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The ACLU Is Suing D.C. Police for Their Brazen Mistreatment of Inauguration Protesters

Filed by the ACLU of D.C., the lawsuit says police officers made unconstitutional arrests and used excessive force against demonstrators. A group of protesters facing trumped-up federal charges for protesting at Donald Trump’s inauguration are now seeing an extension of support from the American Civil Liberties Union. Show More Summary

Fourth-Grader Makes Heartbreaking Video About Racist Classmates Calling Her 'Nutella' and 'Servant'

She said she appealed to teachers for help and they did nothing. A 9-year-old girl in Bellevue, Washington posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook in which she described how in the fourth grade, she has found out what it’s like to be the victim of racist bullying. Show More Summary

New Report Exposes Direct Israeli Support for Al Qaeda-Allied Forces in Syria

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. AARON MATÉ: It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. Show More Summary

Meet MSNBC's New Toxic Right-Wing Pundit

The Trump supporter puts an intellectual shine on partisan hackery. “It is hard work to read widely and broadly, and on both sides of the political aisle,” conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt wrote in a July 2014 explanation of whyShow More Summary

The Truth About Domestic Terrorism the Right Stubbornly Refuses to Acknowledge

One group is responsible for an overwhelming majority of attacks, and it's not Muslim extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump was elected vowing to get tough on “radical Islamic terrorism.” He has tried to implement a travel ban barring people from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. Show More Summary

CEOs Use Virtual Reality to Simulate the Experience of Being Homeless, Face Instantaneous Backlash

Only the corporate elite could have devised an exercise this spectacularly tone-deaf. The rich may be even more divorced from reality than we thought. During Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Sydney, Australia, a charity event designed to raise...Show More Summary

What's More Frightening Than an Evil World Leader? A Stupid One

What makes stupid people so dangerous is that you can’t refer to their own self-interest to predict or explain their actions. As you’ll have noticed, there’s an awful lot of stupidity afoot in the world. To take the obvious example,Show More Summary

Your Health May Be in the Hands of This Republican Senator, and That's Terrifying

Susan Collins is often presented as a moderate, but will she buck her party when it counts? Susan Collins says she’s disturbed. That’s not exactly news. The Republican senator from Maine is frequently disturbed. She was disturbed by the...Show More Summary

Could This Iron Worker and Union Organizer Unseat Paul Ryan in 2018?

Wisconsin's Randy Bryce is attempting the "almost impossible." Paul Ryan is up for reelection in 2018, and if his opponent's first campaign video is any indication, the House Speaker is going to have his work cut out for him. "This is...Show More Summary

GOP's Cruel 'Health Care' Bill Goes After Children, the Poor and Veterans

“The ACA is not repealed. Health care for poor people, kids, the disability community and seniors is." Soon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his Obamacare repeal legislation Thursday, the verdict by health policy experts was the Senate GOP bill was a disaster like the House-passed bill. Show More Summary

Trump Floats Possibility of Removing 'Very Bothersome' Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The president aired his grievances during an interview with "Fox & Friends" Friday. President Donald Trump signaled that he might fire the “very bothersome” special counsel, Robert Mueller, who is investigating his possible ties to Russia. Show More Summary

Jim Hightower: Trump's Puny Poll Numbers Are About to Crash into His Ego

Trump's greatest failure is that he has no understanding of grassroots democratic idealism. What's the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean. Start with The Donald himself, a guy who can't pass a mirror without casting an adoring eye at his own reflection. Show More Summary

How America's Idiotic Drug Prohibition Helped Kill Philando Castile and Give the Policeman Who Killed Him an Excuse to Walk Free

Click here for reuse options! Drug war madness strikes again. The Minnesota cop who was acquitted last week of killing Philando Castile used the fact that he smelled marijuana in the car as part of his defense. Whether Officer Jeronimo...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Catches Trump in One of His Most Brazen and Egregious Lies to Date

"Trump has actually signed none of the major legislation he promised." As Senate Republicans rush to sign a deeply unpopular health care bill into law, "President Trump seems to be feeling a little emboldened," observed "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Thursday. Show More Summary

Is Coconut Oil Healthy or Not? There's a Lot of Misinformation Out There

Click here for reuse options! If there's one thing we've learned in recent decades, it's that fat is not just fat. Is coconut oil: good for you bad for you neither good nor bad scientists don't know The subject of this question is the source of a disagreement. Show More Summary

Is Trump Under Federal Investigation—or Not?

Click here for reuse options! Either way, the evidence is mounting that the president obstructed justice. The news out of Washington can be so confusing. President Trump IS under investigation for obstruction of justice in the ongoing...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions' Ideas About Crime Are Totally Wrong—and the Consequences Can Be Tragic

Sessions hates consent decrees with local police and keeps claiming crime is way up. Evidence doesn't back him up. In April Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would undertake a sweeping “review” of every consent decreeShow More Summary

How to Handle a Toxic Relationship

When a relationship is causing you stress and suffering, follow these five steps to find peace for yourself. Last week, I had lunch with a friend. As we were walking out, she mentioned that she had to see someone who hadn’t always been kind to her, a relationship that caused her more stress and suffering than anything else. Show More Summary

Obscene: Bill Cosby Planning To Tour Country Teaching About Sexual Assault

Just what we need. According to two of his spokespeople, Bill Cosby is planning to tour the country holding seminars on sexual assault, and more specifically, how to avoid going to court on charges. Cosby flacks Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Excoriates Senate Republicans for Financing Their Tax Cuts with 'Blood Money'

"People will die." After working for weeks in secret to revise the House's health care bill, Senate Republicans unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act Thursday—a 142-page document maintaining the same multi-billion dollar cuts to Medicaid as its earlier iteration. Show More Summary

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