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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Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) News
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
'Not Surprising': Rep. Chris Collins, Trump's Very First Congressional Backer, Indicted for Insider Trading
In a development celebrated by Washington D.C. ethics watchdogs, Republican Rep. Chris Collins (N.Y.)—President Donald Trump's first congressional supporter—on Wednesday was arrested by the FBI and indicted on insider trading charges for actions that may have taken place while he was on the White House lawn.
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Rashida Tlaib News
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Palestinian-American Congresswoman
With 96 percent of votes counted following Tuesday's primary election in Michigan, Rashida Tlaib—who has been described as "a dynamic, minority, young progressive" and part of "the new breed of politician grabbing attention in the Democratic Party"—is slated to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American Congresswoman.
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Trump supporters News
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
'Terrifying': Poll Shows 43% of Republicans Think Trump Should Have Power to Shutter News Outlets for 'Bad Behavior'
In the age of "media-bashing enthusiast" President Donald Trump—who regularly declares critical journalists and outlets "fake news" and "the enemy of the American people"—at least 43 percent of Republican respondents to a new survey said they believe "the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior."
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Mayor Catherine Pugh News
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Celebrations as Baltimore Set to Become First Major American City to Outlaw Water Privatization
Human rights advocates and union workers are celebrating as Baltimore is poised to become the first major American city to amend its charter to bar privatization of the public water system.
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River Fire News
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
With Climate Crisis Key Driver, Mendocino Complex Fire Now Largest Recorded in California's History
While President Donald Trump rolls back environmental regulations aimed at curbing the climate crisis and doubles down on ignorant right-wing talking points about the wildfires ravaging California, climate scientists continue to raise alarm as the Mendocino Complex blaze has become the largest in state history.
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workers finish sidewalk News
Monday, August 06, 2018
'Glut of Overpriced Apartments' Has Made Rents Fall for Rich, Soar for Poor in Cities Nationwide
As expensive U.S. cities welcome "a boom in luxury housing construction," rents are falling for rich residents while rising for working-class people who seek affordable housing, according to the Washington Post .
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Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui News
Monday, August 06, 2018
Hiroshima Mayor, Survivors, and Activists Call for Nuclear Weapons Ban 73 Years After US Bombing
While European and Iranian leaders work to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May and reimposed his first round of sanctions on Monday, activists, survivors, and Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city by calling for the total elimination of the world's nuclear weapons.
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buzzzz News
Friday, August 03, 2018
'An Insult to Our National Wildlife': Trump Reverses Ban on GMOs and Bee-Killing Pesticides in Refuges
While regulators in other regions of the world have recently worked to ban bee-poisoning pesticides called neonicotinoids that scientists have long warned could cause an "ecological armageddon," the Trump administration just reversed an Obama-era policy that had outlawed the use of neonics and genetically modified crops in the nation's wildlife refuges.
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HELP :( News
Friday, August 03, 2018
Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
As temperatures bust heat records across the globe and wildfires rage from California to the Arctic, a new report produced annually by more than 500 scientists worldwide found that last year, the carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere reached the highest levels "in the modern atmospheric measurement record and in ice core records dating back as far as 800,000 years."
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protest News
Friday, August 03, 2018
Demanding Rahm's Resignation, Anti-Violence Protesters Shut Down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive in March to Wrigley Field
In a march that shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive during rush hour and ended with prayers and speeches outside of Wrigley Field, hundreds of anti-violence protesters marched in Chicago on Thursday evening to demand that the city invest in its impoverished neighborhoods and to call for the resignations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
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