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Russia


Exclusive: Putin-Linked Think Tank Drew Up Plan to Sway 2016 U.S. Election
(Reuters – 4/20/17)

Top National Security Official Leaving Justice Department in Middle of Trump-Russia Investigation
(NBC News – 4/20/17)

US Prepares Charges to Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange
(CNN – 4/20/17)


North Korea


Trump’s Missing ‘Armada’ Finally Heading to Korea — and May Stay a While
(Washington Post – 4/19/17)

U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts
(NBC News – 4/19/17)


Mental Illness


Donald Trump Insists on Golden Carriage Procession During Visit to UK
(Evening Standard – UK – 4/15/17)

An Ethical Dilemma: Donald Trump’s Presidency has Some in the Mental Health Community Re-evaluating Their Role
(US News & World Report – 4/21/17)

At Yale, Psychiatrists Cite Their ‘Duty to Warn’ About an Unfit President
(New York Magazine – 4/22/17)

Psychiatrists Claim President Trump has a ‘Dangerous Mental Illness’
(Yahoo News – 4/22/17)

Mental Health Professionals Call for Trump to be Removed from Office
(WTNH – Connecticut Affiliate of ABC News – 4/20/17)


Other Stories That You Should Know About:


March for Science


Historians Say the March for Science is ‘Pretty Unprecedented’
(Washington Post – 4/21/1/7)

The March for Science from Around the World
(CNN – 4/22/17)


Trump and the Press and the Polls


Public Gives Trump Low Marks for First 100 Days: NBC News/WSJ Poll
(NBC News – 4/23/17)

Trump at 100 Days: 96% of His Voters Say They’d Do it Again
(ABC News – 4/23/17)

Trump to Hold 100th-Day Rally on Same Night as White House Correspondents’ Dinner
(Washington Post – 4/23/17)

“In Watergate, in the two years of stories we did at the Washington Post and also at the New York Times, there was not a single quoted source. It was all reporting based on anonymous sources.”

Carl Bernstein, one of two reporters who broke the Watergate story


Conflicts of Interest


Trump’s Daughter Meets Chinese President, Receives Chinese Trademarks
(MSNBC – 4/18/17)


Taxpayer Money


Trump and His Aides Take Hard Line on Border Wall, as Threat of Government Shutdown Looms
(Washington Post – 4/23/1/7)

Sessions: We’ll Fund the Wall ‘One Way or the Other’
(CNN – 4/23/17)


 Keeping Track of the Basics:


Editorials


US Unlikely to Have been Behind Botched North Korean Missile Launch
(The Hill – 4/22/17)

If a Nuclear Bomb is Dropped on Your City, Here’s Where You Should Run and Hide
(Business Insider – 3/18/17)


Alternative Facts from an Alternative Universe

Self-selecting our news sources, a reluctance to hear opposing ideas, and the choice by many of us to surround ourselves only with like-minded individuals has resulted in many Americans becoming oblivious to the beliefs of those with whom they disagree. This bubble helped create the world of “alternative facts” in which Donald Trump could become President.

To counter this, each week I will present a little of what Trump’s supporters are thinking. Their reality may be very different from yours. Please listen/read to the end, and consider what respectful questions you could ask to better understand and have a conversation, rather than seeking to prove them wrong as quickly as possible and shut them down. We can’t change minds if we can’t talk to each other.

How Progressives Cherry-Pick Science They Like
(National Review – 4/21/17)


Cartoons, Images & Videos


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Science March in Berkeley, CA, banner artwork by Tina Banda:

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Photo from Minnesota Public Radio of Science March in St. Paul, MN

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… and I found out where you can get one! You’re welcome!

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Photo of Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Sarah Palin in the Oval Offfice
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