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Photo: Justice Department to Reverse Obama's Hands-Off Policy on Marijuana Justice Department to Reverse Obama's Hands-Off Policy on Marijuana
Democracy Now - Mon Feb 27, 2017
The Trump administration said Thursday it will enforce federal laws barring the use of marijuana, reversing an Obama administration policy that gave wide latitude to states to determine their own pot laws. More»

Photo: Rick Santorum: 'Millions of Americans' with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care Rick Santorum: 'Millions of Americans' with preexisting conditions are scammers stealing health care
Raw Story - Sun Feb 26, 2017
CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions because "millions" of them were scamming insurance companies. More»

Photo: Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay Sworn to secrecy, drugstores stay silent as customers overpay
Chicago Tribune - Sat Feb 25, 2017
Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up copayments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. More»

Photo: Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby' Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby'
The Guardian - Sat Feb 25, 2017
Author of Possum Magic was aggressively questioned for two hours over her visa status and later received an apology for her treatment by border guards. More»

American Citizen Faced Deportation
WMAQ-TV - Sat Feb 25, 2017
A Chicago man who spent the weekend in jail and faced deportation on suspicion he is in the country illegally said what happened to him illustrates the need for America to change the way it deals with immigration. More»

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing
CNN - Fri Feb 24, 2017
CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing. More»

Pennsylvania confirms first fracking-related earthquakes
The Allegheny Front - Sun Feb 19, 2017
Pennsylvania officials say they've confirmed the state's first fracking-related earthquakes took place last year in Lawrence County, northwest of Pittsburgh. More»

Photo: In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom
New York Times - Sat Feb 18, 2017
This is how the muzzling starts: not with a boot on your neck, but with the fear of one that runs so deep that you muzzle yourself. More»

Photo: Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada
Reuters - Sat Feb 18, 2017
Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a US border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. More»

Photo: Nearly every member of the White House Asian-American advisory council just resigned in protest of Trump Nearly every member of the White House Asian-American advisory council just resigned in protest of Trump
US Uncut - Fri Feb 17, 2017
10 out of the 14 people on a White House advisory board for Asian-American issues have officially resigned, protesting Trump's harsh policies on immigrants. More»

Photo: White House website posts "alternative" versions of Trump's executive orders White House website posts "alternative" versions of Trump's executive orders
Raw Story - Wed Feb 15, 2017
The White House website posted inaccurate texts of President Donald Trump's executive orders, according to an analysis. More»

Photo: White House Blocks Listing of Bumble Bee As Endangered Species White House Blocks Listing of Bumble Bee As Endangered Species
Gizmodo - Mon Feb 13, 2017
The rusty-patched bumble bee was scheduled to be added to the endangered species list on Friday but The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that process will need to be reviewed due to an executive order from the president. More»

Photo: A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone
The Verge - Sun Feb 12, 2017
Two weeks ago, Sidd Bikkannavar flew back into the United States after spending a few weeks abroad in South America. More»

Photo: Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference Day After Flynn Bombshell, Trump Calls On Only Murdoch Outlets At Press Conference
Media Matters - Sat Feb 11, 2017
Following a bombshell report that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, President Donald Trump called on reporters only from outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch at a February 10 US-Japan joint press conference, favoring news sources that have been major supporters and receiving no questions about the Flynn report. More»

Photo: State lawmaker's solution for pregnant workers: 'You can quit' State lawmaker's solution for pregnant workers: 'You can quit'
Think Progress - Fri Feb 10, 2017
Eight male lawmakers shot down a bill that would have helped pregnant employees safely stay on the job. More»

Photo: FBI investigates white supremacist for possession of the deadly toxin ricin FBI investigates white supremacist for possession of the deadly toxin ricin
Dead State - Thu Feb 9, 2017
When 27-year-old William Christopher Gibbs drove himself to the hospital claiming he had come into contact with the deadly substance ricin, the FBI immediately put him under investigation. More»

Photo: Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie
New York Times - Tue Feb 7, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. More»

Photo: Fukushima Reactor breached, rising to "unimaginable" levels of radiation Fukushima Reactor breached, rising to "unimaginable" levels of radiation
Daily KOS - Sat Feb 4, 2017
Radiation levels inside a damaged reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station are at their highest since the plant suffered a triple meltdown almost six years ago. More»

Photo: Republican calls for 'another Kent State' to deal with campus protesters Republican calls for 'another Kent State' to deal with campus protesters
NY Daily News - Sat Feb 4, 2017
A Michigan Republican is facing calls for his resignation after he said that "another Kent State" might be necessary for liberal protesters. More»

Photo: Trump taps evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead higher education task force Trump taps evangelist Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead higher education task force
Daily Mail - Thu Feb 2, 2017
President Donald Trump has tapped Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr:dit: to lead a White House task force on improving higher education. More»

Photo: Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect 'physical threats' Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect 'physical threats'
Raw Story - Wed Feb 1, 2017
The Reuters news agency this week recognized the challenges of covering Donald Trump's presidency by comparing it to authoritarian regimes like Egypt, Yemen and China. More»

Photo: White House blacklists CNN because it won't 'promote' Trump's agenda White House blacklists CNN because it won't 'promote' Trump's agenda
US Uncut - Wed Feb 1, 2017
The Trump White House won't be sending any spokespeople to appear on CNN because the network doesn't promote the administration's agenda, reports Politico. More»

Trump signs order "reducing regulations"
The Hill - Mon Jan 30, 2017
President Trump on Monday signed an executive order aimed at rolling back regulations, fulfilling one of his campaign pledges. More»

Photo: Scientists have confirmed a brand new form of matter: time crystals Scientists have confirmed a brand new form of matter: time crystals
Science Alert - Sat Jan 28, 2017
For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in perpetual motion without energy. More»

Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads
Politico - Fri Jan 27, 2017
The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and advertising in the crucial final days of the 2017 enrollment season, according to sources at Health and Human Services and on Capitol Hill. More»

Photo: The State Department's entire senior management team just resigned The State Department's entire senior management team just resigned
Washington Post - Thu Jan 26, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. More»

Photo: President Donald Trump says he believes torture works President Donald Trump says he believes torture works
BBC - Thu Jan 26, 2017
US President Donald Trump has said he believes torture works, saying "we have to fight fire with fire". More»

Trump Goes to War on Science: Badlands National Park tweets on climate change deleted; messages defied Trump policy
Raw Story/Washington Times - Wed Jan 25, 2017
Apparently defying the Trump administration's new social media policy, the Badlands National Park went rogue for a few hours on Tuesday and tweeted several scientific facts related to climate change - but the tweets were deleted as the White House apparently reeled in the wayward park. More»

Trump imposes gag order on the EPA and USDA
US Uncut - Tue Jan 24, 2017
The Trump administration is placing an immediate gag order on offices within the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Agriculture. More»

Trump declares his Inauguration 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion"
Raw Story - Tue Jan 24, 2017
One of Donald Trump"s first acts as president was to personally issue Proclamation 9570, which designates the day of his inauguration, January 20, 2017 as National Day of Patriotic Devotion. More»