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Trump’s Interior Department wages a war on science, morals and law

Many “scientific” questions are more accurately considered moral questions. The Trump administration’s approach to the environment fails on both counts.

Inequality costs the average American $150K

America’s average wealth per adult looks so good only because America’s rich are doing so fabulously well.

FBI moves to fix critical flaw in its crime reporting system

The bureau says it expedited a process expected to change reporting rules and require police to disclose cases they classify as unfounded.

No cash, no heart. Transplant centers require proof of payment.

The case of a Michigan woman told to fundraise $10,000 for a heart transplant sparked viral outrage, but experts say “wallet biopsies” are common.

The John Birch Society keeps influencing American politics 60 years after its founding

The right-wing group planted the seeds of the tea party and the Trump administration.

Can public officials block users on Facebook? A Texas case could help answer that

A federal court will hear oral arguments in a First Amendment case against a Texas county sheriff’s office. At issue is whether the office was allowed to block a local woman from its Facebook page.

Republicans don’t want your vote to count

The GOP is trying to overturn the will of voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and maybe a state near you.

US-China trade war truce: 2 reasons why it’s unlikely to last

With the two leaders’ approach to the world looking increasingly different, it’s likely that the G-20 truce will merely have paused the trade war – not stopped it.

Under Trump, number of uninsured kids rose for first time this decade

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday.

Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back and hospitalizations surge

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.