Trump administration poses new menace to birds in allowing’ incidental’ killings

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Conservationists launch legal attempt to stop interior department from reversing a 100 -year-old law that protects migratory birds The eagle may be America’s mascot, but being a bird today in the United States is tough. Billions succumb each year in the maws of domestic cats, or after crashing into power line or skyscraper windows. But […]

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The Once and Future Liberal reviews: identity and the American body politic

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Columbia professor Mark Lilla guesses an obsession with identity politics has wrecked American liberalism. Two novelists respond to his provocative new book Charles Kaiser Charles Kaiser. Photo: Joe Stouter Charles Kaiser, formerly a reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, is the author of 1968 in America, The Gay Metropolis and […]

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The truth about cats and Trump’s puppies: civil discourse required

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Digested week: When Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a puppy on Twitter, some still managed to be shocked Monday The question of how to cover the revelations of Omarosa Manigault Newman, a woman who sorely tests the principle of my enemy’s enemy is my friend, twisted US journalists into caveat-issuing pretzels this week. She is […]

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I’m on the ‘professor watchlist.’ It’s a ploy to undermine free speech | Anthea Butler

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The rightwing roundup isnt protecting conservatism its making an Orwellian environment at universities where all ideas should be welcome The release of the professor watchlist, purporting to expose professors who discriminate against conservative students, is anything but that. I should know: Im on it. As one of a handful of religion profs in the US […]

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Facebook court filings hint at possible political future for Mark Zuckerberg

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Lawsuit over extent of CEOs control of company demonstrates committee voted to give him two-year leave if he serves in a government stance or office Mark Zuckerberg may intend to pursue government service while retaining control of Facebook, according to recently unsealed court filings in a case pitting the CEO against minority investors. The class-action […]

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Hundreds brave long, cold lines to snap up Snapchat Spectacles in New York

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Enthusiasm for Snapchats pop-up sale of video-capturing sunglasses bubbled into a second day as people camped out in hats, scarves and sweaters As temperatures dipped and high winds whistled down Manhattans Fifth Avenue on Tuesday hundreds waited in line for the chance to snap up this seasons must-have tech toy Snapchat Spectacles and the possibility […]

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Republicans repudiate climate change fears despite admonitions from scientists

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Ted Cruz has presented misinforming information in the Senate, scientists say, while Marco Rubio repudiates destroying our economy despite pleas for action coming from officials in his own state They have bloviated about carpet bombing, bickered about walls, and waxed anti-Muslim and -migrant, but over more than 16 hours of debate, the Republican candidates for […]

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Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction

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Scientists warn once-common species are disappearing faster than they can be counted as North Americas ash trees join IUCNs list of endangered species due to threat of an invasive beetle Native ash trees, abundant across North America, are on the brink of extinction as an invasive beetle ravages forests, according to the new red list […]

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