Scientists discover huge craters formed by methane exploding as ice sheet melts

Scientists have discovered hundreds of huge craters-some over 3,000 feet wide-on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean. The craters in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, formed through huge mounds full of methane exploding suddenly and catastrophically, thousands of years ago.

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Almost half of Trump’s Twitter followers appear to be fake

Anyone can amass an exorbitant number of Twitter followers. You don’t even have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. The comedian Joe Mande currently has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: “twitter is trash, facebook’s the devil, i bought a million followers for like $400 none of this shit matters antarctica is melting.”

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Why the GOP’s blocking of Merrick Garland is its latest act of self-destruction

Donald Trump piled up delegates in Republican primary victories across the country last night, much to the consternation of top party leaders. About 12 hours later, GOP senators vowed they would not consider today’s nomination by President Obama of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, much to the delight of some top Democratic leaders.

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FBI Director James Comey tried to reveal Russian tampering months before election

FBI Director James Comey attempted to go public as early as the summer of 2016 with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, but Obama administration officials blocked him from doing so, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell Newsweek.

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Robert Reich: No Gorsuch confirmation until Trump is cleared

This article first appeared on RobertReich.org. Neil Gorsuch shouldn’t be confirmed until Trump comes clean. Nominating a new justice of the Supreme Court is one of the most important responsibilities of a president. But until we know Trump is a legitimate president, he can’t be presumed to have the authority to make such a pick.

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Eichenwald: The reasons Trump should really be troubled by the Flynn-Russia affair

Call it what you will: Flynnghazi. Russiagate. The Crackpot Dome scandal. No matter the sobriquet attached to the inappropriate discussions between the Russian ambassador and Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, the growing cancer from this case is not going away.

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Trump White House senior staff have private RNC email accounts

Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned. The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails.

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In Opinion: FBI Director James Comey is unfit for public service

James Comey should not simply be fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must be barred forever from any form of public service. In the last 10 days, Comey has whipsawed the election for president of the United States. Now we know he did it for literally no reason.

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Why Russia is backing Donald Trump

In phone calls, meetings and cables, America’s European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump’s public statements denying Moscow’s role in cyberattacks designed to interfere with the U.S. election.

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Why Russia is backing Donald Trump

In phone calls, meetings and cables, America’s European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump’s public statements denying Moscow’s role in cyberattacks designed to interfere with the U.S. election.

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