Health and Wellness

New Documents Show the Trump Administration Cut Climate Change Impacts from its Energy Plan

Thus far, the Trump administration has seemed to make it a point to ignore the very real threat of global warming in its policy and unabashedly censor climate science on government websites, reports, and speeches. It should come as a shock to no one, then, that the administration’s recent rollback of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, has been no different—and gives even […]

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Christopher Lawford Once Credited His Sobriety to Cousin David Kennedy’s Fatal Drug Overdose

Before he was an advocate for sobriety and recovery, Christopher Lawford sank into substance and alcohol abuse, starting at age 12. In fact, Lawford, who died Tuesday at age 63, was not the only member of the famed political family to battle addiction. David Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel and a cousin to […]

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Netanyahu calls US decision to halt funding to UN Palestinian refugee agency a ‘welcome and important change’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the United States announcement that it would halt all funding to the United Nations agency that aids Palestinians a “welcome and important change.” Netanyahu made the statement on Sunday morning, more than a day after U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that: […]

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Senator Warner Outlines Options for Regulating Big Tech

The Russian’s use of social media platforms to influence the 2016 election and the fallout from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has triggered calls for regulation of the tech sector, but with no proposals emerging. Earlier this month, former acting-Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry called for reviving the Obama-era Privacy Bill of Rights. Enter Senate Intelligence Committee […]

Health and Wellness

Report detailing lead poisoning in young children on army bases draws fire from lawmakers

Children in U.S. Army housing were found to have elevated levels of lead in their systems, prompting calls from lawmakers on Capitol Hill for immediate measures to fix the problem, which has been found to cause severe developmental problems. In a letter sent Friday to Army Secretary Mark Esper, four U.S. senators cited a Reuters […]

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Which Putin-Friendly Russian Oligarch Funded the Alleged Spy Who Penetrated the NRA?

Maria Butina—the 29-year-old Russian who penetrated the NRA and other conservative groups and who this week was arrested and accused of functioning as a spy for Moscow—allegedly had help from from some well-connected and extremely wealthy men in her motherland. According to a filing submitted in court by federal prosecutors on Wednesday, Butina “has ties […]

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Donald Trump just threatened Jeff Bezos with an ‘internet tax’

Image: Getty Images It was just a matter of time until Donald Trump went after the far more successful Jeff Bezos. On Wednesday morning, Trump sat down with various White House administrators and elected officials to figure out if Bezos’ ownership of the Washington Post and his position as chief executive of Amazon constituted a […]