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Posted in Civil Rights

DeVos Has Scuttled More Than 1,200 Civil Rights Probes Inherited From Obama

Whether schoolchildren in DeSoto County, Mississippi, are paddled varies by their race. Black students are almost two and a half…

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Posted in Government Law Politics

Former Trump Officials Are Supposed to Avoid Lobbying. Except 33 Haven’t.

It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp”…

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Federal Authorities Raided Trump Fundraiser’s Office in Money Laundering Probe

Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign…

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Posted in Politics

“Trump, Inc.” Goes Beyond Collusion

In this “Trump, Inc.” podcast extra, we talk about what we know, what we don’t know and what we still want to know after Attorney General William Barr gave his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Trump, Inc co-hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz joined Maya Wiley, professor at the New School and MSNBC Legal Analyst, on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show to review the ongoing investigations.

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Posted in Science Technology

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white…

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Posted in Science Technology Virtual Reality

Sci-Fi Short Film ‘Uncanny Valley’ Paints a Dark Future for Virtual Reality

What’s the worst possible outcome of virtual reality technology going mainstream? A generation of burnt-out, washed-up VR junkies losing touch…

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Posted in Politics Science Technology

Could Blockchain Voting Fix Democracy? Today, It Gets a Test Run

There’s no shortage of debate about the role tech has played in politics. From misinformation being spread via WhatsApp in…

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Posted in Personal Science Technology

No Job Is Safe, But These Skills Will Always Be Valued in the Workplace

If you’d asked farmers a few hundred years ago what skills their kids would need to thrive, it wouldn’t have…

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Posted in Personal Philosophy Science Technology

The Motivating Power of a Massive Transformative Purpose

Eradicating diseases, mastering flight, near-instant global communication, going to the moon—humans have developed a taste for making the impossible possible….