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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Anti-vaccine advocates in New York are encouraging parents to homeschool their children rather than protect them from serious diseases, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. read more


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the legality of payments to President Donald Trump's hotels by foreigners during his tenure in the White House. read more


Alexander Acosta, the US labor secretary under fire for having granted Jeffrey Epstein immunity from federal prosecution in 2008, after the billionaire was investigated for having run a child sex trafficking ring, is proposing 80% funding cuts for the government agency that combats child sex trafficking. read more


The embattled National Rifle Association reported some good news to its supporters earlier this year: Revenue from membership dues jumped 33% last year to $170 million. But that picture -- outlined in its 2018 annual report circulated to supporters and analyzed by Bloomberg News -- may not be as rosy as those numbers suggest ... read more


Using rats, the study found evidence that psychological reactions to weed depend on which part of an individual's brain is most sensitive to THC. read more


E&E News reports: "The proposed White House panel that would conduct an 'adversarial' review of climate science is dead for now, as President Trump grapples with negative perceptions of his environmental record at the outset of his reelection campaign." read more


Nine months after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Congress remains at a loss for how to hold Saudi Arabia accountable. read more


Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK ambassador to the US, amid a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump's administration. read more


Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night launched an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, saying the outspoken progressive is "living proof" that U.S. immigration laws are "dangerous." read more


Sixty percent of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, the most in ABC News/Washington Post polls since 1995. read more


Politico writes a piece about the moments when Trump found out about the Access Hollywood tape and how he managed to survive the controversy: "The group was paralyzed with silence. Finally, Kushner piped up. 'You know, I don't think it's all that bad.'" read more


Tuesday, July 09, 2019

In a scalding order that called the Justice Department's motion to change lawyers "patently deficient," a federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday blocked the move by the Justice Department to withdraw several of its attorneys from the census citizenship question case in New York. read more


Pompeo announces Commission on Unalienable Rights: Every once in a while, we need to step back and reflect seriously on where we are, where we've been, and whether we're headed in the right direction, and that's why I'm pleased to announce today the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights. The commission is composed of human rights experts, philosophers, and activists, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents of varied background and beliefs, who will provide me with advice on human rights grounded in our nation's founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An American commitment to uphold human rights played a major role in transforming the moral landscape of the international relations after World War II, something all Americans can rightly be proud of. Under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, the 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights ended forever the notion that nations could abuse their citizens without attracting notice or repercussions. read more


US President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired a new Twitter salvo at India, accusing the giant Asian economy of unfairly blocking American imports. read more


Attorney General William Barr won't recuse himself from involvement in the new charges filed against alleged sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein by federal prosecutors in New York, according to a Justice Department official. read more


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