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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Cecil News
Friday, July 27, 2018
As Trump Rolls Back Barriers, Big-Game Hunters—Including Rich GOP Donors—Granted Dozens of Permits for Lion "Trophies"
As the Trump administration has rolled back restrictions on hunting and importing animal "trophies" from Africa, the advocacy group Friends of Animals has found that over the past two years, the federal government has granted more than three dozen permits enabling American hunters to bring back...
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truck News
Friday, July 27, 2018
In 'Major Win' for Clean Air and Public Health, EPA Reverses Pruitt's 'Super-Polluting' Truck Loophole
After a federal court sided with green groups that sought to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from granting a loophole to allow more "super-polluting diesel freight trucks" on American roadways, acting administrator Andrew Wheeler—who took over following scandal-ridden Scott Pruitt's resignation—officially rescinded his predecessor's final giveaway to industry.
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Firefighters battle a wildfire in Sweden. News
Friday, July 27, 2018
'Unprecedented' Heat Wave Fueling Arctic Fires Made More Than Twice as Likely by Climate Change: Analysis
With wildfires raging the world over, a new preliminary analysis conducted by the World Weather Attribution (WWA) and reported by the Guardian found that the global climate crisis notably increased the likeliness of last year's Hurricane Harvey and " Lucifer " heat wave, as well as the current heat...
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mike News
Thursday, July 26, 2018
In 'Victory for Women,' Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Pence's Indiana Law Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortions
Reproductive rights groups celebrated "a victory for women" after a federal appeals court upheld a ban on a provision in an Indiana law—signed by former governor and current Vice President Mike Pence—that forced any woman considering an abortion to undergo an ultrasound 18 hours before the procedure.
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Kaniela Ing News
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Producers of Ocasio-Cortez's Viral Video Make Ad for Progressive Hawaiian Kaniela Ing That Will Send 'Hopeful Chill Down Your Spine'
The Detroit-based democratic socialist filmmakers behind New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's viral campaign ad have produced a new video for Hawaii state representative Kaniela Ing, a progressive who is running to represent the state's 1st Congressional District. "It's time...
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Flint sign News
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Report Finds Flint Water Crisis May Have Killed 119—Nearly 10 Times Official Death Toll
Less than a week after a federal watchdog blasted all levels of government for their failures to prevent and quickly respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, an ongoing investigation by PBS 's "FRONTLINE" found that the death toll may be much higher than the official number reported by the state.
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Lula, Franco News
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sanders, Democrats Raise Alarm Over Brazil's Jailing of Lula and Right-Wing 'Assault on Democracy and Human Rights'
In a letter to Brazilian Ambassador Sergio Silva do Amaral, 29 members of Congress on Thursday voiced their concerns about "an intensifying assault on democracy and human rights in Brazil," particularly the incarceration of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the assassination of Rio de Janeiro city councilor Marielle Franco.
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Cynthia Nixon News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Watch: Cuomo Challenger Cynthia Nixon Demands Medicare for All in New York
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon—a progressive facing off against incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo—released a new video on Tuesday calling for a statewide single-payer healthcare system . "Healthcare should be a human right, not a privilege for those who can afford it," Nixon...
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Pro-choice activist News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Showing 'Anti-Choice Agenda Is Out-of-Touch and Patently Un-American,' Public Support for Roe v. Wade Hits Record High
While reproductive rights advocates raise alarm about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as the administration and Republican lawmakers continue to wage war on women's access to healthcare, new polling shows that public support for Roe v. Wade —the landmark ruling that constitutionally guarantees a woman's right to have an abortion—has hit a record high across the political spectrum.
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Reproductive rights advocates held a protest News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Amid Mounting Concerns About Kavanaugh's Threat to Reproductive Rights, Massachusetts Repeals 173-Year-Old Abortion Ban
Massachusetts lawmakers on Monday passed legislation repealing an unenforced 173-year-old abortion ban—which Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said he will sign—highlighting concerns among reproductive rights advocates about the record of President Donald Trump's latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and what his confirmation could mean for women's rights.
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