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The sugar industry knew about negative health effects — but swept it under the rug

45 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

A worldwide obesity crisis might have been averted had we known about sugar’s negative health effects sooner. As it turns out, the sugar industry researched and learned about these effects decades ago, but decided to keep them hidden and lobby against said effects....

Extreme digital vetting of visitors to the US moves forward under a new name

46 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. At a tech industry conference last Thursday in Arlington, Virginia, ICE officials explained to software providers what they are...

Bodyguard to armed Oregon occupation leader sentenced to probation

47 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – A man who tried to get Mormon church leaders to mediate an end to last year’s occupation of a federal wildlife center in Oregon by armed militants was sentenced on Wednesday to two years on probation for his own brief role in the takeover. Wesley Kjar, 33, a...

‘Trump is our president’: Russian politicians ‘arranged a champagne party celebrating’ the 2016 election outcome

48 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

In 2016, Russian political figures had a slogan saying, ‘[Donald] Trump is our president,’ and “arranged a champagne party celebrating” the outcome of the election, a former editor at Russia’s largest state media company claimed this month. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza reports that Dimitri...

GOP Congressman threatened to report woman to the Capitol Hill Police if she exposed his illicit photos

49 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) threatened to report a woman to the Capitol Hill Police if she exposed him for sending explicit photos and videos, the Washington Post reports. The news comes after Barton on Wednesday apologized—but insisted he would not resign—for a graphic photo of him that was circulated...

Watch Seth Meyers’ hysterical riff explaining how the Trump team backstabs ‘like eighth grade girls’

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In an extended monologue on Wednesday, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers nailed why the Trump administration is really just a group of “eighth grade girls,” detailing how the president’s team deflect and backstab like teenagers. Noting Jeff Sessions’ repeated claims he “does not recall” his contacts...

‘Art of the Deal’ writer nails Trump’s LaVar Ball feud: He is ‘half awed and half frightened by black people’

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two biographers of Donald Trump were questioned by CNN’s John Berman about the latest tweet storm from the president. “What is it about Lavar Ball that bothers the president…so much? Is it what he said or as some are alleging, how he looks?” Berman asked. It wasn’t the White...

LISTEN: British journalist details the ‘constellation of Russian connections circling around planet Trump’

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The former Moscow bureau chief for the British newspaper The Guardian revealed to NPR host Terry Gross that Soviet and Russian intelligence agencies had targeted President Donald Trump for decades. “You write that the Russians had their eyes on Donald Trump as early as the 1970s when he...

Keith Boykin shuts down Ben Ferguson’s claim Trump deserves praise for treatment of freed basketball players

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump chose to begin his day with an early-morning tirade against LaVar Ball, the father of a UCLA basketball player accused of shoplifting sunglasses in China. Trump has spent several days claiming no one would thank him for intervening. When he was thanked by the young man, he...

Two more women accuse Al Franken of groping while at Democratic Party events during his 2008 campaign

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

United States Senator Al Franken is facing further accusations of groping women after two additional women came forward and told their stories to the Huffington Post. The misconduct allegations described by both women allegedly occurred during Franken’s successful 2008 campaign, which was the...

Baltimore detective was killed with his own gun the day before he was set to testify in case against indicted officers

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Slain Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter was gunned down the day prior to scheduled testimony before a federal grand jury investigating a squad of previously-indicted police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis revealed at a Wednesday press conference. “The BPD and FBI do not...

GOP Rep and former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor slams Roy Moore: ‘If it was my daughter — I’d break his face’

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) on Wednesday blasted Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore over charges he preyed on underage and teenage girls, telling CNN’s John Berman if one of his alleged victims had been his daughter, “I’d break his face.” “Now the president goes as far as to say he may campaign for...

Mueller investigating Flynn business associate Bijan Kian as part of Russia probe: report

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Bijan Kian, a business associate of former national security adviser Michael Flynn over his role in Flynn Intel Group’s failure to disclose work on behalf of the Turkish government, NBC News reports. According to NBC, Kian was a partner at Flynn’s...

‘Our president is a punk’: Watch the Philadelphia mayor slam Trump’s immigration policy as ‘simply un-American’

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The mayor of Philadelphia launched an impassioned tirade against President Donald Trump, following the administration’s announcement it will be ending ending protection for Haitian immigrants. Kenney said Trump’s immigration policies were “simply un-American” and said the...

Where is Jacqueline Kennedy’s blood-stained pink suit now?

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy walk down the steps of Air Force One as they arrive at Love Field in Dallas, Texas less than an hour before his assassination in this November 22, 1963 Photo: REUTERS “Let them see what...

Trump may have destabilized the whole Middle East by blurting out Israeli intelligence to Russians: report

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

When President Donald Trump blurted out code-word protected Israeli intelligence to Russian officials in the Oval Office, he not only undermined other nations’ trust in the U.S. to keep secrets, the president may have further destabilized the already uneasy relationship between Israel and...

Trump Organization in buyout deal on struggling NYC tower: report

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Trump Organization has reached a deal that lets it walk away from a 46-story New York skyscraper with a hotel and condominiums that has had trouble attracting business, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The decision to reach a buyout deal on the Trump SoHo property was made by Eric and...

LISTEN: Actor Danny Masterson’s publicist echoes Scientology in bizarre defense against rape charges

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Danny Masterson’s publicist Jenni Weinman suggested to one of four women accusing the actor of sexual assault that a man can’t rape a women he’s in a relationship, a position that echoes the Church of Scientology’s stance, of which Masterson is a member. Yashar Ali detailed the allegations against...

Roy Moore is a bad Christian, theologian says

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate running for senator, has said throughout his campaign that he has followed the Bible over the Constitution. In his latest campaign email, Moore states that his enemies “hate the fact that I talk about God, morality and decency in all of my speeches.”...

The odd history of Trump calling things ‘very special’

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump earned a special round of mockery after responding Tuesday to the #MeToo campaign by calling women “very special” and saying they’re living in a “very special time.” But that phrase apparently has a very special meaning to the president....

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