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The Massive Teacher Strike in Chicago Is Finally…

Educators, students, and union laborers rally at Union Park during the Chicago Teachers Union strike on Oct. 26.Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times/AP After 11 days, the Chicago teachers’ strike is finally over. On Wednesday night, a week…

WhatsApp is Full of Spies—and Trump Officials. What…

Stefan Rousseau/AP The phones of senior government and military officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted with a hacking tool via WhatsApp, a popular encrypted messaging application, according to a new Reuters report. Multiple Trump…

House Dems defend impeachment probe, rip GOP’s no-show…

House Democrats on Thursday defended their impeachment inquiry after the formal vote to authorize the proceeding — and said that many Republicans complaining about a lack of transparency didn’t bother showing up for previous hearings.…

‘Friends’ is coming to the big screen for…

Enlarge Image (From left) Ross (David Schwimmer), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow, barely visible), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) eat Thanksgiving dinner together on "Friends." Warner Bros./Everett Collection Grab…

Federal Judge Blocks Alabama Abortion Ban

District Judge Myron Thompson issued a ruling blocking the Human Life Protection Act from taking effect pending legal action, saying the Alabama ban—which bars abortions even in the case of incest or rape—would likely be…

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Nationals Admit World Series Win Would Be Way…

WASHINGTON—Describing the French Canadian municipality as a “world-class city,” Nationals players admitted Thursday that their World Series win would be way sweeter if the franchise stilled played in Montréal. “We’ve never really considered D.C. our…

‘Hey You, Want To Be A Federal Judge?’…

WASHINGTON—After realizing there were still judicial appointments that needed to be filled during a meeting with the conservative think tank, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly pointed to a valet in the Heritage Foundation parking…

10 Fast Facts About Northern Mockingbirds

Northern Mockingbird. Photo: Susan Murray/Audubon Photography Awards The Northern Mockingbird is one of North America’s most beloved mimics. The skilled singer has also become inextricable from American popular culture, providing inspiration for the fictional "Mockingjay" of the…

Civiqs poll shows majority of Americans favor young…

A climate protester in Wellington appears at a FridaysForFuture event September 27. More than 3.5% of New Zealand’s population joined the demonstrations. A mid-October Civiqs poll of 1,333 adults has found that 53% of respondents said yes…

Trump is the ultimate backstop for payday lenders,…

Payday lenders are some of the worst of the worst, preying on people who need a little money in a hurry with outrageous interest rates. Of course they love Donald Trump, and of course the payday lender-Trump relationship is…

Open thread for night owls: Lying climate criminal…

Rex Tillerson Jake Johnson at Common Dreams writes—Environmentalists Slam 'Climate Criminal' Rex Tillerson for Spreading More Lies During Testimony in Exxon Trial: Environmentalists on Wednesday accused former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson—who served as CEO…

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House kicks off debate on impeachment resolution; vote…

Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi The full House will vote Thursday on the impeachment resolution laying out rules for the inquiry going forward. Though Republicans will continue to complain about process, such a…

Theres a word for representatives who vote against…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff speak during a press conference on October 2, 2019. Today, Congress will approve a resolution formalizing an impeachment inquiry, demolishing the final Republican gripe about…

Astros Fan Announcing Game 7 After Joe Buck…

HOUSTON—Saying the offer for such good seats at the deciding game of the World Series was too good to pass up, Houston Astros fan Victor Buckley was announcing game seven Wednesday after Joe Buck scalped…

Teen arrested in girl’s shooting in front of…

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old girl outside her school in Queens, police said. The unidentified teen also faces two counts of assault,…

Inside the Campaign to Defeat the Most Powerful…

Sheila Bynum-Coleman, the Democratic candidate running against Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, speaks at a news conference hosted by the Human Rights Campaign on August 15, 2019.Steve Ruark/AP Images for HRC Sheila Bynum-Coleman is nervous…