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A New Report Says Trump Plans to Fire Dan Coats. Here’s What Made Their Relationship So Rocky.

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Nine days before President Donald Trump was inaugurated, he compared American intelligence officers to Nazis. Since that inauspicious start, the intelligence community has been viewed as more foe than friend by a president more inclined than most to disagree with its…

Pray for the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

mihtiander/Getty Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. They met on a boat. A huge, liveaboard trimaran in the British Virgin Islands, to be exact. She was there as a magazine writer, reporting a story about a cycling and diving vacation. He was a diving instructor. “The very things that attracted me…

Are Wages Going Up In Your County?

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Here’s something off the beaten path: This chart shows the top and bottom ten counties ranked by their yearly change in average weekly wages (Q3 of 2017 to Q3 of 2018). The full dataset is here, so you can see how your  county is doing.…

Supreme Court Says 8th Amendment Applies to States

Should police be able to seize this $42,000 car for a crime with a maximum fine of $10,000?Jaguar Land Rover Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This is excellent news: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their…