catch it...

Charlotte Thlin, Karolinska InstitutetIsrael was way ahead of the rest of the world when it came to COVID vaccination, so it's not surprising that data from this corner of the Mediterranean causes a lot of excitement it's a glimpse into the future...

 2021-09-06 14:00 

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Conservatives are already setting the stage to accuse Newsom of recall election fraud: report...

With reports that California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) may survive recall efforts launched by conservatives using the pandemic as a pretext to question his fitness for the job, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that conservatives are already suggesting that ...

 2021-09-06 13:01 

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Florida's funeral homes are overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths: 'Funerals and funerals and funerals'...

One of the ways to gauge the severity of a COVID-19 surge in a particular state or city is how busy funeral homes become — and in Florida, according to CBS News, employees of funeral homes are absolutely swamped.In July, the Centers for Disease Cont...

 2021-09-06 12:14 

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GOP's Bill Cassidy slammed for 'lying' about Texas abortion law: 'Is this guy for real?'...

With Texas' draconian new anti-abortion law — the strictest in the United States — having gone into effect on September 1 and the U.S. Supreme Court letting it stand for now, defenders of reproductive rights fear that it is only a matter o...

 2021-09-06 11:11 

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'Abbott has failed us': Doctors lash out at Texas GOP for reckless COVID-19 policies 'that are killing their fellow Texans'...

Like Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has aggressively fought against mask mandates in public schools — and many fellow Republicans in the Texas State Legislature have applauded him for that policy. This comes at a time when Texa...

 2021-09-06 11:03 

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America's toxic mythologies are destroying us...

One of the great myths of the United States is that rebellion and insurrection are among the necessary components of patriotism. Myth-making provides the U.S. a way to recycle its gory mess of violent anti-government white supremacy and white privilege in...

 2021-09-06 10:59 

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Satanists may be the last, best hope to save abortion rights in Texas with this last-ditch legal maneuver...

As pro-choice and reproductive health groups are scrambling to make sense of Texas' new, near-total abortion ban that went into effect this week, it appears their efforts to skirt the law are getting an unexpected boost from one organization in partic...

 2021-09-06 10:41 

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Here's how the Justice Department could sue Texas for violating civil rights: Harvard law professor...

Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe penned a guide for the Justice Department to stop the Texas vigilante abortion law.Writing in the Washington Post, Tribe explained that the glaring problem with the law is that it is a clear civil rights violati...

 2021-09-06 10:33 

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'Cruel on purpose': Americans rage at Times writer who claims Biden grieves his family too much...

When President Joe Biden addressed the families of the 13 military members killed in Afghanistan last week he referenced losing his son Beau. It's a reference he frequently makes when addressing people who have lost loved ones and experienced profound...

 2021-09-05 17:11 

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COVID variants: We spoke to the experts designing a single vaccine to defeat them all...

Lara Marks, University of Cambridge and Ankur Mutreja, University of CambridgeSARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, has turned the world upside down. Experts have predicted that it will claim the lives of between 9-18 million worldwide. This is ...

 2021-09-05 16:57 

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Elon Musk loves Texas' right-wing 'social policies' — at least according to Greg Abbott...

Elon Musk is leaning into the hardline right-wing policies of his new home state — or at least that's what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says.On the same day that a controversial near-total abortion ban took effect in the state, Abbott drew on supp...

 2021-09-05 16:45 

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Election deniers organize to seize control of the GOP — and reshape America's elections...

by Isaac Arnsdorf, Doug Bock Clark, Alexandra Berzon and Anjeanette DamonProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.One of the loudest voices urging Do...

 2021-09-05 16:38 

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Can we clean up the mess we've created? A philosopher warns the threat to civilization is here...

There is a growing sense, among young people as well as older demographics, that humanity is in deep trouble, and that extracting ourselves from our current predicament is going to take a concerted effort unlike anything our species has attempted in recor...

 2021-09-05 16:28 

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So broke 'he can't afford a lawyer': White nationalist Richard Spencer's life is in shambles as Charlottesville trial looms...

According to a report in the New York Times, neo-Nazi Richard Spencer -- once riding high as the face of white extremists who support Donald Trump -- has seen his life collapse in the years since the Charlottesville protests that led to one woman losing h...

 2021-09-05 15:29 

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New climate study: Arctic heat fueled deadly February Texas freeze...

New research published Friday suggests that melting Arctic sea ice caused by global heating may be responsible for the deadly deep freeze that devastated much of North America and plunged millions of Texans into darkness in February.While climate research...

 2021-09-05 15:08 

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The federal government calls it a levee. South Texas immigration advocates see a border wall...

By Uriel J. Garca, The Texas TribuneSept. 3, 2021"The federal government calls it a levee. South Texas immigration advocates and environmentalists see a border wall." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organiz...

 2021-09-05 15:01 

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Here's everything we know about the mu variant — the latest coronavirus mutation 'of interest'...

A study published last month established that Americans, after years of being pounded with creationist propaganda, had decisively rejected pseudoscience and accepted evolution. While the shift in public opinion had been years in the making, there was a ce...

 2021-09-05 14:55 

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When Trump abandoned the Kurds...

While a majority of Americans say they continue to react poorly to an apparent lack of planning in the hastened, chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, maybe we should be looking more closely at the distinctly Republican attempt to politicize the efforts of...

 2021-09-05 14:34 

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Here's why I no longer think we can eliminate COVID: public health expert...

Andrew Lee, University of SheffieldAround the world, countries are having to strike a balance between COVID-19 cases and restrictions. In the UK and the US, daily new cases number in the thousands, but restrictions and limitations are being lifted. In con...

 2021-09-05 13:30 

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'Shameless': Georgia GOP already trying to use new voting law to overthrow election officials...

Georgia Republicans are already trying to use their controversial new election law to drive out local election officials in the state's largest and most Democratic county.This article first appeared in Salon.Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this year signed SB...

 2021-09-05 13:26 

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Fox News laments that the media is 'moving on from Afghanistan'...

The past week has been one of profoundly significant world events. The United States finally ended a twenty year long war in Afghanistan. The COVID pandemic surged to record levels due to the Delta variant. The Supreme Court declined to block a draconian ...

 2021-09-05 13:18 

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Former neo-Nazi: Tucker Carlson sounds like me...

The foul odor of fascism has become inescapable in the American atmosphere. Republican officials across the country are working overtime to undermine the right to vote, leading right-wing pundits brazenly promulgate racist conspiracy theories and the Anti...

 2021-09-05 13:10 

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Texas doctors association condemns abortion ban for encouraging 'vigilante interference' in doctor-patient relationship...

By Kevin Reynolds, The Texas TribuneSept. 3, 2021"Texas doctors association condemns abortion ban, says it encourages "vigilante interference" in doctor-patient relationship" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartis...

 2021-09-05 13:08 

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Trump and Lindsey Graham election tampering investigation in Georgia drawing to a close: report...

According to a report from the Daily Beast, an investigation into 2020 election tampering by Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in Georgia is drawing to a close after investigators met with and interviewed state officials who are also handing ove...

 2021-09-05 13:05 

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Alex Jones gobbles ivermectin on-air during bizarre rant: 'You think I'm easy to kill?'...

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones gobbled ivermectin tablets and a prescription steroid during a bizarre on-air rant on InfoWars, the longtime broadcaster's popular online network.Both drugs have been promoted heavily by right-wing media as miracle COVID...

 2021-09-05 12:30 

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Oklahoma hospitals overwhelmed with horse paste eaters, leaving gunshot victims to wait...

Six years ago, when people first started voting for Donald Trump in primaries, I was gobsmacked. Why were people gravitating toward the worst possible candidate any human being or quantum supercomputer could conceivably imagine? He's clearly not a sol...

 2021-09-05 11:48 

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DeSantis 'triples down' on fight to protect virus, $5,000 fines for schools that require vaccination...

For decades, Florida schools have required vaccinations. The Florida Department of Health currently lists vaccinations against at least seven different diseases that are required for both public schools, private schools, and even daycare facilities. Both ...

 2021-09-05 11:00 

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Kevin McCarthy slapped down hard by House insurrection committee over bogus claim about Trump...

According to a report from CNN, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was slapped down in a statement from the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection, after telling a local news outlet that former president Donald Trump has al...

 2021-09-05 10:45 

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Democrats announce probe into potential 'abuse' of Supreme Court's 'shadow docket'...

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced on Friday that his panel will review Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of Texas' abortion ban, suggesting that the court's...

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