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Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality

Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.
 

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Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan Inspire Hope by Starting Their Own Businesses

The conservative country still presents major obstacles for companies led by women, but progress is being made. (Pictured: Afghan businesswoman Mariyam Omerkhil.)
 
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Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?

Information from President Obama's intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia "hacked" the 2016 election.
 
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In the latest episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” the Oscar-winning documentarian speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about Assange’s rights as the publisher of WikiLeaks.

The Massachusetts senator slammed the treasury secretary for his confusing statements during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday.

 
 
 
 
Wikimedia Scores ‘Important Victory’ in Fight Against NSA Surveillance

On Tuesday, a federal appeals court found that Wikimedia had standing to argue that the NSA was violating its First and Fourth Amendment rights by spying on their users’ communications.

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SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering

The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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Millions Paid to Administrator, Zero to Victims of Madoff

For investors who lost money in Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme and are waiting for payback from a firm enlisted by the Department of Justice, the check’s (still) in the mail.

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‘The Young Turks’ on Trump Acknowledging Leaked Intelligence Came From Israel (Video)

Host Cenk Uygur says he’s “no fan” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he “almost felt a bit of sympathy for him” after what the president did at a Jerusalem news conference.

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Is Health Care ‘the Military-Industrial Complex of the 21st Century’?

American corporations would benefit from single-payer health care, so why do so few support implementing Medicare for all?

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The World’s Vanishing Glaciers Put Millions at Risk

From the Himalayas to Switzerland, glaciers are melting, threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea-level rise.

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Trump Administration’s Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants Up 150 Percent

The policy is having a devastating effect on families and communities.

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22 Killed in Manchester, U.K., in What Police Are Treating as a Terrorist Bombing

An explosion ripped through young concertgoers Monday after a performance by the American pop singer Ariana Grande. Evidence points to a suicide attack.

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All the WikiLeaks Fit to Print

Why are whistleblowers and whistleblower publishers punished—and not the government officials who kept hidden unpleasant truths about this nation’s policies that the public has a right to know?

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John Oliver Breaks From the Norm to Discuss Trump’s ‘Insane’ Week in Office (Video)

Due to last week’s tumultuous events, the “Last Week Tonight” host threw out a story about the Transportation Security Administration to talk about what he calls “Stupid Watergate.”

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California to Investigate Racial Discrimination in Auto Insurance Premiums

The state is following up on findings that eight auto insurers discriminate against drivers in minority neighborhoods.

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Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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Trump’s Speech on Islam Is Just as Bizarre as Everything Else He Does

The president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was written by senior adviser Stephen Miller, who once organized Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” sessions against Muslims.

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The Death of the Republic

The despotic forces that destroyed ancient Rome and other empires are destroying us. And removing Trump would not halt the disintegration.

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Can the Pope Save Trump?

If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump.

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