'We Are Part Of The United States': The 1st People Counted For The 2020 Census

Weeks before the 2020 census rolls out to the rest of the U.S., the head count has already wrapped up in Toksook Bay, a fishing village in southwest Alaska that's home to the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Trump Uses Pardons To Reward His Friends And Justify His Own Actions

The President’s latest wave of pardons on Tuesday — primarily benefiting, as usual, his political allies — was a little more on the nose than normal. Why? Because of Paul Pogue. The construction company owner served three years of probation for tax fraud, having underpaid the government $473,000. Just months ago, Pogue’s family did something they’d never done before: Donate huge sums to the President’s reelection effort. Pogue’s son and daughter-in-law donated more than $200,000 to the Trump ...
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A rather different way to eat spaghetti

12,000 years of civilisation and humanity has only just invented the spaghetti bolognese— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 21, 2020 While the fellow above has impressive technique, we must recognize the great Buster Keaton who blazed the trail for all of us 100 years ago. From The Cook (1918):
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Will L.A.’s Voting Overhaul Be An Industry Disrupter Or The Next Election Debacle?

If you want something done right, do it yourself, the old adage goes. But whether that adage can apply to election systems is a major question in the voting rights world and one that Los Angeles County will be trying to answer this election cycle. With in-person primary voting starting in earnest on Saturday, L.A. County is rolling out a comprehensive overhaul of its election system that was more than a decade in the making and that costs some $300 million. In a first, the system is entirely ...
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Judge Schools Stone While Shooting Down His Request To Get Her Kicked Off His Case

Judge Amy Berman Jackson doesn’t have time for Roger Stone’s attempt to get her kicked out of his criminal case. On Sunday night, Berman Jackson flatly rejected Stone’s request that she recuse herself because she had said the jurors in the case had served “with integrity,” which Stone claimed indicated bias against him. First, the judge pointed out in the six-page filing, her “very general comment” about the jurors was not in response to Stone’s allegations of bias of one of the jurors. Berma...
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Bad Week for Bloomberg in VA, WA and NV as ‘Trump Wins’ Dem Debate

Billionaire Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has had a bad week. U.S.A. –-( It’s been a bad week for billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, with embarrassing setbacks in Virginia, Washington and Nevada, where his first debate performance might easily be his last. Bloomberg's Democrat rivals wasted no time pounding the former New York City mayor on every issue except one: Gun control, which barely got a mention during the two-hour brawl in Las Vega...
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Taliban's deputy leader writes New York Times op-ed detailing 'what we want'

A leader of one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world just got a megaphone from The New York Times.On Thursday, the Times published an op-ed from Taliban deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani ominously titled "What we, the Taliban, want." It comes as the Taliban continues to work out a peace deal with the U.S., and in it, Haqqani insists "everyone is tired of war" on their side too.Haqqani paints a thoroughly positive picture of his terrorist organization, and apparently the Times just ...
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Tom Steyer has paid more than $40,000 to rent a property owned by Jim Clyburn's daughter

Billionaire Tom Steyer is facing some criticism over his spending in South Carolina, a state where his Democratic presidential campaign is making some legitimate headway.Some people have even accused him of trying to buy votes from the state's African-American voters, which Steyer and many others have adamantly denied, The New York Times reports. One thing that's been particularly scrutinized is the Steyer campaign's rental agreement with a company owned by Jennifer Clyburn Reed, the...
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Sanders cruises to victory as Biden declares 'we're alive': key takeaways from Nevada

Challenges lie ahead for the other candidates after the Vermont senator’s runaway victory in the Nevada caucusesBernie Sanders is projected to win the Nevada caucuses, strengthening the Vermont senator’s lead in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination.With almost half the results officially reported on Saturday evening, Sanders was headed for a comfortable victory. It remained unclear when final results would be in, but by 8pm local time, the former vice-president Joe Biden appeared set to c...
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Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests

In the early years, there was his commentary on gender relations featuring a rape fantasy, his support for the Sandinistas and his honeymoon in the Soviet Union.Once he entered Congress, there were votes to shield gun manufacturers, a commitment to remaining uncommitted to the Democratic Party, and secret plans to mount a 2012 primary challenge against President Barack Obama.And more recently: the FBI investigation into his family, the heart attack and the resistance to detailing the costs of hi...
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Washington DC mayor: no Democrat is perfect, so consider Bloomberg

* Muriel Bowser says former New York mayor will ‘cast widest net’ * Nevada caucuses: crucial ‘first in the west’ contest – live * Trump calls John Bolton a ‘traitor’ and wants to block his bookDemocrats are not going to find the perfect candidate to take on Donald Trump, the Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser said in an interview published on Saturday, so they should consider backing Mike Bloomberg – as she has done.“We can say that we’re looking for the perfect candidate,” the only woman to be...
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Trump Mad That Democrats Got Spy Agency to Say Russia Favors Him

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump felt blindsided when he learned belatedly that intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers that Russia is continuing to interfere in U.S. elections -- and that Democrats elicited their view that the Russians favor Trump’s re-election, according to people familiar with the situation.Trump blamed Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, for the episode and the failure to inform him. On Wednesday, the president announced that he was repl...
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Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn’t for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg’s intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence—and showing, for th...
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Images from inside Hyundai's capsized cargo ship of waterlogged cars and trucks

Back in September, a Hyundai Glovis cargo ship capsized off the coast of Georgia. The 665-foot ship, called the Golden Ray, tipped over in St. Simons Sound, Georgia but fortunately every crew member was rescued. The ship was holding around 4,000 US-made automobiles that are now quite waterlogged. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are orchestrating environmental protection measures and disassembling the vessel to remove it in pieces via barge. This week, the St...
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Dems Swarm Nevada, Where Trump Could Shock with Latino Voters

As they showed in Wednesday night’s debate, the Democratic presidential hopefuls didn’t come to Nevada to play games. They came to fight one another, hammer and tong, with the passion one sees in a UFC fight at the MGM Grand. And the big prize the Democratic frontrunners—Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Joe Biden—are fighting over is the all-important Latino vote. The stakes are huge. Nevada is the first “Latino” contest in the Democratic primary election. Iow...
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Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell's tenure as the nation's top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office's No. 2 official -- a longtime intelligence officer -- and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee in which offi...
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No Evidence Russia Helping Trump, Top U.S. Security Aide Says

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s top security aide said he’s seen no evidence that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. election in an effort to support the president’s re-election bid.On the other hand, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told ABC News that it would be “no surprise” if Moscow was trying to help Senator Bernie Sanders win the election, as reported on Friday.“I haven’t seen any intelligence that Russia is doing anything to attempt to get President Trump re-elected,” O’Brien s...
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Weinstein Officially A Convicted Rapist But Cleared On Most Serious Charges

Harvey Weinstein has been convicted by a New York jury of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree, skirting more serious charges that would have meant life behind bars. He now faces five to 25 years in prison, per New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance. He was acquitted on predatory sexual assault charges, which carry the heaviest sentences. “It’s rape whether committed by an indigent person or man of immense power, prestige and privilege,” Vance said at a press...
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'They like Bernie': Biden says Russia working to prevent him from getting nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Russians have worked to block him from winning the Democratic nomination.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the pap...
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Russia Unveils Laika, Its Next-Gen Nuclear Attack Submarine

It looks like an exotic sea creature.
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Former Texas Pastor Murdered Wife & 11-Year-Old Son, Tried to Strangle Adult Daughter Before Killing Himself

A small community outside of Houston, Texas is reeling following a tragic double murder-suicide committed by a former pastor and non-profit founder and CEO. On Tuesday, February 11th, the 53-year-old Sugar Land, TX resident, Richard Logan, was found dead 160 miles away from his hometown outside of an environmental consulting company. Authorities were notified of the presence of the dead body, and upon arrival, they discovered the deceased Logan along with the gun he used to kill himself. After d...
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Trump Re-Election Year CPAC Is A Fever Swamp-Filled, Star-Studded Coup-A-Palooza!

The conservative movement fully belongs to President Donald Trump, and nowhere is that more evident than the absolutely bonkers agenda for CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference. The annual affair for Washington’s elite now also represents the choleric mud puddle at the heart of the right-wing fever swamp. And the theme of this year’s tribute to the President is clear: The libs staged a “coup” by investigating Our President! We need a do-over term in 2021! Everywhere one turns in...
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Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq, two reports say. The discovery further ties Iran to an attack that briefly halved Saudi Arabia's oil output and saw energy prices spike by a level unseen since the 1991 Gulf War.
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As Trump Claims to Be Law of the Land, Barr's Irritation Builds

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr agree on one thing at least: The president is making the attorney general's job much harder. What they don't agree on: Trump sees no reason to stop.Defying Barr's pleas, the president renewed his public attacks on law enforcement Tuesday, denouncing the prosecutors, judge and jury forewoman in the case of his longtime friend Roger Stone and defending his convicted former adviser Michael Flynn against Trump's o...
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Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Is Literally on the Run From the Law

It’s not unheard-of for members of Congress to resign their seats because of serious legal trouble. Now Republican House candidate Danielle Stella is trying to achieve the inverse: getting elected to Congress while being wanted by the law. Stella, one of the five Republicans competing for the right to take on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in November, has been wanted for months on an arrest warrant for felony shoplifting. Even while facing arrest, though, she’s managed to achieve a respectable fundrais...
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Grimes Tried to Make a Soundtrack for the End of the World. The Result Is Surprisingly Timid

This is how the human race ends: with the shallow clang of metal on metal, a squalling screech, the heavy stomp and throb of percussion. At least, that’s how the A.I. revolution goes down in “We Appreciate Power,” an arresting single by Canadian art-pop eminence Grimes with help from frequent collaborator HANA. Surprising contrasts are a trademark of Grimes’ songwriting and production, and on this track she cuts the harshness of the beat with vocals that whisper, coo and cajole despite the ...
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Phillipe Starck’s Broom – A sustainable chair that swept away industrial waste like magic

Here is some food for thought – what if our leftovers could be turned to functional furniture that looked food? I mean good, that looked good! Phillipe Starck is a French designer which means he eats really good food and has managed to turn the leftovers into some really good chairs called the Broom for Emeco. Global food waste (aka leftovers) is twice as high as predicted reports CNN but leftovers don’t necessarily mean just food – it is any waste that ends up in the trash and the solution to...
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Trump Drags Comey Into His Griping About Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump dragged one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” Trump tweeted. “Another Comey and gang deal!” It was the second time Trump blamed former FBI Directo...
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Democrats Pile on Bernie Sanders as Urgency Grows

LAS VEGAS -- The day after a Democratic presidential debate brought out the candidates' outrage at Michael Bloomberg, the focus turned back toward Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who leads polls of Nevada, California and the nation.Former Vice President Joe Biden spent Thursday hammering Sanders for past positions that were friendly to the gun industry. Bloomberg warned that nominating Sanders would be "a fatal error." And former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, said he found it ...
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