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Religious Leaders in Southern California Creating Network of Havens to Hide the Undocumented

A group calling itself the Rapid Response Team is preparing private homes in hopes of providing refuge to thousands as Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown broadens.

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Solar Industry Now Provides Twice as Many Jobs as Coal

Despite President Trump’s actions, the case for reviving coal continues to weaken as economic realities combine with environmental ones to bolster renewables.

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Why Did Establishment Democrats Nominate Tom Perez for Party Chair?

According to journalist Glenn Greenwald, the move satisfies Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban (pictured) and other party benefactors.

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How David Horowitz and Fellow Conservative Intellectuals Were Conned by Trump

Author Sol Stern analyzes how Horowitz (pictured)—his friend and a former New Left radical—succumbed to the president’s “totalitarian temptation.”

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Hidden Consequences of Hiring 15,000 Border Patrol and Immigration Agents

Instead of making U.S. borders more secure, Donald Trump’s new policies could create security gaps.

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Betsy DeVos’ Conflicting Positions on States’ Rights

The education secretary labeled Obama-era civil rights measures federal “overreach” but urged protection of free speech in colleges.

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#NoDAPL Live Blog: 45 Arrested During Police Raids on Two Encampments

“Water protectors” opposed to construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota had defied law enforcement orders to leave.

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U.S. Gave $315 Million to Supplier of Mines Accused of Using Slave Labor

The government helped finance an industrial chain reported to be involved in human rights violations and environmental destruction in Africa.

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Sweden Becomes the New Poster Country for the U.S. Immigration Debate

Riots in a Swedish suburb Tuesday reinforced conservative arguments for stricter immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s falsehoods are getting lost in the shuffle.

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Beware of the World Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook Are Making, The Observer Warns

“Facebook is the grim sign of something going seriously wrong in our economic model,” according to editors at the British newspaper.

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