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The Guardian
Friday June 23, 2017 @ 01:13:10 AM mt

Canada offers places for addicts to shoot up safely. Can the US copy the model



North Americas first supervised injection clinic opened in Vancouver in 2003, and now several US cities are hoping to emulate its success in saving lives

Whenever Dean Wilson walks people through Vancouvers Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, he leads them past an unassuming glass door on Hastings Street before stopping at a community garden.

Its here that hell casually mention that they just passed North Americas first supervised injection clinic.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:41 PM mt

Are rightwing pundits right that America is on the brink of a civil war



A sense has been developing on the right that the old political adversaries are deadly enemies and that the US is headed for a profound, perhaps bloody crisis

Lately on the right, a sense has been developing that the American project is heading for a profound, perhaps bloody crisis. More and more, we hear talk of civil war some say we have already embarked on a cold one.

Related: What the conservative media is saying about the Virginia shooting

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:32 PM mt

Trumpcare is a dangerous gamble. The prognosis isn't good Richard Wolffe



Mitch McConnell can only lose two Republican votes in the senate. He will pay a high price behind closed doors to secure each and every vote

Donald Trump suffers from several pre-existing conditions but none is as fatal as his chronic lack of self-awareness.

This is a challenge for a president determined to roll back healthcare coverage for Americans in the name of scoring points against his predecessor. Stuck on political life support, in the mid-30s of approval ratings, Trump is gambling whats left of his polling on an ambitious plan to deny blue-collar voters their healthcare.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:32 PM mt

Why a lot of Americans resent the cultured New York City elite



The big city elites drink almond milk, eat organic food and theyre emblematic of a deep cultural divide experienced by the voters who feel left behind

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Last week, Donald Trump Jrwent on another tear against New York City elites. He retweeted rightwing pundit Harlan Z Hill: Events like today are exactly why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our president.

The reason for this recent outburst was the Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar in Central Park, featuring the assassination of a Trump-like Caesar. The resulting melee prompted an exodus of Public Theater benefactors Delta and Bank of America pulled their funding. A far-right protester called the audience Nazis and another rushed the stage.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:31 PM mt

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabias crown prince: the age of ambition Editorial



At 31, the countrys new heir could have a long reign ahead of him. The reverberations are likely to be felt far beyond its borders

Everyone knew Saudi Arabias Mohammed bin Salman was a young man in a hurry. Every step necessary for his advancement had been made in the two years since his father assumed the kingdoms throne. Some judged him to be already the countrys de facto ruler. But at 31 his public triumph has come perhaps a little more quickly than anticipated. This week King Salman made him crown prince, supplanting his vastly more experienced cousin Mohammed bin Nayef. The new heirs elevation has erased the kingdoms image as a cautious, rather dull gerontocracy (the horizontal system of succession has passed rule from brother to brother; even his former rival looked young at 57).

Change is long overdue, and some have applauded the new crown prince as an energetic reformer. But it is clear he has no plans to meddle with the countrys nature as an absolute monarchy intolerant of dissent, let alone challenge the foundational partnership between the House of Saud and conservative Wahhabi clerics. Saudis religious leadership according to reports has been vocal in recent days about protecting autocracy from democracy. And the dramatic economic and foreign initiatives he has spearheaded have had dismal results.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:26 PM mt

NBA draft: social media error sees Fultz heading No1 to team name and City



  • Lonzo Ball will stay in California to play for Los Angeles Lakers
  • Boston Celtics take Jayson Tatum at No3 overall
  • Timberwolves trade for Jimmy Butler in deal with Bulls

The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted. The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball.

Fultzs selection was made all the more memorable when a pre-written template on his Instagram page wasnt filled out correctly, leaving the interesting caption: Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name). It was unclear at the time of publication who (team name) were hoping to select in the second round or what the fans in (City) thought of Thursdays events.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:20 PM mt

House Democrats challenge Deutsche Bank over review of Trump's accounts



Members of House financial services committee say US privacy laws do not apply to requests from Congress and continue to press for information about inquiry

Deutsche Bank is at the centre of an escalating row on Capitol Hill after the German bank refused to respond to a congressional request for information about the banks examination of Donald Trumps bank account and whether he had financial ties to Russia.

Maxine Waters, a top Democrat on the House financial services committee, has challenged Deutsche Banks legal rationale for refusing to volunteer information about the US presidents account and an internal review the bank conducted last year.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:18 PM mt

Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions



Draft bill to replace Obamacare would cut Medicaid and middle-class tax credits, and strip funding from Planned Parenthood

After weeks of secret negotiations, the US Senate has released its draft of a bill that could upend the healthcare system for millions of Americans.

The Senates 142-page proposal, unveiled on Thursday, would eliminate or reduce key benefits provided by Barack Obamas Affordable Care Act; lower taxes for the wealthy;strip funding from the womens reproductive health provider Planned Parenthood; and dramatically cut and restructure Medicaid, Americas public health insurance program for low-income and disabled Americans.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:17 PM mt

Trump admits: 'I did not make and do not have' tapes of Comey conversations



  • Trump tweets: I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings
  • Tweets contradict earlier suggestion that he had privately recorded talks

Donald Trump admitted on Thursday that he is not in possession of any secret recordings of conversations with James Comey, ending a 41-day saga that began when he issued a menacing tweet about the FBI director he had just fired.

With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are tapes or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings, the president wrote on Twitter.

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The Guardian
Thursday June 22, 2017 @ 11:21:17 PM mt

Chuck Schumer condemns Republican healthcare bill as 'heartless' video



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