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Why the Guardian is launching a major reader-funded project on the toxicity of modern life

From pesticides in our produce to toxic dyes in cosmetics, the Guardian is launching an ambitious series to explore the health risks Americans can face from exposure to chemicals in our everyday lives Carcinogenic chemicals in your furniture, and drinking water. Welcome to Toxic America a Guardian project which will explore the health implications of […]

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Family demands answers in police shooting of 17-year-old California girl

Police claim a replica gun was found, but Hannah Williams family says she was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incident Police in southern California are facing questions over the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl, who her family says was killed for no reason after a minor traffic incidentnear her home on […]

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Stephen Colbert on Trump: ‘Its even worse when he tells the truth’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps ABC interview where he admitted he would take foreign information on his opponents and not report it With Donald Trump admitting he would accept foreign intelligence on his political opponents, late-night hosts had a fresh crop of material. Stephen Colbert: Muellers like, damn it, honey, Im going back to work! On […]

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White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science

William Happer contacted Heartland Institute, one of the most prominent groups to dispute that fossil fuels cause global heating A member of the climate crisis, a trove of his emails show. Jim Bridenstine, the Nasa administrator, had accepting the science of climate breakdown. In May 2018, an exchange between Happer and Heartlands Wysmuller called Bridenstines […]

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Police fired 55 times at Willie McCoy. An investigation called it ‘reasonable’

The 20-year-old aspiring rapper had been sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell when Vallejo police shot him The California police officers who killed sleeping in his car, fired 55 bullets at him in 3.5 seconds which was reasonable, according to the city of Vallejos hired consultant. Officials disclosed the extraordinary number of rounds […]

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White nationalist gang charged with directing killings and drug smuggling from prison

Members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood are charged with racketeering and conspiracy, among other charges Leaders of a white nationalist prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within the most secure prisons in the state of California. A total of 16 members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood are […]

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Outrage as Trump delays putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill until 2026

As a candidate Trump called planned replacement of Andrew Jackson with anti-slavery activist pure political correctness Donald Trumps administration is facing criticism for delaying a move to put the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. At a congressional planned redesign of the $20, adding Tubmans face to the bill, will be postponed until […]

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A school’s mural removal: should kids be shielded from brutal US history?

Every day at a San Francisco high school, students pass artwork depicting slavery and violence against Native Americans Depending on whom you ask, a 1,600-sq-ft art installation at George Washington high school in San Francisco is either an unflinching look at American history, a stark depiction of violence against oppressed minorities or both. In New […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Pete Buttigieg: a match made in intellectual hell | Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi: Shes the postergirl for pseudoscience, hes the presidential candidate whos big of brain but short on policy There are so many people running for president in the US, it is hard to keep track of whos who. So lets begin with a reminder that 37-year-old Pete Buttigieg, known as Mayor Pete by those […]

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Even Trump may ultimately retreat from the cost of the China trade war

The presidents bullish advisers may be taking a hard line, but the chances of a deal are better than they look During Donald Trumps campaign to be president, he regularly cited Chinas export subsidies as evil, and in his after the president increased the tariff from 10% to 25% on Chinese goods worth $200bn on […]

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