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A picture taken on September 15, 2019 shows an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just outside the Saudi capital Riyadh. News
Sunday, September 15, 2019
US 'Lies' Slammed After Pompeo, Without Proof, Blames Iran for Drone Attacks
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi forcefully rejected Sunday unsubstantiated charges by by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) regarding the recent drone attacks that caused serious damage to two crucial Saudi Arabian oil installations. “It has been...
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In urine samples, residues of various plastic ingredients were found in 97 to 100 percent of the children examined. News
Saturday, September 14, 2019
German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children's Bodies
Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. Der Spiegel , the German weekly magazine, published the findings Saturday,...
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Cowardly Democratic Senator Coons Attacks Beto for Standing Up to NRA
Conservative Democratic US Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) is scared of the NRA. Coons warned Friday that Beto O’Rourke’s pledge during Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston that the government will confiscate semiautomatic AR-15 rifles will become a rallying cry for gun rights groups for...
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Monday, September 09, 2019
WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines 'Right to a Future' Event in NYC
People around the U.S. and across the globe are being invited to tune in Monday night as Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein hosts a forum in New York City featuring youth and indigenous leaders of the global climate movement, including Vic Barrett, Xiye Bastida, Tuntiak Katan, Xiuhtezcatl...
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Protesters take part in the 'Tax March' calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax records in 2017 in New York. (Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Deutsche Bank 'Has All But Confirmed' It Has At Least Partial Trump Tax Returns Subpoened by House Democrats
Just ahead of a later afternoon court-ordered deadline on Tuesday, financial giant Deutsche Bank indicated it is possession of at least some tax return documents filed by President Donald Trump and possibly members of his family. As CNN reports : Deutsche Bank wouldn't say publicly on Tuesday...
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An Oklahoma judge ruled Monday that phramaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is responsible for its role in perpetiuating the opioid crisis. News
Monday, August 26, 2019
'About Damn Time': In First of Thousands of Lawsuits Against Big Pharma, Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572M for Flooding Oklahoma With Opioids
In the first decided case against a corporation accused of contributing to the opioid epidemic in the U.S., personal care and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Monday to pay $572 million in fines for its role in perpetuating the crisis. Through contracts with poppy growers...
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Sunday, August 11, 2019
No, Trump Doesn't Want to 'See People Mowed Down and Killed,' Says Sanders, But His 'Racist Rhetoric' Fueling Violence
Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that while he knows President Donald Trump does not want to "see people mowed down and killed" in the way that victims in last weekend's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas were by a racist gunman—one who has since told authorities he was specifically targeting...
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Saturday, August 10, 2019
At Center of Sex Trafficking Scandal, Jeffrey Epstein Dead by Apparent Jailhouse Suicide
This a breaking news story... Check back for possible updates... Disgraced American billionaire and political insider Jeffrey Epstein was reported dead on Saturday morning from an apparent suicide in a New York City jail. The New York Times reports : Mr. Epstein hanged himself and his body was...
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Sunday, July 28, 2019
'People are Dying': Bernie Sanders Heads to Canada With an Insulin Caravan
Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is heading to Canada on Sunday with a caravan of Type 1 diabetes patients seeking cheaper insulin to highlight the "corruption" of pharmaceutical companies and the toll taken on Americans who can't afford the medicine. CTV News reported: (Sanders) waved...
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Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is seen during is testimony before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. - Three months after releasing the final report on his probe into the 2016 election, much of the American public remains unclear about the former special counsel's findings on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice and whether his campaign colluded with Russians. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP) News
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Rep. Ted Lieu's Recap During Mueller Testimony Makes Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump
Amid congressional testimony on Wednesday in which former special counsel Robert Mueller reiterated publicly that President Donald Trump "was not exculpated" of wrongdoing in his report, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California also provided a succinct recap of why the only reason Mueller did...
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