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Federal Court rules against Trump administration’s attempt to rollback roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets

A federal court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to delay implementing stricter penalties on automakers that violate vehicle fuel efficiency standards. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Apeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the current Obama-era Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets will remain in place. “Americans will breathe easier because the court undid …

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Country Singer Shania Twain Mocked Online After Trying To Take Back Trump Endorsement: ‘You Don’t Impress Us Much’

On Sunday night, Twain took to Twitter to take back her Trump endorsement and apologized to fans whom she may have offended. Singer Shania Twain over the weekend said that she likely would have backed Donald Trump's presidential campaign had she been eligible to vote in 2016 — a statement that she quickly regretted after …

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Twenty years after Columbine, an American generation raised on school shootings fights back

Nineteen years after the massacre at Columbine shocked the entire nation, five years and four months after Sandy Hook made the American president cry on television, and two months after Parkland shocked us again, students at over 2,500 schools across the U.S. united for a second National School Walkout, calling, once again, for the grownups to …

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Jared Kushner holds the knife sticking out of Tillerson’s back in this exposé

When former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was ignominiously fired by Donald Trump in March, it was not so much surprising as it was one of the continuing chaotic outcomes of this garbage fire we call the Trump administration. Ronan Farrow has a big piece on the “last days” of TIllerson’s tenure, in The New Yorker. Stacked …

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‘I don’t get confused’: Nikki Haley hits back after White House contradicts her on Russia sanctions

UN ambassador announced new sanctions in wake of Syria attack only to have a White House adviser – who later apologized – say she got ‘ahead of the curve’ Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, hit back at claims by others in Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday that she had prematurely announced …

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New Jersey is poised to pass automatic voter registration now that Democrats are back in power

On Thursday, New Jersey’s Democratic-run state legislature passed a bill to automatically register eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver’s license or state ID card, unless they opt out. This bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign it after campaigning in favor of the issue. Automatic registration …

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Mexico Has Its Own ‘Fake News’ Crisis — and Journalists Are Fighting Back

Fake news is everywhere in Mexico, pushed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter by sham news sites and armies of digital bots. MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential election did not pose nude with a drag queen. No, the wife of another candidate is not the granddaughter of a Nazi. And no, …

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New Legislation Forces Sex Workers Back to Streets and Strips Away Internet Freedoms in One Swoop

The SESTA-forced end of a Craigslist personal ads era means big problems for sex workers. In our society, sex work isn’t considered “real work.” With the risks of physical harm and constant denigration from family, friends and critics, sex workers are rarely treated with dignity and respect and are often arrested because of unfair laws. …

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Mike Pompeo is a disaster for the planet. Why do Democrats back him? | Sarah Meyerhoff

Pompeo is extreme in his denial of climate change. We must pressure Democrats who have backed him to change course “Ignorant, dangerous, and absolutely unbelievable.” This is how Mike Pompeo, then the nominee for CIA director, described the idea that climate change threatens our nation’s security in his 2017 Senate confirmation hearings. It’s also how …

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Trump wants back into the trade deal he called ‘rape,’ but its members aren’t welcoming him

Donald Trump’s new big play to gain negotiating strength against China on trade is to announce that he’ll start negotiating to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You know, the trade agreement he pulled out of after calling it a “rape of our country.” There are a few complications here. Trump insists, via Twitter, that he “Would only join TPP if the …

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