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Cornel West Blasts Ta-Nehisi Coates for Perceived Obama Worship

The literati darling Ta-Nehisi Coates received some daunting criticism Thursday via Facebook. Political commentator and professor Dr. Cornel West has countered Toni Morrison’s glowing comparison of the author to James Baldwin with a politically charged status update.

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U.S. Scientists: No Way to Stop Warming of Oceans

On Thursday, a group of climate scientists working for the U.S. government gave notice that warming temperatures in the oceans are irreversible, regardless of any drastic actions that might be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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McCain Slams Trump for Firing Up GOP ‘Crazies’

Sen. John McCain was eager to get a word in after Trump’s rally last weekend in McCain’s home state of Arizona.

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Gov. Bill Walker Expands Medicaid to 42,000 Alaskans

Alaska is set to become the largest state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act through a plan announced Thursday by Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican-turned-independent.

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WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Saudi Effort to Undermine Iran

Thousands of Saudi documents recently released by WikiLeaks detail an extensive government apparatus dedicated in recent years to undermining Shiite Iran while spreading Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Sunni Islam.

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Unarmed Black Man in Mississippi Was Killed by 20-Minute Police Chokehold, Lawyers Say

Attorneys for the family of Jonathan Sanders have told Mississippi state investigators that the unarmed black man died after being kept in a chokehold by a police officer for more than 20 minutes.

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Why Is Venezuela Trying to Annex Two-Thirds of Neighboring Guyana?

After the discovery of a potentially rich oil deposit in the contentious Essequibo region in Guyana, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro appears intent on exploiting his neighbor’s land.

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Despite Pledge, ExxonMobil Paid Millions Toward Climate Change Denial

The oil giant gave over $2.3 million to members of Congress and a corporate lobbying group to support climate change denial, even though it pledged to cease such funding in 2007.

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VIDEO: Republicans in Congress Vow to Fight Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran

Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to kill President Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, a deal set to become the president’s signature diplomatic achievement.

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The Real Consequence of the Iran Deal: Imported Pistachios

The momentous deal Iran reached with P5+1 nations Tuesday could have some delicious consequences; another revelation made thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the agency’s mass data collection truly indefensible; meanwhile, the Senate hinders the advance of LGBT rights by voting down an important measure about discrimination in schools. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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