Matt Zapotosky

Washington Post

Matt Zapotosky is a national security reporter for the Washington Post, covering the Justice Department.

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Michael Cohen is testifying today behind closed doors at the Senate Intelligence Committee.

What could Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen reveal in his testimony on Capitol Hill?

Michael Cohen is testifying today behind closed doors at the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Republican Rod Rosenstein -- appointed by Donald Trump to oversee the Russia investigation -- faced heated attacks by fellow Republicans at a hearing today.

Rod Rosenstein is in the hot seat

Republican Rod Rosenstein -- appointed by Donald Trump to oversee the Russia investigation -- faced heated attacks by fellow Republicans at a hearing today.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House’s claim that Rob Porter’s background check wasn’t complete.

How many White House staffers only have partial security clearance?

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House’s claim that Rob Porter’s background check wasn’t complete.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

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