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ExxonMobil tried to censor climate scientists to Congress during Bush era

Exxon tried to censorscientistsExxonMobil moved to squash a well-established congressional lecture series on climate science just nine days after the presidential inauguration of George W Bush, a former oil executive, the Guardian has learned.

Exxon’s intervention on the briefings, revealed here for the first time, adds to evidence the oil company was acutely aware of the state of climate science and its implications for government policy and the energy industry – despite Exxon’s public protestations for decades about the uncertainties of global warming science.

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Report slams Israel's military law enforcement system

IDF Human Rights ViolationsCiting a raft of deep systemic failures, human rights group B'Tselem has announced that it will no longer cooperate with Israel's military law enforcement system.

For the past 25 years, B'Tselem, which documents Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, has served as a "subcontractor" for the system by submitting complaints about soldiers' alleged misconduct, gathering relevant documents and evidence, and requesting updates for affected Palestinian families.

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Gov. Nikki Haley signs bill outlawing abortion after 19 weeks

Niki Haley signs 20 wk abortion lawGov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed a bill that makes it illegal for a woman to get an abortion after her pregnancy reaches 19 weeks with no exceptions for rape or incest.

The legislation was passed out of the Senate last week.

The bill would allow doctors to perform abortions past 20 weeks only if the fetus has been diagnosed with an “anomaly” and will die, or the mother’s life is threatened. Doctors who disobey the new rules would face jail time.

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Ex-teacher who says Noah's Ark killed dinosaurs loses board of education bid

Texas school board voteWhen Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F Kennedy won’t have a vote.

Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas state board of education on Tuesday night, just two months after a near-outright victory that would have put her on the brink of having a say in what more than five million schoolchildren learn in classrooms and read in textbooks.

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Ohio law limiting early voting ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

Ohio early voting law unconstitutionalA law cutting down on early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a case involving a series of Republican-backed voting changes in the presidential battleground state.

The state’s Democratic party was among the plaintiffs that sued Ohio’s elections chief over the voting rules.

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Leaked Tapes Suggest Brazil Senators Ousted President To Quash Corruption Probe

leaked tapes show Brazil corruptionBrazil‘s Supreme Court accepted a plea bargain agreement with an ex-senator at the center of a political uproar that cost the Planning Minister his job on Monday, O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.

Sérgio Machado, who is also the ex-president of the transportation arm of state-run oil giant Petrobras, has been under investigation in the two-year-long probe of a bribe scheme involving Petrobras contractors and politicians.

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“American Sniper” Chris Kyle Distorted His Military Record, Documents Show

Chris KyleNo American has been more associated with the Navy SEAL mystique than Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in military history. His bestselling autobiography, American Sniper —  a story of honor, glory, and quiet heroism —  has sold more than a million copies. The movie adaptation became the highest-grossing war film in American history.

“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”

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Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

Julian AssangeA Swedish lower court upheld on Wednesday the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, saying the stay at Ecuador's London embassy did not equal detention.

Assange, 44, is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations, which he denies, that he committed rape in 2010.

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Trump Vitamins Were Fortified With B.S.

Trump vitamin scamCall it “Vitamin T.” For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health.

Through a multi-level marketing project called The Trump Network, the business mogul encouraged people to take an expensive urine test, which would then be used to personally “tailor” a pricey monthly concoction of vitamins—something a Harvard doctor told The Daily Beast was a straight-up “scam.”

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