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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting them delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems, according to interviews with local officials, water utilities and their lobbyists. read more


Sean Wilentz, The Atlantic, writes about the NYT's 1619 Project. "The project's aim, the magazine announced, was to reinterpret the entirety of American history. "Our democracy's founding ideals," its lead essay proclaimed, "were false when they were written." read more


A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman -- two former business associates of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted in New York. read more


Jamil Smith: What do the senate impeachment trial and the Virginia gun rally have in common? read more


An ancient Egyptian mummy has been 'brought back to life' after British scientists recreated its voice. Co-corresponding author Professor David Howard a biomedical engineer from the University of London said: "The process is only feasible when the relevant soft tissue is reasonably intact - as in the case of the 3,000 year-old mummified body of the Egyptian priest Nesyamun." read more


The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month. read more


For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn't being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law. read more


CBS News reports that Republican senators have been warned by President Trump team: "Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike." read more


They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. read more


Amanda Marcotte: In liberal, politically plugged-in circles, it is an article of faith that if only Democrats did something different, they would do better at winning political battles. Dinner parties, social media, online chats, listservs, coffee hour: All are consumed routinely by discussion of what tweak to Democratic messaging would unlock all the political victories that we know belong to us. read more


A man who tried to deposit a settlement check from a workplace racial discrimination lawsuit said he was again discriminated against for being black, this time by the bank, who called the police on him over accusations the check was fraudulent. read more


Shanghai Disneyland Temporary Closure Announcement: In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation. Shanghai Disney Resort will assist in the refund for guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel, and we will introduce the detailed procedure and guidelines via the resort's official platforms as soon as possible. We wish our guests a healthy and happy Spring Festival! read more


It's a Catch-22 situation: to meet ambitious emissions targets by investing in low-carbon technologies, they will have to rely on revenue from expanding their businesses in oil and gas, for which there is still growing global demand. read more


Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn spent hours attacking Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key National Security Council aide who testified before Congress on the Ukraine scandal, on Twitter Thursday, including questioning the Purple Heart recipient's patriotism. read more


Giuliani's claim that he could reveal evidence detrimental to the former vice president follows his offer to testify in Trump's impeachment trial taking place in the Senate. read more


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