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AT&T demands Trump administration logs in court battle over Time Warner deal

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(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) AT&T is demanding that the Justice Department hand over additional evidence to prove that President Trump did not wield political influence over the agency as its antitrust enforcers reviewed the company’s bid to acquire Time Warner. DOJ should produce a log of any conversations that may have transpired between the White House and […]

After yet another mass shooting, some Senate Democrats call for action, but many avoid specifics

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Joe Zevuloni wipes a tear while visiting a makeshift memorial in Pine Trails Park for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 16 in Parkland, FL. Seventeen people were killed. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) While Republican lawmakers have faced criticisms for rote offerings of “thoughts and prayers” in response to […]

As Elon Musk antagonized rival, the space industry battled over who will host a cocktail reception for the vice president

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Vice President Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council’s first meeting, on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky) After he launched his giant new rocket into space last week, Elon Musk said he was spoiling for a […]

U.S. immigration is less welcoming than 24 major nations. Trump’s plan would put us behind 28.

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The Statue of Liberty. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images America currently takes in fewer immigrants as a share of its population than most economically developed countries, and new proposals from Congress and the White House — several of which were rejected by the Senate on Thursday — would push the nation […]

After Trump clears the way, GOP states move to charge poor for health care

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The Trump administration is giving states the green light to increase premiums on enrollees in Medicaid, the nation’s health insurance program for the poor. (David Goldman/AP) Gregory James Tuck Sr., a former chef in Indianapolis who is now homeless, says he has been turned away by six different doctors over the last four months while […]

Public confrontations prompted Pruitt to switch to first-class travel, EPA says

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This story has been updated. Verbal confrontations with members of the public prompted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, officials said Thursday. Henry Barnet, who directs EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, said in an interview that the […] Related:Leaked U.N. draft report […]

Here’s how Pennsylvania Democrats’ congressional map proposal stacks up against the current Republican ones

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Pennsylvania Democrats today submitted their own proposal to redraw the state’s congressional districts after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf rejected a remedial map drawn up by state Republicans in response to a Supreme Court order. According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the Democrats’ map is more favorable to Democratic House candidates than either Republican-drawn […]

Google’s Chrome ad blocker means the Web’s largest ad company is also now advertising’s biggest traffic cop

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(Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images) Google, already one of the dominant players in the online advertising world, may soon have even more power in that space. It is now taking on the challenge of determining what’s a good ad or a bad ad to decide which ones the majority of web users see. Google’s Chrome browser, which […]

In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution

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In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner — leaving personal-care products, paints, indoor cleaners and other chemical-containing agents as an increasingly dominant source of key emissions. “Over time, the transportation sector has been getting cleaner […]

It’s time to bring back the assault weapons ban, gun violence experts say

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A Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The perpetrator of Wednesday’s horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla., purchased his military-style assault weapon legally. So did the man who shot more than 400 people in Las Vegas in October. So did the man who gunned down 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse […]
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