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Samantha Bee Tears Into Republicans, "Puppets of the NRA," for Blocking Gun Control

On Monday, the Senate failed to move forward two gun control measures aimed at expanding background checks and blocking individuals listed on terrorist watch lists from obtaining weapons. This outcome was widely expected, even afterShow More Summary

Campaign Finance Documents Show Donald Trump's Campaign Is in Disarray

Maybe Corey Lewandowski got out at the right time. While reporters scrambled on Monday to figure out why Trump let his campaign finance manager go, the campaign was preparing to release it's latest campaign finance filing that looks, at least at first glance, to be devastating. Show More Summary

Almost Every GOP Senator Just Voted to Keep Letting Terror Suspects Buy Guns

In a special Senate session on Monday, US lawmakers once again voted down gun safety regulations introduced in the aftermath of a mass shooting. Each measure needed 60 votes to pass. The Democratic proposals were brought by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Sen. Show More Summary

Read the FBI's Full Transcript of the Orlando Shooter's 911 Call

The FBI has released the complete transcript of the Orlando shooter's 911 call, revealing that while talking to operators, Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. "I pledge allegianceShow More Summary

After Being Fired, Donald Trump's Former Campaign Manager Continues to Praise "Historic" Campaign

Just hours after being fired and escorted out of Donald Trump's headquarters in New York, Corey Lewandowski appeared on CNN on Monday to continue praising the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and defend the real estate magnate...Show More Summary

Sotomayor Slams Her Colleagues for Misunderstanding Illegal Police Stops

Just before President Barack Obama announced his appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Latina justice, he said he wanted to choose someone with life experience that provided "a common touch and a sense...Show More Summary

Evans the Death's "Vanilla" Is Anything But

Evans the Death Vanilla Fortuna POP! Courtesy of Fortuna POP! After two albums of elegant folk-rock, London's Evans the Death has thrown off the shackles of propriety with startling vigor. Pushing the concept of reinvention to a risky...Show More Summary

Trump Dumps Campaign Manager—Twitter Delights

Donald Trump fired his longtime campaign manager Corey Lewandowski this morning, and political Twitter had very little sympathy for the ousted operative. Lewandowski, who is known to be abrasive and to have contentious relations with the media, has long been a controversial presence on Trump's campaign. Show More Summary

2015 Saw a Record Number of Attacks on US Mosques

The past three years have been difficult for Muslim-Americans, according to a new report tracking increasing Islamophobia issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the UC-Berkeley Center for Race and Gender. Among the most...Show More Summary

The NRA Won't Defend Donald Trump's Gun Comments After Orlando

High-ranking officials from the National Rifle Association are distancing themselves from Donald Trump's latest remarks about the Orlando mass shooting, in which the presumptive Republican nominee for president said that club-goers should...Show More Summary

John Oliver Slams "Absolutely Insane" Brexit Campaign

Ahead of Thursday's referendum to decide whether Britain will leave or stay in the European Union—a campaign commonly referred to as Brexit—John Oliver took to the latest "Last Week Tonight" to urge the people of the United Kingdom to...Show More Summary

The Trump Files: Watch Donald Say He Would Have Done Better as a Black Man

In recent days, Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, has been accused (by fellow Republicans!) of making "racist" comments and of being "too bigoted and racist." From the start, his presidential campaign has been marked by extreme rhetoric. Show More Summary

The World's Biggest Health Organization May Do Something Big to Help the Trans Community

Despite the strides made towards transgender equality in the United States, discrimination against transgender people remains a huge problem worldwide. In many countries and communities, violence, stigma, and a lack of legal recognition push transgender people to the margins of society. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has a Super-PAC Problem

Donald Trump spent most of the fall and winter mocking his primary opponents for their reliance on super-PACs fueled by deep-pocketed donors. On Twitter, he concern-trolled Robert Mercer, the billionaire hedge-funder who sunk millions...Show More Summary

This Georgia Lawmaker Is a Champion for College Men Accused of Rape. And He’s Winning.

Earl Ehrhart is worried about his sons. Both boys attend Georgia public universities, and Ehrhart, a state representative from the Atlanta suburbs, has heard all about the college sexual-misconduct hearings in which young men are presumed guilty until proven innocent. Show More Summary

A Brief History of How Kansas Republicans Destroyed Their State

In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback launched a "real live experiment" in conservative governance. He slashed income taxes for top earners and eliminated them for more than 330,000 small businesses, promising the cuts would be "a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy." Instead, the result has been disastrous. Show More Summary

10 Surprising Snacks That May Have BPA

Bisphenol A may very well be the Donald Trump of the chemical world: it’s divisive, no one can agree how much we can safely be exposed to, and it’s everywhere. Frequently used in food packaging and plastics, BPA has been linked to reproductive toxicity, cancer, and other serious health disorders. Show More Summary

Gay Men Wanted to Donate Blood in Orlando. They're Still Not Allowed To.

By the early afternoon on June 12, hours after a gunman slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, hundreds of sympathizers had lined up to donate blood to the 53 young men and women who had survived the shooting. There were many gay men who would have liked to help but couldn't. Show More Summary

Holy Crap…The Trees on Your Block Are Worth HOW Much Money?!

This story originally appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's not easy to price a tree, but a group of researchers from the US Forest Service and UC Davis have tried to do exactly that. Working...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has to Reassure Supporters That He'll Win Arizona

On Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, Donald Trump did something no Republican nominee has had to do two decades: He promised to win Arizona. He also promised to win Connecticut, said he would do "unbelievably well with the Mexicans," and promised to solve "all of our problems" if elected president. Show More Summary

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