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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration and congressional officials. read more


Monday, March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Top House Democrats on Monday called on the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, thrusting the entire inquiry into jeopardy amid what they described as mounting evidence he was too close to President Trump to be impartial.

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Through a series of experiments, a team of researchers have grown beating human heart cells on spinach leaves ... stripped of plant cells in a process called decellularization. Researchers used a detergent, which is a water-based cleansing solution that binds with dirt and other impurities to wash the cells away. ... In the experiments, the researchers were able to line the veins of spinach leaves with the same cells that line a human's blood vessels. Following that, they were able to send fluids and tiny microbeads about the same size as human blood cells through the revamped veining. The authors say that these kinds of "proof-of-concept" studies open the door to using multiple spinach leaves to grow layers of healthy heart muscle to treat heart attack patients. read more


President Trump's promise of a crackdown on illegal immigration has congregations across the state and country again mobilizing to shield immigrants from deportation. In a deep blue state where many oppose Trump's rhetoric on immigration, churches have emerged as a key part of the resistance effort. It's part politics and part religious duty. The movement offers religious institutions and their members a chance to help those they feel deserve to stay. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a longstanding policy of generally avoiding enforcement activities at "sensitive locations" such as churches, hospitals and schools. The number of churches willing to offer sanctuary has doubled to more than 800 since Trump's election and is still growing, said the Rev. Noel Andersen, national grassroots coordinator at Church World Service, which works with and tracks the loosely organized movement. read more


Must be Defeated

Bernie Sanders 11:58 a.m. ET March 27, 2017

Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump's budget director, recently made a truly remarkable and cynical statement. He claimed the draconian cuts in the president's budget were "one of the most compassionate things we can do" for a single mother living in Detroit.

Really? Let's look at what Trump's "compassion" actually means for that mother, her two children and tens of millions of other working-class Americans. read more


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