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Trump Mulling 'Uniquely Dystopian' Proposal to Use AI to Identify Mental Health Issues as Risk Factors for Gun Violence
One critic called the proposal, which expands on Trump's claim that mental illnesses, not guns, are to blame for gun violence, "nothing less than chilling."
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Oxfam activists with a big head with the effigy of Shinzo Abe (C) perform during a demonstration in Biarritz, France on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. News
Despite Massive Police Lockdown, Protesters Vow to Offer 'Radical Solutions' to Counter G7 Failures
"If they were really interested in building a fairer world, surely the G7 would not need to put the whole region of France into lockdown, with thousands of police and 'unprecedented' levels of security."
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Warnings of Grave Climate and Human Rights Impact as US Export-Import Bank Approves $5 Billion for Natural Gas Project in Mozambique
"If there is a project with serious alarm bells, it's this one."
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Election integrity activists have criticized this approach for redefining what constitutes a paper ballot by replacing a hand-marked record with a computer-marked record. (Photo: CHUCK BURTON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
Is a Nationally Widespread New Voting System Ready for the 2020 Elections?
An independent audit in Maryland raises key questions.
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The Kochs were also key players in the successful effort to beat back a cap-and-trade bill in 2010, the closest the U.S. government has ever come to any kind of emissions policy. (Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Views
The Terrifying Legacy of David Koch
David Koch was one of the most powerful people in the world over the last three or so decades, and he did his level best to stymie any effort to stop the biggest threat to human society.
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Countries meeting for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) voted to regulate the trade in products from giraffes. (Photo: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Trade in Giraffe Products to be Regulated
Giraffes are facing what has been described as a "silent extinction", with numbers falling by up to 40 percent over the last 30 years.
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Here’s a novel idea: Voters in the primaries should pick a candidate they truly like, whose policies they are excited about, whose ideas they feel will best help the nation. (Photo: Matt Rourke / AP) Views
Let's Stop Trying to Predict Who Can Beat Trump
Jill Biden’s tacit admission that her husband stands for nothing much beyond a vague idea of electability could hand the election to Trump.
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Opponents of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines protest President Donald Trump's executive orders advancing their construction, at Lafayette Park next to the White House News
The Fight's Not Over, Say Activists, as Nebraska Supreme Court Approves Keystone XL Route
"If history recalls Nebraska at all, it may remember this as its most regrettable decision."
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Critics Condemn Inclusion of Anti-Semitic, White Nationalist Blog Post in Daily Briefing Sent to Immigration Judges by Trump's DOJ
"There is no bottom," Rep. Ilhan Omar said of the Trump administration
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David Koch at the 2015 Defending the American Dream Summit at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. News
After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
"Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff."
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