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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fire in Cali News
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Report Exposes 'Devastating' Economic, Public Health, and Environmental Impacts of Trump's Industry Giveaways
A new study out Tuesday backs up a series of legal challenges launched by Democratic state attorneys general alarmed by President Donald Trump's deregulatory rollbacks designed to benefit polluting industries at the expense of public health, the environment, and the economy.
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fracking protest News
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
New Study Ties Spike in Hospitalizations for Genital, Skin, and Urinary Ailments to Fracking in Pennsylvania
New research has tied high rates of hospitalizations for genital, skin, and urinary conditions to fracking in Pennsylvania, underscoring mounting concerns about the public health implications of the controversial process of extracting natural gas.
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NSA graphic News
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
NSA Has Halted Mass Domestic Spying Program First Exposed by Snowden in 2013: GOP Aide
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly halted a widely criticized domestic mass surveillance program involving Americans' phone records first exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) News
Sunday, March 03, 2019
Nadler: Judiciary Panel to Request Docs From 60+ Entities Tied to Trump in Probe of 'Obstruction of Justice, Corruption, and Abuse of Power'
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee—which has jurisdiction over impeachments—said Sunday that he believes President Donald Trump obstructed justice and his panel on Monday will issue document requests to dozens of individuals tied to Trump.
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parents News
Sunday, March 03, 2019
After Hours at the Border, 29 Parents Separated From Their Kids and Deported Take Step Toward Asylum
After spending several hours at the U.S.-Mexico border with attorneys and immigrant rights advocates on Saturday, 29 parents separated from their children then deported under President Donald Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" policy were allowed to take a crucial step toward applying for asylum and reuniting with their kids.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) News
Saturday, March 02, 2019
'I Know Where I Came From': At First 2020 Rally, Sanders Shares How Childhood in Brooklyn Shaped His Drive for Political Revolution
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) kicked off the first rally of his 2020 presidential campaign on Saturday at Brooklyn College, where he spoke about not only the political revolution driving his second run for the White House, but also how his childhood in New York City shaped his politics.
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Dr. Adam Gaffney News
Saturday, March 02, 2019
'One of the Best Cases For Single Payer I've Ever Seen': Watch Dr. Adam Gaffney Take on Skeptics at Fox
Amid mounting excitement over new Medicare for All legislation unveiled this week, Dr. Adam Gaffney took on a panel of skeptics at Fox Business Network on Friday, delivering a widely celebrated argument for why U.S. lawmakers need to heed the growing public demands to replace private for-profit health insurance with a national single-payer system.
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Fishermen collect fish at Kovalam Beach News
Friday, March 01, 2019
Global Warming Decimating World Fisheries—And Studies Warn It's On Track to Get Worse Without Urgent Action
Rising ocean temperatures driven by human-generated greenhouse gases are already damaging the world's fisheries—and that toll is on track to get worse without urgent global action to cut planet-warming emissions.
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee News
Friday, March 01, 2019
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Says He's Running for President in 2020 for One Urgent Reason: The Climate Crisis
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined the crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders on Friday with a vow to make the global climate crisis the centerpiece of his campaign.
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Andrew Wheeler News
Thursday, February 28, 2019
GOP Slammed for 'Shameful' Vote as Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Chief
Environmental and public health advocates on Thursday sharply condemned Senate Republicans for a "shameful" vote confirming ex-coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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