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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George Papadopoulos News
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Report Sheds Light on What Triggered Collusion Probe Amid Concerns Trump Will Fire Robert Mueller
A report by the New York Times published Saturday provides new insight into the investigation of potential collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials, and the role of George Papadopoulos , a former foreign policy adviser to the campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to...
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no wall sign News
Friday, December 29, 2017
Immigrant Advocates Slam Trump for Vowing No DACA Protections Without Border Wall
With bipartisan talks on the immigration scheduled to begin at the White House next week, immigrant advocates denounced President Donald Trump on Friday for vowing in a tweet to only allow permanent protections for recipients of the terminated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...
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The White House was adorned with a red ribbon News
Friday, December 29, 2017
'This Man Is a Monster': Trump Under Fire for Dismissing Entire HIV/AIDS Council by FedEx Letter
In a decision denounced as " dangerous " and " appalling ," President Donald Trump has enraged members of the public health and LGBTQ communities by reportedly firing the remaining 16 members of his HIV/AIDS council in letters delivered to them by FedEx on Thursday. Six members of the Presidential...
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protest corporate greed News
Thursday, December 28, 2017
CEO-Worker Income Gap Higher in U.S. Than Anywhere Else: Analysis
As corporations and wealthy individuals across the United States are slated to benefit from massive tax breaks thanks to the GOP's latest tax legislation, a Bloomberg analysis published Thursday found that chief executives of American companies already make 265 times the amount of money an average...
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child in school in Yemen News
Thursday, December 28, 2017
UN Agency Decries 'Shocking Scale' of Attacks on Children in Conflict Zones
In a report released Thursday, UNICEF decried the "shocking scale" of attacks on children in conflict zones worldwide throughout 2017, accusing those engaged in violent disputes of "blatantly disregarding international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable." "Such brutality cannot be the new...
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Gleostine, also called lomustine News
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
'This Is Simply Price Gouging': Cost of Cancer Drug Hiked 1,400% Since 2013
Critics of the pharmaceutical industry have expressed outrage over a Wall Street Journal analysis that found the owner of a 40-year-old cancer drug used to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin's lymphoma has hiked the cost of the medication by 1,400 percent since acquiring it in 2013. More Rx price...
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Donald Trump News
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Israel Denounced for Plans to Name Train Station After Trump Following Jerusalem Decision
Critics are denouncing Israel for its decision to name a future train station located near to the holiest site where Jews can pray after U.S. President Donald Trump, following his recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the American Embassy. Rebecca Vilkomerson...
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Protesters demonstrate against GOP tax plan News
Friday, December 22, 2017
Right-wing Groups Plan to Spend Millions to Convince Americans GOP Tax Scam Is Actually Good for Them
While recent polling indicates that the majority of Americans oppose the GOP tax plan signed by President Donald Trump early Friday, Politico reports right-wing groups are planning a multimillion-dollar campaign to promote the deeply unpopular new law. Despite a CNN poll revealing that only a third...
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Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority News
Friday, December 22, 2017
'Disqualified': Citing Bias and Violation of International Law, Abbas Says Palestinians Will Not Accept Any US Peace Plan
Following a vote Thursday by the United Nations General Assembly to declare "null and void" the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and relocate the American Embassy, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States has "disqualified"...
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Federal regulators observe Vogtle Unit 3 News
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Betraying Ratepayers and Clean Energy Future, Georgia Panel Approves Vogtle Nuclear Reactors
Georgia's public utility commission voted 5-0 on Thursday to continue construction on two half-finished nuclear reactors that will cost an estimated $25 billion, even though the project is now " more than $10 billion over budget and five years late ." "Georgia Power should scrap this disaster...
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