Month: January 2020

Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change
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Hurricane Dorian’s nightmarishly slow pace is linked to climate change

Hurricane Dorian’s historic destruction in the Bahamas earlier this week is already emerging as the latest example of a disconcerting trend. The storm hit the islands with Category 5 wind speeds and then stalled over land for hours before inching towards the United States. According to some estimates, Dorian may be the slowest-moving Category 5 […]

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It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats
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It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues where candidates staked out wildly […]

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GOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the polls
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GOP candidate has a pretty hypocritical excuse for why he’s down in the polls

Dan Bishop, the Republican nominee in next week’s North Carolina congressional special election, claimed on Thursday that the reason polls show he could lose a district that President Donald Trump won easily is that so much money was coming in from out of district to support his Democratic opponent. But most of the money going […]

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To build Trump’s border wall, Pentagon will divert funds from military schools and day cares

President Donald Trump, despite his empty claims that he’s the most pro-military president “ever,” is preparing to drain funds from schools and day care centers that serve military families, as well as stalling readiness projects, to pay for his promised border wall. The Pentagon is diverting billions of dollars from already funded projects at military […]

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Trump describes Boris Johnson as someone who ‘knows how to win’ after historic Parliament defeats
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Trump describes Boris Johnson as someone who ‘knows how to win’ after historic Parliament defeats

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson can’t stop losing. His “plan” to keep a no-deal Brexit on the cards (which Johnson insists is necessary despite the catastrophic economic damage it could cause) was defeated twice in the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday. Shortly after, Johnson was defeated by Parliament in his attempt to call a general […]

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