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Firing Mueller? Pardoning cronies? Trump could get away with that and more if Congress doesn't act

President Trump is besieged. He is reportedly looking for ways to close down the Russia investigation by the Justice Department. He already tried at least once, when he fired FBI Director James Comey. He still has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller. President Nixon fired a special...

PETA Offers Urgent Information for Safeguarding Animals During Missouri Fire

Because the Missouri Fire continues to burn in Cascade and evacuation warnings are in place, PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of animal companions should residences... The post PETA Offers Urgent Information for Safeguarding Animals During Missouri Fire appeared first on PETA.

Dozens of Members of Congress Want Quick Vote to Grant Charlie Gard U.S. Residence for Treatment

Dozens of members of Congress are seeking a quick vote to grant U.S. residence to Charlie Gard, the British boy whose life is at stake in a UK court system that is favoring ending treatment without transfer. A House committee has already voted to Grant Charlie Gard permanent residence to be able to come to […]

State Department will ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea

The State Department said Friday it will prohibit U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea starting late next month, citing the risk of arrest and imprisonment by the authoritarian regime in Pyongyang. The decision by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson bars use of U.S. passports "to travel in,...

For cast of 'Me the People,' skewering Trump through (a different kind of) theater

Out in the real world, Donald Trump was navigating meetings in France and Donald Trump Jr. was fielding questions about Russia. Inside a theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side, though, characters from the Trump universe were singing, preening and impersonating. “Working Moms of America, I’m honored...

Some rough-and-tumble golf is being played down the street from Royal Birkdale

Poulter versus Daly. It was the British Open showdown this week that nobody saw. To be clear, it was an eight-hole match between a couple of 13-year-old pals — Luke Poulter, son of Tour pro Ian, and John Daly Jr., one of the longest hitters golf has ever known. They played down the road at Southport...

In Seattle, vouchers lets voters steer city money to political campaigns. But some aren't buying it

The nation’s first “political voucher” system — a coupon of sorts that lets voters direct public money into the campaigns of candidates — is a rousing success in Jon Grant’s view. Vying for a seat on the Seattle City Council, Grant has raised $186,000 through the vouchers, which are funded by a...

Trump flirts with impeachment if he threatens Mueller

President Trump made it clear from the get-go that he regards the Russia investigation being conducted by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as a “witch hunt,” an absurd allegation that even his own nominee to head the FBI has rejected. But this week, the president escalated his efforts to preemptively...

What's Going On With the World's Most Destructive Mud Volcano?

The world’s most destructive mud volcano was born near the town of Sidoarjo, on the island of Java, Indonesia, just over 11 years ago – and to this day it has not stopped erupting. The mud volcano known as Lusi started on May 29, 2006,...Show More Summary

Because We Need It: It is here, and it is flawless

The first teaser trailer for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time is here, and it is of my dreams. Read more ?

Italy struggles with an influx of migrants trying to find their way

The teenager, after traveling alone from Nigeria to Italy, was living in a migrant reception center in the city of Catania waiting for word about her request for asylum. Jennifer Oyakhilome said she arrived more than a year ago, having fled poverty and violence in her home country. She felt both...

The Bowl is no Bayreuth. And with Wagner in Dudamel's defiant hands, that's not a bad thing

We know exactly the atmosphere in which Wagner wanted his music performed. Or at least we think we do, and it is not sonically, physically and aesthetically the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel happened to lead a spectacularly effective all-Wagner concert Thursday night with the Los Angeles...

"Mooch" Is Settling in Nicely

So, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has been regularly filling in for Sean Spicer when he was stuck in a bush or whatever, has been made White House Press Secretary, i.e. Spicer's old job. And Anthony Scaramucci has officially been announced...Show More Summary

Xanda, son of Cecil the Lion, killed by hunter in Zimbabwe

LONDON (Reuters) - The son of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American tourist in Zimbabwe caused international uproar, has also been shot dead by a hunter in Zimbabwe, scientists said.

A gold-standard test proves we can save forests with just a little money.

The new research paves the way for testing which conservation ideas work best.

NASA spots newly formed Tropical Depression 08W in South China Sea

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured an image of newly formed Tropical Depression 08W near Hainan Island, China.

VICTORY: Israel Bans ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter Method for All Cattle Used for Beef

Following a joint eyewitness investigation and campaign by PETA, Anonymous for Animal Rights, and Let the Animals Live, Israel announced that—effective immediately—no new slaughterhouses will be approved for export to the... The post VICTORY: Israel Bans ‘Shackle and Hoist’ Slaughter Method for All Cattle Used for Beef appeared first on PETA.

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