Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Nadia Prupis is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, April 21, 2017
'Back on Track': Sally Yates to Testify Publicly in House Russia Probe
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been invited to testify publicly before Congress on the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling. The hearing is expected to take place after May 2. Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Bakery Workers Protest Trump's Immigration Crackdown in #DayWithoutBread
Four people were arrested Friday after they chained themselves to a delivery truck in support of immigrant workers at a Queens, New York bakery, who face a mass firing due to President Donald Trump's policies. The protest, dubbed "A Day Without Bread," was organized to protest Trump's hard-line...
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Trump's FCC Gives Big Telecom "Free Reign" With Vote for Major Handouts
At its April open meeting on Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to give yet more handouts to the telecommunications industry, lifting a price cap on broadband services and reinstating a loophole that lets broadcasters monopolize airwaves. The vote lifting the cap on...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
'This Is the Fight for Our Future': March for Science Rallies Planned Worldwide
On Saturday, people around the world will mark Earth Day with a March for Science to protest the Trump administration's crackdown on climate action and medical research. #ScienceMarch Tweets The marches come as President Donald Trump proposes slashing $5.8 billion in funding from the National...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Trump's Secret Service Permanently Ends White House Sidewalk Access
The Trump administration has permanently shut down public access to the sidewalk outside of the south fence of the White House, among other restrictions, USA Today reported Wednesday. That section of the street has been off-limits from 11:00pm to 6:00am since 2015, but it did not open again...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Trump Inauguration Bankrolled by Firms Seeking Government Favor
Companies seeking favor from the government wrote big checks for President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings (pdf) released this week. In one notable instance, the agrochemical giant Dow—which is trying to kill a federal risk study on its pesticides...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
"We're Not Leaving": US Weighs Helping Saudis Bomb Yemen Even More
The U.S. is looking to increase support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, officials said Wednesday—a move that some see as another signal that President Donald Trump is itching to take the U.S. to a new war. Among the options for support are boosting intelligence-sharing and logistical...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Under Perez, DNC Still Resisting Call to 'Name the Enemy'
Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez on Tuesday seemed to distance himself from the call for the DNC to become more progressive, as he and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke with MSNBC 's Chris Hayes to discuss their national "Come Together and Fight Back" tour. Hayes noted that...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Assange: CIA Director Sets 'Disturbing Precedent' with Threats Against WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange responded to CIA director Mike Pompeo's characterization of WikiLeaks as a "hostile non-state intelligence agency" and other remarks in an interview with journalist Jeremy Scahill, released Wednesday on Scahill's Intercepted podcast . Although he said he "quite...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Paving Way for Abuse and Scams, IRS Hires Private Debt Collectors
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is hiring private debt collectors to snatch up unpaid taxes, which consumer advocates warned Monday could come with a host of problems—from mistreatment to profit incentives to exploitation by scammers. The four companies hired by the IRS are CBE, ConServe,...
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