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AOC Grills Trump Official on Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

‘You don’t think that having 10,000 officers in a violent, racist group sharing rape memes of members of Congress points to any concern?’ — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) pressed the DHS sec after he denied a culture of dehumanization within Border Patrol.

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COVFEFE - Grounds for Impeachment

In preparation for Mueller testimony before Congress, we present Roy Zimmerman's explanation of the real meaning of the mysterious Covfefe tweet

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The Dark Side of the Moon Mission

“For that kind of money,” Kurt Vonnegut cracked on the CBS Evening News about the Apollo 11 moon landing, “the least NASA can do is discover God.” At the time of the mission, civil rights activists, anti-Vietnam War protesters and even top scientists were skeptical of its purpose and doubtful of its value. Contributions of women and black people like test pilot Ed Dwight were diminished and buried for years. Nostalgia lends itself to glossing over the protest and unrest of the time.

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Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow

Senator Bernie Sanders talks with Rachel Maddow about the overwhelming audiences for his campaign events, the exhausting pace of the campaign, and spontaneous generation of as many as 200,000 grassroots volunteers nationwide helping spread the word

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Warehouses | John Oliver

It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

Line Rider | Mountain King

Some exuberant music and whimsical animation for the holiday weekend: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. This was the very first line rider track, drawn entirely by hand. Enjoy!

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What Antlers Can Teach Us About Cancer and Regrowing Limbs

Deer, moose, elk, and reindeer sprout up to half a meter of new bone growth in a month prior to the mating season. Now, researchers studying their genomes have discovered how. Genes that both promote and suppress cancer are partially responsible, suggesting the bony tissue may reveal new ways to fight cancer.

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We Tried Skating On Confederate Monuments for July 4th

In this episode of Can You Skate It, Taji Ameen and his friends travel to Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederate States of America, to shred the statues on their skateboards. Because nothing says “Fuck your racist history” like skating all over it.

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The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

The Mueller Report shows that President Trump likely obstructed justice and that his campaign not only knew Russia wanted them to win, but welcomed it. The Investigation was written by Robert Schenkkan, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning screenwriter and playwright. The live cast includes Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Frederick Weller, Ben Mckenzie, and many more.

Prophets Of Rage | Made With Hate

A new song from Prophets of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill) warns, "This is not a drill/this is fascism"

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The Amazing Brains and Morphing Skin of Octopuses and Other Cephalopods

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn how their smart skin, and their ability to deploy it in sophisticated ways, could be evidence of an alternative form of intelligence -- and how it could lead to breakthroughs in AI, fabrics, cosmetics and beyond.

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Impeachment | John Oliver

With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Opening Statement on Reparations at US House Hearing

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.

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Our Ignorance About Gravity

This video is about how little we know about the behavior of gravity at short length and distance scales and constraints on Newton's inverse square law at the human and microscopic and atomic scales. Only on solar system scales or larger do we have good constraints on Newton's law of gravitation.

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When White Supremacists Overthrew a Government

In November 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a mob of 2,000 white men expelled black and white political leaders, destroyed the property of the city’s black residents, and killed dozens--if not hundreds--of people. For decades, the story of this violence was buried, while the perpetrators were cast as heroes.

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Protest Music in the Era of Trump

From Woody Guthrie to the tumultuous 1960s, musicians have responded to the times with music. Musicians across multiple genres are once again responding to the political climate.

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93PUNX, Vic Mensa | Camp America

A Trump official says that the immigrant children ripped from their parents are in places just like "summer camp." Yeah, like this.

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