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Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’ by PETER BAKER


By PETER BAKER

The president’s strategy for navigating the inquiry is adopted from the Clintons’ approach to the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations.

Published: July 21, 2017 at 07:00PM… 9 more words

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Can Trump Pardon Himself? Explaining Presidential Clemency Powers by CHARLIE SAVAGE


By CHARLIE SAVAGE

The answer is not clear because no president has ever tried to pardon himself. Some experts say a presidential abuse of pardons could invite prosecution. 12 more words

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In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why? by JOHN ELIGON, VIVIAN YEE and MATT FURBER


By JOHN ELIGON, VIVIAN YEE and MATT FURBER

The fatal shooting of Justine Damond had uncommon circumstances and stirred an uproar in Australia, but once more there were blanks to fill in. 12 more words

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California’s “leading” climate change fighting partner China funds coal plants in Indonesia violating Paris agreement — Watts Up With That?

By Larry Hamlin Governor Brown who claims that China is “leading” the fight against climate change alongside California seems incredibly oblivious to the reality that China is committed to building hundreds of new coal plants as addressed in a recent New York Times article.

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Happy Bday Selena Gomez

Out of all the new generation of starlets, Selena Gomez (read Hoemez) is one of my favourites.

I have to admit, I knew more of her as an actress than a singer, but in the past years and specially with her last album I got hooked with her catchy songs. 38 more words

Historicon 2017 Purchases I - Sarissa Waco Glider

As in my previous post where I’ve told myself that after every convention I’m going to write a report, I also promise myself that I’m going to finish everything I acquired before I move on to something else. 173 more words

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The Fantasy Isn't Final for Black Men

Alright, I’m about to be showing you all my super geeky side, but trust me, this is an article you’ll want to read because it isn’t something people typically think about, especially Sociology scholars:  1,451 more words

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