Fall of the ‘Frack Master’: apostle who briefed parliament lands in Texas jail

MPs and outlets including the Guardian listened to Chris Faulkner on fracking. He is now under arrest for fraud The self-appointed evangelist of the Texas fracking boom launched into a jargon-laced monologue, prompting the chairman of the UK parliaments David TC Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth. So you may need…

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What the hell is the deal with Tether?

It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a…

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The Trump Baby Blimp Is Coming To America

The unflattering depiction of Trump, with an orange complexion, snarling expression and tiny hands, caught the attention of people around the world, including an activist in New Jersey who decided the helium balloon needed to visit his state. “We agreed we need to bring Baby Trump to Bedminster,” the fundraising…

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The Trump Baby Blimp Is Coming To America

The unflattering depiction of Trump, with an orange complexion, snarling expression and tiny hands, caught the attention of people around the world, including an activist in New Jersey who decided the helium balloon needed to visit his state. “We agreed we need to bring Baby Trump to Bedminster,” the fundraising…

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Scott Pruitt Resigns From The EPA Amid Ethics Scandals

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial tenure ended President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation in a series of tweets late Thursday afternoon, praising the administrator and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s No. 2, who will now serve as acting administrator.  Speaking to reporters on Air Force One later Thursday, Trump said…

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Maxine Waters Cancels Events After ‘Very Serious Death Threat’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has canceled weekend events in Alabama and Texas due to a “very serious death threat,” according to a statement reported by CNN Thursday. The threat follows Waters’ controversial call to protesters to confront members of the Trump administration in public over their support for the president’s zero…

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Methodists Bring Church Charges Against Jeff Sessions For Border Policy

More than 600 clergy and lay members of the United Methodist Church have signed a letter bringing church charges against fellow member Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the zero tolerance immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of undocumented children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The formal accusation, issued on…

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‘Pro-Life,’ Pro-Family Groups Are MIA On Family Separations At The Border

WASHINGTON ― Conservative groups that promote themselves as “pro-life” and “pro-family” are quietly supporting the Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border, or refusing to weigh in at all. Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion organization that pledges to “encircle the vulnerable ones who…

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