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Once-in-a-Thousand-Year Flooding Devastates West Virginia, Killing At Least 23

Once-in-a-Thousand-Year Flooding Devastates West Virginia, Killing At Least 23

In West Virginia, at least 23 people have died in once-in-a-thousand-year flooding. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a state of emergency in 44 counties and has deployed the National Guard to help with search and rescue efforts. A number of people remain missing across the state. The severe rainfall inundated large parts […]

California: Fires Burn at "Exponential Rates" Amid Blistering Heat Wave and 5-Year Drought

California: Fires Burn at "Exponential Rates" Amid Blistering Heat Wave and 5-Year Drought

Wildfires are raging up and down the state of California. At least two people have died, and hundreds of homes have been destroyed. We speak to Ken Pimlott, the director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and a 30-year fire service veteran. He joins us from Sacramento, where temperatures hit 107 degrees […]

As Extreme Weather Sweeps Across U.S., Is New Democratic Platform on Climate Change Too Weak?

As Extreme Weather Sweeps Across U.S., Is New Democratic Platform on Climate Change Too Weak?

Extreme weather is sweeping across the United States, from scorching heat in the Southwest to uncontrollable wildfires in California, to deadly flooding in Appalachia. In West Virginia, at least 23 people have died in once-in-a-thousand-year flooding, and a number of people remain missing across the state. Meanwhile, wildfires are raging up and down the state […]

Jesse Williams' Powerful BET Awards Speech: "We're Done Watching Whiteness Use and Abuse Us"

Jesse Williams' Powerful BET Awards Speech: "We're Done Watching Whiteness Use and Abuse Us"

Actor Jesse Williams is best known for his role on the TV show "Grey’s Anatomy." On Sunday night, he earned a standing ovation when he addressed the BET Awards. As he accepted the Humanitarian Award, Williams paid homage to police shooting victims, including Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, who would have […]

Plaintiff in SCOTUS Abortion Case Celebrates Historic Win But Says Struggle for Clinics Isn't Over

Plaintiff in SCOTUS Abortion Case Celebrates Historic Win But Says Struggle for Clinics Isn't Over

In the most significant victory for abortion rights in a generation, the Supreme Court has struck down provisions of a sweeping anti-choice law in Texas. Justice Anthony Kennedy joined Justice Stephen Breyer and all three women justices on the Supreme Court, condemning the restrictions as an undue burden on access to abortion. We speak with […]

Post-Orlando ISIS video calls for lone wolf attacks on San Francisco, Las Vegas

Post-Orlando ISIS video calls for lone wolf attacks on San Francisco, Las Vegas

A new Islamic State video is taunting those grieving after the Orlando mass shooting, celebrating the attack and calling for more like it in San Francisco and Las Vegas. This is the second video praising the Florida massacre – America’s bloodiest so far. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: America

The geography of Brexit: Britain’s referendum reveals a United Kingdom that’s anything but

The geography of Brexit: Britain’s referendum reveals a United Kingdom that’s anything but

United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage (Credit: Garreth Fuller/AP) A majority in the U.K. voted to leave the EU. But a look at the geography of the vote provides another angle on the result and insights into the political geography of the Disunited Kingdom. The vote laid bare a seldom-acknowledged political and economic imbalance […]

Donald Trump’s campaign looks more like a con every day. The press should cover it accordingly

Donald Trump’s campaign looks more like a con every day. The press should cover it accordingly

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on the day several states held presidential primaries, including California, at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S., June 7, 2016 REUTERS/Carlo Allegri – RTSGHCR (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri) “Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan demands more autonomy for pro-EU capital after Brexit

London Mayor Sadiq Khan demands more autonomy for pro-EU capital after Brexit

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded more autonomy for Britain’s capital in the wake of the UK’s vote for Brexit last Thursday. His statement comes after a petition to make the capital an independent city-state attracted 175,000 signatures. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: America

Turkey prepared to compensate Russia over shooting down of jet

Turkish PM says payment could be made ‘if necessary’ as it seeks to restore ties with Moscow Turkey is ready “if necessary” to compensate Russia after it shot down one of Moscow’s military jets over Syria in November, the prime minister, Binali Yildirim, has said. “We have said that if necessary we are ready to […]