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Andy Borowitz | House Republicans Say Japanese Did Not Meddle in Pearl Harbor 
Representative Mike Conaway, R-TX, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to members of the media on January 18, 2018. (photo: Andrew Harnik/AP)
Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
Borowitz writes: "Reaching the opposite conclusion of many of their committee peers, Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday that the Japanese did not meddle in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941."
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Civil rights advocates and secretaries of states are warning against a provision in a DHS reauthorization bill that would let the president dispatch Secret Service to polling places. (photo: Penn State/flickr/cc)
Civil rights advocates and secretaries of states are warning against a provision in a DHS reauthorization bill that would let the president dispatch Secret Service to polling places. (photo: Penn State/flickr/cc)

"Unprecedented and Shocking": Armed Secret Service Agents Should Not Be Allowed at Polling Sites
Kristen Clarke, Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Excerpt: "A bipartisan group of secretaries of state is condemning a proposal to allow armed Secret Service agents at election polling stations. The proposal has already been approved by the House as part of the Homeland Security Department reauthorization bill."
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ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan is seen at the agency's Washington headquarters in 2017. (photo: Salwan Georges/WP)
ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan is seen at the agency's Washington headquarters in 2017. (photo: Salwan Georges/WP)

ICE Spokesman Resigns, Citing 'False' Statements by Agency Chief, Sessions on Immigrant Arrests
Meagan Flynn and Avi Selk, The Washington Post
Excerpt: "The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned over what he described as 'false' and 'misleading' statements made by top-ranking officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan."
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Screengrab of Gina Haspel leading a toast to Ambassador Hugh Montgomery at an awards dinner in October 2017. (photo: YouTube)
Screengrab of Gina Haspel leading a toast to Ambassador Hugh Montgomery at an awards dinner in October 2017. (photo: YouTube)

Trump CIA Pick Gina Haspel Helped Lead US Torture Program
Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
Stableford writes: "President Trump on Tuesday announced the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, appointing CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson, and Gina Haspel, Pompeo's deputy director at the CIA, to take over for Pompeo. If confirmed, Haspel will be the first woman ever to lead the U.S. spy agency."
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Ryan Zinke. (photo: Melina Mara/WP/Getty Images)
Ryan Zinke. (photo: Melina Mara/WP/Getty Images)

Ryan Zinke's Trip to Pennsylvania May Have Violated the Hatch Act
Mark Hand, ThinkProgress
Hand writes: "Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit to a small town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, less than three weeks before a special election, is drawing scrutiny to determine whether the official trip was really an opportunity to throw his support behind the Republican hoping to fill the open congressional seat."
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Yanghee Lee, the UN human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, says the government must be held accountable for the fate of the Rohingya. (photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
Yanghee Lee, the UN human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, says the government must be held accountable for the fate of the Rohingya. (photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Officials Point Finger at Myanmar for 'Crimes Under International Law'
Hannah Ellis-Petersen, Guardian UK
Ellis-Petersen writes: "UN human rights officials have said it is likely that 'crimes under international law' have been committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar and called for a body to collect evidence that could be presented in international criminal courts."
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Karletta Chief takes samples of San Juan River water, November 2017. (photo: Science Friday)
Karletta Chief takes samples of San Juan River water, November 2017. (photo: Science Friday)

Toxic Spill in the Navajo Nation
Emily V. Driscoll, Scientific American
Driscoll writes: "In August of 2015, members of the Navajo, or Diné, Nation watched 'in horror' as a yellow plume of 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage rushed into their major water supply - the San Juan River."
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