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Even Nixon Supported This 100-Year-Old Law Protecting Migratory Birds. Now Trump Wants to Gut It.

SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Reveal and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Legal wrangling over the future of a landmark conservation law signed 100 years ago centers on the question of whether “inadvertently” killing birds is illegal. Environmental groups…

New York State Officials Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

A man smokes marijuana at a protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in April 2015.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. As the United States faces a devastating opioid epidemic, New York State officials have offered up one potential alternative: marijuana. In a report released Friday by the New…

Scottish Police Search for an Anti-Trump Paraglider

A Greenpeace demonstrator flies over the Trump Turnberry golf resort.John Linton/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Scottish police are looking for information about the pilot of a Greenpeace paraglider who flew an anti-Trump banner within 100 yards of the president. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams of Scottish police told the…

ICE Detainee Dies in For-Profit Georgia Immigrant Detention Center

Suspected illegal border crossers at Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, in 2012. Ross D. Franklin/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Immigration detention isn’t just costly—it’s deadly. Efrain De La Rosa, a 40-year-old Mexican national, was found unresponsive in his cell at Georgia’s Stewart Detention Center on July 10…