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At least 3,000 geese killed by toxic water from former Montana copper mine

At least 3,000 geese were killed by a toxic stew formed by a former copper mine in Butte, Montana, this weekend, raising questions about how the new Trump administration will handle the largest Superfund site in the country. Over the weekend, a large flock of geese making a late migration over Montana was …

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‘Global gag rule’ reinstated by Trump, curbing NGO abortion services abroad

In one of a number of sharp reversals from the Obama era, Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order banning international NGOs from providing abortion services or offering information about abortions if they receive US funding. The rule will put thousands of international healthcare workers in the difficult position of …

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Three men arrested in Sweden after Facebook Live ‘gang-rape’

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an assault that was broadcast live on Facebook, police have said. The apparent gang-rape on Sunday took place in Uppsala, about an hour north of the capital, Stockholm, and has shocked the country. “This rape was …

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Trump White House warns against Beijing ‘takeover’ of South China Sea

The United States will take steps to foil Chinese efforts to “take over” the South China Sea, the White House has indicated, amid growing hints that Donald Trump’s administration intends to challenge Beijing over the strategic waterway. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday White House press secretary Sean Spicer vowed the US …

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Hulu is adding some great docs, foreign films to its library

Hulu is upping its indie, foreign and documentary films. The Santa Monica-based streaming service said Monday it has struck a new deal with Magnolia Pictures, the studio  behind films such as Man on Wire, Food, Inc., Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Queen of Versailles and Blackfish; as well as acclaimed foreign films such …

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Swing Left: Grassroots campaign translates frustration with Trump into real change

In the wake of Donald Trump officially taking office, millions have protested and marched on the streets of cities around the country.  But one question on many people’s minds has been: how can those opposed to the new presidency continue to make real change? One answer comes in the form of Swing Left, …

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Lakers Suffer Worst Loss in Franchise History

The Los Angeles Lakers’ rebuilding project reached a new Low Sunday afternoon with the most lopsided loss in franchise history, a 122-73 rout at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. “We didn’t show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating,” first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton said after the 49-point drubbing. …

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Kevin Durant Fitting In With the Warriors

Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors was met with a lot of criticism. From the outside looking in, signing with a team that just set the record for wins in a single season appeared to be a move aimed solely to give Durant a chance to compete …

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Trump Signs Order To Withdraw From Mega Trade Deal with Asia

President Donald Trump began recasting America’s role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia as one of his first official White House actions. After meeting with business executives to discuss the U.S. manufacturing industry, Trump headed to the Oval Office to sign …

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World Jittery About Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Inaugural Speech

President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy, but offered no specifics about America’s place in the world. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump declared. In a warning to the world, he said, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, …

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