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  1. Science May Not Be Political, But The March For Science Sure Was

    04.23 / 01:34 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThousands of people gathered and marched in cities around the world Saturday — all in the name of science.More than 600 marches took place globally as part of the March for Science. Even the North Pole hosted its own science march.But at the main event in Washington, D.C., despite attempts to portray the march as nonpartisan, there was a lot of negativity toward you-know-who. President Trump's move to muzzle scientific organizations is part of what prompted t…
  2. Everything You Need To Know About France's Presidential Election

    04.22 / 21:19 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe presidential election in France is drawing a lot of international attention. So, how do the French decide on a leader? And who's most likely to win?First, French voters will head to the polls April 23 to select one of 11 candidates.If no one gets more than 50 percent in the first round, the two candidates with the most votes will then go to a runoff two weeks later. The candidate with the most votes May 7 will be France's new president.Although there are 11…
  3. The Country's Next Surgeon General Is A Nurse

    04.22 / 19:22 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration just replaced the country's top medical officer: the surgeon general. And for the first time, it's someone who's not a medical doctor.Obama-appointee Vivek Murthy was asked to resign Friday. His replacement: Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse who was serving as the deputy surgeon general.Trent-Adams isn't the first nurse to hold the position, which doesn't actually require someone to be a physician.SEE MORE: Neil DeGrasse Tyson To…
  4. Sessions Says New York City Is 'Soft On Crime.' The Numbers Disagree

    04.22 / 18:24 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoIn a message on immigration compliance, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said New York City isn't doing enough to stop crime.A statement from the Justice Department said, "New York City continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city's 'soft on crime' stance."But that statement seems to counter New York City's recent crime data. The city had 10 percent fewer murders and 22 percent fewer shootings in the first three months of…
  5. Legalizing Medical Marijuana Could Save A Lot Of Taxpayer Dollars

    04.22 / 17:26 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoLegalizing medical marijuana everywhere in the U.S. could save a lot of taxpayer dollars.A study released in mid-April found if every state had allowed medical marijuana in 2014, it would have saved Medicaid more than $1 billion on prescription drugs.Researchers compared the prices of Medicaid prescription drug spending in states with medical marijuana and those without.Specifically, they looked at drugs used to treat ailments that marijuana could potentially treat.In…
  6. Republicans Offer Democrats A Dollar-For-Dollar Budget Deal

    04.22 / 16:27 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe White House has an offer it hopes Democrats can't refuse.It's the president's latest deal-making strategy that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney laid out:"We've finally boiled this negotiation down to something that we want very badly that the Democrats really don't like, and that's the border wall. At the same time, there's something they want very badly that we don't like very much, which are these cost-sharing reductions of the…
  7. Report: Russia Tried To 'Infiltrate' Trump Campaign Through Advisers

    04.22 / 01:52 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoIt turns out Russia used more than hacking to try to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. According to a new report from CNN, Russian spies tried to work their way into the Trump campaign through its advisers.The report, which cites unnamed U.S. officials, says intelligence officials in the U.S. and Europe picked up on communications between "several Trump advisers" and "Russian officials and other Russians known to Western intelligence during the…
  8. Exxon's Not Getting Russian Drilling Permits From Trump After All

    04.22 / 00:50 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoThe Trump administration has rejected Exxon Mobil's bid to skirt U.S. sanctions on Russia.The oil giant signed a deal with Russia's state oil company in 2011 to drill for oil in the Black Sea and the Arctic. It asked President Trump to exclude it from U.S. sanctions imposed by President Obama, which kept the company from expanding its Russian operations.Exxon's former head Rex Tillerson helped spearhead that deal. Now he's running the State Department, which led…
  9. Americans Would Be Willing To Pay $17B To Fix Deepwater Horizon Damage

    04.21 / 22:37 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoHow much would you pay to fix problems from an oil spill?That's what the U.S. government is asking citizens to do — estimate the total cost of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.The largest spill in U.S. history caused 134 million gallons of oil to enter the Gulf of Mexico. BP agreed to a $20.8 billion settlement after the incident, with $8.8 billion of that reportedly going to natural-resource-related problems.SEE MORE: BP Agrees To Record …
  10. At Least 12 Are Dead In Venezuela After A Night Of Protests

    04.21 / 22:37 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoAt least 12 Venezuelans were killed as more riots erupted around the nation's capital Thursday night.Venezuelan officials say a high-voltage cable electrocuted eight people trying to loot a bakery. Other looters and protesters died of gunshot wounds after anti-government demonstrations turned violent.Security forces used rubber bullets and tear gas against anti-government protesters, while President Nicolás Maduro's supporters organized counterprotests.Others …
  11. Trump Helps Release American Aid Worker Jailed In Egypt

    04.21 / 22:37 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoAn American aid worker jailed for nearly three years in Egypt has returned home.Aya Hijazi was acquitted of child abuse charges after President Donald Trump pressed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the issue.Hijazi, who also has dual Egyptian citizenship, founded a nonprofit with her husband to help homeless children. She and several colleagues were arrested in May 2014 on child abuse and trafficking charges.The charges were widely viewed as unfounded…
  12. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates May Testify About Russia

    04.21 / 22:37 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoIt looks like former acting Attorney General Sally Yates will get the chance to shed light on what she knows about the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russia.The House Intelligence Committee asked Yates to testify in a hearing about Russia's suspected interference in the U.S. election. She'll appear after several other senior U.S. officials, including the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency.Yates was scheduled to testify about Russia once before, but…
  13. Obama's Post-White-House Honeymoon Is Almost Over

    04.21 / 22:37 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoBarack Obama's post-White-House honeymoon is coming to an end.After three months of rest and relaxation — and even some kite surfing with business mogul Richard Branson — the former U.S. president will step back into the spotlight Monday.For his first public appearance since he left office Jan. 20, Obama will speak at a town-hall-style gathering at the University of Chicago.Tickets were given to a handful of schools and minority-serving organizations in the area. A spo…
  14. US Defense Secretary Mattis Says Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

    04.21 / 18:21 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoWhile in Israel Friday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis accused the Syrian government of violating an agreement it made in 2013 to hand over all its chemical weapons."There can be no doubt in the international community's mind that Syria has retained chemical weapons in violation of its agreement and its statement that it had removed them all," Mattis said.The agreement was brokered after a sarin attack that year killed hundreds of people outside the Syrian capitol of…
  15. Gorsuch's First Big SCOTUS Vote Cleared The Way For Arkansas Execution

    04.21 / 16:29 newsy.com Newsy.com - Politics
    Watch VideoNewly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cast his first major vote Thursday.And that vote ultimately resulted in an Arkansas inmate being put to death for the first time in more than a decade.Ledelle Lee was given the lethal injection drug just before midnight local time on Thursday. He was the first person to be executed in the state since 2005.Gorsuch voted with four fellow conservative justices to clear the way for Lee's death 30 minutes before his death…