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16/02/2019 07:15:18  

When Obama used executive powers on immigration, Jay Sekulow and Noel Francisco cried tyranny

A shutdown averted, a constitutional crisis born. On Friday, Donald Trump declared a national emergency to gain additional funds for his much promised border wall, bypassing Congress and raiding the Pentagon for $3.6bn, already a legally dubious proposition in the eyes of the justice department. So much for Mexico paying.

Related: National emergency: Trump's 'clear abuse of power' faces torrent of lawsuits

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16/02/2019 06:15:05  

Trump plans to sell a simple message of economic prosperity threatened by radical leftwingers. Could it really work?

A campaign-style speech by Donald Trump in the border city of El Paso, Texas on Monday night did more than just electrify the 6,500 crowd who turned out in red hats to enjoy a night of flag-waving, immigrant-bashing and Democrat-dissing.

Related: National emergency: Trump's 'clear abuse of power' faces torrent of lawsuits

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15/02/2019 17:15:27  

Declaration prompts dire warnings but fallout could be contained by successful legal challenge or resolution in Congress

As state attorneys general across the country threaten to sue the White House over Donald Trump’s declaration of a national immigration emergency on Friday, Democrats and Republicans insisted Trump was overstepping his powers, while legal analysts warned of a dangerous new phase of the Trump presidency.

Related: Trump declares national emergency to bypass Congress over border wall funds – live news

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08/02/2019 18:14:10  

Amazon is reconsidering plans for a new headquarters in New York amid a torrent of public opposition.

Related: Is Bezos holding Seattle hostage? The cost of being Amazon's home

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07/02/2019 23:10:15  

How a torrent of toxic sludge buried buildings in Brumadinho - and the risk of it happening again.
01/02/2019 23:13:28  

Footage shows destructive torrent of mining waste, while ceremony pays homage to 110 victims

A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid homage to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in its path.

A ceremony was held at the site of the disaster around 1pm local time, the hour at which the dam breached on 25 January, unleashing a destructive torrent of reddish-brown mining waste.

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29/01/2019 08:12:33  

Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president

The Brazilian government has pledged to ease environmental licensing regulations just days after the deadliest mining disaster in decades prompted calls for tougher controls and stricter punishments for ecological crimes.

The torrent of mud and iron ore tailings that engulfed the community of Brumadinho on Friday continues to inflict a toll on residents, river systems and freshwater species.

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28/01/2019 21:12:31  

Minas Gerais locals recall another dam collapse involving mining firm Vale as hunt continues for 292 people still missing

The dirt road which once led to the Nova Estância guesthouse and a handful of nearby farms now ends in a slew of sticky, acrid sludge that stretches as far as the eye can see, a deep red gash across the green of the rolling Brazilian countryside.

The road, a small bridge it once crossed, the guesthouse and hundreds of people were all swallowed by mud when a tailings dam at the Córrego de Feijão mine collapsed on Friday, unleashing a torrent of liquid waste.

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21/01/2019 00:12:39  

The home affairs minister is trying to shore up enough votes in his electorate to counter the inevitable swing. But while Dutton’s politics may not have changed, Dickson has

It wasn’t long into counting when the messages started coming.

Hesitant at first, and then, as the night ticked on, in a torrent, as surprise turned to shock and then fear.

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15/01/2019 07:10:58  

#Jagärhär (#Iamhere) aims to battle abuse in online threads and jumps to defend those on receiving end

When a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards sexual predators won a Swedish lawyer of the year award late last year, the online reaction came in two waves.

The first was unpleasant, a torrent of bile from people who objected to Linnéa Claeson’s looks, her feminist politics, her gender, her youth and her instagram account @assholesonline.

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12/01/2019 20:10:01  

Donald Trump produced a torrent of misleading tweets on Saturday to deny the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia.

In a front page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into whether the US president was acting as a Russian asset, against his own country’s interests.

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11/01/2019 12:10:57  

Training on a base in California, and later serving in Afghanistan, made me confront the reality of American empire, and the injustice that pervades society at home

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04/01/2019 09:09:12  


The penultimate song on the Chainsmokers’ second album would register malign on any timeline, let alone one where the president threatens journalists and musicians keep dying young. On You Owe Me, Drew Taggart scolds the callous media and suggests: “They wanna see me hang on the wall.” He continues: “Check my pulse and if I’m dead, you owe me.” (That aside, it’s the album’s best song, its unusual horn arrangement evoking Vampire Weekend.)

To hear Taggart tell it, he’s a martyr, not half of the EDM duo catapulted to fame on a slimy single and absurd interviews that found him and Alex Pall comparing penises. To be fair, they’ve moved on – or, sensing pop’s shift towards introspective nihilism, moved with the money and scored silly streaming numbers with petulant songs about running off to Paris and having sex in unaffordable cars.

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03/01/2019 13:09:09  

The vocalist’s surprise debut album reveals an artist joining the mainstream – and defying it with dizzying innovations

The biggest surprise isn’t so much that Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny, released his debut album on Christmas Eve with virtually no warning, but that he released a debut album at all. A musician who has thus far scored a single British hit, he has become a mainstream star in the US by avoiding albums altogether and relying instead on a mind-boggling torrent of singles. In less than two years, he’s released 27 singles as lead artist and a further 37 as a guest star, a not-unappealing strategy in an industry in which hip-hop and R&B artists have taken to releasing ever-more expansive and exhausting opuses.

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