Dont Despair, Democrats. Just Vote.

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It's no surprise. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is an elderly man. He was bound to retire sooner or later, and when you're 81, sooner usually wins.   To replace Kennedy, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won't have to sledgehammer equity, comity and decades of democratic norms, as he did in 2016 when he blockaded […]

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Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets

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Network pulls Barrs revived show and condemns racist tweets towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett Roseanne Barrs revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet that attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The sitcom star falsely alleged that Jarrett, who was born in Iran to American parents, has connections […]

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Autism Disorder Increases in U.S. Children, CDC Study Finds

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U.S. autism prevalence has grown, according to a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, with about 1.7 percent of 8-year-olds affected in 11 states. The study, based on 2014 research, again identifies New Jersey with the highest incidence. One in 34 children in that state, or 3 percent, fall on what’s called the […]

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British Ban on Microbeads to Protect Oceans Comes Into Force

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U.K.’s ban on making products with microbeads — tiny plastic particles in everything from cosmetics to shampoo and toothpaste — takes effect Tuesday in an effort to protect marine life. “I am delighted that from today cosmetics manufacturers will no longer be able to add this harmful plastic to their rinse-off products,” said Environment Minister […]

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‘Is this real?’ Obama lets America know who to thank for growing economy [video]

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The economic news these days hasn’t been all bad, and former President Barack Obama was there this week to let Americans know who to thank: .@BarackObama: "We saw the U.S. economy grow consistently. We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far, a streak that still continues… Thanks, Obama." pic.twitter.com/58zHpdsnUw — […]

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Under Trump, Made in America Is Losing Out to Russian Steel

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Four days after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a handful of executive memos to advance the Keystone XL pipeline and revive the U.S. steel industry. He invited builder TransCanada Corp. to reapply for a permit denied by Barack Obama and ordered up fast-track rules forcing not only Keystone but also all new U.S. pipelines to […]

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Thaler, Famed for Nudge Theory, Wins Nobel Economics Prize

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University of Chicago’s Richard H. Thaler, one of the founders of behavioral economics and finance, was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for shedding light on how human weaknesses such as a lack of rationality and self-control can ultimately affect markets. The 72-year-old, co-author of the 2008 best-seller “Nudge,” has “built a bridge between the economic […]

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All 5 former U.S. presidents team up to support hurricane relief

The job of president of the United States is never finished. As Hurricane Harvey approached southeastern Texas last week, experts warned that it had the potential to be a cataclysmic, catastrophic event. When the storm settled over Houston and emptied trillions of gallons of rain on the city, it was clear that it surpassed even […]

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