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Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

Wilbur Ross stands to profit from company run by Russians, some of whom are under US sanctions Donald Trumps commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putins son-in-law through a shipping venture in What are the Paradise Papers? video Peter Harrell, a senior state department official under Barack […]

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Trump Jr’s message to Russian operatives? I’m open for business | Richard Wolffe

His only defense for apparently wanting to collude with an unknown foreign national was that nothing moved forward because she had no information Donald Trump Jr is a curious beast. Of all the hotheads around his hotheaded father, the oldest son leads the charge in confirming the presidents very worst […]

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Americas vitriol towards Clinton reveals a nation mired in misogyny | Hadley Freeman

She has a crucial story to tell, yet critics on both left and right are shouting her down, writes Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman There has been much talk of late from professed fans of American history about how important it is to remember the major figures from the countrys political […]

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Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’

Administration put de facto gag order on EPA and agriculture department staff, following similar guidance for USDA and Department of Transportation, reports say The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture have been placed under de facto gag orders by the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by news […]

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Trump’s decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks condemned

Reversal of ban shows corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind, say campaigners The Trump administrations decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of Americas most famous national parks, including the Grand Canyon, shows the corporate agenda is king […]

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Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest

A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trumps inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers […]

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This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

We cant go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the worlds great universities. […]

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Forget Breitbart: the White House has a new favorite rightwing media outlet

Circa, a video-heavy site aimed at viewers in their teens and 20s, has attracted attention from other outlets for a series of scoops on the Russian investigation Fox News has such an influence on proclamations on Twitter by searching for the Fox and Friends segment that Rupert Murdoch, a ruthless […]

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