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Far-right platform Gab veers into overt antisemitism — and only some Republicans back away

On Friday morning, Andrew Torba, founder of the far-right social media platform Gab, issued a seeming ultimatum to the Republican Party: "Gab is becoming the litmus test for candidates. Many have passed the test and doubled down. Some have lied and disavowed to gain points with the enemy. A truly great service to the American people to see who has a spine and who does not."
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How Chris Christie's 2016 "lock her up" speech fueled Trump's rise — and brought us here

This article was originally published by InsiderNJ in slightly different form, and has been updated by the author. Used by permission. Of course, in the midst of the late Friday afternoon media feeding frenzy over the release of the Justice Department search warrant and inventory of what was taken by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump issued a statement claiming "it was all declassified."
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This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a subset of prescription drugs.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene plans to impeach Merrick Garland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday said she would soon introduce articles of impeachment against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in the wake of the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago. A copy of the resolution, obtained by Daily Caller reporter Henry Rodgers, states that Garland should...
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Theodore Roosevelt is one of American's most revered presidents — and one of its most famous environmentalists. If you attended an American school as a child, you were likely taught in history class how Roosevelt preserved vast tracts of the United States, including 230 million acres with the Newlands Reclamation Act of 1902. By the time he left office, Roosevelt had set aside more land for nature preserves and national parks than all of the presidents before him combined.
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"Free Chol Soo Lee" investigates "what went wrong" in 1973's forgotten conviction of an innocent man

In 1973, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was arrested for the murder of a Chinese gang member in San Francisco. He was convicted of the killing and sentence to life in prison, in part because of a false ballistics test. "Whether I'm an angel or a devil, it does not justify framing me for a murder I did not commit," Lee says in "Free Chol Soo Lee," a galvanizing documentary by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi.
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Released search warrant reveals Trump suspected of violating Espionage Act

Four days after Donald Trump publicly confirmed the search of his Mar-a-Lago resort by the FBI, the public now has access to the search warrant. Shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, the Justice Department confirmed that the former president's lawyers would not oppose the public release of the search warrant and underlying receipt of materials, which had already begun to circulate widely — including to friendly outlets like Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.
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Scripts for "The Sandman" season 2 are already being written

This story originally appeared on Winter is Coming. "The Sandman," Netflix's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal comic book, is here, and it's pretty spectacular. It's also really odd; the story is about a family of concepts who are also god-like beings known as the Endless; Dream, played to moody perfection by Tom Sturridge, is the one we spend the most time with. I ended up really enjoying it and hope it catches on, in part because I want to see the rest of the comic; there's a lot of good stuff in the issues to come.
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Everything you need to know about kohlrabi

These pro tips and recipes are from the Institute of Culinary Education. Find your culinary voice™ at their campuses in New York City & Los Angeles. Have you heard of kohlrabi? If you're a member of a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) farm and receive regular deliveries of seasonal produce, then you are likely familiar with this often-unknown vegetable. Or you may have seen it at a farmers' market and wondered what it was and how to use it. No, that's not an alien vegetable, and yes, it is delicious, healthy and versatile!
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The best veggie burger for anybody and everybody

This article originally appeared on FoodPrint. What is a perfect veggie burger? That depends on how you like it: there are fans of burgers that are bean-based, nut-based, vegetable-packed and made with grains. Not every veggie-burger-lover loves every veggie burger. (Try saying that 10 times fast.) Some people want it to resemble meat, some like them nutty, and some focus on grill-ability.
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Legal expert calls out Trump’s “O.J. Simpson defense”: “Strongly suggests consciousness of guilt”

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. After the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, August 8, Fox News and many other right-wing media outlets were quick to leap to former President Donald Trump's defense — describing the search as government overreach and essentially telling their audience: If the FBI can go after Trump, you're next. Attorney Philip Rotner, in an article published by the conservative website The Bulwark on August 12, describes this type of messaging as "the O.J. Simpson defense."
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Anne Heche dead at 53 after injuries sustained from car crash

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Fox News host corners Elise Stefanik over “rogue” FBI claim: “FBI director was appointed by Trump!”

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Trump puts a target on the FBI: Cincinnati gunman shows danger posed by an endless supply of dupes

The main reason that Donald Trump is forever turning Republican campaign events and conservative conferences into fascistic rallies featuring two-hour stemwinders is that he's a champion narcissist with a vampiric need to feed off the adulation of blockheads. But a major secondary reason is what happened on Thursday, when a deranged Trump supporter named Ricky Shiffer fired a nail gun at the FBI offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, before getting killed in an hours-long standoff with the police.
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