Trump Arrives In Rome Ahead Of Pope Meeting

on May 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Rome on May 23 ahead of a meeting with Pope Francis. Trump, on his first trip abroad since taking office in January, is scheduled to meet the pontiff at the Vatican on May 24. The U.S. president is to attend a NATO meeting in Brussels on May 25 and […]

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German Authorities Arrest Afghan Suspected In Taliban Killing

on May 23, 2017

German authorities say they have arrested a 20-year-old Afghan suspect in the killing of a police officer in Afghanistan by Taliban militants. In a May 23 statement, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said that the suspect, identified as Omaid N., has been in custody since May 19. He is suspected of taking part in the killing […]

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Lawsuit Targets Trump's Climate-change Censorship

on May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Trump administration to uncover public records showing that federal employees have been censored from using words or phrases related to climate change in formal agency communications. Today’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., seeks to require four federal agencies to release climate-censorship […]

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To Deepen Our Investigative Journalism, We’re Asking for Reader Support

on May 23, 2017

I have spent most of my adult life reporting from war and conflict zones around the world and on the front lines of social justice struggles in the United States. As a young journalist for Democracy Now! in the 1990s, I reported from Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, and Nigeria. After 9/11, I knew the Bush […]

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Homeland Security Hires Anti-Islam Activist Katharine Gorka as Trump Makes Overtures to Muslim States

on May 23, 2017

Donald Trump made overtures towards the Islamic world during his visit to Saudi Arabia, softening his outward stance on Islam, but his administration has given a temporary appointment to a recognized anti-Muslim campaigner. Katharine Gorka, a controversial national security analyst and anti-Muslim activist, has been named as a temporary adviser to the Department of Homeland Security’s chief of staff, […]

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