3 horrifying extreme weather scenarios the US doesn’t talk about enough

Christina Animashaun/Vox Scientists say these nightmare weather events could happen at any time. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Phoenix, one of the hottest and fastest-warming cities in the US, could be hit by “a [Hurricane] Katrina of extreme heat” with temperatures peaking in the 120s and lingering for two weeks. In a heat wave like this,…

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The US postpones a military deal amid concerns about stays at a Scottish Trump resort

President Donald Trump at his Turnberry resort in Ayr, Scotland in 2015. | Jan Kruger/Getty Images The deal was put on hold due to questions over the Air Force’s increasingly frequent overnight stays. A new military contract between the US Department of Defense and the Glasgow Prestwick Airport is now on hold, following questions over Air Force personnel’s increasingly frequent stays at a Trump resort near that airport. DOD officials had planned to sign a…

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Brett Kavanaugh was already unpopular with voters. The new allegation could reignite opposition.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh greets President Donald Trump after the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images New reporting about the Supreme Court Justice’s past could have big implications for the Court and 2020. Almost exactly a year ago, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when the two were in…

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Democratic presidential candidates call for Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh listens to a discussion between Economic Club President David Rubenstein and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Supreme Court Justice faces a new sexual misconduct allegation. A new sexual misconduct allegation has surfaced against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — and some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are now once again launching calls for his impeachment. Sen. Kamala Harris, a member of the Judiciary Committee that oversaw…

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GM workers will go on strike, the latest stoppage in a global trend of large-scale labor action

United Auto Workers Union (UAW) members strike in in Hamtramck, Michigan in 2008. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images UAW workers will launch their first nationwide strike in 12 years, and the largest strike by any union since 2007. At least 46,000 hourly General Motors employees will take to the picket line at midnight Monday, according to representatives from their union, United Auto Workers (UAW), as a result of stagnating contract negotiations with the Detroit-based automaker. This…

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