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Opinion: Panicky texts to Mark Meadows paint a damning picture

Panicky texts sent by various Fox News anchors and members of the Republican Party to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as rioters overtook the US Capitol complex on January 6 tell a damning story. These messages suggest the extent to which many members of the GOP -- and their Fox News sympathizers -- have been deliberately misleading the American people for nearly a year, downplaying a devastating and deadly attack on the seat of American democracy.

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How to improve our odds against deadly tornadoes

On Saturday, tornado scientists like myself woke to horrible news: Dozens of people had been killed in a devastating system of more than 50 tornadoes that spread across several states. The hardest-hit areas appeared to be in Kentucky, where Gov. Andy Beshear said he believes more than 80 people have died in what he called "the most devastating tornado event" in the state's history.

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It's time Congress fought for women

Friday was a historic day. The Build Back Better Act, President Joe Biden's sweeping care infrastructure and climate package, passed the US House of Representatives, marking a moment when our nation's legislators finally took an important step toward addressing the devastating consequences of consistently leaving half of the country's adults -- and many of our children -- behind.

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Disaster on the beach

The oil spill disaster unfolding off the coast of Orange County, California, is just the latest example of the damaging effects of offshore drilling. The spill, estimated by officials to be at least 144,000 gallons, is devastating to birds, fish, marine mammals and other wildlife, as well as to beaches and coastal wetlands. For those of us lucky enough to live near this iconic stretch of coastline, the sight of it awash in oil is heartbreaking.

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In photos: Southern California oil spill

A pipeline leak has spilled more than 100,000 gallons of oil in Southern California, devastating local wildlife and forcing some popular beaches to close.

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The summer's 7 most devastating climate disasters

The climate crisis ravaged the United States this summer. As the West struggled with unrelenting drought and dozens of wildfires, a deadly heat wave seared the Northwest in June. Months later, back-to-back hurricanes -- Henri and Ida -- slammed the Northeast, breaking all-time rainfall records.

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Opinion: Women are burned out. Men, do your part!

The pandemic that has sickened and killed so many people has been devastating in other ways, too -- primarily to America's women. And the setbacks may be permanent if we don't act soon.

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'No one would be spared': Debt default would set off dire consequences

The fight over raising the nation's borrowing limit underscores a reality for Democrats as they are in the midst of their highest stakes moment for President Joe Biden's sweeping legislative agenda: thrusting a potential default into the mix may have devastating consequences.

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This is what happens to all the rats when cities flood

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, the pummeling rain that hit cities up and down the East Coast at the start of September overwhelmed storm drains, poured into subway stations and filled basements like bathtubs. The devastating human toll is well known. Less clear is what happened to the denizens of those cities' subterranean depths: the rats.

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Opinion: Champion gymnasts are shining a righteous light on the FBI

Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman and former college champion Maggie Nichols on Wednesday offered devastating testimony, sometimes through their tears, to the Senate Judiciary Committee about how USA Gymnastics, their sport's governing body, and the FBI, America's principal federal law enforcement agency, mishandled investigations into convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar. The former USA Gymnastics team doctor was accused of violating more than 200 victims and is now serving a prison sentence of 40 to 175 years.

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