FOCUS: Georgia Secretary of State #KarenHandel Purges Minority Voters, Then Runs for Congress

Palast writes: In my film, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Movie, we did an interview with the director of a group called the Asian-American Legal Advocacy Center, Helen Ho. They aimed to register 10,000 Korean-Americans in Georgia, mostly in the 6th. After the film was shot, I told Helen to check to see if the people they’d registered were actually put on the voter rolls. So they did.

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the trump dossier, or how russia helped america break itself


‘The 2016 Kremlin invasion of the United States’ information space was about weakening Washington, not deciding who would sit in the White House.’ Mural painted by Damien Mitchell, photographed in Brooklyn, February 2017.(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The ‘Trump Dossier,’ or How Russia Helped America Break Itself

Getting Trump elected was not Putin’s goal. The Kremlin just wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States’ democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?

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My Father, Elie Wiesel

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MacBird!

MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

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Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communication

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Navigating the tricky waters of being a stepdad

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The 50 Largest Stashes of Cash Companies Keep Overseas

Although it’s still short on details, President Trump’s tax reform plan would spur companies that have been stockpiling cash overseas—to avoid paying taxes—to bring the money home. The tax outline he released in April doesn’t specify a rate, but during the campaign Trump proposed a one-time tax of 10 percent on offshore earnings instead of the standard 35 percent corporate rate that would otherwise apply. (House Republicans are even more generous, proposing an 8.75 percent tax on foreign earnings held as

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Surely smarter than some humans

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Welcome to Refugee High

At Sullivan High School, where hijabs are as common as high-tops, a new mission has meant asecond chance—both for the Rogers Park school and its swelling ranks of immigrant students.

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The Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Shootings

An alarming number of those who have been accused of domestic abuse—including the shooter of Congressman Steve Scalise—pose serious and often a lethal threats, not just to their intimate partners but to society at large.

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Donald Trump Owes At Least $315 Million To Financial Firms, Some Of Which Are Lobbying The Federal Government

Donald Trump Owes At Least $315 Million To Financial Firms, Some Of Which Are Lobbying The Federal GovernmentFinancial disclosure documents released Friday by the Office of Government Ethics shed new light on President Trump’s finances, even as he refuses to release his tax returns. The documents show that Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to major financial institutions — some with business before Trump’s administration. According to section 8 of the disclosure documents, Trump lists liabilities with 10 creditors. The minimum amount he owes is $315 million. Based on the maximum amounts listed, he could owe more than half a billion dollars to the creditors.

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The reluctant kamikaze of the Second World War

They’ve long been portrayed as brainwashed zealots lusting for destruction, death and glory. Yet, as Christopher Harding reveals, many kamikaze stepped into the cockpit for the final time wracke

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Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It.

“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to its head.

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How and Why Hazing Evolved

If hazing has an evolutionary explanation, should we accept—or even encourage—the ongoing use of this type of initiation ritual?

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From Russia With Blood by Heidi Blake, Tom Warren, Richard Holmes, Jason Leopold, Jane Bradley, Alex Campbell · Longform

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Is It So Bad If the World Gets A Little Hotter? Uh, Yeah

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What Robotics and AI Could Mean for the Future of the Industry (Part One)

In a multipart series this week, Waste360 will examine some of the latest technologies under development and the implications their adoption will have for the industry at large.

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Theory of Evolution Needs Update, Scientists Say

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Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’

It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol and pose a heart risk, say US experts.

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Leaked Files Show How the CIA Can Hack Your Router to Spy on You

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ASCE gives US infrastructure a D+

The ASCE published its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which assigns a grade to each of the 16 infrastructure categories in the US.

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Who in the White House Will Turn Against Donald Trump?

The government is already filled with public servants who have found ways to protest this President’s actions. Will the inner circle follow?

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Primer on Executive Privilege and the Executive Branch Approach to Congressional Oversight

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America Has Always Been Angry and Violent

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The Goose Girl via Jean-Francois Millet

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Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration | Science | Smithsonian

New research pinpoints the geographic origins of ancient Eurasians, showing how the continent’s population changed

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One stunning quote that sums up James Hodgkinson’s hyperpartisan world

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OSCAR G. MASON LIFE AND WORKS

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Christian Lambertsen and the Secret Story Behind Scuba — Central Intelligence Agency [declassified]

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GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (297th Issue)

Geena Davis hosts this risqué meta blog post with some Thai chicks. Plus plenty of science and other stuff seen on the internet this week

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Stunning Photos of the Arctic Circle’s Melting Ice Terrain

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Can Wonder Woman make America great again?

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From religious reflection to mummy vlogs: diaries through the ages

Wonder Woman is having an excellent week. The newly-released superhero blockbuster has earned $206.5m (£162.2m) in its first ten days in American theatres, and is now one of the highest-grossing movies ever made by a female director. There is no denying it: the film is a success.
—Now imagine it’s 2002. After begging your mum to drive you to the local Blockbuster, you snatch the last rental copy of the DVD off the shelves and make your way to the counter, your blue and yellow membership card at the ready. But what do you see on your way? A brand new Wonder Woman video game, ready to get stuck into your PS2. With your popcorn-sticky fingers firmly wrapped around a rumbling controller, you were in for a pretty good night.

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free health clinics return, down under Obama care, return with Trump


Patients wait in line outside the Bethel Free Health Clinic in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 19, 2013. The clinic opened following Hurricane Katrina and continues to provide services for those that are uninsured or underinsured. After years of stagnant growth, more free clinics are opening across America as Congress attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Amanda McCoy/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT) Amanda McCoy MCT

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Artificial intelligence to predict suicide risk proved accurate in initial tests

Artificial intelligence to predict suicide risk proved accurate in initial tests — Quartz When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity to ask “what can I do?” while there’s still a chance to intervene. Walsh and his colleagues have created machine-learning

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Metaphysical Pursuit of Consciousness

Early in my neurology residency, a 50-year-old woman insisted on being hospitalized for protection from the FBI spying on her via…

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12 Unbelievable Marijuana Facts

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