Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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otter News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Trump Interior Department Issues 'Death Sentence to Nearly 300 Threatened Species'
In a "disgraceful" move that conservationists warn will amount to " a death sentence to nearly 300 threatened species," the Trump administration is attempting to kill a portion of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). "If these critical protections for threatened species are eliminated, Trump will go...
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
New CDC Report Raises Alarm About Growing Threat of 'Nightmare Bacteria'
Adding to mounting concerns about widespread antibiotic resistance, U.S. public health officials detected more than 220 cases of what they described as "nightmare bacteria" across more than half the country last year, according to a new government report. In just nine months of surveillance during...
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Oklahoma educators News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
As Teacher Rebellion Catches Fire, Oklahoma's GOP Governor Dismisses Educators as Spoiled Children
As teachers in the historically red states of Oklahoma , Kentucky , and Arizona are following in the footsteps of educators in West Virginia and turning out in droves to demand higher pay, reliable pensions, and greater government investments in the public school system, s ome Republican state...
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 Eric Schneiderman News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
To #SaveTheCensus, Major Cities Join 17 States in Lawsuit to Block Trump's Citizenship Question
Attorneys General from 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration for its decision to ask about immigration status on the 2020 census, a move denounced by immigrant rights advocates as an effort to " undercount communities of color ." Led by Eric Schneiderman of New...
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David Smith News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
With Company Under Fire for Right-Wing Drivel, Sinclair Chairman Reportedly Denounced Print Media as 'Left Wing... Dribble'
As right-wing television behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group faces an onslaught of criticism for forcing local news anchors to read a script denounced as " Trumpian propaganda ," New York magazine reports that the company's executive chairman declined an interview request with a series of emails in...
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sinclair sign News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
After Trump Sides With Sinclair, Local Newsroom Staff Speak Out Against Right-Wing Broadcaster
Some local broadcast news staff at stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group are speaking out against the company and President Donald Trump after he defended the right-wing broadcaster, which has come under fire following a viral video that showed how anchors across the country were forced to...
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death penalty restraints News
Monday, April 02, 2018
Texas Seeks Sessions' Approval to "Speed Up the Death Penalty Treadmill"
Texas is seeking permission from Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to opt-in to a federal law that would fast-track executions, a move that critics warn could lead to the state killing more people—including those who are wrongfully convicted and those deemed too handicapped to be...
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flooded haor News
Monday, April 02, 2018
Showing Paris Not Enough, Studies Find 2°C Target Won't Stop 'Destructive and Deadly' Impacts of Global Warming
A series of scientific studies published in a British journal on Monday echoes warnings from long-time critics of the Paris Agreement that meeting the accord's main goals will not be enough to prevent " destructive and deadly " impacts of the worldwide climate crisis. The May issue of Philosophical...
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condo News
Friday, March 30, 2018
Calls for Pruitt to Resign After Reports of 'Sweetheart' Rental From Energy Lobbyist's Wife
As key figures of the Trump administration face mounting concerns about conflicts of interest, a growing number of critics are calling for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt after ABC News revealed that last year he rented a D.C. condo owned by the wife of...
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fisher News
Friday, March 30, 2018
Without Urgent Action, Warn Wildlife Experts, One-Third of US Species at Risk of Extinction
On the heels of a U.N.-funded study that warned about the massive consequences of a worldwide decline in biodiversity, U.S. conservation groups are raising alarms about new estimates that as many as one-third of American species are vulnerable to extinction. "This loss of wildlife has been sneaking...
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