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Lincoln speaks to his weary people. Congressional Record/AP On this date 156 years ago, Abraham Lincoln was asked to "give a few appropriate thoughts" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was only four and a half months after the Union armies had...
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Climate Groups Applaud Newsom's Temporary Fracking Ban in California, But Say Other 'Critical Next Steps' Still Needed
"Relentless organizing" by climate action groups across California forced the governor to call for a moratorium on fracking, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben said.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Was Sent Here to Safeguard and Protect People,' Not the Profits of Private Equity
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, the New York Democrat rails against industry destroying jobs and gutting the U.S. economy.
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As “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” celebrates the life and work of Fred Rogers, we can look to Rogers’s work for lessons on building a healthier world for our youth. (Photo: Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images) Views
The Health of Millennials (and those coming next) Can Benefit from Lessons of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
Declining physical and mental health is linked to social isolation, which is tied to atrophied social skills, practices, and values that were staples of Rogers’ programming.
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (3rd L) listens during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo:  Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge to 'Show Compassion' for Hateful Man Who Threatened to Put Bullet in Her Head
"Who are we as a nation if we respond to threats of political retribution with retribution ourselves?"
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Tortured by CIA and Detained at Gitmo Without Trial, Ahmed Rabbani Gives Haunting Review of 'The Report'—a New Film He'll Likely Never See
"If we do not learn from history we will be doomed to repeat our mistakes—and I would hate for anyone else to endure what I have had to endure."
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Backing Call for Prime Time Impeachment Hearings, Petition Signed by Nearly 100K Delivered to PBS
"History is unfolding on Capitol Hill while most Americans are at work or school and as the nation's public broadcaster, PBS should be airing the proceedings during prime time as [a] service to the nation."
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Regardless of Party, Poll Shows 66% of Key Early State Voters Support 'Ending Production of Fossil Fuels'
"These results show that there is public support for a steadfast leader who is willing to take on the fossil fuel industry—so candidates shouldn't be afraid to put forth progressive policies."
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Hell To The Yeah
Vindman, hero. AP Photo Tuesday's impeachment hearings featured more damning testimony from local hero and National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, ranging from his statement "I knew I had to report" the Ukraine call to his defining Trump's ask for investigations into Biden "not a...
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Almost half of US families are unable to afford the basics like rent and food, and 40% can’t afford an unexpected $400 expense, with almost 80% of US workers living paycheck to paycheck. (Photo: AP/Craig Ruttle) Views
Record Inequality and Corporate Profits Are What Media Call a 'Strong Economy'
Corporate news outlets have an inherent interest in cloaking class warfare by equating a "strong economy" with the prosperity of the investor class, even if it comes at the expense of everyone else.
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