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Climate Activists Sued Their Country to Force It to Pollute Less. They Just Won.

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25 percent within five years,...Show More Summary

Study: Air Pollution May Make Your Brain Age Faster

If you want to prevent cognitive decline with old age, doctors have long recommended eating well, getting enough rest, exercising, reading plenty of books, and staying socially active. Pretty soon, they might start recommending a move...Show More Summary

How Cleveland Police May Have Botched a 911 Call Just Before Killing Tamir Rice

At 3:22 p.m. last November 22, just minutes before 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer at a neighborhood park, a man called 911 to report "a guy in here with a pistol…pointing it at everybody." During...Show More Summary

Global Warming Is Now a "Medical Emergency" That Could Wipe Out 50 Years of Global Health Gains

Climate change, if left unchecked, threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in global health. That's the conclusion of a study released Monday by an international commission convened by the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal based in the UK. Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal’s Biggest Troll Is His Friend’s 21-Year-Old Son

Science was never supposed to be an issue for Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana governor rose through the ranks of the Republican party on the strength of his reputation as a Rhodes Scholar whiz kid, a former Brown pre-med with an eye for the intricacies of health policy. Show More Summary

The Terrifying Truth About Air Pollution and Dementia

By Aaron Reuben | July/August 2015 Issue "We should get out of here," says air pollution chemist Eben Cross. At 7 a.m. on this cold November day the wind blows steadily through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Cambridge campus, cutting through our thin jackets. Show More Summary

This Is the Worst Confederate Statue We've Ever Seen

Nathan Bedford Forrest is still all over the place in Tennessee. A state park is named for him, a bronze bust of his image watches over the state Capitol, and a grandiose monument of him resides at his grave in Memphis. But his mostShow More Summary

Jim Webb Is the Only Presidential Hopeful Who Won't Comment on the Confederate Flag Controversy

By now, every 2016 presidential contender from both parties—those announced, those undeclared—has weighed in on the Confederate flag controversy that erupted after last week's mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South...Show More Summary

Map: How States Are Handling Their Confederate Flag Problems

It didn't take long after Dylann Storm Roof's murder of nine black church congregants last week in Charleston and the emergence of Roof's website with many Confederate-related images for people in South Carolina to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds—or for others to defend it. Show More Summary

Obama's Controversial Trade Deal Is Back From the Dead

Things were looking grim for the Trans-Pacific Partnership—Obama's controversial trade deal—after House Democrats turned on the president earlier this month and struck down a major provision in the "Fast Track" Trade Promotion Authority...Show More Summary

Here's How Fast Politicians Are Now Fleeing From the Confederate Flag

Within a week of the murders of nine black church congregants in Charleston, South Carolina, southern politicians and GOP presidential hopefuls have been pressured to address the continued flying of the confederate flag. Previously justified...Show More Summary

San Francisco Thinks Sex Will Make Your Showers Shorter

This story was originally published by CityLab and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Leave it to San Francisco to turn saving water into something mildly salacious: The city's "Water Conservation is Smart...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Just Got His Big Chance to Impress the Koch Brothers

Jeb Bush will finally get his chance to audition for the Koch brothers. For months, there has been speculation about which GOP 2016 hopeful will win the backing of the billionaire brothers and their donor network, but the former Florida governor has been conspicuously absent from the conversation. Show More Summary

Why Chris Christie Is Fighting the Release of His Media List

For years, the news media has been battling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for access to a host of ostensibly public records. In February, Mother Jones' Molly Redden reported that Christie's administration was fighting 23 open-records...Show More Summary

America's CEOs Now Make 303 Times More Than Their Workers

The US economy is rebounding for the nation's top income earners, but not for everyone else, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute. The study, published Sunday, finds that chief executives at the country's 350 biggest firms earned an average of $16.3 million in 2014, marking a 54.3 percent increase since 2009. Show More Summary

Running for President Hasn't Stopped Rick Perry From Taking Oil-Industry Money

When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination earlier this month, he declared his campaign would emphasize energy policy. "Energy is vital to our economy, and to our national security," Perry said during his announcement speech. Show More Summary

Conservative Group Defends Dylann Roof's "Legitimate Grievances"

The Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization with white supremacist leanings, has issued a statement defending the "legitimate grievances" expressed by Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof. Roof made reference to the council...Show More Summary

Decoding the Scene From Dylann Roof's "Favorite Film"

Screenshots taken from the film Himizu. Among the many violent and racist images in the apparent manifesto of Dylann Roof, the alleged mass murderer, is something slightly more exotic: a reference to the 2011 ultra-violent Japanese crime drama, Himizu (a New York Times "Critics Pick"). Show More Summary

The Deeply Racist References in Dylann Roof's Apparent Manifesto, Decoded.

The manifesto and photos apparently posted to the web by alleged Charleston gunman Dylann Roof, first unearthed on Twitter by @ EMQuangel and @HenryKrinkIe Saturday morning, are full of references to white supremacist groups and terminology. Show More Summary

Here’s What Appears to Be Dylann Roof's Racist Manifesto

A more than 2,000-word manifesto that appears to have been authored by Dylann Roof, the suspected shooter in Wednesday's church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, emerged Saturday morning. If confirmed to be authentic, the website,...Show More Summary

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