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Democrats Condemn ‘Shocking Abdication’ of Responsibility as Intelligence Officials Scale Back Election Security Briefings

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) indicated on Sunday that his committee may subpoena intelligence officials, following Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s announcement that regular election security briefings will be scaled back ahead of the general election. “This intelligence paid for by taxpayers doesn’t belong to Donald Trump, it doesn’t belong to the intelligence …

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Massive Crowd in Minsk Tells Belarus Dictator: Resign Now!

A massive crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Minsk on Sunday, demanding President Alexander Lukashenko’s resignation and saying “Fuck You!” to the Belarusian strongman’s warning that “stringent measures” would be employed to “defend” the country. The turnout in Minsk today for the manifestation for democracy looks absolutely massive. The regime effort to …

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‘Warning Sign of Major Proportions’: Number of Siberian Forest Fires Increase Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature

The number of fires in the vast north Asian region of Siberia increased fivefold this week, according to the Russian forest fire aerial protection service, as temperatures in the Arctic continued higher than normal in the latest sign of the ongoing climate crisis. The news of the increase comes a week after the small Siberian town …

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As EU Looks to Reopen Borders, US Covid-19 Surge Means Americans May Not Be Welcome

The European Union is preparing to allow travelers from dozens of countries into the 27-member nation bloc starting July 1—but Americans are unlikely to be welcome for the foreseeable future due to the Trump administration’s failure to control the coronavirus pandemic. Two draft lists of countries from where tourists and business travelers will be able to travel …

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Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has ‘Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three Decades’

In a move that alarmed nuclear experts, anti-war activists, and policymakers around the world, the U.S. government notified international partners on Thursday that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the Treaty on Open Skies over alleged Russian violations. “Trump and enablers are systematically undoing the systems [put] in place at end of cold …

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