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A patriot takes on his President and Kurt Volker changes his story

A patriot takes on his President and Kurt Volker changes his story

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman went up to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and said under oath that his boss, the President, did something wrong. That may be the most remarkable and unique thing that happened in a day that left anyone who is paying attention awash in new developments. ‘Never partisan’ The immigrant American and career…MORE

How Republicans’ star impeachment witness turned on them

How Republicans’ star impeachment witness turned on them

Former US Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker was widely seen as Republicans’ impeachment ace in the hole. On Tuesday on Capitol Hill, it didn’t work out that way. Volker’s opening statement repeatedly acknowledged that statements he made during his October 3 closed-door deposition in front of House investigators had been not fully informed. And…MORE

What Tuesday’s impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

What Tuesday’s impeachment hearings tell us about the next ones

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump hosted back-to-back hearings Tuesday, leading to hours of testimony from four witnesses that will help set the stage for the rest of the public hearings scheduled for Wednesday. Here are four themes out of Tuesday’s testimonies that will shape the impeachment hearings going forward: Sondland in the hot…MORE

North America’s economy is the most resilient against climate change

North America’s economy is the most resilient against climate change

Climate change will have an impact on economic growth over the next decade — and not for the better. North America is no exception, but it is better off than the rest of the world. By 2050, climate change will shrink the US economy by 1.1%, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit.…MORE

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time. “Our findings of the…MORE

UK Conservatives criticized for ‘misleading’ Twitter change

UK Conservatives criticized for ‘misleading’ Twitter change

Twitter issued a warning after Britain’s Conservative Party came under fire for rebranding one of its official Twitter accounts “factcheckUK” during a debate between its leader, Boris Johnson, and the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday. The change during a pivotal election debate drew immediate condemnation not just from users but also from organizations on…MORE

Allbirds co-founder: Amazon’s lookalike shoe undermines our sustainability efforts

Allbirds co-founder: Amazon’s lookalike shoe undermines our sustainability efforts

Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger called out Amazon for releasing a private-label shoe that looks nearly identical to his company’s iconic “Wool Runner” sneakers in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Monday. Zwillinger said trying to compete against the tech giant as a relatively new startup is not exactly a “fair fight” and that the lookalike…MORE

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