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Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

By Diane Bartz and David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc’s request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. 506 more words

News Wire

Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jonathan Landay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller’s investigators. 926 more words

News Wire

Goal Orientation, Safety, and Decision Making

The last few days in the Pacific Northwest yielded tons of fresh pleuffy flowder (an accidental spoonerism from this weekend for fluffy powder) on top of an icy layer from the past weeks, resulting in a high avalanche danger weekend. 520 more words

BOOKS, BUGS AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Three new titles worth of consideration.  If you are a serious gardener, and you don’t want to simply cover every surfaced with toxic chemicals, here’s a book that helps you know your enemy: 336 more words

Birds

6 things to do before travelling to Cuba!

So I am heading to Cuba in a couple days and thought would be a good idea to share how the preparations are going. I will list some of the necessary steps to go through before embarking on a plane to Cuba. 515 more words

Blogging

One day, doctors may test a drug’s efficacy on chips before using on humans

Investigators have demonstrated how cells of a human intestinal lining created outside an individual’s body mirror living tissue when placed inside microengineered Intestine-Chips, opening the door to personalized testing of drug treatments. 610 more words

Everyday Science

Four Truths About the Florida School Shooting

Onto the continuing tragedy of American gun violence are now piled many kinds of grotesquerie, not least the e-mails, sure to come to any parent with kids still in school anywhere in the country, offering “tips on talking to children about violence” and promising that your child’s school “has been performing lockdown drill protocols that our security team and consultants have recommended to ensure that we are prepared in the unlikely event that an incident occurs.” We have normalized gun killings to the point that we must now be reassured that, when the person with the AR-15 comes to your kid’s school, there’s a plan to cope with him. 62 more words

USA