Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Lauren McCauley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:30am
US Reportedly Airdropped Weapons Into ISIS Hands
Fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) are claiming to have obtained a cache of weapons from the U.S. military after it airdropped bundles of small-arms ammunition and weaponry destined for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. A video reportedly released by ISIS and posted to YouTube on...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:45pm
Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races 'Shattering' Records: Report
Unknown donors and big-monied, outside groups are pouring record amounts of cash into key Senate races set to determine which political party will take control over the upper house come November's election, according to a new report published Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice. The report,...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Prisoner Gag Law an Attack on Fundamental Free Speech Rights, say Critics
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a prisoner gag order that rights groups say is an affront to the First Amendment and a denial of all citizens' right to understand "an area of U.S. life physically removed from public scrutiny." Passed by the Pennsylvania House of...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
Clearing Russia from Blame, German Intelligence Says Rebels Downed Flight MH17
Clearing Russia from presumed involvement in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, German intelligence officials say they have "unambiguous" evidence that the crash was caused by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The information was presented earlier this...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 9:45am
Global Health Groups Call for 'Common Mission' to Fight Ebola
While news of Ebola quarantines being lifted in Dallas on Monday brought a measure of relief in the United States' effort to combat the spread of Ebola, healthcare workers and officials across the globe are saying that the only way to contain what could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:30pm
Failing Humans and Planet, EPA Greenlights 'Agent Orange' Herbicide
Ignoring the concerns of scientists, doctors, food safety advocates, environmentalists, and more than half a million U.S. citizens, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday issued their final approval for what has been dubbed Dow AgroSciences' 'Agent Orange' herbicide. In a press...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:15am
GOP Candidates Relying on Dark Money Infusions for Midterm Ad Blitz: Analysis
Just a few weeks out from the November midterm elections, a new report revealed on Tuesday that over a quarter of the nearly $1 billion spent so far has been paid for by outside groups, the majority of which do not disclose their donors. According to the Wesleyan Media Project analysis (pdf) of...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:30am
For-Profit Healthcare Under Fire As Ebola Spreads to Second US Healthcare Worker
Update: The Centers for Disease and Control announced Wednesday that the second Dallas healthcare worker infected with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before Amber Vinson, 29, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was confirmed to have Ebola. Vinson had a temperature...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:45pm
Doctor Accused of Torture, 'Medical Experimentation' over Botched Execution
The family of Clayton Lockett, an Oklahoma death row inmate who in April was killed in a botched execution, is suing those who participated in his death, including a board-certified physician, saying they violated numerous treaties including those established at the post-World War II Nuremberg...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Diagnosed with Cancer, Union President Lewis No Longer Contender in Chicago Mayoral Bid
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis , a champion for public education and a vocal critic of corporate education reform, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor and will not be able to run for office against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a source close to Lewis said on Monday. On...
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