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Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is Now Part of Mainstream US Politics and Culture

Forget 'Obamageddon', 'Prepping' is Now Part of Mainstream US Politics and Culture

Aug 09, 2019 03:42 AM EDT

Long considered an extreme reaction to fears of Armageddon and imminent nuclear disaster, 'preppers' in the US have traditionally been portrayed as motivated by extreme right-wing or apocalyptic views. New research from Dr. Michael Mills, from the University of Kent, challenges this view.

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

Aug 08, 2019 03:48 AM EDT

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May banning US companies from trading information and communications technology with foreign businesses deemed a national security risk, it effectively prevented Chinese telecom giant Huawei from acquiring the American technology that it needs to market its products. On July 26th, China threatened to blacklist FedEx from the Chinese market.

News Coverage of Gun Policy Linked to Gun Sales (IMAGE)

Mathematics Ties Media Coverage of Gun Control to Upticks in Gun Purchases

Jun 24, 2019 01:46 PM EDT

For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws.

Permafrost Slumps into the Sea on Qikiqtaruk -- Herschel Island, Yukon Territory (IMAGE)

Rapid Retreat of Arctic Coastline Revealed in Images From the Air

Jun 07, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a meter a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Oct 09, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category two storm, with winds topping 100mph (155km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast.

How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority

How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority

Oct 08, 2018 04:42 PM EDT

The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh puts the US Supreme Court firmly on conservative terrain and Chief Justice John Roberts at a personal crossroads.

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change

Oct 08, 2018 04:35 PM EDT

A UN panel of scientists says every bit of warming matters, and we’re almost out of time to keep it in check.

Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

Oct 08, 2018 04:15 PM EDT

Hurricane Michael is expected to head north across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in the area of the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

Victim texted limo was in 'terrible condition' minutes before crash killed 20 in New York

Limo victim texted was in 'terrible condition' minutes before crash killed 20 in New York

Oct 08, 2018 04:08 PM EDT

One of the victims of the upstate New York limousine crash that killed all 18 aboard had texted concerns about the "terrible condition" of the limo less than 20 minutes before tragedy struck.

Trump

Trump '100 percent' sure Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Oct 06, 2018 07:59 PM EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Tabernacle Choir name change marks church's shift: no longer Mormon

Oct 06, 2018 07:51 PM EDT

The singers will now be called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.

MAGA Hat

Reporter fired for wearing MAGA hat while covering Trump rally

Oct 06, 2018 07:46 PM EDT

'We don't allow our people to wear campaign clothing while on assignment'

Supreme Court

Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

Oct 06, 2018 07:41 PM EDT

Over repeated interruptions by protesters in the gallery, the Senate on Saturday voted 50 to 48 to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.

University of Michigan Raises $5 Billion, Others Close Behind

University of Michigan Raises $5 Billion, Others Close Behind

Oct 04, 2018 03:20 PM EDT

Mega-campaigns for public schools becoming more common as public funding wanes

Busboy Juan Romero, Who Cradled Dying Robert F. Kennedy, Dies At 68

Busboy Juan Romero, Who Cradled Dying Robert F. Kennedy, Dies At 68

Oct 04, 2018 03:17 PM EDT

On June 5, 1968, hotel busboy Juan Romero raced to congratulate Sen. Robert Kennedy moments after his victory in the California presidential primary. He had met the candidate the day before, bringing him room service at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

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