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This Senior State Department Official’s Resume Was Extremely Bogus

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. President Donald Trump, it turns out, isn’t the only person in the federal government to have photoshopped himself onto a Time Magazine cover. A senior State Department official, Mina Chang, did too, according to a report from NBC News. She even brought […]

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Justice Department Subpoenas Automakers Over California Emissions Pact

<img data-attachment-id="1694294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="California fuel prices, gas pump" data-image-description=" Michael Vi/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694294″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1519841618.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Justice Department has issued civil subpoenas to the four major automakers’ that voluntary […]

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Black Health Advocates Want US Government to Take on Menthols As Hard As It’s Taken on Other Flavored Tobacco

African American health advocates are taking aim at the Trump administration’s decision to go after flavored e-cigarettes—except for menthol, a flavor long popular among, and known to be more addictive for, African Americans. The Trump administration, concerned by a rise in underage use of e-cigarettes, recently touted a ban on all flavored vaping products, but […]

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Report: Trump Administration Seeks to Soften Fuel Economy Rollback

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> One of the issues underpinning the gas war has been an inability for either side to compromise. Initially, it was the current administration complaining about California wanting special treatment. But the coastal […]

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Harvard Grad Students Are Taking on the Trump Administration and Their Own School

More than 90 percent of graduate student union members at Harvard voted to authorize a strike last week, a signal of frustration as efforts to negotiate the elite university’s first collective bargaining contract with these workers drag on. While no strike date has yet been scheduled, union leaders now have the ability to call for […]

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Battle Lines Are Being Drawn in America’s Gas War

<img data-attachment-id="1689264" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gas pump gas station fuel pump" data-image-description=" Siripatv/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1689264″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1504422728.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co, BMW Group and Volkswagen AG announced a voluntary […]

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These Allegations of Child Abuse Against Customs and Border Protection Go On for Tens of Thousands of Pages

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Being run over by a vehicle, beaten while handcuffed, and even threatened with rape — they’re all examples of the treatment migrant children and teenagers have said they endured while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. Some of the kids […]

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Trump Administration Blocked Investigation Into Student Loan Forgiveness Program

As student loan debt grew into a $1.5 trillion crisis, Trump administration officials coordinated a deliberate effort to obstruct a watchdog agency from investigating abuse by student loan servicers, circumventing a law that offered debt forgiveness to college graduates. In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a plan with a simple idea: […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple One […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See the Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, as per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple […]

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Hundreds of Migrants Just Shut Down a Bridge Between the U.S. and Mexico

Hundreds of migrants shut down a bridge connecting the Mexican city of Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas, early Thursday in protest of Trump administration policies that have forced tens of thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases are decided. Some 250-300 protesters marched from Matamoros to the middle of the bridge in […]

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DHS Says It Will Collect DNA From Detained Immigrants, Including Children

A father carries his sleeping son, 3, after their family illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, TexasPhoto: John Moore (Getty Images) Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security announced that it will be collecting DNA samples from tens of thousands of immigrants detained in federal facilities, including children, and […]

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Trump’s Plan to Detain Migrant Kids Indefinitely Just Got Blocked — for Now

A federal judge knocked down the Trump administration’s plan to indefinitely detain migrant children and their families, calling the move “inconsistent” with a long-standing agreement intended to shield migrant children from long-term incarceration. “The Flores Settlement Agreement remains in effect and has not been terminated,” Judge Dolly Gee wrote in a court order issued Friday. […]

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The Trump Administration is Relying on Google Translate to Vet Refugees

When immigration and citizenship officials sift through the social media posts of refugees to determine if they can enter or stay in the country, they’re allowed to use online translation tools, according to an internal memo obtained by the International Refugee Assistance Project and shared with ProPublica. Trouble is these tools are known for sometimes […]

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U.S. Department of State Official Reveals Trump’s Muslim Ban Has Denied Over 30,000 People Entry Into the United States

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 26: Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the court issued an immigration ruling June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. The court issued a 5-4 ruling upholding the Trump administration’s policy imposing limits on travel from several primarily Muslim nations. Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Thirty-thousand is a lot of […]

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Gas War: California Sues Over State-based Emission Standards

<img data-attachment-id="1676860" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-e1559922080206.jpg" data-orig-size="2032,1524" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="gasoline gas pump" data-image-description=" Nithid Memanee/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1676860″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1012712692-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> On Friday, California and 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over efforts to reverse state-driven emissions standards. Earlier this week, the president confirmed speculation that the federal government […]

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Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds

Photo: iStock Remember when Trump blasted Puerto Rico’s government for their corruption and thievery, explaining that he was the best thing that ever happened to that foreign country whose president’s name he couldn’t quite remember? Well, it turned out, it was his own people who were actually doing the scamming. A federal grand jury indicted […]

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Trump Plan for Home Loans Stokes Fears of Higher Mortgage Rates for Would-Be Homebuyers

Housing advocates fear scenes like these will be harder to come by if a Trump plan to revamp the housing market by making changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac becomes a reality.Photo: iStock Housing advocates fear a Trump administration plan to return federal mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the private sector […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cedar Attanasio, File (AP Photo) The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress this week that it will […]

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The Trump Administration Just Gutted the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration announced new regulations that will effectively gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, hampering one of the most important environmental laws ever passed. The Department of the Interior, currently headed by former fossil fuel lobbyist David Bernhardt, and the Department of Commerce made sweeping changes to the regulations required by the […]

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Trump Administration Reinstates Death Penalty, Schedules Five Executions

Photo: iStock Warning: This article does not use euphemisms to refer to the federal government’s killing policies. After more than a decade without an execution, the attorney general—who previously played the role of Peter Griffin on Family Guy—announced that the federal government will start killing people once again, ordering five men to the execution chamber […]

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Trump Administration Seeks to Literally Take Food Out of Poor People’s Mouths

Photo: iStock According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 36 million Americans were receiving an average of $121 monthly in food stamps as of April of this year. If the Trump administration has its way, that number will be cut by at least 3 million when proposed new regulations are released on Tuesday. Bloomberg reports […]

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Trump Administration Announces Changes to Citizenship Test

Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) Because the white nationalists immigration hardliners in the executive branch just can’t help themselves from showing their true colors, Trump administration officials announced major changes to the mandatory test required to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S. In a statement Friday, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced […]

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