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Pruitt Addresses EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017. Now, a leaked draft memo seeks the National Guard to conduct such raids.

White House Denies Allegations It Plans to Activate National Guard for Immigration Enforcement

"There is no effort to do what is potentially suggested," said Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

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ICYMI: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Used the Worst Propaganda Ever to Vilify 1.6 Billion Muslims

An alarming video that Flynn quoted and forwarded on Twitter shows the former general's commitment to spreading anti-Muslim propaganda.

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

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READ: Series Exposes the Roles Race and Hate Play in Law Enforcement

The Intercept published data from classified FBI documents that it says shows White supremacists are embedded in police departments across the nation and that the Bureau continues to profile suspects based on race and religion.

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SCOTUS Watch: Will Government Officials be Penalized for the Post 9/11 Profiling?

Two days before Donald Trump's inauguration, SCOTUS is hearing Ziglar v. Abbasi, a case that could have broad influence on the accountability of executive power.

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When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.

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ICYMI: Secretary of State Nominee Leaves Position at Exxon Mobil

The move is in preparation for Rex Tillerson's Senate confirmation hearing January 11.

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'Should We Quit and Leave?': Muslim Government Officials Contemplate Trump Presidency

Trump and his surrogates have pledged to register and track Muslims. That potential policy has many current Muslim government employees, including those in defense and national security, worried about their futures.

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We Have Been Here Before

Even though our Muslim-, South Asian- and Arab-American communities have been confronting and surviving backlash and criminalization in the 15 years since 9/11, our lives, identities and futures are at stake like never before. 

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Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.

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This New Video Rebukes Politicians Who Make Terrorism Muslim Americans' Responsibility

Fusion's Yasmin Nouh says that both major parties are guilty of placing the burden on American Muslims to combat terrorism.

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3 Takeaways From New Poll on Millennials of Color and the Election

The latest GenForward report reveals that different communities of color have majorly disparate concerns leading up to November’s election.

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Riz Ahmed and Heems Slam TSA Profiling, Donald Trump in Swet Shop Boys' New 'T5' Music Video

The actor/rapper and ex-Das Racist member join forces as the duo Swet Shop Boys. They endure a surreal TSA "random search" in the video for a song off their upcoming album. 

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Racist Trolls Force Yelp to Shut Down Ahmad Khan Rahami's Family's Restaurant Page

Yelp spokesperson: "Reviews aren't the place for rants about a business's employment practices, political ideologies, extraordinary circumstances, or other matters that don't address the core of the consumer experience."

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In Our Own Words: Reflections on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Muslim, Arab, South Asian and Sikh activists and allies recall where they were on September 11, 2001 and how that day has shaped their movements and resistance today. 

A Virgin Mary statue is seen in front of a flooded home on August 18, 2016, in St Amant, Louisiana.

Three Evacuations in 36 Hours, Fleeing From Disaster in Flood-Plagued Baton Rouge

With less than an hour's notice, a mother of five fled her home, only to face a shelter or a costly hotel to house her family.

A sign is seen along a flooded road on August 15, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana the weekend of August 12 leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least 13 deaths and damaged homes.

Latest Numbers Show Louisiana Flooding Was Worse Than Initially Thought

Nearly 400,000 people in the Baton Rouge area were affected by the nonstop rainfall—and over one thousand are still in shelters.  

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the White House before boarding Marine One and departing to Louisiana August 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. Obama will survey historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people.

President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge Today

The president holds a press conference in Louisiana to further bring the flood crisis to national attention.