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  • 9 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    I Was an Exxon-Funded Climate Scientist

    ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back as the 1970s: science and modeling that was not only accurate, but that was being used to plan for the company’s future.

  • 9 days ago
    Current Event rawlings

    ‘The Sopranos’ actor Frank Vincent dead at 78

    Frank Vincent, the New Jersey-bred actor who brought iconic wise guys to life in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and HBO's "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80. Vincent died Wednesday at a hospital in New Jersey, his publicist told the Daily News. "He had been ill for a few months now," actor and friend Peter Dobson told The News. "From what I understand, he went in a few days ago in some kind of bad shape due to a complication from a prior heart surger...

  • 10 days ago
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    Mueller is "going for the kill" on Trump-Russia probe, Republicans reportedly believe

    Republicans with close links to the White House increasingly believe that special counsel Robert Mueller is “going for the kill” in his investigation into links between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to a report from Axios Tuesday. Members of the GOP are said to have come to that stark conclusion based on Mueller’s hiring of lawyers experienced in dealing with money laundering crimes and the Mafia, as well as the intensity of his pursuit of both witnesses and evidence.

  • 12 days ago
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    Death toll now at 90 as aftershocks rattle Mexico

    Local officials said they had counted nearly 800 aftershocks of all sizes since late Thursday's big quake.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Equifax data breach: Find out if you were one of 143 million hacked

    We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected by the hack, as Equifax's hack-checker tool proved unreliable in our tests. Also, Equifax will suggest you enroll in Trusted ID, which includes a Terms of Service agreement that waives your rights to a class-action lawsuit against the company. CNET is investigating the issue and is not yet sure if these terms will hold up in court.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea

    Israel and North Korea are on opposite sides of the Asian landmass, separated by 5,000 miles as the ICBM flies. But Israelis feels close to the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang. They have faced this sort of crisis before, and may again. Some history: In the mid-1970s, it became clear to Israel that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was working on acquiring nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them. Saddam had already demonstrated an uninhibited brutality in dealing with his internal en...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Merkel Hit by Tomato in Latest Campaign Rally Unrest, DPA Says

    Police are investigating after German Chancellor Angela Merkel was hit on the left hip by bits of a tomato during a campaign stop, an unusually rough moment in a campaign that has been punctuated by occasional vociferous protests. Two tomatoes were thrown, one splattering moderator Claudia von Brauchitsch at the rally in Heidelberg, a university city in southern Germany, Germany’s DPA press agency reported. Merkel appeared unruffled by the incident and offered von Brauchitsch a tissue.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    'The S-word': how young Americans fell in love with socialism

    Young Americans blame capitalism for crises in housing, healthcare and falling wages. Once demonised, the word ‘socialism’ is back as a new political movement takes root.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event rawlings

    We're racing towards another private debt crisis – so why did no one see it coming?

    This is a call for a public inquiry on the current situation regarding private debt. For almost a decade now, since 2007, we have been living a lie. And that lie is preparing to wreak havoc on our economy. If we do not create some kind of impartial forum to discuss what is actually happening, the results might well prove disastrous.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    A federal judge put hundreds of immigrants behind bars while her husband invested in private prisons

    Judge Linda Reade's husband bought more prison stock five days before one of the nation's biggest immigration raids.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Chancellor Angela Merkel: President Donald Trump's isolationism risks making US irrelevant, not great

    The German chancellor has said there is no way US President Trump can make America "great" if he ignores the rest of the world. She added that Germany would not automatically follow the US into war against North Korea.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Donald Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Our National Monuments

    More than 99.2 percent of the people who commented on President Donald Trump’s national-monuments review were in complete agreement: Leave the monuments alone. That’s the stunning result of a detailed new survey on the comments that the federal government solicited after Trump issued an executive order earlier this year to revisit the status of 27 national monuments.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

    US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of "beautiful" Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments," he tweeted. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it," he continued.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis rawlings

    Here are all the active hate groups where you live

    That's the number of hate groups operating in the US, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Alabama-based nonprofit activist group tracks civil rights and hate crimes and defines a hate group as an organization with "beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics."

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Thai Activist Dealt 2.5 Years in Prison for Facebook Post

    An activist in Thailand has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after confessing to posting a BBC article on his Facebook account that has been deemed insulting to the nation's monarchy, a rights group said Tuesday. Jatupat Booyapatraksa, 26, was found guilty Tuesday of violating the country's strict lèse-majesté law, which criminalizes all perceived insults to royal family, a representative of Thai legal monitoring group iLaw tells TIME.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Nutella and Kinder egg lorry stolen in German sugar rush

    A 20-tonne mountain of Nutella spread and Kinder chocolate eggs disappeared in a sugar rush when thieves stole a lorry's trailer in central Germany. The goodies are valued at more than 50,000 euros (£45,400; $59,000). Police think another lorry or van must have towed it away on Saturday night.

  • 1 month ago
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    Rustler steals 40,000 bees in Britain's biggest hive heist in years

    An experienced beekeeper is suspected of stealing 40,000 bees from Anglesey in one of Britain’s biggest bee rustling cases in years. Only someone with a bee suit and veil could have pulled off the heist on Paul Williams’s hive in Rhydwyn “without getting stung to smithereens”, police said. The miserably rainy summer could have ruined the thief’s own honey production and driven them to carry out the theft, one expert has suggested.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Tile’s new lost item trackers have double the range, better looks

    On the heels of a $25 million funding round, connected device maker Tile is today rolling out a more premium line of lost item trackers, with the launch of its Tile Pro series. The line today includes two new devices, a dark slate-and-graphite Tile Sport and a white-and-gold Tile Style. Beyond their more fashionable look, these Pro trackers include upgraded internals, allowing the devices to be located from further away. They also offer a louder ring, better water resistance, and improved durabi...

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis rawlings

    Smartphones Are Making Today's Teens Unhappy, Psychologist Says

    For the first time, a generation of children is going through adolescence with smartphones ever-present. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has a name for these young people born between 1995 and 2012: "iGen."

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event rawlings

    Twitter suspends army of fake accounts after Trump thanks propaganda ‘bot’ for supporting him

    Twitter suspended a number of fake accounts over the weekend that were using false names to spread pro-Trump propaganda. In a tweet on Saturday, President Donald Trump expressed thanks to Twitter user @Protrump45, an account that posted exclusively positive memes about the president. But the woman whose name was linked to the account told Heavy that her identity was stolen and that she planned to file a police report. The victim asserted that her identity was used to sell pro-Trump merchandise.