What Trump really meant when he tweeted about a ‘RAT’

(CNN)You would think — or at least hope — that the person who serves as President of the United States would be supportive of anyone who cooperates with federal authorities to bring criminals to justice. After all, Article II of the US Constitution expressly charges the President with enforcing our…

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What Trump gets dangerously wrong about the wildfires

(CNN)Right now, 100 fires are burning across the West, including the Mendocino Complex fire in California — the largest wildfire in the state’s history. Thousands of firefighters and support personnel are working tirelessly to protect life and property. As the number of acres burned continues to climb, it’s clear that…

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China’s crimes against humanity you’ve never heard of

(CNN)I first visited Xinjiang, in northwest China, in July 2009, returning to Beijing only days before demonstrations in the region’s capital, Urumqi, turned deadly. Despite the increasingly dire human rights situation in Xinjiang, few around the world are aware of it, and even fewer have spoken out. We are now…

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Theologian: Jeff Sessions misreads the Bible to justify separating families

(CNN)In a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s family separation policy for asylum-seekers at the US-Mexico border by stating that this practice is consistent with the teachings of the Bible. When questioned about Sessions’ statement during a White House…

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On Trump’s watch, the single most deadly natural disaster in modern America

(CNN)4,645 dead. That is the new estimate of the death toll in Puerto Rico after last year’s Hurricane Maria, according to a Harvard University study out this week. Study: Puerto Rico hurricane death toll near 5,000 And the outrage and sadness of this is made worse by the fact that…

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