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Climate change will alter gender ratio of newborns, scientists say

Climate change will alter gender ratio of newborns, scientists say

By Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 29, 2019

Researchers have warned climate change will lead to extreme weather events, increase human mental health problems and internally displace more than 143 million people.

Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

By Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

January 29, 2019

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents.

Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’; describes attack as ‘free for all’

Undercover St. Louis cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’; describes attack as ‘free for all’

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 23, 2019

An undercover St. Louis police officer who was beaten by colleagues during protests in 2017 later described the attack as a "free for all" and told someone at police headquarters that he was beaten "like Rodney King," according to recently released court documents.

Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military

Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times

January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside nationwide orders from three federal judges and ruled the Defense Department could now enforce President Trump's policy that effectively bans transgender people from serving in the military.

The next challenge for Jayme: Recovery will be difficult, mental health experts say

The next challenge for Jayme: Recovery will be difficult, mental health experts say

By John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune

January 12, 2019

"This will be part of her for the rest of her life," Heather Rose Carlson, a mental health specialist, said. "Any part of her teenage years that she can reclaim would be really important... but it's going to take a lot of work."

FBI investigated whether Trump, after firing Comey, was working for Russia

FBI investigated whether Trump, after firing Comey, was working for Russia

By Hailey Waller and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg News

January 12, 2019

President Donald Trump angrily rejected a New York Times report that said the FBI opened an investigation in 2017 to determine whether he worked, knowingly or unknowingly, on behalf of Russia on Saturday.

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

Julian Castro, HUD secretary under Obama, declares presidential candidacy

By Gromer Jeffers Jr. and Robert T. Garrett, The Dallas Morning News

January 12, 2019

"I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership. It's time for new energy," Julian Castro, former HUD secretary said.

Trump will address nation and travel to border to press for a wall as the shutdown drags on

Trump will address nation and travel to border to press for a wall as the shutdown drags on

By Eli Stokols and Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2019

Even as the pain of the shutdown is being increasingly felt, including at the nation's airports and national parks and by federal employees working without pay, Trump emphasized again on Sunday that unless Democrats agreed to his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall, he was prepared for the standoff "to go on for a long time."

‘Not much headway’ made as shutdown talks set to continue Sunday as White House and Dems remain at loggerheads over border wall

‘Not much headway’ made as shutdown talks set to continue Sunday as White House and Dems remain at loggerheads over border wall

By Denis Slattery, New York Daily News

January 5, 2019

Meanwhile, Trump spent much of Saturday tweeting and reiterating his erroneous claim that most of the 800,000 impacted workers are Democrats as he politicized a federal workforce held hostage by the impasse.

Looking to 2020, both Democrats and Republicans see costs and benefits of Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rallies in midterm election results

Looking to 2020, both Democrats and Republicans see costs and benefits of Trump’s ‘MAGA’ rallies in midterm election results

By Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times

December 4, 2018

Fresh off the midterm elections, and now gearing up for 2020, both parties are grappling with one of the most confounding spectacles in modern politics: President Donald Trump's free-wheeling rallies. Not Trump. He believes they are so valuable to Republicans that he held two in one night Monday,...

The 41st president will be remembered as a conservative moderate who embarked on his time in office with a sense of steady stewardship

The 41st president will be remembered as a conservative moderate who embarked on his time in office with a sense of steady stewardship

By Colin Woodard, Portland Press Herald, Maine

December 4, 2018

On an August day in 1921, the boats began arriving here at St. Ann's by the Sea, a bucolic Episcopal summer chapel surrounded by lush gardens on Kennebunkport's Atlantic shore. Unbeknownst to those gathered, they were witnessing the forging of the most successful political dynasty in American history.

Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump pushes out Jeff Sessions as attorney general

By Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

November 7, 2018

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Donald Trump, in a move that was widely anticipated following signs of tensions. "We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date," Trump...

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