YouTube bans extremist content but refuses to pull harassing videos targeting journalist

YouTube bans extremist content but refuses to pull harassing videos targeting journalist

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will change its community guidelines to ban extremist content and videos denying “well-documented events,” such as those claiming that the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a false flag. The video-hosting platform also announced that...
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Trump says he admires Prince Charles’ concern for future generations. His actions say otherwise.

Trump says he admires Prince Charles’ concern for future generations. His actions say otherwise.

President Donald Trump and Prince Charles discussed climate change for an hour and a half during Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom this week. According to Trump, who has repeatedly rejected climate science, he was most impressed by Charles’ conce...
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The government’s own national security experts warn lawmakers of looming climate change threat

The government’s own national security experts warn lawmakers of looming climate change threat

Top government security experts on Wednesday warned lawmakers about the growing threat climate change poses for national security, elevating conversations about the link between global warming and worldwide instability that have already begun to play out among...
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Cory Booker’s affordable housing plan would give a financial boost to renters

Cory Booker’s affordable housing plan would give a financial boost to renters

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker announced a major plan Wednesday to address the lack of affordable housing in the United States: He would provide a tax credit for renters who spend at least 30% of their income on rent....
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Biden still supports Hyde Amendment barring federal funding for abortion, campaign says

Biden still supports Hyde Amendment barring federal funding for abortion, campaign says

Last month, a volunteer with the American Civil Liberties Union cornered former Vice President Joe Biden on a rope line at a campaign event and pressed him for an answer to a simple question: Would he commit to repealing the...
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Republicans who voted against the Dream Act represent over 600,000 people who would have benefited

Republicans who voted against the Dream Act represent over 600,000 people who would have benefited

The House of Representatives passed a historic bill Tuesday night that would offer a path to citizenship for more than 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” and immigrants protected under temporary programs. The vote on th...
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Trump claims he banned trans people from the military because ‘they take massive amounts of drugs’

Trump claims he banned trans people from the military because ‘they take massive amounts of drugs’

President Donald Trump defended his decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military during an an interview with Piers Morgan Tuesday evening, using false claims that contradict what his administration has argued in court. The interview cam...
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Head of EPA tells agency science advisers not to believe the media

Head of EPA tells agency science advisers not to believe the media

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, chose to go “off script” Wednesday morning when he warned the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) against trusting the media. “I caution you to be careful what you...
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Social media shapes our politics. But does it actually elect presidents?

Social media shapes our politics. But does it actually elect presidents?

Getting elected president used to be a slow, plodding process in which a candidate trekked from town to town, climbing atop a soapbox or standing behind a lectern to ask Americans for their votes. Over the years, technology has altered...
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Scale of landmark youth climate case compared to Brown v. Board as judges weigh trial

Scale of landmark youth climate case compared to Brown v. Board as judges weigh trial

The significance of a landmark youth climate case was not lost on three Oregon judges Tuesday afternoon, as the case was repeatedly compared to the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision that made racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional......
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