Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Experts: US Still 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Fukushima-Style Disaster
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) did not adequately account for safety hazards when approving certain upgrades to nuclear sites around the U.S., meaning the risk of a Fukushima-like disaster caused by a reactor fire is still high, according to an article published in the journal Science on...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case
A Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester and photographer was cleared of all charges Thursday after he was accused of endangering a police plane with his drone. Aaron Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper, faced seven years in prison after he was arrested in October and charged with reckless...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Victims Demand FCC Investigate 'Slander'
People whose names were used to spam the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website with anti-net neutrality comments are demanding an investigation into the identity theft. In a letter sent Thursday to FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, more than a dozen victims asked for the comments made under...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
8 in 10 People Worldwide Fear 'Catastrophic' Climate Change: Poll
A majority of people in eight countries say they are ready to change their lifestyles if it would prevent climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats released Wednesday found. The poll of 8,000 people in eight countries—the U.S., China, India, Britain, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Election Excitement Builds as Democrats Flip Two Red Districts
Two districts in New York and New Hampshire that voted for President Donald Trump on Tuesday elected Democrats to state seats, a promising signal that red areas are ready to be flipped as congressional special elections and midterms approach. In Long Island, Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Trump Praised Duterte's Drug War, Told Him of Nuclear Subs, in Phone Call
President Donald Trump told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte that he was "doing an amazing job" with his brutal drug war crackdown and informed him that the U.S. had two submarines off the Korean peninsula, according to a recently-released transcript of the two leaders' phone call last month...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wikimedia Scores 'Important Victory' in Fight Against NSA Surveillance
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a previous decision by a lower court that dismissed a challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance operations, scoring an "important victory for the rule of law." Tuesday's unanimous decision by the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Democracy Watchdog Turns Up Heat on White House to Answer for 'Illegal' Syria Strike
A watchdog group on Monday stepped up its efforts to get the Trump administration to answer for its military strike on Syria in April. The Protect Democracy Project filed a motion asking a judge to order several federal agencies to give expedited answers to the group's Freedom of Information Act (...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Flynn to Plead Fifth, Refuse Compliance With Senate Subpoenas
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Monday will plead the Fifth Amendment and refuse to hand over documents subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to news reports. Flynn will not give the panel documents detailing his interactions with Russian officials as part of...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Trump to Propose Massive Cuts to Safety Net in 'Utter Betrayal' Budget
President Donald Trump's first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and Social Security, among other safety net programs, according to new reports. The Washington Post wrote on Monday that the budget will include $800 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next 10 years...
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