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Supreme Court dismisses DC sniper’s case

Supreme Court dismisses DC sniper’s case

The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the pending case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the serial sniper shooting spree that rocked Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia 17 years ago. Last fall, the court heard arguments in the case after a lower court ordered a new sentence for…MORE

White supremacist charged with swatting Cabinet official and journalists

White supremacist charged with swatting Cabinet official and journalists

A Texas man whom federal prosecutors say formerly served as a leader in a white supremacist group was arrested on Wednesday for harassing a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, journalists and a university. John Cameron Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, was arrested for allegedly making “swatting” calls targeting the individuals and the school, authorities…MORE

These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk

These 2 numbers make clear why nominating Bernie Sanders is a major risk

Two things are true right now in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination fight. 1) Bernie Sanders is the race’s front-runner. 2) Nominating someone with Sanders’ profile would be a clear risk. The first point is not terribly controversial. Sanders won the popular vote in Iowa (although he was edged out by former South Bend, Indiana,…MORE

1 in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are immigrants. That’s a record high

1 in 10 eligible voters in 2020 are immigrants. That’s a record high

There’s little doubt that immigration will be an issue many voters are weighing as they head to the polls in November. But a new report highlights an interesting fact to think about as the 2020 presidential election looms: A record number of immigrants are eligible to vote. The report, released Wednesday by the Pew Research…MORE

Trump regulators deal a blow to leading coal companies

Trump regulators deal a blow to leading coal companies

Federal regulators filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to kill an alliance between America’s two largest coal mining companies. The Federal Trade Commission’s decision, supported by two Republicans appointed by President Donald Trump, deals a blow to the turnaround efforts of Peabody Energy and Arch Coal from their 2016 bankruptcy filings. It also poses another setback…MORE

Chinese space mission reveals what it’s like on the farside of the moon

Chinese space mission reveals what it’s like on the farside of the moon

China’s Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the far side of the moon, is unveiling lunar secrets one layer at a time, according to a new study. Chang’e-4 landed in the Von Karman crater on January 3, 2019, after which it deployed a lunar rover named Yutu-2. The rover’s purpose was to explore the…MORE

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4:20 Flashback: Happy 40th

4:20 Flashback: Happy 40th

This classic album released in 1980 was a winner at the 1981 Grammy’s and a 40 Year Anniversary video was released this week…