Digest

  • Jared Kushner Link to Cory Booker DisclosedJared Kushner Link to Cory Booker Disclosed
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker — a potential 2020 White House contender and recipient of major campaign contributions from Jared Kushner and others in the Kushner family — declined to endorse his party’s call for the White House to revoke the security clearance of the president’s son-in-law. The Democratic National Committee has called for […]

U.S. News

  • Trump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI DirectorTrump Nominates Christopher Wray as FBI Director
    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is nominating Christopher Wray, a former U.S. Department of Justice official, to serve as FBI director. If the Senate confirms the nomination, Wray will replace James Comey, whom the president fired on May 9. “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the […]

Politics

  • Bernie’s Followers are Taking Over Democratic PartyBernie’s Followers are Taking Over Democratic Party
    Visit one of Donald Trump’s rallies across the country in 2017, and you will still find red “Make America Great Again” hats lending color to muted bleachers and screaming fans. At the same time, blue posters and t-shirts with the words “A Future to Believe In” continue to flood arenas every time Bernie Sanders steps […]

World News

  • North Korea Must Pay Massive Price for Otto Warmbler MurderNorth Korea Must Pay Massive Price for Otto Warmbler Murder
    Otto Warmbler in North Korean custody North Korea captured and brutalized Otto Warmbier for doing nothing more than holding American citizenship. After more than a year as a hostage in a comatose state, Otto was returned to his parents. He died on Monday. North Korean officials murdered Otto. Brutalizing Otto as the North Koreans did […]

Science

  • Egyptian Mummy, Viking DNA Reveals How Cats Conquered WorldEgyptian Mummy, Viking DNA Reveals How Cats Conquered World
    Their trek from pest exterminator to pet. Like a boss Pexels Before cats conquered the internet, they conquered the world—with a little help from their human serfs. Domesticated cats live pretty much everywhere except Antarctica, and a new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution helps to uncover how they spread so far. DNA from the […]

Technology

  • SpaceX To Launch X-37B For First TimeSpaceX To Launch X-37B For First Time
    GEOINT: In news sure to rock the launch industry, the mighty United Launch Alliance today failed to be named as the company launching the X-37B spaceplane. Instead, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will carry it for the first time, marking what is believed to be the company’s heaviest national security launch to date. The Air Force announced […]

About Tellus

  • The Tellus ManifestoThe Tellus Manifesto
    When we started Tellus News Digest in 2014, our goal was to create a venue where content contributors could publish high quality, professionally edited, and well documented articles on trending news stories, while leaving room for the kind of in-depth exploratory articles that will cast light on stories that are being manipulated by the mainstream […]

Spotlight

  • Trump’s Huge Fake Twitter FollowingTrump’s Huge Fake Twitter Following
    Anyone can amass an exorbitant number of Twitter followers. You don’t even have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. The comedian Joe Mande currently has a healthy 1.01 million followers, but his bio contains a caveat: “twitter is trash, facebook’s the devil, i bought a million followers for like […]

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Featured Stories

  • Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of EarthquakesYellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of Earthquakes
    Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]
  • Supreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture AbuseSupreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture Abuse
    The Supreme Court appears to be on a roll where asset forfeiture is concerned. SCOTUS isn’t making any sweeping overhauls, but the trend is clearly toward reform. Back in April, the court ruled 7-1 that Colorado can’t keep fines, court costs, and other money taken from defendants if their convictions are overturned. “Colorado may not […]
  • U.S.-Britain “Special Relationship” Dies Due to Political CorrectnessU.S.-Britain “Special Relationship” Dies Due to Political Correctness
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” So said Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in 1946. Winston Churchill. There is little doubt many Americans didn’t quite know what Churchill was talking about. Hadn’t America and […]
  • With Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan:With Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan:
    I’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST BY GARY BLAKE As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list Of Republican offenders who might well be underground, And who never would be missed — who never would be missed! There’s the perky blonde Ivanka, […]
  • Benefit Of Vitamin D During PregnancyBenefit Of Vitamin D During Pregnancy
    Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin” as many refer to it, touts a long-list of benefits, but you’ve probably heard it most frequently associated with bone health. Now, new research adds yet another benefit to the list: protection against childhood asthma. In a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers found […]

  • As  a writer, you are probably accustomed to rejection, because that is the writer’s lot in life.  In How to Master the Art of Selling, by sales guru Tom Hopkins, the author of one of the best-selling self-improvement books of all time makes a single statement that, once internalized, helps anyone – not just salespeople […]

Tellus In Depth

  • America’s Mass Incarceration Problem Getting WorseAmerica’s Mass Incarceration Problem Getting Worse
    By Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for stricter sentencing in criminal cases. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per […]

Sports

  • Woeful 76ers Hope Markelle Fultz Can Lead Them Back to RespectabilityWoeful 76ers Hope Markelle Fultz Can Lead Them Back to Respectability
    RepublishReprint By Robert Pannier There was a time when the Philadelphia 76ers were one of the powerhouses of the NBA. This was the team of Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, and Alan Iverson. The team even won three NBA titles (1954-55, 1966-67, 1982-83) and has made six other trips to the championship […]

Health

  • Conjoined Twins Connected at Head Separated in Rare SurgeryConjoined Twins Connected at Head Separated in Rare Surgery
    After a successful operation, a pair of 10-month-old conjoined twins are now separated. The girls, Erin and Abby, were connected at the the top of their heads, a rare condition called craniopagus. But, they are now able to live separate lives thanks to a multidisciplinary team at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP). “Separating conjoined […]

Entertainment

  • Gregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the ConfederacyGregg Allman: Southern Pride Without the Confederacy
    The tributes to Gregg Allman, who died Saturday at 69, have been flowing steadily. They’ve noted his mellifluous voice, his keyboard, his composing talents, his marriage to Cher, his creation of southern rock as a genre. But a lot of them have missed the ways in which The Allman Brothers Band promoted a sense of […]

Business

  • Ford Names New CEO to Head Troubled Car CompanyFord Names New CEO to Head Troubled Car Company
    RepublishReprint Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, unhappy with the auto-maker’s slipping market share and declining share prices, has named James Hackett, 62,  to replace current CEO Mark Fields, 56, as part of of a company-wide shakeup designed to streamline decision making and improve operating efficiency. The move reflects growing unhappiness with the company’s financial performance […]

Media

  • Hannity Supporters Strike Back – at Rachel MaddowHannity Supporters Strike Back – at Rachel Maddow
    Sean Hannity will not be silenced. That was the defiant message the right-wing commentator delivered on his Fox News show on Tuesday night, after a long weekend that, some thought, might extend into a permanent vacation. But if Hannity’s employers have shown explicit unease about the Seth Rich conspiracy theory (the utterly unfounded suggestion that […]

Lifestyles

  • New Research on How Guys Can Get the GirlNew Research on How Guys Can Get the Girl
    Guys, if you want to get the ladies, then you better listen up. A new study reveals that females like guys who are good listeners. Inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory that female preferences shape mating signals in men, researchers at the University of Melbourne tested this theory in moths. Read: Why We Crave Certain Foods […]