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Last week, Neil Gorsuch did about as well as a Supreme Court nominee could before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He got some thorough grilling from Democratic members, including Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse and Minnesota’s Al Franken, who questioned...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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From Vietnam through Watergate and Exxon Valdez, and in my first newsroom jobs after college, reporters were roundly regarded as truth-tellers, and the power of journalism was considered incontrovertible. Today huge swaths of the country distrust the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Of all the countries the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has tried to conquer, Afghanistan has proved the toughest. The country’s resilience is particularly impressive given ISIS’ continued terrorist attacks, designed to instil fear across its...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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A fake doctor in Florida was sentenced to prison following the death of a plastic surgery patient who died from butt and hip injections consisting of Fix-a-Flat and other hazardous chemicals. Oneal Ron Morris, a transgender woman referred to as “Dutchess,”...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The head of Israel’s leading Republican group called comedian and actress Sarah Silverman a “self-hating Jew” who “needs a muzzle” in a Facebook post Saturday. The post, which was written by the Republicans Overseas Israel co-chairman Marc...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A majority of Americans don’t like the job President Donald Trump is doing. But his lowest approval rating still outpaces the same figure for President Ronald Reagan, according to a survey released by Gallup this week. Trump’s approval rating fell...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Top Japanese lawmakers have begun arguing for the capability to launch a preemptive missile strike on North Korea in the face of Pyongyang’s increasingly active ballistic and nuclear weapons programs. In response to militant rhetoric from North Korea,...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Ivanka Trump will make her first international public appearance on the behalf of the U.S. when she travels to a Women20 empowerment summit in Berlin sometime in April. During her trip to Germany, President Donald Trump’s older daughter will reportedly...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Joe Biden said in a speech at Colgate University on Friday that he feels he could have beaten Donald Trump and that he regrets not being president. The admission came after university president Brian W. Casey asked the former vice president if he had...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s senior advisor, son-in-law Jared Kushner, has agreed to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about meetings he participated in with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak after Trump’s presidential win. The...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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“Cats have a scam going,” comedian Eddie Izzard once theorized. “You buy the food, they eat the food, they go away. That’s the deal.” But while cats may come across as surly, opportunistic and aloof, a study suggests they may be far more fond...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s a new political environment for the natural environment. Emboldened by the current presidential administration, opponents of federal regulations to control global warming are giddy. Last week’s 12th annual International Conference on Climate...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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JAPANESE POLITICIANS WANT THE ABILITY TO BOMB NORTH KOREA FIRST BEFORE BEING 'DESTROYED' BY TOM O'CONNOR ON 3/27/17 AT 1:58 PM Top Japanese lawmakers have begun arguing for the capability to launch a preemptive missile strike on North Korea in the face...
From: Free Republic | By: Newsweek | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Several swastikas and the words “white power” were spray painted over a wall at a Phoenix High school Saturday morning amid a fresh wave of racist graffiti across the United States. Phoenix police confirmed they are investigating the incident at...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump courted miners and promised improved job prospects. He has continued to tout the future of the coal industry as president—but a top coal executive has slammed the brakes on the...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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If you didn’t catch Adele on her year-long world tour, you may have missed your chance. The “Hello” singer wrapped the main bulk of her Adele Live tour in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday night and told the crowd she might not tour again. “Touring...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Privacy advocates have criticized U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd after she called for security services to be able to access encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp in order to fight terrorism. Rudd said there must be “no place for terrorists to...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Snoop Dogg will induct late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Shakur, whose hits included “California Luv” and “Changes,” is one of the artists being honored on April 7 at a ceremony to take place at the Barclays...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Losing the ability to smell could be the first sign of early death, according to a new study. Researchers from Stockholm University recently found people who had a diminishing sense of smell were 8 percent more likely to die earlier than those who still...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Bernie Sanders is returning to a key campaign promise and will introduce a single-payer healthcare bill in the wake of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement defeat. The Vermont senator said Sunday that he was willing to work with both Democrats and...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Liberals are a bunch of snowflakes. It’s an insult conservatives adore, summoning with it the image of a bleeding heart so worried about giving offense, so tightly wound by the dictates of political correctness, so overwrought that the slightest provocation...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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It is "extremely likely" that French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been the subject of wiretapping in the course of a judicial investigation, a campaign aide said on Sunday, in the latest accusations to be made by the Fillon...
From: Free Republic | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The edited extract below is taken from How to Survive a Plague by David France, shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2017. How to Survive a Plague is the riveting and powerful story of the AIDS epidemic and the grassroots movement of activists who...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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The family of slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich has raised almost $11,000 to boost awareness of the unsolved case. Donations to a GoFundMe page started by Rich’s brother, Aaron Rich, from more than 225 people have brought...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Donald Trump and Republicans’ stunning inability to bring their healthcare bill to a vote in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives capped the president’s worst week yet in office, beset by one controversy and setback after another. RELATED:...
From: The Raw Story | By: Newsweek | Saturday, March 25, 2017
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