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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pittsburgh-based United States Steel plans to halt production at a Michigan plant, resulting in a temporary layoff of up to 200 workers, CNBC reports. read more


The writer Ben Howe grew up in the world of conservative evangelicalism. When he looks at the religious right now, all he sees is a thirst for power and domination. read more


President Donald Trump has filed financial disclosure statements that appear to misstate the value and profitability of his Scotland golf courses by $165 million, possibly violating federal laws that are punishable by jail time. read more


A joint team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Northeastern University found the big four throttle video traffic at all times of day, irrespective of any actual congestion on their networks. read more


Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the Italian Senate that he would resign as he launched a scathing attack on right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who was sat beside him in the chamber on Tuesday. read more


This week, the US Department of Energy released a report that looks back on the state of wind power in the US by running the numbers on 2018. The analysis shows that wind hardware prices are dropping, even as new turbine designs are increasing the typical power generated by each turbine. As a result, recent wind farms have gotten so cheap that you can build and operate them for less than the expected cost of buying fuel for an equivalent natural gas plant. read more


About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police, according to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers. read more


Sean Hannity used a portion of his Monday night show to denounce White Supremacists, saying those who spread hatred and bigotry "have no place" in American society. read more


The world is facing a water scarcity crisis, with 17 countries including India, Israel and Eritrea using more than 80 percent of their available water supplies each year, a new analysis finds. Those countries are home to a quarter of the world's 7.7 billion people. read more


We went to El Paso and Ciudad Juarez to help asylum seekers caught in this program and it was immediately clear: MPP is designed to give the appearance of due process " a day in court where they can ask for asylum " but in reality due process is nowhere to be found. (Most asylum seekers are denied reentry into the U.S. for court hearings.) read more


President Donald Trump lashed out at his favorite cable news channel, Fox News, on Sunday over the network's recent political polls and some of their pundits. read more


Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley (D) was reportedly assigned an around-the-clock security detail after she and President Trump traded barbs in the aftermath of a shooting in her city that claimed nine lives. read more


A federal appeals court in California ruled that migrant children detained by U.S. immigration authorities must be provided with edible food, clean water, and basic hygiene items such as soap and toothbrushes, in accordance with a decades-old court order. read more


Monday, August 19, 2019

Tom Barrack and Donald Trump have been friends and confidants for more than three decades " the two men are so close, for instance, that Barrack comforted Trump during the funeral of his father, Fred. read more


A months-long CNN investigation has established that this ambitious drive into the heart of Africa is being sponsored by Yevgeny Prigozhin -- an oligarch so close to the Kremlin that he is known as President Vladimir Putin's "chef." He was sanctioned by the US for funding the Internet Research Agency that meddled in the 2016 presidential election. read more


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