For migrants fleeing Venezuela, social media plays key role in surviving life-or-death situations

For migrants fleeing Venezuela, social media plays key role in surviving life-or-death situations

MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA — The posts began to pop up in Mym Hernandez’s Facebook and WhatsApp groups in November 2018. “PERDIDA,” they read. “LOST.” Next to the word was the smiling face of her friend, Ilama, from Hernandez’s home in Venezuela. Just...
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This former Daily Caller editor is trying to get Texas to secede — with help from Russia

This former Daily Caller editor is trying to get Texas to secede — with help from Russia

Former Daily Caller editor John Griffing has a new project: Texas independence. He recently joined the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) as the organization’s communications director. The Texas secessionist group has some murky ties to Russia: members re...
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Brazil’s new Trump-backed government is already weakening environmental protections

Brazil’s new Trump-backed government is already weakening environmental protections

Only a week into his presidency, Brazil’s far-right leader, Jair Bolsonaro, is already making good on his campaign trail threats to abandon climate action in favor of industry interests, a shift in priorities that is drawing comparisons to his ally,...
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Networks agree to carry Trump’s speech about nonexistent ‘crisis on our Southern Border’

Networks agree to carry Trump’s speech about nonexistent ‘crisis on our Southern Border’

President Donald Trump announced Monday in a tweet that he would be addressing the nation on Tuesday night regarding his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s announcement comes as his partial shutdown of the federal government stretches into ...
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Advocates, Florida officials vow to register disenfranchised voters despite governor’s objections

Advocates, Florida officials vow to register disenfranchised voters despite governor’s objections

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Advocates and local officials promised Monday that the 1.4 million Floridians previously deprived of their voting rights due to felony convictions will be able to register to vote when the amendment that restored their right is...
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Supreme Court issues ‘crushing blow’ to Exxon in major climate case, legal experts say

Supreme Court issues ‘crushing blow’ to Exxon in major climate case, legal experts say

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from ExxonMobil regarding Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s climate change investigation Monday, a decision legal experts called a “crushing blow” to the oil giant. The Court’s de...
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Elizabeth Warren addresses the one anti-LGBTQ blemish on her record

Elizabeth Warren addresses the one anti-LGBTQ blemish on her record

Because she’s one of the first Democrats to officially throw her hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential race, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) record has been under a lot of scrutiny over the past week. When it comes to...
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Education department plans to release proposals deregulating higher education

Education department plans to release proposals deregulating higher education

The Trump administration plans to release a draft of proposals to further deregulate higher education on Monday. The Education Department reportedly intends to reduce the responsibilities of accreditors for colleges and universities — effectively gutti...
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These Republican lawmakers railed against shutdowns, but let Trump’s continue

These Republican lawmakers railed against shutdowns, but let Trump’s continue

Donald Trump’s federal government shutdown is now in its third week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated repeatedly that he will not allow the Senate to even consider the bills passed last week by the House to...
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The completely sensible way that other nations ensure that their government doesn’t shut down

The completely sensible way that other nations ensure that their government doesn’t shut down

The United States is a bizarre nation. Our government is shut down today because our entire system of government is poorly designed. And it is poorly designed in a way that many of our peer nations had the good sense...
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