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Physicist and ex-Rep. Rush Holt: The March for Science fight isn’t over

Rush Holt Jr., a former congressman who serves as the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, spoke at the March for Science’s flagship event in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. He did not mince words when … Continue reading

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Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

In his first public remarks since leaving office, former President Barack Obama said he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.” “I’m spending a lot of time thinking about what is … Continue reading

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‘Better you than me’: Trump commends astronauts for converting urine into drinking water

President Trump held a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday, in part to congratulate Commander Peggy Whitson on her record-setting 535th day in space. Briefly, however, the conversation turned to a less dignified topic. Trump, … Continue reading

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Pelosi, Schumer urge Trump to butt out of budget negotiations

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivered a message to President Trump on Monday morning about Congress’ sensitive negotiations over a spending bill that must pass by Friday. That message: Butt … Continue reading

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Trump fumes about supposedly ‘fake’ polls giving him a dismal approval rating

President Trump continues to rant about a pair of new polls that show he is approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating of any president in more than 70 years. “The two fake news polls released … Continue reading

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Senate Russia probe flounders amid partisan bickering

More than three months after the Senate Intelligence Committee launched its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election — including allegations of collusion by associates of President Trump — the panel has made little progress and is increasingly stymied … Continue reading

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Trump: Mexico will pay for the border wall — ‘eventually’ and ‘in some form’

President Trump says he may not approve a government funding bill this week if it does not include funding for a “badly needed border wall” that he claims Mexico, “in some form,” will “eventually” pay for. In a pair of … Continue reading

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Polls: Trump approaches 100 days with lowest job approval rating in more than 70 years

Six days before marking his first 100 days in office, President Trump has the lowest approval rating of any president in more than 70 years, a pair of polls published Sunday found. According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, … Continue reading

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‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’

Carefully penned within barricades by the NYPD, thousands of demonstrators lined up, stretching a mile along Manhattan’s Upper West Side, for Saturday morning’s New York City March for Science. The event, on Earth Day, was one of more than 600 … Continue reading

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French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story

As France prepares to hold the first round of voting in its presidential election Sunday, one prominent, far-right candidate is receiving attention for her populist, nationalist policies — and her political resemblance to President Trump in the U.S. But it’s another … Continue reading

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