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What happened to Kamala Harris?

What happened to Kamala Harris?

If you asked any smart Democrats on June 28 who they believed, in their hearts of hearts, would be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, 9 in 10 would have said Kamala Harris. The senator from California was coming off a star turn in the first debate of the Democratic primary campaign — telling her personal story…MORE

Dave wins 2019 Mercury Prize for best album of the year

Dave wins 2019 Mercury Prize for best album of the year

British rapper Dave won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album “Psychodrama” at an awards ceremony in London on Thursday night. “‘Psychodrama’ is the musical equivalent of a literary masterpiece: a conceptual album about Dave’s experience of growing up in South London, structured in the form of a therapy session, which takes a deeply personal…MORE

These are the companies supporting the global climate strike

These are the companies supporting the global climate strike

A handful of brands and retailers are backing the global climate strikes, as a message to government leaders that it’s time to do something about the climate crisis. The American Sustainable Business Council, along with nonprofit 350.org and leading businesses such as Ben & Jerry’s, Lush Cosmetics and Patagonia are supporting the student-organized climate strikes…MORE

Maine laws expanding abortion access go into effect

Maine laws expanding abortion access go into effect

Maine laws expanding who can provide abortions and who can have abortions covered by insurance are now in effect, in another blue state effort to protect abortion access in the face of national flux. A law allowing physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to perform abortions and a law requiring health insurance plans that…MORE

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is closing

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is closing

The famous Three Mile Island nuclear plant is officially shutting down Friday, plant spokesperson David Marcheskie confirmed to CNN. Exelon Generation, the company that runs the plant, announced in May that it would officially close the plant by September 30, citing a lack of state action in subsidizing clean energy. The company previously announced in…MORE

US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN citing national security threat

US expels two Cuban diplomats to the UN citing national security threat

The US has ordered two Cuban diplomats assigned to the United Nations to leave the country immediately, alleging that the envoys were engaged in “influence operations against the United States.” “The Department of State today notified the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States requires the imminent departure of two members of Cuba’s…MORE

Immigration agency will re-allow requests for medical deferments to avoid deportation

Immigration agency will re-allow requests for medical deferments to avoid deportation

The Department of Homeland Security will again allow undocumented immigrants with serious medical conditions to apply to remain in the United States, reversing a controversial move from this summer that ended the practice and led to a public outcry. “At the direction of Acting Secretary McAleenan, USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is resuming its…MORE

Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders are everything you think they would be

Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders are everything you think they would be

He angrily hung up on the Australian Prime Minister. He dialed Mexico’s President as a room full of reporters watched. And he’s distributed his personal cell-phone number to at least two world leaders, urging them to call directly. Since taking office, President Donald Trump’s phone calls with his foreign counterparts have become an extension of…MORE

Marianne Williamson entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2012 interview

Marianne Williamson entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2012 interview

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson once entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories on a radio show hosted by a prominent “truther” who claimed that the World Trade Center attacks were orchestrated by a “Zionist organized crime outfit.” In the 2012 appearance, Williamson declined to challenge the host’s conspiracy theory and said that questioning the factual history of…MORE

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