Trump declares himself America’s ‘chief law enforcement officer’

Since the president's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial two weeks ago, analysts say, Trump has taken a series of steps aimed at showing that, essentially, he is the law.

Against wishes of Barr, Trump fires off more tweets about the Justice Department

The president shared a spate of tweets and retweets supportive of his efforts to get involved in criminal cases and speak out about DOJ “corruption.”
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Trump’s clemency spree shows white-collar felons it’s more about who you know than what you did

Here are some takeaways from the president’s pardons and commutations.

Bernie Sanders surges into double-digit lead in new nationwide poll

Former vice president Joe Biden, who led Sanders in a Post-ABC national poll in January, has seen a sharp drop in his support after finishing fourth in the Iowa caucuses and fifth in the New Hampshire primary.
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The city’s thriving downtown faces the threat of frequent flooding.
The city’s thriving downtown faces the threat of frequent flooding.
A senior planner displays a flood map of greater Boston.
A senior planner displays a flood map of greater Boston.
A path overlooks rising waters in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.
A path overlooks rising waters in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.
Developers are building at higher levels to account for the rising sea.
Developers are building at higher levels to account for the rising sea.

Boston harbor brings ashore a new enemy: Rising seas

The sea that surrounds Boston crept up nine inches in the 20th century and is advancing ever faster toward the heart of the city. As much as or more than any other coastal city in the country, Boston is confronting this existential threat and is taking steps now to contain the problem.
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U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr questions whether it’s time for changes to federal law that shields companies such as Facebook and Google.
The salary gap between the coaches of the high-flying U.S. women’s national team and the middling men’s team is narrowing but remains significant.
If the researchers are right, then tens of millions of tons of methane could be wafting into the atmosphere, unaccounted for, from oil and gas fields around the world.
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