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Sen Warner: A Lot of Facts We Need to Get Out

Senator Mark Warner, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about progress in the Trump Russia investigation and the path forward, including processing 2000 pages of financial evidence with more on the way.
Jun 29, 2017 |

California sheriff deputy mending from gunshot wound to face

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ladwig, a 25-year-old Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, was working an evening rush-hour shift at a transit station when, without warning, he found himself fighting for his life.
Jun 29, 2017 |

Dubai ruler takes to verse to urge Qatar turnabout

The ruler of Dubai has taken to verse to urge Qatar to concede to the demands of Saudi Arabia and its allies for an end to a crippling embargo. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, who is also vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, is the latest in a long line of world leaders to turn to poetry to convey their message....
Jun 29, 2017 |

Congressman: Healthcare Might Not Be in Trump's 'wheelhouse'

Representative Charlie Dent, R-PA, speaks about Republicans attempts to pass Healthcare legislation and he believes that the work should be from the center out.
Jun 29, 2017 |

China spent $100 billion on reforestation. So why does it have 'green deserts'?

Standing on a hillside, Liu Minfang looks down at the lush landscape that surrounds her home in the remote mountains of southwestern China. Terraced slopes that farmers once used for growing crops are now filled with cedar trees and bamboo. A waterfall cascades down a distant cliff. China has spent more than $100 billion on trees in the last...
Jun 29, 2017 |

How Russia and others use cybercriminals as proxies

It had taken American prosecutors a long time to hand down the indictment, but finally they had their man. In 2013, authorities had tracked down Alexsey Belan, a notorious Russia-linked cyber criminal, and were getting ready to extradite him to the United States. According to the US government, Russian intelligence officials had brought Belan...
Jun 29, 2017 |

How Supreme Court may redefine 'wall of separation' on religion

For Holly Hollman, an active member in her Baptist church in Virginia and a frequent volunteer for its Sunday preschool program, religious freedom remains one of the most unique and hard-won rights in American history. “And we’ve done that by keeping government out of religion.
Jun 29, 2017 |

Famine must receive more of the world’s attention

As many as 20 million people face the threat of starvation in South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, according to the United Nations. When the UN declares a famine, it isn’t saying that a crisis looms on the horizon: It means that very bad things are already happening, that many people have already died. Famine is declared only when...
Jun 29, 2017 |

Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.
Jun 29, 2017 |

Trump promotes faulty White House math on health care

In addition to the elementary math error, the president's tweets attacked CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Washington Post and the New York Times as "fake news."
Jun 29, 2017 |

7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to.
Jun 29, 2017 |

How To Protect Yourself Against Petya Ransomware

A ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.
Jun 29, 2017 |

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants

If tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more...
Jun 29, 2017 |

White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attack

The White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.
Jun 28, 2017 |

Former GOP Rep. Jolly: Affordable Care Act gave me a ‘safety net’

A Florida Republican who earlier campaigned against the Affordable Care Act came to a new view of it after he lost his insurance coverage.
Jun 28, 2017 |

Boston man found guilty of murder in 'Baby Doe' case

Michael McCarthy, 37, escaped conviction on the more serious charge of first-degree murder for allegedly punching 2-1/2-year-old Bella Bond to death in the apartment he shared with his former girlfriend, Rachelle Bond, and dumping her plastic-wrapped body in Massachusetts Bay. Defense attorney Jonathan Shapiro had tried to undercut Bond's...
Jun 28, 2017 |

Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school

CHICAGO (AP) — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.
Jun 28, 2017 |

Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks?

The great white sharks were found dead, their livers removed as if by a surgeon. Some were missing testicles and a heart.
Jun 28, 2017 |

Supreme Court on Trump's travel ban: Why its tone sounds a bit different

The Supreme Court’s Monday ruling on President Trump’s proposed travel ban was certainly important on substance. Via a nine-to-zero vote, high court justices allowed Mr. Trump to prohibit entry into the US of some (but not all) people from majority-Muslim countries he declares to be dangerous. What it did not say may indicate volumes about the...
Jun 28, 2017 |

Health care: vote delayed, but calls to address costs keep growing

Senate Republicans have been forced into postponing major health care legislation in the United States Senate, and the backdrop is partly the difficult economics of health care: Costs for average Americans are high and rising, and the Senate legislation so far doesn’t appear to offer significant relief. The challenge was highlighted on June 26, as...
Jun 28, 2017 |

Famine must receive more of the world’s attention

As many as 20 million people face the threat of starvation in South Sudan, northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, according to the United Nations. When the UN declares a famine, it isn’t saying... Read More

How Supreme Court may redefine 'wall of separation' on religion

For Holly Hollman, an active member in her Baptist church in Virginia and a frequent volunteer for its Sunday preschool program, religious freedom remains one of the most unique and hard-won rights... Read More

How Russia and others use cybercriminals as proxies

It had taken American prosecutors a long time to hand down the indictment, but finally they had their man. In 2013, authorities had tracked down Alexsey Belan, a notorious Russia-linked cyber... Read More