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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors 25.4.2032 - Politics
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. ...
Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party 24.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A messy war among GOP factions has escalated in recent weeks to crisis levels as Trump’s agenda stalls.
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Journalism Is Dying and Content Marketing Is Taking Its Place (I Know Because I Do Both) 23.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As more and more journalists are forced to make a living as content producers for corporations creating "news" articles, infographics and videos, it's becoming harder to separate the spin from the real, especially when well-respected sites like WebMD carry an undifferentiated mix of both content and news. Spin is spin, even when it is written by journalists. (Image: scyther5 / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Stories like this can't be found in corporate media! Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout by clicking here. I first started writing articles when I was a teenager, as one of the ways I could contribute to the movement to stop the war on Iraq, to free the refugees from detention in Australia and to stop a waste dump being built where I lived (one of the poorest parts of Sydney). I've been a journalist for 16 years now, writing from Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela, Pakistan and other countries -- aiming to center the voices of those who aren't usually heard, and covering the other side of the story. But ...
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USC received more than a year of questions about former medical school dean's conduct before scandal broke 23.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Four days after The Times published a story about drug use by the then-dean of USC’s medical school, the university announced it was moving to fire Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito and said it was “outraged and disgusted” by his conduct.

USC Provost Michael Quick said the university decided to act because...

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Trump's new message man is a Harvard-educated former Wall Streeter with humble roots 23.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.
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What early fundraising in California says about the race for Congress: Some incumbents are behind 23.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California’s congressional races are pivotal to Democratic efforts to flip the House, and there are already more than 60 candidates in more than a dozen battleground districts for the 2018 election.

Though it is 16 months before the 2018 general election and candidates have until March to file...

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A glossary of Trump's rhetorical shorthand 22.7.2017 Washington Post
A glossary of Trump's rhetorical shorthand
The Memo: Spicer shock leaves WH staff bracing for more change 22.7.2017 The Hill
The tumultuous Trump White House witnessed its most notable shake-up yet on Friday - and speculation is rife that more departures could be coming.White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned abruptly after Trum...
U.S. soldier arrested in Hawaii indicted on terrorism charges 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday on suspicion of attempting to provide material support to Islamic State.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail.

Kang will be arraigned in federal court Monday,...

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Man held on suspicion of murder after teen tumbles from back of pickup 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday on suspicion of killing a 14-year-old boy who apparently fell out of the back of a moving pickup in Jurupa Valley, authorities said.

Deputies were called about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Live Oak and Lakeside drives regarding a possible hit-and-run,...

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Could Trump pardon himself? No president ever has, and legal opinions are mixed 22.7.2017 LA Times: Nation
In recent days, President Trump has asked advisers about his ability to pardon family and even himself. But can he?
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Long Beach man claims lotto officials withheld $5-million prize because his underage son bought his ticket 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Long Beach man is suing the state and the California Lottery Commission, claiming he was denied $5 million in prize money because his 16-year-old son purchased his winning ticket.

In October, Ward Thomas sent his son to buy five scratchers from a Mobil gas station on Bellflower Boulevard in Long...

Suspected hit-and-run driver arrested in Lancaster crash that killed 11-year-old girl 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A 25-year-old man suspected in a Lancaster hit-and-run that killed an 11-year-old girl was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Witnesses said Eduardo Medrano Jr.’s vehicle collided with one carrying the victim early Tuesday at Lancaster Boulevard and 20th Street East, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

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Errant U.S. bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Helmand provincial police chief says an errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police personnel and wounded two others.

Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday that the death toll in Friday's airstrike was determined after a site inspection of the compound in Gereshk...

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L.A. County sues over reopening of Aliso Canyon 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

L.A. County is suing state regulators and Southern California Gas Co. for failing to conduct required safety and environmental studies and to turn over public documents before reopening the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility.

State regulators announced this week that Aliso Canyon could resume natural...

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Trump tweets that Sean Spicer 'is a wonderful person who took tremendous abuse' from the media 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Obamacare vote short on details: 'I don't even know what we're proceeding to next week' 22.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As the Senate hurtles toward a potential vote next week to roll back the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers still don’t know what legislation they will consider or what impact it could have on health coverage for tens of millions of Americans.

Senate GOP leaders have said senators may be...

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Disneyland brings back attractions that were closed for Star Wars land construction 22.7.2017 LA Times: Business

A year and a half after they were closed to make way for construction of a new Star Wars land, four Disneyland attractions along the Rivers of America are set to reopen.

The Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes and the Disneyland Railroad will relaunch July...

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SpaceX may have canceled Red Dragon Mars mission 22.7.2017 LA Times: Business

SpaceX may have canceled its mission to Mars with a Red Dragon capsule that was set for 2020.

Company Chief Executive Elon Musk retweeted a story late Friday afternoon titled “SpaceX skipping Red Dragon for ‘vastly bigger ships’ on Mars” that was published on Tesla enthusiasts blog Teslarati.


Vice Media lays off about 60 staffers as it refocuses on video 22.7.2017 L.A. Times - Technology News

Vice Media laid off about 60 employees Friday in what the edgy news outlet described as a way to place a greater emphasis on video.

The layoffs — which affect multiple departments and represent a 2% cut of Vice’s roughly 3,000 employees — come a month after Vice announced it had secured $450 million...

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