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Steve King Was Saying Insanely Racist Things Long Before Republicans Decided Enough Was Enough

Iowa Rep. Steve King’s openly racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric has finally caught up to him. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution...

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The House Votes to Reprimand Steve King for Racist Comments

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning comments Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had made about white supremacy—with even Kin...

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Trump’s New Cybersecurity Agency Is Suffering a Major Setback Thanks to the Government Shutdown

Cybersecurity officials celebrated in November when President Donald Trump launched a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security focused entirely on protecting vuln...

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William Barr’s Testimony May Not Sit Well With Donald Trump

Based on Tuesday’s testimony by William Barr, Donald Trump’s attorney general pick, the president may already regret the nomination. Trump has spent nearly...

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Judge Strikes Down Controversial Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

A federal judge struck down a controversial question about US citizenship that the Trump administration added to the 2020 census, ruling that “adding a citizenship question...

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The Shutdown Is Forcing Immigrants to Wait Years for a Court Hearing

Tens of thousands of immigration cases have been canceled since the government shutdown forced most immigration judges to stop working last month, new data show. The cancellat...

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The Threat of Nuclear Weapons Is Truly Terrifying and No One Seems to be Paying Attention

This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists subscription magazine at Taylor & Francis Online. It appears here as part of the...

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There’s a Quiet #MeToo Movement Unfolding in the Government’s Comments Section

On December 2, just after the Department of Education began collecting public feedback on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan to overhaul how schools hand...

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After Trump Declared Victory Against ISIS, the Military Decided to Hide the Strikes That Are Still Happening

The US-backed coalition to fight ISIS has quietly stopped revealing important details about strikes taken against the terrorist group, despite combat intensifying in recent we...

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Donald Trump Was Always a Counterintelligence Nightmare

In normal times, this would be an absurd moment: The president of the United States being asked the question, “Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia?&#8...

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New York Has Some of the Worst Voting Laws in the Country. That’s About to Change.

Despite its progressive reputation, New York has long had some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country. That will soon change. The Democratic-controlled state Legis...

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While the Internet Freaked Out Over “Traditional Masculinity,” We Talked to a Trans Boxer About What It Really Means to Be a Man

At the beginning of this week, the American Psychological Association tweeted about a five-month-old report that cautions against “traditional masculinity.&#8221...

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Trump’s Nominee to Replace Kavanaugh Questioned Date Rape, Discrimination, and Climate Change

Neomi Rao, whom President Donald Trump nominated to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the federal bench and who’s reportedly on the president’s Supreme Court sho...

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Donald Trump Says He “Never Worked for Russia”

After spending the weekend failing to directly deny that he had ever actied on behalf of the Russian government, President Donald Trump on Monday morning offered his most defi...

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Meet the Person Behind Trump’s War on Medicaid

The Twitter accounts of federal government officials aren’t usually known for spicy hot takes. But on Halloween afternoon, Seema Verma, the head of a bland-sounding agency c...

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I Didn’t Read Every 2020 Contender’s Books. But I Read the Blurbs.

On the windowsill in my office, there’s a stack of books that’s been growing over the past month. It is the collected writings of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, a...

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Trump’s Wilderness Deal Will Decimate the “Most Important Wildlife Refuge in All of Alaska”

This story was originally published by Reveal. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. COLD BAY, Alaska—At the spot wh...

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The Flesh Eaters Are Back—and Still Spellbinding

Album Review The Flesh Eaters I Used to Be Pretty Yep Roc Howling and snarling with crazed panache, Los Angeles’ Chris Desjardins, a.k.a. Chris D, is a wild-eyed, dr...

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Trump Signals Full Steam Ahead on Syria Withdrawal, But Reporters Expose Mess Behind the Scenes

On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that the “long overdue pullout from Syria” was underway. Less than a month ago, the president abruptly announced...

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We Can’t Get Over This Gymnast’s Magical Floor Routine

Katelyn Ohashi is no stranger to the perfect 10. Last year, Ohashi finished as the nation’s top college gymnasts and shared the NCAA women’s national champ...

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Why the FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation Into President Trump Is Such a Big Deal

On Saturday night, President Donald Trump called into Jeanine Pirro’s show on Fox News to repeat his call for a border wall. The New York Times had just released a b...

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New Polls Show Majority of Americans Blame Trump and the GOP—Not Democrats—for Government Shutdown

New polls from the Washington Post-ABC News and CNN released Sunday revealed who most Americans think bear much of the blame for the longest government shutdown in US history:...

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It Was a Bad Year for Carbon Emissions—Even in California

This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carbon emissions are rising in the...

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