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What Swamp? Lobbyists Get Ethics Waivers to Work for Trump

President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries they worked for.

Puerto Ricans still Stranded in Hotels 6 Months after Storm

Nearly six months after the storm, almost 10,000 Puerto Ricans are scattered across 37 states and the U.S. territory, still receiving temporary housing assistance from FEMA.

Indictment: Social Media Companies Got Played by Russian Agents

And it’s not clear if the companies like Facebook and Twitter have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.

Not Just Boy and Girl; More Teens Identify as Transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, new research suggests.

What the GOP Memo Says (and Doesn’t Say)

What allegations does the memo make in regards to misconduct on the part of the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation?

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

Watchdog: Democratic Freedoms Waning in Under Trump

The think tank slammed the Trump administration for withdrawing from America’s “historical commitment to promoting and supporting democracy.”

Trust and Truth Under Trump: Americans are in a Quandary

Interviews across the polarized country as well as polling from Trump’s first year suggest people seek out various outlets of information, including Trump’s Twitter account, and trust none in particular.

Why is El Salvador so Dangerous? 4 Essential Reads

How did El Salvador become so violent? These four articles shed some light on the country’s complex crime problem. Spoiler: It’s not just about the gangs.

Why Justice is More Important than the Rule of Law

Rather than issues related to their work or families, respondents Americans are most worried about the “future of the nation” and the “current social divisiveness.”

Sandy Hook 5 Years Later: Find Meaning Out of a Senseless Tragedy

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later. The Sandy Hook families have started various projects in memory of their family members.

The New Tax Bill Will Make Americans Less Healthy – Bad for the Economy

The new tax bill, passed by the Senate early Saturday, is not just about taxes. It has significant consequences for the American health care...

Charter Schools Across the Nation Put Growing Numbers in Racial Isolation

The charter school movement born a quarter of a century ago has thrived in large urban areas, often aim to serve students who have been let down by their district schools..

Anniversary of Konrad Reuland Tragedy Reminds Us of the Toll of Brain Aneurysms

Reuland’s decision to check the organ-donor box on a driver’s license form, changed not only the course of Carew’s life but those of two other people who received Reuland’s liver and kidney.

Trump Era Sparks New Debate About Nuclear War Authority

It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail...

As Trump Targets Immigrants, the Farm Sector Looks to Automate

A report by WinterGreen Research forecast significant growth in the use of robotics in “every aspect of farming, milking, food production” and other agricultural enterprises.

US Report Contradicts Top Trump Administration Officials: Warming Mostly Man-Made

The report also documented how different climate change-caused events can interact in a complex way to make life worse such as the California wildfires.

Botulism Pills, the CIA, the Mob and President John F. Kennedy Assassination

The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy hasn’t settled the best-known, real-life whodunit in American history.

What You Need to Know About Equifax Data Breach

The breach affected about 143 million in the United States, as well as some people in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Russian Meddling Latest: Accounts from Russia Bought Facebook Ads During US Campaign

The disclosure provides a more detailed peek into what investigators believe was a targeted effort by Russians to influence U.S. politics during the campaign.

Bannon’s Exit Not Seen to Signal Trump Shift to Center

Bannon was instrumental in some of Trump's most contentious policies and can continue helping the president at the helm of Breitbart News.

Racial Politics Haunt GOP in the Trump Era

For Republicans who hoped the president might use the moment to send a new message about racism and their party, Trump failed the test.

Beware at the Pump: Black Market for Fuel is Making Millions

Organized crime gangs are using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.

Vladimir’s Venezuela: Leveraging Loans to Caracas, Moscow Snaps up Oil Assets

Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit, offering prized state-owned oil assets in return.

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