House votes to condemn Trump’s racist remarks

The imagery of the 240-to-187 vote was stark: A diverse Democratic caucus cast the president’s words as an affront to millions of Americans while Republican lawmakers — the majority of them white men — stood with the president against the resolution.

Trump’s comments can be used against him in court as judges cite them to block policies

His latest remarks about four congresswomen of color will add to a record that has affected immigration and other cases.
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An epidemic unmasked: 76 billion pain pills saturated the country

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Newly released federal data provides an unprecedented look at the surge of legal pain pills that fueled the prescription opioid epidemic, which resulted in more than 100,000 deaths in a seven-year span.
John Paul Stevens
1920–2019

Ex-Supreme Court justice who became a leader of its liberal wing dies at 99

Before retiring in 2010, John Paul Stevens had one of the longest tenures on the court, evolving from a moderate Republican to a savvy pacesetter on the bench’s liberal wing.

Facebook privately pitched cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared.

The encounter shows how Facebook is paying the price in for the lack of trust resulting from its privacy scandals.
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The move by Texas congressman Al Green will force House Democrats to confront the issue in the near term. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to launch an impeachment inquiry.
The controversy got in the way of the White House's initial preparations to roll out a plan that would detail the type of immigrants the administration wants to admit.
Capital Weather Gang
On Friday and Saturday, many major cities in the central and eastern U.S. may endure heat indices near 110 degrees.
Perspective
“We’d come 240,000 miles to see the moon and it was the Earth that was really worth looking at,” said Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, who took the photo on Christmas Eve 1968, months before the moon landing.
Leana Wen’s departure comes as the health-care and reproductive rights group faces political and financial peril over its commitment to abortion services.
Bill Waller Jr., a former chief justice of the state supreme court, announced his stance after a fellow GOP candidate, state Rep. Robert Foster, refused to let a female reporter ride along with his campaign.
Analysis
The dry-witted BBC series "Fleabag" earned 11 nominations, Christina Applegate was recognized for her role in "Dead to Me," and "Schitt's Creek" got four nods.
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50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the ‘moon hoax’

The idea that NASA faked the landing proves as durable as the lunar rocks.
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The “Star Trek” icon has a new graphic novel about his experience in a Japanese American internment camp: “I have to tell this story before there’s no one left to tell it."
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House Democrats repeatedly call Trump’s tweet ‘racist’ on House floor
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