Nika Knight, staff writer

Nika Knight is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Trump's EPA Chooses Foreign Mining Interests Over Critical Alaska Watershed
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Donald Trump has shelved a lawsuit against a proposed Canadian gold and copper mine that would endanger Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, allowing the mining company to revive the controversial Pebble Mine project. "If the Trump administration...
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Friday, May 12, 2017
National Pro-Choice Defenders 'Terrified' of This Latest Ploy to Attack Planned Parenthood
Texas is moving forward with an unprecedented and bold request to the federal government: the state wants federal money to help it strip all public funding from Planned Parenthood. If Texas is successful, other states are likely to follow suit. "We're all terrified," Elizabeth Nash, senior state...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Amid Comey Scandal, Bookmakers Abroad See Soaring Bets on Trump Impeachment
Bookmakers in Europe see flood of bets on President Donald Trump failing to finish first term
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
'Huge Victory' in Seneca Lake: After Years of Protest, Gas Storage Project Abandoned
After a years-long popular resistance against a proposed fracked gas storage project in Seneca Lake, N.Y., the people have emerged victorious. The Arlington Storage Company announced Wednesday that it was finally abandoning a contentious plan to store fracked gas in unlined salt caverns along the...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
With GOP Reps in Hiding After Trumpcare Vote, Dems 'Adopt' Their Districts
In the wake of the U.S. House's frightening vote to pass the GOP healthcare bill, Republican representatives seem to be hiding from constituents. Only 17 Republican members of the House—out of the 217 who voted for the law—are planning to hold town halls in their home districts during the...
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Public News Service reporter Dan Heyman was arrested in the West Virginia State Capitol. News
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Reporter Arrested for Asking Health Secretary Tom Price About Trumpcare
A reporter said he was arrested Tuesday in Charleston, West Virginia for asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question about the cruel GOP healthcare bill that passed the U.S. House last week. "Our First Amendment rights are under attack every day, particularly from the Trump...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Wisconsin ID Law Kept 200,000 Voters From Polls—And Trump Won by Just 22,748 Votes
Wisconsin's voter ID law may have suppressed a stunning 200,000 votes in the 2016 presidential election, a study shown exclusively to The Nation has revealed , and the law disproportionately kept Democratic and African-American voters from the polls. President Donald Trump won Wisconsin by a mere...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Top Trump Advisors Propose Expanding 15-Year Afghanistan War
America's longest war isn't ending anytime soon—in fact, it's about to expand. President Donald Trump's top military advisors have put forth a plan to boost U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan by 3,000 to 5,000, the Washington Post reported late Monday. The U.S. currently has 8,400 troops in...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
This Is What It Will Look Like When New Orleans, New York City, and Mar-A-Lago Disappear Under Rising Seas
A new report shows that many previous estimates of global sea level rise by 2100 were far too conservative, the Washington Post reported Thursday, and the research comes as new maps and graphics from Climate Central vividly show how disastrous that flooding will be for U.S. cities. The report, Snow...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
For First Time Ever, Majority of House Dems Support 'Medicare-for-All' Bill
As President Donald Trump and the GOP attempt once again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a much crueler bill , House Democrats are pushing in the total opposite direction: as of Thursday, a record 104 have signed on to co-sponsor a Medicare-for-All bill. "Americans are fed...
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