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Scott Pruitt Is Confirmed to Lead the EPA, an Agency He Sued 13 Times

The U.S. Senate approved Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, throwing the future of the agency into doubt. The heavily contested decision puts one of the fiercest legal challengers of federal environmental rules at the helm of the government arm that oversees them. Show More Summary

Trump called ‘fake news’ media an enemy of the American people. Here's what else has made the public enemies list

Navajo tribe pressures Trump to save Arizona coal plant slated for closure Feb. 17, 2017, 4:58 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his first test The White House has explored...

Massaged Kale Salad with Turmeric-Tahini-Lime Dressing

This kale salad has been lovingly massaged with a bright and tangy turmeric-tahini-lime dressing that's packed full of anti-inflammatory goodness. The post Massaged Kale Salad with Turmeric-Tahini-Lime Dressing appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Freeways, major roads flooded by rain water

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:55 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and...

Mudslides? Been there, done that, one Duarte teenager says

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and...

Albany bishop takes Catholic politicians to task for protesting with Planned Parenthood supporters

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger wrote that 'it is inappropriate and confusing to the faithful to hold yourself out publicly as a Catholic while also promoting abortion.'

Tree down on Huntington Beach restaurant

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and...

Scientists Given Green Light to Edit the DNA of Unborn Babies

A group of international scientists opened Pandora’s box this week with a new report arguing that it may be acceptable to genetically edit unborn babies’ DNA in certain circumstances. According to Science magazine, the report came from an international committee organized by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine in […]

Teen Mom Gave Birth, Threw Her Baby Out the Car Window, Then Texted Her Boyfriend: “It Was a Girl”

A Nebraska teen admitted to throwing her premature newborn out of a window after she secretly gave birth in the middle of the night, killing the child, the Mirror reports. Antonia Lopez, 16, of Omaha, also reportedly texted her boyfriend after giving birth, saying, “It was a girl by the way,” according to Opposing Views. […]

Who are the winners of the NBA's midseason awards?

The All-Star break serves as more of a second intermission than a midseason classic. NBA teams darted to this point  almost four months ago, save for Brooklyn’s meandering. Teams are taking a breather as they ponder the ramifications of Thursday, when the trade deadline hits and play resumes. The...

Watch 'explosive' landslide the size of 3 football fields plummet down a San Bernardino County mountain

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 2:53 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and...

I confess, I thoroughly enjoyed that interview with Bishop Barron. (Yes, THAT one.)

After watching the complete interview, I couldn’t help feeling that I had just watched something truly remarkable unfold.

Liberals twice as likely to attempt to ban speakers on U.S. college campuses: study

The Heterodox Academy research shows 60 percent of 'disinvitation' requests came from left wingers.

Struggling Sungevity Lays Off Workers After Merger Falls Through

Sungevity billed itself as a lean, "asset-light" residential solar company that could scale faster than the vertically integrated leaders like SolarCity, Vivint and Sunrun. The company just got leaner. The solar firm laid off 66 employees from its Oakland headquarters January 12, government documents show. Show More Summary

Federal Court Rejects Tribal Religious Challenge to Dakota Access Pipeline

The legal fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline could hinge on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. The post Federal Court Rejects Tribal Religious Challenge to Dakota Access Pipeline appeared first on Rewire.

USC looks for historic fifth consecutive win over UCLA. Bruins say not so fast

Two years ago, in a dim locker room in the bowels of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the USC basketball team held a wake for a season that ended just as some team members had expected: in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, with a loss to rival UCLA. Players showered, dressed and plodded...

Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Requiring Doctors to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

In an unanimous vote, the Arkansas Senate passed a bill to require doctors to provide medical care to babies born alive after botched abortions. The Associated Press reports state Senate Bill 148 passed in a 34-0 vote on Thursday. It now heads to the state House for consideration. The bill requires healthcare professionals to provide […]

#LoveYourNeighbor: Jeremy Encourages His Community to Keep an Open Mind

An employee of MAC Cosmetics, customers were shocked -- and bothered -- to see Jeremy, a gay male, working for a business that sells makeup. So bothered, in fact, that they took up a petition to attempt to have him removed from his job. Undeterred...Show More Summary

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