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‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:35 -0400

‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against ObamaContinuing a theme he has pushed lately, the president took issue with his predecessor’s lack of response to Russian interference in the election.



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Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:45:52 -0400

Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.



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California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is
Date/Time: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:27:24 -0400

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son isLAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.



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Three CNN journalists resign after Russia-related article retracted
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:07:59 -0400

Three CNN journalists resign after Russia-related article retractedThe Russia-related story, published on Thursday, reported Congress was investigating the ties of a Russian investment fund to an aide of U.S. President Donald Trump. CNN had reported an internal investigation by its management found that certain editorial processes were not followed when the article was published.



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Trump and the 'honest' Question
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:48:55 -0400

Trump and the 'honest' QuestionKurt Andersen and Lawrence O'Donnell discuss Donald Trump's many lies in office and a new poll that shows only 36% now view the American president as "honest" – which comes as the Trump White House has decided to pick a fight with the press corps.



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China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plants
Date/Time: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:17:26 -0400

China's verdant 'forest city' will fight pollution with a million plantsIf tree-covered skyscrapers act like enormous air filters, this cluster of buildings will be a clean air oasis. China has broken ground on a "forest city" in the southern city of Liuzhou. The development, which will span two-thirds of a mile along the Liujiang River, involves blanketing offices, apartments, hotels, and schools with more than a million plants and about 40,000 trees. SEE ALSO: How drones are helping to plant trees The verdant towers will help soak up urban air pollution, produce clean oxygen, and boost local biodiversity. The greenery also provides shade on sunny days and acts as an insulating blanket during winter, allowing tenants to use less heating and electricity. Liuzhou Forest City will span 175 hectares, or 0.67 miles, along the Liujiang River.Image: stefano boeri architettiIf the concept sounds familiar, that's because these buildings are the work of Stefano Boeri Architetti, the same architecture firm behind the two "vertical forest" buildings planned for Nanjing in eastern China.  Liuzhou city officials commissioned the Italian company to build the development, which will host about 30,000 people and be connected to the main Liuzhou city — population 3.8 million — via a fast-rail line used by electric cars. The forest city, now under construction, is expected to be completed by 2020, the Milan-based architects confirmed by email. 'Vertical forest' buildings in the Liuzhou development.Image: stefano boeri architettiThe development is a flashy but tiny effort to combat the dangerous smog and toxic air pollution that's choking China's industrialized cities. It comes as China is building more wind and solar power than any country in the world to slash emissions from coal plants, factories, and vehicles, and to combat climate change. Stefano Boeri's firm, which recently completed two verdant towers in Milan, is planning to expand into other smoggy cities, including China's Shijiazhuang, Guizhou, Shanghai, and Chongqing. In the Liuzhou Forest City, buildings, parks, and gardens will absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of fine dust pollutants per year, while producing about 900 tons of oxygen, the architects said in a press release.  By comparison, the two green towers in Nanjing will absorb 25 tons of carbon dioxide and produce 0.06 tons of oxygen.  An electric railway will link the 'forest city' to the main Liuzhou city.Image: stefano boeri architettiBeyond sucking up toxic air, the urban greenery is also expected to stifle noise pollution and support biodiversity by providing a habitat for the local birds, insects, and small animals that inhabit Liuzhou. The project will include residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, plus two schools and a hospital. Along with plants, the buildings will also feature rooftop solar panels to produce clean electricity and use geothermal energy systems for interior air-conditioning. Stefano Boeri Architetti said the Liuzhou Forest City represents its broader effort to design a "new generation" of architecture and urban environments to address climate change. WATCH: China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog



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Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months
Date/Time: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:00 -0400

Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two monthsAn sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.



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HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XP
Date/Time: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:21:30 -0400

HMS Queen Elizabeth Still Uses Windows XPInstead of an updated operating system, the HMS Queen Elizabeth has opted for a group of cyber specialists on board to ward off virtual attacks.



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Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sources
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:54:30 -0400

Nigeria's Buhari sends first message since taking sick leave on May 7: presidency sourcesBy Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.



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All the President's Lies
Date/Time: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:39:59 -0400

All the President's LiesThe New York Times Sunday published an extraordinary definitive list of the more than 100 lies Donald Trump has told as president. Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Stuart Thompson, who worked on the piece.



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