‘US in grip of anti-Russia hysteria, worse than days of Salem witch trials’ – analyst

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The whole ‘Russia thing’ is due to the neocons who are looking for another Cold War because it is very profitable for them, Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, told RT.

Twitter has published a report on how the company battled against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election and also mentioned RT.

In the report, Twitter revealed confidential information to the US Senate on RT’s …

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‘Dr Seuss is racist propaganda’: First lady’s book donation rejected

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A Massachusetts librarian has been criticized for rejecting a donation of children’s books by Melania Trump, because she thinks the author, Dr Seuss, is “racist” and a “cliche.”

To coincide with National Read a Book Day, Cambridgeport Elementary School, Massachusetts, was chosen to be the recipient of 10 copies of Dr Seuss books from the first lady.

School librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro, rejected the donation in an open letter to …

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Russia didn’t scan election systems, but ‘may have’ looked to break in – US government

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Even though hackers from the Russian government didn’t directly scan election systems in 21 US states, that doesn’t mean Moscow wasn’t looking to break in, the Department of Homeland Security said after complaints about inaccurate reporting.

On Thursday, DHS Spokesman Scott McConnell declined to discuss the specific states the department was alluding to. He said that hackers searched for vulnerabilities to exploit in other government computer systems connected to an …

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Podesta emails showed Facebook colluded with Clinton, Assange reminds

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As US lawmakers demand social media companies show how their platforms were allegedly used by Russia to meddle in the 2016 election, WikiLeaks co-founder tweeted emails that show Facebook executives in direct communication with one candidate’s team.

Beginning on October 7 last year, WikiLeaks published hundreds of emails from the private account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. The daily drops continued for a couple days after the November 8 …

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‘You failed up there’: Hawaii approves $1.4bn telescope despite sacred land protests

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The Hawaii land board has approved the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Mauna Kea mountain which has for years been the subject of of contentious debate and protests that it will desecrate a mountain sacred to the natives.

On Thursday, after weeks of hearings, the Hawaii Land Board decided to allow the TMT project to move forward in a five to two …

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US government sues company for hiring foreign workers

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The Department of Justice is suing a Colorado-based company for allegedly discriminating against American workers, after refusing to hire US citizens in favor of hiring temporary foreign labor.

The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against the Colorado-based Crop Production Services Inc, for refusing to employ at least three American citizens as seasonal technicians at a rice breeding facility in El …

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Black Lives Matter is a social movement and can’t be sued, Louisiana judge says

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A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is a social movement rather than an entity and therefore cannot be sued, dismissing the complaint against the group and one of its activists by a Louisiana police officer.

“Although many entities have utilized the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ in their titles or business designations, ‘Black Lives Matter’ itself is not an entity of any sort,” US District Judge Brian Jackson …

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Twitter testifies on ‘Russian meddling,’ Senate not amused

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Responding to demands to look into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, Twitter executives met with US lawmakers behind closed doors. Despite Twitter’s efforts at transparency, the senior Democrat on the Senate panel left the meeting unhappy.

Twitter’s Vice President for Public Policy Colin Crowell met with with members of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Thursday, discussing the allegations that Russia had abused …

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‘Sorry it was a mistake’ not enough: Afghan decries US strike that wounded 6 in his family (VIDEO)

‘Sorry it was a mistake’ not enough: Afghan decries US strike that wounded 6 in his family (VIDEO)

Ghulam Rabani witnessed a US airstrike destroy his house in residential Kabul, injuring six of his family members, including four children. NATO expressed regret over the Wednesday bombing, but the family told RT’s Ruptly video agency it’s not enough.

Rabani showed Ruptly the destruction at his house, with missile fragments lying on the ground.

He said he …

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Duke to Travel to Puerto Rico Tomorrow

Release Date: 
September 28, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
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WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke will travel to Puerto Rico tomorrow with other senior administration officials responsible for the federal response to meet with local officials and observe the Hurricane Maria recovery. The Acting Secretary has been in constant contact with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló throughout the response and recovery, and will spend the day

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