Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAbby Goodnough Sept. 5, 2018 FORT WORTH — More than 1,000 miles from the caustic Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Brett M. Kavanaugh, a federal judge in Texas on Wednesday listened to arguments about whether to find part or all of the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, in a case that may end up before a newly right-leaning set of justices. The case has become not simply a threat to the landmark legislation. Democrats have sought to make it both a flash point in the battle over whether to confirm Judge Kavanaugh and a crucial prong in their strategy to retake control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections. It has already made some Republicans jumpy, especially those in tight re-election contests, because the Trump administration explicitly said in a legal filing in June … [Read more...] about Legal Case to Smash Obamacare Hands the Democrats a Hammer
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Updated 5:05 pm PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 FILE – In this May 24, 2016, file photo, clowns Ron "Jingles" Wassel, left, of Creighton, Pa., and Jeff "Kit Kat" Cox, right, of Eighty Four, Pa., who perform in an annual fundraising circus presented by Pittsburgh's Syria Shriners fraternal organization, hold signs to express opposition to a proposed city ordinance that would ban the use of wild animals in performances, including circuses, while standing in front of the Pittsburgh City-County Building in Pittsburgh. Organizers of the 2018 fundraising circus from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 14 to 16, 2018, fear a revised animal treatment law approved by Pittsburgh City Council on Dec. 19, 2017, could mark the end for the 69-year-old Shriners' event. (Darrell Sapp /Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File) less FILE – In this May 24, 2016, file photo, clowns Ron "Jingles" Wassel, left, of Creighton, Pa., and Jeff "Kit Kat" Cox, right, of Eighty Four, Pa., who perform … [Read more...] about Shrine Circus entering its 69th — and perhaps last — year
By NATHANIEL RICH AUG. 1, 2018 We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. Losing Earth Prologue Part One Part Two Epilogue Thirty years ago, we had a chance to save the planet. The science of climate change was settled. Almost nothing stood in our way — except ourselves. We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts. By Nathaniel Rich AUG. 1, 2018 Editor’s Note This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change. Complementing the text is a series of aerial photographs and videos, all shot over the past year by George Steinmetz. With support from the Pulitzer Center, this two-part article is … [Read more...] about Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Prosecutors are increasingly treating overdose deaths as homicides, but they aren’t just going after dealers. Friends, family and fellow users are going to prison. Clockwise from top left: Kimberly Elkins, William Tylor Kendall, Amanda Guarneri, Chase Thistle, Misty Dawn Chapman, and Christopher Malcolm were all charged in overdose deaths. Credit Clockwise from top left: Minnesota Department of Corrections, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, DuPage County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office Supported by ByRosa Goldensohn May 25, 2018 HIBBING, Minn. — In West Virginia, a woman woke after a day of drug use to find her girlfriend’s lips blue and her body limp. In Florida, a man and his girlfriend bought what they thought was heroin. It turned out to be something more potent, fentanyl. She overdosed and died. In Minnesota, a woman … [Read more...] about They Shared Drugs. Someone Died. Does That Make Them Killers?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKenneth P. Vogel, Eric Lipton and Jim Rutenberg April 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — The former Secret Service agent who leads the security detail for Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, worked on assignments for the tabloid news publisher American Media Inc. during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to records and interviews. The security official, Pasquale Perrotta, had received a waiver from the E.P.A. under the Obama administration to hold outside employment, but the work has now become the subject of scrutiny in both the agency and Congress. Federal law enforcement personnel face stringent restrictions on outside jobs to prevent conflicts of interest. A.M.I.’s chairman, David J. Pecker, is a friend of President Trump’s, and his publications — The National Enquirer and … [Read more...] about Pruitt’s Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Helped Trump