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Northern Irish Journalist Killed in What Police Call a 'Terrorist Incident' Northern Irish Journalist Killed in What Police Call a 'Terrorist Incident'

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who wrote for publications like The Atlantic and BuzzFeed, was killed in the middle of rioting in Derry, Northern Ireland, according to BuzzFeed.

Video Emerges of Armed Militia Members Appearing to Detain Migrants at the Border Video Emerges of Armed Militia Members Appearing to Detain Migrants at the Border

Members of an armed, right-wing militia appear to have detained a large group of migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border this week, according to video that emerged and was reported on by The Guardian and the ACLU.

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Another Federal Immigration Decision Comes Down Against the Trump Camp Another Federal Immigration Decision Comes Down Against the Trump Camp

Yet again the Trump administration has had one of their cruel immigration policies smacked down by federal judges. This time, it was the administration’s attempt to prevent California from carrying out sanctuary laws which protect undocumented immigrants in the state, according to Bloomberg.

As Stop & Shop Strike Closes in on a Week, Workers Worry About Pay As Stop & Shop Strike Closes in on a Week, Workers Worry About Pay

Striking Stop & Shop workers headed into their sixth day of picketing and negotiations with management today as part of an unprecedented strike, according to WPRI. The unionized workers at the New England supermarket chain are fighting for maintaining health benefits and pay raises. The strike was spurred by what they…

This Is What It's Really About This Is What It's Really About

You hear a lot of talking points from both Democrats and Republicans about why Medicare for All won’t work. It’s too expensive. It will provide inferior service. People don’t want to give up their employee-sponsored insurance.

Rick Perry Is Reportedly on His Way Out Rick Perry Is Reportedly on His Way Out

Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry is the latest Trump official to be planning his exit from the administration, according to Bloomberg. His exit isn’t imminent or ensured, but Perry is reportedly in the process of finalizing the terms and timing of his departure.

Dozens of Doctors Arrested and Charged With Trading Opioid Prescriptions for Money and Sex Dozens of Doctors Arrested and Charged With Trading Opioid Prescriptions for Money and Sex

Today, federal prosecutors charged dozens of medical professionals across seven states for illegally distributing opioid prescriptions and pills, according to the New York Times. The professionals were allegedly trading prescriptions for money and sex, among other illegal activities.

Of Course William Barr Is Trying to Get in Front of the Mueller Report Of Course William Barr Is Trying to Get in Front of the Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr, the man who wrote the summary of the Mueller report that was so pleasing to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to give a press conference with his deputy Rod Rosenstein at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow to discuss the redacted report, according to NBC. But the actual report won’t be released by…

The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now

Amid the worst measles outbreak in 20 years, Republicans across the country are digging in their heels over bills that would tighten rules on exemptions that allow children to go without vaccines, according to Politico.

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William Barr Finds a New Way to Punish Asylum Seekers William Barr Finds a New Way to Punish Asylum Seekers

The Trump administration just keeps coming up with new, horrifying ways to fuck with desperate people seeking asylum from their home countries in the U.S. Their latest attempt comes from Attorney General William Barr, who issued an order today that would prevent asylum seekers from asking for bail, instead keeping…

Trump Uses Veto to Shut Down Congress' Attempt to End Catastrophic War in Yemen Trump Uses Veto to Shut Down Congress' Attempt to End Catastrophic War in Yemen

Today, Donald Trump used the second veto of his presidency to block a bill by Congress that would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, according to The Hill.

Here's Some Deeply Cursed Fashion Advice From Misogynist Idiot Mike Cernovich Here's Some Deeply Cursed Fashion Advice From Misogynist Idiot Mike Cernovich

Mike Cernovich is known for many things: he’s the inventor of Gorilla Mindset™, a salesman for highly questionable nootropics, a disgusting misogynist, and a lawyer who, supposedly, “defends free speech.”

Trump Will Have at Least One GOP Challenger in 2020 Trump Will Have at Least One GOP Challenger in 2020

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced on Monday that he is officially entering the 2020 Republican primary, making him the first Republican to step forward to challenge Donald Trump.

Glenn Beck Is Spouting Insane, Dangerous Bullshit About the Notre Dame Fire Glenn Beck Is Spouting Insane, Dangerous Bullshit About the Notre Dame Fire

Eternal idiot Glenn Beck went on his personal television network BlazeTV today and said some insane, extremely dangerous, and completely unfounded shit about the tragic fire that burned down a section of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France.

ICE Cruelly Deports Spouse of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, Leaving Their Daughter in the U.S. ICE Cruelly Deports Spouse of Soldier Killed in Afghanistan, Leaving Their Daughter in the U.S.

The Trump administration has deported Jose Gonzalez Carranza, a 30-year-old undocumented immigrant whose wife died as a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, according to AZ Central. The couple’s 12-year-old daughter was left in Phoenix, AZ.

Turns Out This Fox News Audience Actually Loves Medicare for All Turns Out This Fox News Audience Actually Loves Medicare for All

Bernie Sanders did his second town hall on Fox News tonight. It was a questionable idea, to be sure, and there’s a strong argument to be made that he should have nothing to do with the racist network. But it did provide at least one moment of pure joy, when Fox host Brett Baier attempted to own Sanders by polling the…

Trump's Lawyers Threaten Accounting Firm Not to Comply With Subpoena Trump's Lawyers Threaten Accounting Firm Not to Comply With Subpoena

President Donald Trump sicced his lawyers on an accounting firm facing a subpoena for Trump’s financial records from the House Oversight and Reform Committee, threatening legal action if records are produced, Politico reported Monday.

White Man #7298 Officially Kicks off His Presidential Run White Man #7298 Officially Kicks off His Presidential Run

It was a big weekend for the 2020 campaign, with the launch of media darling Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, the release of Kamala Harris’ tax returns, and the announcement that the Trump campaign raised $30 million in its first quarter. But that’s not all! Rep. Eric Swalwell also officially entered the race.

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