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Explaining the rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US

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By Brian Levin, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Director, Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University San Bernardino. Muslim women hold signs to express opposition to hate crimes and rhetoric. AP Photo/Seth Wenig Hate crimes against Muslims have been on...

‘The family is a distraction, the president is a distraction’: GOP lawmaker openly fumes about Trump

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There have been plenty of off-the-record quotes from Republican lawmakers expressing their frustration at President Donald Trump, but now Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) is going on the record. In an interview with Politico, Simpson lashed out at the White House for constantly creating distractions that...

Humans have made more than 9 billion tons of plastic

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In the classic film The Graduate, a family friend gives the protagonist an iconic piece of advice. “One word… plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” That advice couldn’t have been more prescient. Though the world hadn’t seen so much of as a plastic bag prior to about 1950, it is...

How Martin Shkreli used social media to fuel his short-selling shenanigans

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Over the last several months, someone using the pseudonym “Art Doyle” released online reports – I use the word “reports” loosely – to attack several biotech stocks. Art Doyle, no doubt a truncation of Arthur Conan Doyle, the British author behind the fictional...

‘Game of Thrones’: Will Daenerys’ new ally betray her?

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Last Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode worked as a well-executed set-up for the allegiances we’ll be seeing in the show’s final act. Jon Snow and Sansa Stark have banded with the various families of the North; Queen Cersei is making the moves on heartthrob/failed Killers member...

North Korea’s next missile test could be underwater

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North Korea may be preparing for another missile launch aimed at the United States. Kim Jong Un’s regime conducted its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on July 4—Independence Day in the U.S.—with some experts speculating that the missile could reach the U.S. states of...

Why are so many of Trump’s positions still unfilled?

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Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump is paying the price for a record-breaking number of unfilled positions within his administration. And, while there is some evidence to support his claims of Democratic obstructionism, it is Trump’s initial decision to leave positions vacant that...

WATCH: Florida gun nut shoots up utility trucks after workers ignore his demands to move

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A retired Florida firefighter opened fire on utility trucks parked in front of his lawn after they ignored his orders to move. A witness recorded video of Jorge Jove calmly walking around an AT&T truck about 11 a.m. Wednesday and firing gunshots at all four tires and the engine as panicked...

‘Napoleon finished a little bit bad’: Trump mangles history in rambling NYT interview

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President Donald Trump gave a long, rambling interview to the New York Times on Wednesday in which he mangled facts about French history. Reflecting on his time in France earlier this month, the president talked about the downfall of Napoleon and showed a high level of historical illiteracy....

On second thought: 1 in 8 people who voted for Trump want to change their vote

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About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they would not do so again after witnessing Trump’s tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters. While most of the people who voted for Trump on Nov. 8 said they would back him...

‘Too many people afraid of being called racists’: Michele Bachmann says Muslim cop shot woman in ‘cultural’ rage

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Michele Bachmann suggested a Muslim police officer shot a yoga teacher in Minnesota because he was angry the woman was wearing pajamas in public. The former Republican congresswoman spoke for about 45 minutes Tuesday night before a Republican gubernatorial forum in Waconia, where she praised...

Donald Trump turns down invitation to NAACP convention a month after ignoring LGBT pride

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U.S. President Donald Trump will not be addressing the NAACP convention this weekend, breaking with years of tradition. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Trump won’t be attending the NAACP’s weekend event in Baltimore, marking the second time the Republican has failed to show up to...

Why not call it treason?

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Team Trump's actions fit the commonsense and legal definition of betrayal of country....

Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

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A team of Afghan girls whose plight resounded with the world won a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international robotics contest in the United States, with judges praising the group’s “can-do attitude”. The First Global Challenge event in Washington...

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher dismisses new report on request he got from Russia as insignificant

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WASHINGTON — Yes, the Russian government asked Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to push back against sanctions on Russians, and he doesn’t see what the big deal is. Rohrabacher, R-Calif., dismissed fresh reports on Wednesday detailing how the Russian government asked him to change his colleagues’...

WATCH: Bodycam appears to show Baltimore police planting drugs

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A body camera video appears to show a Baltimore police officer planting drugs in order to arrest a man for illegal possession, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender said on Wednesday. The minute-long video released by the public defender’s office shows the officer placing a small plastic...

‘Atypical’ form of mad cow disease discovered in Alabama

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The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday an ‘atypical’ case of mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama. The disease disease was detected during a routine check in a livestock market. The animal never entered the slaughter...

Creationists sell Christian theme park to themselves to avoid paying $700,000 in taxes

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The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounters have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a...

Why OJ Simpson is likely to be a free man after parole hearing

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O.J. Simpson could be a free man after Thursday’s televised court hearing in Nevada, where four parole board commissioners will determine his fate, according to CBS News. Simpson is reportedly nearing the nine-year minimum of his 35-year maximum prison sentence. Simpson was convicted in 2007...

‘That was two treasons and an extortion ago’: CNN’s Paul Begala zings Trump’s chaos-filled presidency

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CNN political consultant Paul Begala on Wednesday mocked Donald Trump’s scandal-filled presidency with the creation of a new time-keeping method, telling his fellow “AC360” panelists that yesterday was “like two treasons and an extortion ago.” “The president is undermining ObamaCare—President Trump...

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