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Call for Global Ban as Poll Shows Overwhelming Public Opposition to 'Horrifying' Killer Robots
Weapons that require no input from humans in selecting and killing targets undermine "the right to life and other human rights," critics say
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. Views
Let’s Honor MLK’s Fight for Economic Justice by Expanding Social Security
Those who stand in the way should know that we are watching and we vote.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) News
Leaked Memo Reveals Trump Administration's "Immoral" Plan to "Traumatize" Migrant Children
"It appears that they wanted to have it both ways—to separate children from their parents but deny them the full protections generally awarded to unaccompanied children."
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'We Have Monsters Leading America': Trump's DHS Locked Up More Children Than Previously Known
"This policy was a cruel disaster from the start. This report reaffirms that the government never had a clear picture of how many children it ripped from their parents."
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Werner Vogels, chief technology officer and vice president of Amazon News
With Facial Recognition Technology at 'Crossroads,' 90 Groups Urge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft Not to Collude With Big Brother
"History has clearly taught us that the government will exploit technologies like face surveillance to target communities of color, religious minorities, and immigrants."
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As Corporate Power Threatens Americans' Right to Water, Groups Offer UN Body List of Issues to Raise With US
"Civil and political rights must encompass the human right to water, which is increasingly under threat by corporations that seek to use and abuse our water supplies for profit."
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President Donald Trump listens to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, during a Women in Healthcare panel in the Roosevelt Room at the White House March 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C. News
'Make No Mistake. People Will Die': Backlash Against 'Relentless War on Medicaid' Waged by Trump
"Hell no," said Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). "If the Administration tries to decimate Medicaid through executive action after its scheme was rejected by Congress and the American people, I will fight it with everything I have."
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United Nations Inaction and the Gaza Crisis: Ten Years ago and Today
The refusal of the United Nations, largely because of U.S. pressure, to hold Israel to account for the horrific "Cast Lead" operation a decade ago created a dangerous precedent of impunity that has continued to this day
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'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
"'More surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many difficult policy questions."
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When Bolsonaro and Netanyahu Are ‘Brothers’: Why Brazil Should Shun the Israeli Model
Bibi's militancy, oppression of the indigenous Palestinian people, his racially-motivated targeting of Black African immigrants and his persistent violations of international law are not at all what a country like Brazil needs
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