Lawmakers grilling EPA chief Scott Pruitt: ‘You are unfit to hold public office’

(CNN)Scott Pruitt’s controversial spending and travel decisions were the subject of a blistering congressional hearing Thursday, where the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency faced House members amid weeks of scandal. “You are unfit to hold public office and undeserving of the public trust,” he concluded. The committee’s top…

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New York’s JFK Booted Out of World’s Top 20 Busiest Airports

Delhi, Guangzhou airports are the fastest-growing on the list Atlanta is the only airport to report decline in passengers Airports Council International To cater to that explosion in demand, about half of the $1 trillion budgeted for airport expansions and upgrades around the world are expected to be spent in…

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Trump Says U.S. Deserves Better China Treatment: Trade Update

China said Wednesday it would levy a 25 percent tariff on about $50 billion of U.S. imports including soybeans, automobiles, chemicals and aircraft. That was in response to proposed U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports announced the previous day. The Trump administration may announce a preliminary deal on the trade pact…

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Newt Gingrich: Alfie Evans is condemned to die at 23 months because of Britain’s scary secular state

close Video UK judge denies parents’ appeal for Alfie Evans UK toddler is fighting for his life. Author Matt Walsh sounds off about the controversial case. The British government’s decision to allow two critically ill babies to die in two years is a natural reflection of the culture of death…

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

close Video Report: Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un The Washington Post reports the CIA director met with the North Korean leader over Easter Weekend; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports from West Palm Beach, Florida. CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un…

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This Country Is The Only Carbon Negative Nation On Earth, And You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

Almost all countries are, of course, carbon positive, meaning their total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are anything higher than zero. Plenty of countries are hoping to decarbonize and become carbon neutral nations as soon as possible, but with the exception of very small island nations, this essentially hasn’t happened yet.…

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White House Says Its Reviewing EPA Administrators Rent Arrangement

Democratic lawmakers question Scott Pruitt about housing Pruitt claimed no knowledge of aides’ raises in Fox interview Donald Trump’s confidence, Sanders said that Trump “thinks he has done a good job, particularly on the deregulation front. But again, we take this seriously and are looking into it.” Trump called Pruitt…

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Flat-Earthers Just Held A Conference. Their Latest Theory Is Seriously Incredible

Flat-Earthers from around the globe have gathered once again for a conference. Over 200 people attended the conference in Birmingham, UK, hundreds of years after people first circumnavigated the Earth, and thousands of years after we discovered that it was round. As you’d expect from flat-Earth conspiracy theorists, there were…

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Republicans Ask Pruitt for Documents, Interviews With Top Aides

House oversight committee wants to talk to security chief Panel asks about overseas travel and Capitol Hill rental allegations by the EPA’s former deputy chief of staff for operations, Kevin Chmielewski, who told congressional staff about wasteful spending, unethical behavior and retribution against agency staffers who questioned the activity. "The…

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A month without plastic – 10 years on

Ten years ago I attempted to live plastic-free. With the government pledging to crack down on plastic waste, will it be any easier a decade on? Summer 2008 was a warm one. I know that because my kitchen gently hummed with the sour scent of plastic milk bottles and yoghurt…

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What to Watch When Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South Korea

Kim Jong Un’s decision to travel south sends major message Symbolism-rich meeting will set stage for Trump-Kim summit capable of threatening Moon’s protectors in Washington, as well as Seoul.  “This is major,” said David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. “He is losing…

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Digital banking startup Revolut raises $250M at a valuation of $1.7B

Revolut, the London-based fintech that offers a digital banking account and sprawling set of other financial services, is disclosing that it has raised a whopping $250 million in Series C funding, less than three years since launching. The new round, which gives the company a $1.7 billion post-money valuation —…

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