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Man Fires Rifle Inside D.C. Pizzeria, Cites Fictitious Conspiracy Theories

6 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

An entirely baseless rumor about Comet Ping Pong has spread online. On Sunday, police say a man claiming he was there to "investigate" pointed a gun at an employee, who fled before the man fired.

Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face-Off At Harvard

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A quadrennial post-election Harvard tradition brings together senior campaign staffers from both sides to discuss the election. This year's forum was at times consumed by raw feelings.

Jeff Sessions: The Fight Against Climate Change Hurts Poor People

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Justice, argued last year that the fight against climate change is a conspiracy to afflict poor people. In a November 2015 interview with a conservative...Show More Summary

Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A new study looks at clusters of tornadoes, like those that hit the Southeast this week. They are costly in lives and insurance payouts.

UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

At Least 3 Killed As Strong Storms, Including Tornadoes, Hit Southeast

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Four children were critically wounded in Alabama by a tornado and severe thunderstorms, the National Weather Service says. Tornadoes were also reported in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Advance

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Rebels have held the eastern side of Aleppo for years. Now pro-government troops have retaken some key neighborhoods. Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting.

Making An Example Out Of Independent Journalists Who Cover Syria

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, journalist Rania Khalek talks a bit about what she has learned while reporting in Syria. Khalek also addresses the smear attacks on her reputation, which led to her resignation from an editorial position at Electronic Intifada. Show More Summary

Study Finds Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Stanford researchers assessed students from middle school to college, and found they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and fake accounts from real ones.

Woman Injured At Standing Rock Protest Might Lose Arm, Family Says

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old protester, has been hospitalized with a gruesome injury. Protesters say it was caused by a police concussion grenade; police say they have not been using grenades.

The Aftermath of Trump’s Election: Facing Down Fear, Panic, And Uncertainty

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek returns as co-host to process how to handle all the fear, panic, and uncertainty created by the presidential election of Donald Trump. We assess what needs to be fought immediately. Show More Summary

Trump To Name Picks For National Security Adviser, Attorney General, CIA Director

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Sen. Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of attorney general, while Rep. Mike Pompeo and Michael Flynn have been offered the respective posts of CIA chief and national security adviser.

Closest Supermoon Since 1948 Arrives Monday: Tips On Seeing And Photographing It

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

It's the nearest supermoon in almost 70 years — and we won't see another like it until 2034. You have three chances to see the moon at its biggest, on Sunday and Monday.

Much Of The Southeast U.S. Is Grappling With Drought

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Months of severe drought are causing water shortages and wildfires, particularly in Alabama and Georgia. The USDA has designated part of Georgia a disaster area for farmers.

Former Philippines Dictator Eligible For Burial In Heroes' Cemetery, Court Rules

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The country's supreme court announced the decision Tuesday allowing former dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial more than 25 years after his death. Victims of his regime had tried to block it.

Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies At 78

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Reno's tenure was marked by tragedy and controversy. But she left office widely respected for her independence and accomplishments.

Days Before The Election, One Place In Washington Rose Above Politics

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Chief Justice John Roberts did something on Friday that he’s probably never done in open court since he took the bench more than a decade ago: He appeared visibly moved. The Supreme Court wasn’t hearing any cases, but had gaveled inShow More Summary

Jury Selection Set To Begin In South Carolina Church Shooting Trial

4 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, 22, who killed nine people during a bible study at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. in July 2015.

Jason Reynolds, C.E. Morgan And Susan Faludi Win 2016 Kirkus Prize

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Reynolds' As Brave as You won in the literary award's category for young readers' literature; Morgan's The Sport of Kings won for fiction; and Faludi's In the Darkroom won for nonfiction.

Protesters And Law Enforcement In N.D. Continue To Clash Over Pipeline

last monthNews : The Two-Way

At the Dakota Access Pipeline site, officers used pepper spray against demonstrators on government land. The protesters say the pipeline would violate sacred Indian lands and could cause pollution.

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