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 2021-04-26 11:10 

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New research suggests that for many white men, owning a gun is a mark of 'good citizenship' — and racial conflict...

Too many Americans love guns more than they do other human beings. There have been at least 50 mass shootings in America since the massacre and apparent hate crime attack against Asian Americans in the Atlanta area on March 16. The COVID-19 pandemic has d...

 2021-04-26 11:00 

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Black doctor 'shocked' after white North Carolina city official is fired for disrespecting her...

Trust me: After the week this Black woman has had, I'm as surprised by the headline as anyone. Not that a mediocre white man disrespected a Black woman with palpable animosity; that's every day for us. No, I'm shocked that there were any conse...

 2021-04-26 10:14 

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Share vaccine recipes with poor during pandemic? One of world's richest men says 'no'...

Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men and most powerful philanthropists, was the target of criticism from social justice campaigners on Sunday after arguing that lifting patent protections on Covid-19 vaccine technology and sharing recipes with t...

 2021-04-25 16:45 

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'Gutless' Kevin McCarthy buried in scorn for refusing to talk about Trump's phone call on Jan 6th...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared on Fox News on Sunday morning for an interview with host Chris Wallace, and viewers were quick to notice that he looked uncomfortable when asked about the phone call he had with former president Donald ...

 2021-04-25 16:34 

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It's 2021. Why do we have a 19th-century Supreme Court?...

Since 1869, the Supreme Court has had nine justices. In that time, the population of the U.S. has grown from 38.5 million to 332 million. Thirteen states were admitted to the union in that intervening 152 years. Women have gained the vote. The American po...

 2021-04-25 16:03 

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Here are 4 reasons why GOP voter suppression bills 'may backfire' and hurt Republicans more than Democrats: conservative...

If Republicans have a majority in a state legislature in the U.S. — or even if they don't — chances are they are proposing some type of voter suppression bill in 2021. The obvious goal is to make it more difficult for Democrats to vote in ...

 2021-04-25 15:48 

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Republicans' strategy now relies entirely on stoking the eternal 'victimhood' of their voters...

The myth of the elusive "white working class" Trump voter continues to haunt Democratic dreams of holding on to its slim House and Senate majorities. But a closer analysis suggests that what unified millions of Americans to support Trump, and what...

 2021-04-25 15:46 

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Ron Johnson at his most irresponsible: 'I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people'...

I grew up in Wisconsin, so I happen to know there are thousands of Ron Johnsons haunting various backwater dairyland redoubts, oafishly sounding out exotic menu items like "jalapeo poppers" at supper clubs, ordering one brandy Old-Fashioned after ...

 2021-04-25 15:40 

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Watch: GOP leader McCarthy squirms as Chris Wallace grills him on Trump's seditious Jan. 6 behavior...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday disputed allegations that President Donald Trump reached out to him to coordinate an alibi after the Capitol was attacked by Trump-supporting insurrectionists on Jan. 6.Fox News host Chris Wallace conf...

 2021-04-25 15:18 

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CNN host confronts Democrat Manchin for being the 'main roadblock' to Biden's agenda...

On Sunday morning, CNN...

 2021-04-25 15:04 

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Texas GOP state rep. arrested for DWI after accident Friday night...

By Anna Canizales, The Texas TribuneApril 24, 2021"State Rep. Dan Huberty arrested for DWI after accident Friday night" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages w...

 2021-04-25 15:01 

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Big banks made bank on overdraft fees during the worst months of the COVID-19 crisis...

Last year was a difficult one for millions of people in the U.S. It was not so difficult for big banks, and one of the ways the banks raked in revenue was by hitting struggling people with overdraft fees.During the final quarter of 2020, when the coronavi...

 2021-04-25 14:20 

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Republicans' chaotic audit of Arizona ballots for Trump may blow up in their faces: GOP insider...

With reports coming in about lack of planning and questionable practices as the GOP-led audit of the 2020 presidential votes in Arizona continues this weekend, questions are being raised over the impact the fumbling attempt to find a Donald Trump victory ...

 2021-04-25 13:37 

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Here's how Biden can prove he truly is a 'union guy'...

President Joe Biden likes to say,...

 2021-04-25 13:36 

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The Republican Party has been eaten by fascists from the feet up...

It's a familiar story at Daily Kos: while Democrats were looking at how to win national races, Republicans spent decades focusing on gaining control of state legislatures and local officials. As a result, Republicans were able to control redistricting...

 2021-04-25 13:34 

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Washington Republican who voted to impeach Trump earns challenge from far-right extremist...

Far-right ex-cop Loren Culp announced Thursday that he would challenge Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse, who is one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump in January. Culp, who was the GOP's 2020 nominee for governor, made it very clear h...

 2021-04-25 13:32 

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Fox News guest claims the 'hyper-woke' believe in 'a world where Black people don't have to do math'...

John McWhorter, a professor of linguistics at Columbia University, made several baffling claims Friday evening on Fox News' self-titled primetime show, including that...

 2021-04-25 13:29 

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'Utterly disgusting': Big Pharma lobby blitz against vaccine patent waivers denounced...

As campaigners worldwide continue their efforts to unleash live-saving vaccine patents and technology from the profitable control of major pharmaceutical corporations this week, new reporting by The Intercept details the "army of lobbyists" Big Ph...

 2021-04-25 13:25 

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'Not even student work': IT experts snicker at MyPillow guy's flailing 'free speech' site...

After all the excitement surrounding the launch of Mike...

 2021-04-25 12:06 

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'Stop the Steal' spread on Facebook enabled Jan. 6 insurrection: internal report...

Facebook executives have been dismissive from the start about attempts to hold them accountable for their social media platform's role in inciting and organizing the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol—including CEO Mark Zuckerberg's tes...

 2021-04-25 11:53 

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House Democrat stands defiant after drawing heat for blasting Tom Cotton's 'racist trash' speech...

The Democratic-led House passed a bill this week that would designate Washington, D.C. as the 51st in the union, but not before Republicans trotted out a litany of less than good faith arguments against the idea. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise argued a...

 2021-04-25 10:34 

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Anti-vaxxers are wearing Yellow Stars of David to protest coronavirus vaccines: report...

Anti-vaccine protesters likening themselves to Jews during the holocaust were harshly criticized on Saturday.Nazis required Jews to wear yellow Jewish stars and other holocaust badges to the lands they controlled during World War II.Twitter user Chloe Ade...

 2021-04-24 13:47 

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Capitol riot suspect from Florida claims he was breaking into the White House: report...

An Ocala, Fla. man was turned in by his family after he admitted that he traveled to Washington, D.C., with full knowledge and intent on breaking into the U.S. Capitol, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The Orlando-Sentinel has offered details ...

 2021-04-24 12:37 

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Matt Gaetz investigation now includes public corruption allegations: report...

As the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) continues, federal authorities are now taking a more in-depth look at his previous trip to the Bahamas. According to CNN, sources with knowledge of the investigation have revealed prosecutors working for ...

 2021-04-24 11:48 

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Historian: The real patriots invaded the nation's capital fifty years ago...

They called their trip to Washington, D.C., an "invasion." Vowing not be "deterred or intimidated by police, government agents, [or] U.S. marshals," they arrived outfitted for war in fatigues and jungle boots with weapons and gas masks fir...

 2021-04-24 11:41 

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Liz Cheney is a point of contention within the GOP -- and that won't change anytime soon...

For months now, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has faced opposition for her push back against former President Donald Trump, his dangerous rhetoric, and the controversial belief systems the Republican Party has adopted under his leadership.In fact, Cheney has a...

 2021-04-24 11:33 

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'Craziest and most surreal moment I had ever witnessed': Americans remember Trump's bleach injection press conference...

One year ago today, April 23, President Donald Trump, live, in a nationally televised press conference from the White House suggested an injection of household disinfectant might be a cure for coronavirus."For me, it was the craziest and most surreal ...

 2021-04-24 11:24 

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MSNBC's Tiffany Cross slams GOP as 'weird, creepy white guy party' of abusers, rapists and Matt Gaetz...

Former President Donald Trump released a statement attacking NBA player Lebron James. Evidently, the former president...

 2021-04-24 11:21 

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Psaki brilliantly schools reporter that Biden traveling on Air Force One is different From Americans flying commercial...

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki once again found herself having to explain very basic concepts to a White House press pool reporter, and once again that reporter happened to be CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins.Collins, a for...

 2021-04-24 11:18 

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'Grifter' with 'no experience': Caitlyn Jenner's run for governor slammed as 'money-making gig'...

Caitlyn Jenner announced Friday she is running for Governor of California as a Republican amid conservatives' rush to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.Jenner is a reality TV personality, transgender activist, and Olympic gold medal winner who h...

 2021-04-24 11:12 

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Controversial GOP voting bills could overthrow elections...

Republicans in at least 14 states have introduced legislation that would seize power from election officials or limit their authority, apparently in response to unfounded attacks from former President Donald Trump and allies who sought to overturn his ele...

 2021-04-24 11:10 

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Trump's unpaid debts from campaign rallies are being sent to collection agencies...

hTe city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has referred the Trump campaign's unpaid rally debt to a collections agency, according to Mayor Tim Keller. Trump left office with nearly $2 million in unpaid bills from cities that hosted his campaign rallies, inc...

 2021-04-24 11:10 

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'You haven't seen anything yet': FBI agents reveal to former colleague more is coming for Jan. 6 rioters...

Speaking to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on Friday, former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi revealed that more is coming from the bureau as they continue the investigation on the Jan. 6 attack.It was revealed this week that the FBI had arrested over 400 people...

 2021-04-24 11:09 

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Bernie Sanders insists supporting waiver for COVID vaccine patents is 'common human morality'...

Calling the issue a matter of "common sense and morality," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday—backed by millions of Americans demanding the same—urged U.S. President Joe Biden to support an international effort to suspend coronavirus-relate...

 2021-04-24 00:00 

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Why school choice policies fail to live up to the hype...

by Danielle Sanderson Edwards, Michigan State UniversityThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaAlthough school choice policies are often presented as a way to let families select the best schools for their children,...

 2021-04-23 23:37 

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Republicans have found one attack on Biden that has landed — thanks to a 'mess' created by Trump: report...

Republicans have finally hit on something to bash President Joe Biden, and it's apparently working even better than they'd hoped....

 2021-04-23 23:04 

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Fox News host goes rogue on the company's Covid restrictions: 'We are hypocrites'...

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld ripped into his own employer's coronavirus protocols on Thursday evening during a segment on...

 2021-04-23 22:42 

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Study reveals rapid melting of glaciers likely shifted Earth's axis...

Since 1980, the planet's north and south poles have moved roughly four meters in distance, and new research shows that shifts in the Earth's rotational axis have accelerated since the 1990s as a result of the widespread melting of glaciers—a...

 2021-04-23 22:20 

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Physicists' new discoveries give hope that the sci-fi dream of faster-than-light travel is possible...

by Mario Borunda, Oklahoma State UniversityThe closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri. It is about 4.25 light-years away, or about 25 trillion miles (40 trillion km). The fastest ever spacecraft, the now- in-space Parker Solar Probe will reach a top sp...

 2021-04-23 21:51 

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A paradoxical view of Black people emerged as a defense for the killing of George Floyd...

In the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, the defense mounted a perplexing account. Mr. Floyd, we were told, had an enlarged heart and inelastic lungs. Mr. Floyd was so weak that his death was all but inevitable. Had Mr. Floyd been ...

 2021-04-23 20:47 

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Remembering the day Trump turned the GOP into a death cult...

April 23: It's Shakespeare's birthday. It's the day that Beyonc released her instant 2016 classic...

 2021-04-23 20:36 

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How Richard Nixon's obsessions sowed the seeds of his own downfall...

by Christian Appy, University of Massachusetts AmherstWhen Richard Nixon picked up the Sunday New York Times on June 13, 1971, he must have lingered on the smiling image of himself escorting Tricia his "ethereal blond daughter,...

 2021-04-23 19:59 

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Legal expert warns there's an under-the-radar GOP plot that could create a future 'democratic crisis'...

Civil rights groups have been lambasting Republicans for the many voter suppression bills they have been proposing in state legislatures all over the U.S., warning that the bills are designed to make it more difficult to vote. But election law expert Rick...

 2021-04-23 19:39 

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Modi's failure: The COVID-19 catastrophe in India is completely out of control...

For Ashish Yechury (1986-2021), journalist.It is difficult to overstate the grip of COVID-19 on India. WhatsApp bristles with messages about this or that friend and family member with the virus, while there are angry posts about how the central government...

 2021-04-23 19:09 

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The slow, painful process of coming the grips with the GOP's threat to democracy...

David Brooks is maddening but interesting. Maddening, because no matter how often the Republicans behaved barbarously toward Barack Obama, the Times columnist could not quit apologizing for the party. More than anyone else, he's responsible for the id...

 2021-04-23 18:44 

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There's a supermoon just around the corner — and it comes with a twist...

by Brian McNoldy, University of MiamiA "super full moon...

 2021-04-23 18:36 

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Here's the truth about the stock market's reaction to Biden' new tax plan...

In addition to proposing an increase of the United States' corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, President Joe Biden began a push this week for a major hike in the capital gains tax. Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Caputo of West Virginia and others on th...

 2021-04-23 17:20 

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Ted Cruz has no shame about being associated with an 'extremist' right-wing group: report...

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) ties to a right-wing extremist organization are resurfacing again amid a review of the group's activities and social media presence. According to The Washington Post, a review of the True Texas Project's online activi...

 2021-04-23 16:47 

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Almost everything Biden said about ending the Afghanistan War was a lie...

President Joe Biden, in announcing an ostensible end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, is continuing his streak of paying eloquent lip service to progressive causes while maintaining the implied status quo. In a televised address from the White House on Apr...

 2021-04-23 16:23 

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is playing a 'dangerously irresponsible' game with vaccines...

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is now saying only "vulnerable" people should be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, as more than 580,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and more than 32 million people in the U.S. have already been infe...

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