News for 2017-07-26

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
"We also found Trump scored relatively high in neuroticism." (Image: Donkey Hotey/flickr/cc) Researchers: Trump Tweets Reveal 'Neurotic' and 'Unstable' Leader
What do the frequent tweets from Donald Trump say about his online personality? According to a team of international researchers, they indicate he's an "emotionally unstable motivator." The study was conducted before Trump took office, analyzing 3,200 tweets he issued by October 2016, and was led...
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U.S. Backs War as UN Agencies Make Urgent Plea To End 'World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis'
"The country is on the brink of famine." So why does the United States continue to fuel the crisis?
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#OutragedAndUnafraid: Undocumented Youth Confront Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
"Taking brave action has been the only thing that has never failed us."
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Anti-Trump Rallies Deliver Message to Trump: You're Not Welcome Here
Protests in Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday served as a counter-point to Donald Trump's campaign-style rally in the working class town, telling the president that he was "not welcome," has failed to fulfill his campaign promises, and is pushing a disastrous healthcare bill. Trump's rally at the Covelli...
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New Ethics Chief Derided by Former Boss for 'Loosey-Goosey' Ethics Views
President Donald Trump's new appointee to lead the Office of Government Ethics has displayed a free-wheeling approach and disregard to ethics rules for federal employees, including those in the Trump administration, according to former colleagues. David Apol was named acting director of the OGE...
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Donald Trump holds pride flag Trump Tramples on LGBTQ Rights With Ban on Trans Service Members
Roiling LGBTQ advocates nationwide, President Donald Trump's continued to trample on LGBTQ rights Wednesday, by announcing that transgender individuals will no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
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Colonialism and Greed: Trump Considers Afghan War Expansion to Exploit Minerals
As the 16th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan approaches, President Donald Trump is reportedly being pressured by a billionaire financier and a chemical executive to extend the scope of the conflict for one simple, greedy reason: to exploit Afghanistan's mineral reserves. "This is...
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ACLU Objects After Capitol Hill Police Tell Journalists to Delete Protest Photos
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded to reports on Tuesday evening from journalists on Capitol Hill, who alleged that Capitol Police were blocking reporters' access as they tried to cover healthcare protests. Police may not delete photographs without a warrant, period. If you think...
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Coal power plant in Wyoming Utilities Knew, Too: Despite Warning Decades Ago, Industry Lied and Deceived on Climate
Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S. electric utility industry was warned about potential risks posed by climate change if it continued to rely on fossil fuels. Rather than heed those warnings, the industry spent the following decades instilling public doubt and making substantial investments in fossil...
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On Capitol Steps, Warren Rips GOP for Attack on 'Our Basic Humanity'
On the heels of the Senate's narrow vote on Tuesday to proceed with debate on legislation that could leave tens of millions more Americans without insurance, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) greeted protestors on the steps of the capitol and denounced Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable...
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