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EPA refuses to ban pesticide tied to children’s health problems

EPA refuses to ban pesticide tied to children’s health problems

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided against a ban of the widely-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, which critics say is associated with neurological problems in children. The agency concluded there is not sufficient evidence of the chemical’s dangers to justify the ban requested by environmental groups and a group of states. Those groups cast the decision as…MORE

6 debate matchups I really want to see

6 debate matchups I really want to see

At 8 p.m. ET tonight, the draw begins! What draw, you ask? The one that determines what night each of the 20 candidates who have qualified for CNN’s debates later this month will appear and with whom they will share the stage, of course! (Everything you need to know about the draw — including all…MORE

Judge considering throwing out criminal case against Michael Flynn’s lobbying partner

Judge considering throwing out criminal case against Michael Flynn’s lobbying partner

Federal Judge Anthony Trenga is considering throwing out the conspiracy and foreign lobbying charge that Michael Flynn’s ex-lobbying partner faces because the evidence prosecutors have presented at trial this week has been “very, very circumstantial.” “Much of it’s very speculative,” Trenga, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, said Thursday. Trenga is not…MORE

Duncan Hunter ordered to remove Marine Corps insignia from mailers

Duncan Hunter ordered to remove Marine Corps insignia from mailers

Embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is complying with a request from the US Marine Corps to remove their official military insignia from campaign materials, Hunter’s campaign said Thursday. “Congressman Hunter’s campaign immediately complied and is taking all appropriate measures to ensure this matter is addressed appropriately and thoroughly,” spokesman Mike Harrison said, adding that “it is…MORE

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McAleenan over border agent Facebook group

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McAleenan over border agent Facebook group

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told lawmakers that there is an “aggressive” ongoing investigation into the secret Facebook group of current and former Border Patrol agents that sparked outrage earlier this month, responding to a question from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a contentious House Oversight Committee hearing Thursday. The group, which was originally uncovered…MORE

The 51 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s repugnant North Carolina rally

The 51 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s repugnant North Carolina rally

Amid an ongoing battle with four freshmen Democratic congresswomen over racist tweets he sent over the weekend, President Donald Trump took his 2020 campaign roadshow to Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday night. He played to an adoring crowd, some of whom at one point chanted, “send her back!” in reference to Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar…MORE

US Navy ship ‘destroyed’ an Iranian drone, Trump says

US Navy ship ‘destroyed’ an Iranian drone, Trump says

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone that came within 1,000 yards of the Navy ship and ignored “multiple calls to stand down” — marking yet another escalation in the already tense situation playing out between Washington and Tehran. Speaking at the White House, Trump said the drone was…MORE

Fact check: Joe Biden misleads with claim that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan would cause a ‘hiatus’

Fact check: Joe Biden misleads with claim that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan would cause a ‘hiatus’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has accused former Vice President Joe Biden this week of “fear-mongering” and “misinformation” about Sanders’ health care plan. Biden’s campaign says one of the Biden comments Sanders is objecting to, about Sanders’ plan supposedly causing “hiatuses” that would hurt sick people, has been misinterpreted. Regardless of what Biden intended to say, though,…MORE

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