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Science shows watching cute animals is good for your health

You knew watching videos of puppies and kittens felt good but now there’s data to back that feeling. A study conducted by the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, in partnership with Western Australia Tourism, has found evidence to suggest that watching cute animals may contribute to a reduction in stress and anxiety. The…MORE

Federal prosecutor in Massachusetts accuses Barr of a ‘dangerous abuse of power’

An assistant US attorney in Massachusetts is the latest federal prosecutor to criticize Attorney General William Barr, accusing the top law enforcement official of a “dangerous abuse of power” by politicizing his position and doing the bidding of President Donald Trump. “The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political…MORE

The Supreme Court hasn’t been this conservative since the 1930s

The Supreme Court hasn’t been this conservative since the 1930s

The US Supreme Court is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach. With President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the nine-member bench would lock in a 6-3, conservative-liberal majority, ending an era of…MORE

Democrats say Barrett’s nomination is all about the future of Obamacare

Democrats on Saturday night launched their case against federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, saying support for her confirmation was equivalent to a vote to end the Affordable Care Act. In a rush of statements following Barrett’s Rose Garden introduction, top Democrats put the fate of the law — and…MORE

How Trump picked Amy Coney Barrett over Barbara Lagoa for the Supreme Court

It was only a week ago President Donald Trump appeared practically “giddy” about a particular candidate to fill the newly vacant seat on the Supreme Court that had been held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for more than 27 years, people familiar with the matter said. The potential pick was not the woman Trump nominated…MORE

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