UK's Javid says opposition Labour would trigger economic crisis

British finance minister Sajid Javid said the opposition Labour Party's spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party and refusing to give costs for his own fiscal strategy. Emer McCarthy reports.
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Giants must save Saquon Barkley from himself
Saquon Barkley wants to wear a gold jacket when his career is done. To accomplish that, he knows he must be considered great. Not good, but great. That’s a big reason why he has closely studied the careers of Hall of Fame running backs and few others who have starred at his position, and why...
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Rudy Giuliani still telling everyone about his planned podcast
Giuliani is reportedly in consultation with Trump's legal team "regarding the best way to move forward."
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Navy officer charged after human remains found in search for her missing daughter
The decorated Florida Navy officer whose 5-year-old daughter went missing last week was reportedly arrested Tuesday after being hospitalized for an overdose. The revelation comes the same day as Alabama authorities found human remains in a wooded area, which are believed to those of little Taylor Rose, according to CNN. “This is obviously not the...
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Former Trump official reacts to Ukraine whistleblower's GoFundMe page
Fred Fleitz addressed the Ukraine whistleblower Tuesday before this week's public hearings, saying it is unfair to Trump that the whistleblower would not be called on as a witness. 
Colin Kaepernick to hold Saturday workout in Atlanta, all NFL teams invited
Colin Kaepernick may get his shot to return to professional football.
Could mushrooms be the key to replacing plastic?
Ecovative is growing alternatives to plastic out of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. The company says it can make building materials, packaging and potentially even foods that are sustainable and compostable.
Cooper: Whatever you think of Trump, these just aren't true
CNN's Anderson Cooper fact-checks Republican's talking points ahead of public hearings held by the House as part of an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
In pictures: Inside Iran's secretive Yarsan faith
Yarsan is of one of the Middle East's oldest faiths and has more than one million followers in Iran.
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Hillary Clinton says she's under 'enormous pressure' to think about running in 2020
Hillary Clinton says she's under enormous pressure to consider 2020, but a presidential bid isn't in her plans.
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GOP senators divided on whether to watch impeachment hearing
Republican senators are split on whether they will watch Wednesday's first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. - RSS Channel
The 2nd Amendment explained (2013)
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin helps us understand the U.S. Constitution's 2nd Amendment.
Bolivia crisis: Jeanine Áñez declares herself interim president
Jeanine Áñez is condemned by ex-leader Evo Morales who says it is the "sneakiest" coup in history.
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Second US college student dies this week, alcohol may have played a role
A 19-year-old died at a Washington State University frat house on Tuesday and investigators believe alcohol may have played a roll in his death — the second college student to die in the US in a week, reports said. The unidentified student was found unconscious and not breathing inside the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house...
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Here's the phrase Joe Biden just can't stay away from
Who's the man who says "C'mon man!" more than any other presidential candidate? CNN's Jeanne Moos mans up.
Disney+ users report errors as streaming service kicks off
Disney+ launched Tuesday in the U.S., but some users took to social media to report they are having trouble connecting to the platform and watching specific programs.
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Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack
Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.
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My third impeachment is really different from the others
Joe Lockhart writes that the Trump impeachment inquiry has certainly stirred memories for him of 1998-99 when he worked in the White House during Bill Clinton's administration, but it also reminds him of attending the Senate Watergate hearings as a teenager.
Google reportedly collecting personal health records in "Project Nightingale"
A new Wall Street Journal report suggests Google is stealing the personal health care records of millions of Americans. The tech company teamed with a leading health system to launch "Project Nightingale." Dr. Tara Narula breaks down the initiative for CBSN, and Ian Sherr weighs in on the possible privacy concerns at play.
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Democrats’ word games show they can’t find a true impeachable offense
If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical. Latin is one of the great legacies of the...
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Stephen Miller privately promoted stories from white nationalist and fringe media organizations
Stephen Miller, the controversial senior White House policy adviser who holds hardline views on immigration, promoted stories from white nationalist and fringe media organizations to staffers of the far-right website Breitbart, a trove of leaked 2015 emails published Tuesday revealed. - RSS Channel
The Man Trump Trusts for News on Ukraine
Who is John Solomon? His name popped up frequently in closed-door testimony in the impeachment query. He is a regular on Hannity. And his work helps shape how millions of Americans understand this moment.
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Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal -WSJ
A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg catapults ahead of Dem field in new Iowa poll
Pete Buttigieg has rocketed to the front of the Democratic pack in the hotly contested Iowa caucuses, a new survey released Tuesday reveals. The South Bend, Indiana mayor was the choice of 22 percent of Democrats, followed by Joe Biden with 19 percent, Elizabeth Warren with 18 percent and Bernie Sanders with 13 percent, according...
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Schiff’s lead witnesses have no real evidence — and neither does he
On Wednesday, the curtain rises on the House’s impeachment show, featuring State Department career diplomats William Taylor Jr. and George Kent as the first witnesses. Mainstream media claim Taylor and Kent have “damning evidence” that President Trump delayed military aid to the Kiev government in a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian president to...
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Echoes of Impeachment Past
As the House opens public hearings into whether President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the battle over President Bill Clinton’s impeachment 21 years ago looms large.
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Who Are All These People? A Guide to the Impeachment Hearings.
The main person you need to watch is Bill Taylor.
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Mets’ Jacob deGrom would be in rare air with back-to-back Cy Youngs
Jacob deGrom could make history Wednesday with a second straight NL Cy Young Award. The right-hander has a chance to become just the 11th pitcher in MLB history to win consecutive Cy Youngs. “If you win one, it’s a good accomplishment,” Zack Wheeler said in September. “If you win two, it’s a great accomplishment. But...
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U.S. court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops of international travelers
The ruling came in a lawsuit on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.
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Colin Kaepernick attending private workout for NFL teams
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback says the league reached out to his representatives about meeting in Atlanta this Saturday with coaches and staff.
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Disney+ cuts off 'Simpsons' jokes with widescreen episodes
The Disney+ launch didn't just have some technical hiccups -- it also irritated The Simpsons fans. Viewers have discovered that all classic Simpsons episodes are the cropped widescreen versions, not the 4:3 originals that FXX brought back in 2015....
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Woman busted for seeking ‘Agent Penis’ at CIA HQ also went to Obama home
The woman who was busted in May for allegedly trespassing at CIA headquarters four times and asking for “Agent Penis” also showed up at the home of former president Barack Obama, a federal judge said Tuesday. Jennifer G. Hernandez, 58, went to Obama’s DC-area home even though she’d been ordered to steer clear of all...
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5 NFL teams that should seriously consider signing Colin Kaepernick
An upcoming workout could finally provide Colin Kaepernick with a path back into the NFL. That’s good, because there’s a handful of teams that could use his help. Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed out of the NFL for nearly three years. His protest against racial inequality and police brutality is why teams have steered clear of signing the quarterback, who has been a free agent since March 2017. The former 49ers starter threw 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions with the team, and led San Francisco to Super Bowl 47. But the now 32-year-old quarterback missed the entire 2017 and 2018 seasons, and the majority of 2019 too. He and his former teammate Eric Reid sued the NFL for colluding to keep them out of the league, and received an undisclosed (likely sizable) settlement. Reid is now a member of the Panthers, while Kaepernick’s still on the open market. Finally there’s a chance that’ll change, though. The NFL has reportedly arranged a private workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday. All 32 teams will be invited and video of both the workout and interview will be made available to the entire league. To some degree, it’s silly that it’s even happening. Owners, coaches, and executives around the NFL have taken every opportunity to talk up Kaepernick’s capability as a player. However, when it comes time for those same people to parse through the options on the free agency market, they’ve opted against signing a player they previously praised. There’s no reason a league-wide workout needs to be organized to convince teams to sign Kaepernick. Every club is free to bring him in for a workout any time they want, and there are 58 games started by Kaepernick that are already on tape to show what the quarterback can do. While the workout at least provides hope that attitudes could be changing, there’s still reason for skepticism, considering teams have had two years’ worth of chances to sign him. The NFL also didn’t do Kaepernick many favors by informing him of the workout with less than a week’s notice and a refusal to budge on the date. The quarterback is optimistic, though. I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019 If Kaepernick shows that he’s still the player who threw 16 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2016, there are plenty of roster that could use a player of that quality. Here are five teams that make sense for Kaepernick right now: Chicago Bears It feels like every impending free agent quarterback in the NFL has been talked about as a possibility for the Bears at some point this season. There have even been debates on ESPN about the possibility of Tom Brady in Chicago. It’s all because nobody believes in Mitchell Trubisky anymore. The third-year quarterback has just eight touchdown passes in eight starts, and the Bears are just 4-5 despite having one of the NFL’s best defenses. So Chicago is an obvious top choice when you ask “Which NFL team could use an instant upgrade at quarterback for the remainder of 2019?” The sticking point of Kaepernick to the Bears is that it’s hard to imagine any team will sign the quarterback with the intent to start him. If anybody was that interested, Kaepernick would already been off the market. The Bears would benefit from an upgrade at quarterback, but it seems more likely than not that they’ll ride out the year with Trubisky and his current backup, Chase Daniel. Indianapolis Colts The depth chart at quarterback was looking great in August when Andrew Luck was expected to start and Jacoby Brissett was sitting in the No. 2 spot. But Luck abruptly retired at the end of preseason and now Brissett is dealing with a knee sprain. Brissett could return soon, but his absence in Week 10 revealed that the Colts are not in good shape with Brian Hoyer as the new Plan B. Hoyer completed just 18 of his 39 passes against the tanking Dolphins and threw three interceptions in a 16-12 home loss. That was a costly misstep for the Colts, who are right in the middle of both the AFC South and AFC Wild Card races. If Brissett misses any more time, it’s hard to imagine Indianapolis would feel good about Hoyer taking the reins again. Kaepernick could be brought on as a backup for Brissett if the team feels he’d do better keeping the team above water than Hoyer. Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford missed a game for the first time since 2010 when he sat out Week 10 due to broken bones in his back, along with a hip injury. It’s unknown how long those problems will keep him on the sideline. Jeff Driskel is the Lions’ starter in the meantime. Driskel started five games for the Bengals in 2018 and was released by the team before the start of the 2019 season. In his first start with the Lions, he threw one touchdown and one interception. He’s just 1-5 as a starter in his career. If Stafford returns soon, Detroit will probably be just fine with Driskel returning to his backup role. But if the back injury requires a lengthy recovery, or any kind of setback happens, Kaepernick could be a quick addition to battle for Driskel’s spot on the depth chart. Carolina Panthers The Panthers have reason to be encouraged by the play of Kyle Allen. He was forced into action due to Cam Newton’s foot injury and in seven games of starting duty, Allen has 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. It may be Allen’s job for a while too, because there’s a chance that Newton might never play another game for the Panthers. If the Panthers part with Newton in the offseason, that’ll leave just Allen and third-round pick Will Grier at quarterback. Grier hasn’t seen the field at all in 2019, but the rookie’s 65.3 passer rating in preseason showed he has plenty of growing to do before he’s ready to play in the regular season. Also, neither Grier nor Allen provide anywhere near the rushing threat Newton did for Carolina. Kaepernick could inject some stability into the Panthers quarterback room and reunite him with his former teammate Reid. Denver Broncos Joe Flacco’s done for the year with a neck injury, and that makes the Broncos an obvious fit. Brandon Allen performed just fine against the Browns in Week 9, but even if you believe he’ll be able to keep that up, his backup is now Brett Rypien. Or at least, that’s the case until second-round rookie Drew Lock is eligible to be activated from injured reserve. Denver could use some veteran leadership and Kaepernick would fit the bill. The question is whether Broncos general manager John Elway would be willing to bring in Kaepernick after previous comments he’s made about the quarterback. Last year, he told reporters Kaepernick “passed” on the opportunity to be a member of the Broncos — a disingenuous claim, at best. Elway was also deposed in Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL. The Broncos would probably benefit from signing Kaepernick, but it’d be a surprise if Elway was willing to reverse course.
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Suspicionless searches of electronics at the border ruled unconstitutional
Your entire life is on your phone, and that merits some basic privacy protections. So ruled the United States District Court of Massachusetts on Nov. 12, declaring that Customs and Border Protection or ICE officials can no longer search the electronics of travelers at the border without individualized suspicion. In other words, it's officially unconstitutional for authorities to seize and search your smartphone or laptop at the border just because they feel like it.  This, it should go without saying, is a good thing — a fact emphasized by EFF senior attorney Sophia Cope.   "This is a great day for travelers who now can cross the international border without fear that the government will, in the absence of any suspicion, ransack the extraordinarily sensitive information we all carry in our electronic devices," observed Cope in an statement emailed to Mashable. Read more...More about Privacy, Encryption, Cbp, Tech, and Smartphones
Chad Wolf moves one step closer to becoming acting DHS chief
Chad Wolf cleared a vote Tuesday that paves the way for him to become undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security -- and eventually acting Homeland Security secretary.
Aeroflot: 'Fat cat smuggler' falls foul of Russian airline
Mikhail Galin is stripped of his air miles after sneaking his overweight cat on an Aeroflot flight.
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Impeachment investigators slate open hearings for 8 more witnesses next week
The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday announced it will hear publicly from eight witnesses over three days next week, in another sign Democrats are pushing to complete their impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump before the end of the year. - RSS Channel
Parents call for reforms to protect families from mistaken child abuse allegations
Texas lawmakers pledge to “learn from past mistakes” as parents recall the pain of having children taken following disputed doctor reports.
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Hillary Clinton: ‘Never say never’ about running in 2020
2016: Part Two? Hillary Clinton just can’t say “no” to a White House run as the former Democratic nominee refused to rule out a challenge to President Trump in 2020. The former secretary of state was speaking on a radio interview on Tuesday when she said people were urging her to enter the contest amid...
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10 reasons why this impeachment ‘inquiry’ is really a coup
There are at least 10 reasons why the Dem impeachment “inquiry” is really a coup. 1) Impeachment 24/7. The “inquiry,” supposedly prompted by President Trump’s Ukrainian call, is only the most recent coup seeking to overturn the 2016 election. Usually, the serial futile attempts — with the exception of the Mueller debacle — were characterized...
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MLB must pull the plug to end its sign-stealing nightmare
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pull the plug. Major League Baseball — once the game begins — must return to a purer battle of players versus each other. Not a contest influenced by who has the best IT department. Let this latest controversy involving the Astros — yes, them again — resonate as the moment when the...
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Verizon’s new set-top box is possibly the worst option out there for streaming
Image: Verizon In case you didn’t already have a Roku device, an Amazon Fire TV, a Chromecast, or an Apple TV, Verizon is launching a new set-top box called the Verizon Stream TV. It’s free for Verizon FiOS subscribers (according to 9to5Google), costs $69.99 otherwise, and it’s possibly the worst option for streaming on the market right now. First, and probably most importantly, it doesn’t support Netflix. I’m guessing that’s all you need to know to never want to use the Stream TV, and I would understand if you’ve now decided to click away to read any of the other wonderful articles on The Verge. (Verizon confirms it doesn’t support Netflix at the end of this FAQ.) But if you’re still with me, here’s what else the Stream TV offers. The box runs on Android TV, supports 4K HDR, and has the Google Assistant and a Chromecast built-in, which could theoretically be a decent combination for $70 if not for, you know, missing a key streaming service. 9to5Google says itwill also come with a free month of YouTube TV, if that’s any consolation, and we know it supports Disney+ because it’ll come pre-loaded. It has the Google Assistant and a Chromecast built-in Given that the Stream TV runs on Android TV and has a Chromecast built in, we’re not quite sure why you can’t just download the Android TV Netflix app or cast Netflix from your phone — perhaps the box doesn’t have some kind of hardware requirement for Netflix? Maybe it doesn’t support the PlayReady DRM? Or maybe Verizon is just being petty. We’ve asked Verizon why Netflix doesn’t run on the Stream TV and we’ll update if we hear back. There’s also a chance this actually isn’t the worst option out there for streaming — you could also be saddled with a $13 monthly fee for Comcast’s “free” Flex streaming box, which was initially going to cost $5 a month until Comcast decided it’d be sneakier to insist you pay monthly for a Comcast modem / router combo. There are way better options out there. We recommend the Roku Premiere because it’s pretty cheap at $39.99, still supports both 4K and HDR at that lower price, and can run just about any streaming app you want. And it’s not made by a telecom company.
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'Never say never:' Hillary Clinton says 'many, many, many, people' are pressuring her throw her hat into the 2020 ring
Associated Press Former Democratic nominee and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has kept the door open for the possibility of a future presidential run.  "Well, you know, I never say never," she told BBC 5 Radio on Tuesday in response to whether or not she was considering a 2020 bid. "I will certainly tell you I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many, people to think about it," she responded. "But as of this moment sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans." Despite the uncertainty surrounding a future campaign, Clinton has recently returned to the spotlight taking jabs at current 2020 Democrats and their policies.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday offered a response to those who continue to wonder if she'll run for president again in the future: "Never say never."  Clinton appeared on BBC 5 Radio with her daughter Chelsea and was asked whether or not she was considering a 2020 presidential bid.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The new book written by an anonymous White House official claims staff react to Trump's tweets like finding your 'elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard'Hillary Clinton slams Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's wealth-tax plans as 'incredibly disruptive' and 'unworkable'Trump reportedly tried, and failed, to get his attorney general to hold a news conference defending the Ukraine callSEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton slams Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's wealth-tax plans as 'incredibly disruptive' and 'unworkable'
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LSU jumps Ohio State for No. 1 spot in College Football Playoff rankings
The second College Football Playoff rankings were released with LSU passing Ohio State at No. 1 and Alabama falling to No. 5 after its first loss.       
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Sprinklers tampered with at site of Harlem movie set blaze that left fireman dead: lawyer
The sprinkler system at the Harlem building where a blaze killed a fire fighter during filming on Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” had been tampered with, according to a lawyer for the smoke eater’s widow. Eileen Davidson sued the city, the landlord and Norton’s production company after her husband Michael Davidson died fighting the blaze at...
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‘I wouldn’t understand why somebody would lie’: Trump official with dubious resume appears to have even skipped a 6-day leadership seminar she’d claimed
Department of State A State Department official discovered to have embellished her work history also appeared to have fabricated her educational experience, which is limited to attending unaccredited universities and seminars. Mina Chang, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary to the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, has made misleading claims about her education at Harvard Business School, according to NBC News. Business Insider has learned that she did not complete a six-day program at the Southern Methodist University in Texas, where she claimed to have taken a leadership course. "Anyone with basic due diligence would have been able to catch this," a former State Department official said to Business Insider. "It's insane that someone with such flimsy credentials could get into the State Department." In 2014, Chang claimed to have had a career in music, and that she recorded albums in Korean and English before the 2010 earthquake in Haiti — forcing her to forgo an opportunity to re-sign with her purported recording label. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A State Department official discovered to have embellished her work history also appeared to have fabricated her educational experience, which is limited to attending unaccredited universities and seminars. Mina Chang, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary to the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations,  has made misleading claims about her work experience, according to an NBC News investigation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We can thank the US military for the smelliest weapon in the worldSee Also:More than 9,100 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full listThese are the watches worn by some of the most powerful CEOs in the worldHere's how every character in the new Disney live-action movies compares to the original versionsSEE ALSO: A State Department official followed Trump’s lead and created a fake Time magazine cover touting her accomplishments
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EPA still moving to limit science used to support regulations
Draft published by New York Times expands on version started under Scott Pruitt.
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11/12/19: Red and Blue
Capitol Hill bracing for impeachment hearings; Wednesday's schedule for impeachment hearings.
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