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Firefighters watch the Bobcat Fire after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, Calif., September 13, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) At some point in the next 30 years, global temperatures are expected to rise 1.5°C above their pre-industrial levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. If we doubled the average fuel efficiency
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An armored vehicle patrols near the side of an incident where two U.S soldiers were killed a day before in Shirzad district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, February 9, 2020. (Parwiz/Reuters) The U.S. commander of troops in Afghanistan said that American intelligence officials have not been able to confirm the existence of a Russian bounty program
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Senator Dianne Feinstein on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., May 8, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters ) The Los Angeles Times reports that left-wing activists are badgering Senator Dianne Feinstein to abandon blue slips if Joe Biden wins the White House and the Democrats capture the Senate. In that scenario, Feinstein, currently the Senate Judiciary Committee’s ranking
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A photojournalist reacts as riot police fire tear gas in Portland, Ore., September 5, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Republicans in the Oregon legislature are accusing Democrats of sanctioning “lawlessness” after the arrest of a top aide to the Democratic Oregon House speaker this month during protests that devolved into riots in downtown Portland. Kristina Narayan, who serves as
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A firefighter works to extinguish the Bobcat Fire after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, Calif., September 13, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters) On the menu today: a deep dive into how policy decisions have exacerbated the wildfires in the West, a farewell to Washington’s most sober-minded columnist, and apparently Peter Strzok has
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A worker takes a break while cleaning up a basketball court at Glasgow Middle School, a Fairfax County Public School, during deadline day for families and teachers countywide to decide between teaching/learning from home or in the classroom due to the coronavirus, in Falls Church, Va., July 15, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) This is like something
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New York Police officers in Times Square in 2013. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Partisan tribal allegiance is a huge obstacle to badly needed law-enforcement reforms. Dallas — Here in the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, the three largest constituent municipalities — Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington, total population about 3 million — have something in common: All of
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A police officer in Rochester, New York, has been injured while attempting to disperse rioters. Blaze reporter Elijah Schaffer reports that while it is unclear how the officer was injured, rioters had been throwing projectiles. Advertisement – story continues below NEW YORK: officer has been injured in Rochester during an attempt to clear protesters after
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An undated transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML/Handout via Reuters) Has the U.S. incurred larger COVID losses than countries held up as role models? The idea that
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Yesterday an individual was doxed because of his alleged activities involved with the QAnon movement. The QAnon Movement started in the middle of 2017 and attracted a huge following.  Some of the information shared within the loosely connected organization was authentic and of high quality.  Because of its success and popularity, outside influences from Russia
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People look at the Tribute in Light installation marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks from Brooklyn, N.Y., September 11, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) On the menu today: recognizing that 19 years have passed since 9/11, why the presidential race in Nevada is more uncertain than usual this cycle, and what the defenders of the
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President Trump speaks during an executive order signing event in Washington, D.C., August 3, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Woodward book will underline Trump’s vulnerability, but it is one entirely of the president’s own making. The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s soon-to-be-released Rage, and it’s his own
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CDC director Robert Redfield greets Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., MD) after a hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) If the executive branch can unilaterally suspend residential evictions to limit the spread of coronavirus, is there anything it can’t do? In response to a once-in-a-century pandemic, the federal government has taken unprecedented actions
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A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) firefighter pauses during a moment of silence as he stands in front of a fire engine outside Ladder Co. 10, Engine Co. 10 on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, New York, September 11, 2020. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) ‘There’s no closure.’ My uncle
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Have you been wondering if the Coronavirus shutdowns and delayed school reopenings might have something to do with politics and the presidential election? You may be right. A public health official in California named Barbara Ferrer was recently caught on tape saying that schools will likely remain shut until after the election. Sounds like she
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