While the president has his staff looking at ways to torpedo the investigation, he also is allegedly asking questions about his power to pardon -- including whether he can pardon himself.
All over Appalachia, communities and organizations are working around the clock to come up with a way to "justly transition" the Appalachian economy to whatever comes next.
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Sarah van Gelder is cofounder of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahvangelder.