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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Forcing the Vulnerable in Alabama to 'Choose Between Voting and Staying Alive,' SCOTUS Upholds Ban on Curbside Ballot Drop-Off
" An outrageous 5-3 ruling that puts Alabama voters at risk."
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Iran Denies 'Malign and Dangerous' US Allegations of Election Interference as Critics Note Dubious Nature of Claims
"Note that this is the same administration who has twice in the last 12 months nearly gone to war with Iran."
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With 220,000+ Dead From Covid-19 on His Watch, Trump Says 'Not Much' He Would Do Differently
"Now 225,000 dead Americans, virus spread raging, millions out of work, an economy spiraling down, and Trump today says he'd do the same things all over again."
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Israeli forces demolish a building with bulldozers in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher region of East Jerusalem on July 22, 2019. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Trump State Department Plan to Declare Human Rights Groups 'Anti-Semitic' Slammed as 'Desperate,' 'Obscene'
The designation would target humanitarian organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam, sources said.
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People protest against recent violence at demonstrations in Nigeria on October 21, 2020 in New York City. Multiple protesters of police brutality were shot dead by Nigerian soldiers Tuesday. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Demanding Investigation, Amnesty International and UN Official Condemn Killing of #EndSARS Protesters by Nigerian Forces
"There need to be immediate, independent, transparent, and thorough investigations, not just into last night's killings, but also into all the previous violations committed by security forces."
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In August 2020, Ireland, Nigeria, and Niue marked the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima by ratifying the U.N. Treaty that bans all activities related to nuclear weapons. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/icanw.org/photos/4024403290909893">ICAN</a>/Facebook) 'Unprecedented and Desperate': As Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nears Entry Into Force, Trump Administration Urges Withdrawals
"This is completely outrageous and yet somehow not at all surprising," one nuclear expert said of the U.S. effort.
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Sudanese human rights demonstrators in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 4, 2019. (Photo: Ken Jack/Getty Images) Report Details How Trump Downplays, Ignores Grave Human Rights Violations Around the World
One expert accused the administration of "using all the tools at its disposal to undermine our asylum system."
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Drug Enforcement Administration police are seen as demonstrators marched to Freedom Plaza from Capitol Hill to honor George Floyd and victims of racial injustice on Saturday, June 6, 2020. DEA's "Project Safeguard" Latest Salvo in Failed US War on Drugs
"It is astonishing that in the midst of a pandemic and calls for police reform, the DEA is using the same old heavy-handed tactics to address a public health issue."
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Pope Francis Signals 'Historic' Shift for Catholic Church, Publicly Supporting Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples
The pope won praise for " pushing the Church into the 21st Century."
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People wait in line outside the Washington Park Library to cast their ballots on the first day of in-person early voting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 20, 2020. (Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images) Calling Trump a 'Clear Threat to Our Democracy,' Civil Rights Group Sues Admin. Over Voter Intimidation
"The court should protect the fundamental right to vote by blocking Trump's attempt to prevent a free and fair election."
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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) speaks during a news conference called "Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020," in the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Merkley Unveils Pioneering Bills to Make Financial Institutions 'Stop Bankrolling Climate Catastrophe'
"This is how we stop the money pipeline between Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry."
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'Prosecute the Sackler Family': Critics Say DOJ Settlement Not Nearly Enough for Purdue Pharma's Deadly Role in Opioid Crisis
"Today's guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue's crimes destroyed over the past decade."
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'Final Line of Accountability Lies With You': 40+ Progressive Groups Urge House Democrats to Impeach Barr
"The best time for the House of Representatives to consider an impeachment of Attorney General Barr was months ago. The second-best time is right now."
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Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies under oath before the House Judiciary Committee on June 2, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/Getty Images) ACLU Sues Trump Admin. to Obtain Key Records on 'Dishonest and Incompetent' Federal Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic in Prisons
The suit seeks "the immediate release of improperly withheld agency records related to federal government's failed response to the spread of Covid-19 in prisons in jails."
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Climate activists staged a protest outside the European Central Bank headquarters demanding that the ECB stop fueling the climate crisis by supporting fossil fuel companies on October 21, 2020. (Photo: Koala Kollektiv) 'Stop Financing Climate-Wrecking Companies': Campaigners Light Earth on Fire Outside European Central Bank HQ
Critics call out the bank for "purchasing bonds from some of the world's worst climate criminals through its trillion-euro Covid recovery package."
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Ocasio-Cortez Holds 'Biggest Get Out the Vote Rally of 2020' as Nearly Half a Million People Watch Gaming Stream
In addition to urging viewers to support Joe Biden, the congresswoman wove comments about universal healthcare and renewable energy into the livestream.
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'Vote These Monsters Out': Trump Officials Weigh Deep Funding Cuts to Covid-19 Relief, Newborn Screenings in Democrat-Led Cities
"Besides shameless graft, Trump's central agenda is tormenting the people who didn't vote for him."
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A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) 'Just Babies at the Time': ACLU Says It Can't Find Parents of Over 500 Children Separated From Families by Trump
"We will not stop looking until we have found every one of the families, no matter how long it takes."
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Pressed on Climate Views and Ties to Shell Oil, Barrett Once Again Calls Established Climate Science 'Controversial'
"Barrett again followed the standard script of climate denialists, repeatedly attempting to cast climate science as unsettled and a matter of controversy that she could not offer an opinion on."
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McConnell Admits He's Been Working to Sabotage Covid Relief Talks Behind the Scenes to Prioritize Rushing Barrett Confirmation
"Mitch McConnell is rushing to steal a Supreme Court seat before the election. Senate Republicans would rather help him do it than help millions of Americans."
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Trump Called 'Mass Murderer' After White House Docs Show He Lied About Recent Covid-19 Surge
The congressman who released the reports said they reveal "Trump's contempt for science and refusal to lead during this crisis have allowed the coronavirus to surge."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks during a news conference in the Hart Senate Office Building on October 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Senate Republicans are looking to hold a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, October 26, just over a week before Election Day. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) Rights Advocates and Dems Reiterate Calls to #BlockBarrett as McConnell Vows to Confirm Trump Nominee on Monday
"If we're to have courts that protect equal justice for everyone, we need a nominee who will defend our civil and human rights. Amy Coney Barrett is not that nominee."
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Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Speaks Out, Accusing AG Cameron of Misrepresenting Proceedings
A judge ruled that grand jury records regarding the Taylor case should be released so the public can determine whether "publicly elected officials are being honest."
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and three of her House Democratic colleagues introduced a bill on October 20, 2020 to fund mental health first responder units in a bid to reduce police violence against mentally ill people. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)  Proposal by Katie Porter, House Dems Would Fund Mental Health First Responders to Reduce Police Violence
The co-sponsors cited research showing people with mental illnesses are 16 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement officers.
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House Democrats on Tuesday introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. (Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/">arbyreed</a>/flickr/cc)</p> Advocates Welcome 'Inspiring' Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act as 'Exactly What America Needs Right Now'
"By presenting smart, focused solutions to the climate crisis, this pioneering legislation propels the oceans into the heart of the climate debate in Congress."
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Supporters of Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce, of the Movement for Socialism Party, celebrate on October 19, 2020 in El Alto, Bolivia. (Photo: Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images) 'A Source of Inspiration' for Egalitarians Everywhere: Progressive International Celebrates Triumph of Democracy in Bolivia
"Bolivia's election not only showed the world how to defeat authoritarianism and its imperialist allies. It also revealed the power of international solidarity to defend democracy around the world."
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A Board of Election worker assists a voter during New York's Democratic presidential primary in Brooklyn on June 23, 2020. (Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images) Coalition of Advocacy and Business Groups Call On Election Officials to Uphold 'Sacred Responsibility' to Democratic Principles
"We know you understand the importance of your role in preserving our fragile democracy," the groups wrote.
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Amid Trump's Politicization of FDA, California Joins New York in Vowing to Independently Review Coronavirus Vaccines
"L ike our approach to Covid-19, when it comes to a vaccine, California will be guided by science."
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Billionaire wealth 'The Gilded Age Is Here Again': Billionaire Wealth Has Surged by $931 Billion During Seven Months of Pandemic, Economic Collapse
"The juxtaposition between surging billionaire wealth and the imploding livelihoods of ordinary Americans is grotesque and unseemly."
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Voters wait in line, socially distanced from each other, to cast their early ballots at the Westchester Regional Library polling station on October 19, 2020 in Westchester, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 'Exciting and Historical Moment': Their Rights Restored, 67,000+ Former Felons Set to Vote in Florida Amid Record Early Turnout
"There are thousands upon thousands of energized and inspired returning citizens throughout the state that will not be denied, that will be a voice, and will have an impact in determining who wins Florida."
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A worker installs solar panels at the Solarpark Eggersdorf solar park on September 4, 2012 near Muencheberg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Investing $2 Trillion in US Clean Energy and Infrastructure Could Create Millions of 'Good Jobs,' Analysis Finds
"We don't have to choose between a strong economy or a healthy environment—we can have both," says an EPI data analyst.
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Using DOJ 'to Crush a Victim,' Barr Claims Trump Cannot Be Sued for Denying E. Jean Carroll's Rape Accusation
"There is not a single person in the United States—not the president and not anyone else—whose job description includes slandering women they sexually assaulted," Carroll's lawyers said.
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The Google logo is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London. 'Long Overdue': Justice Department Sues Google in Antitrust Case
The filing, announced Tuesday morning, accuses the tech giant of violating law to stifle competition.
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Coronavirus relief As Deadline for Covid Relief Deal Looms, Poll Shows Voters Support $2 Trillion Stimulus by 51-Point Margin
The new survey shows 72% of likely voters—including 56% of Republicans—support an ambitious coronavirus relief package.
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Bernie Sanders Applauds People of Bolivia for 'Year-Long Fight to Restore Democracy' in Wake of Military Coup
"The Bolivian people made their voices heard in yesterday's election," said Sanders, who was among the first U.S. lawmakers to condemn the coup that ousted Evo Morales last year.
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court 'One of the Most Significant Rulings' of 2020 as Supreme Court Blocks GOP Effort to Curb Ballot Deadline in Pennsylvania
"This decision could have easily gone the other way if Amy Coney Barrett was on the court."
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Monday, October 19, 2020
Amid Trump Failure to Get Pandemic Under Control, Canada Extends Border Closure With US
"The United States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
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 Demonstrators hold signs at an anti-tar sands march in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2015. Indigenous Women to Financial CEOs: Stop Abetting 'Climate-Wrecking' Tar Sands Sector or Expect More Resistance
"Join us putting the proverbial nail in the coffin of these dying unneeded industries."
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Healthcare workers at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx on April 17, 2020 rallied against a policy change that made it more difficult for them to take paid sick leave. (Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images) Study Confirms Paid Sick Leave is Crucial in Fight Against Covid-19
"It's not a magic bullet, but it's one tool that's been shown to work. Over and over again."
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An RC-26 spy plane in flight. (Photo: Christopher Ebdon/Flickr cc) National Guard Spy Plane Monitored Racial Justice Protest in Sleepy Sacramento Suburb Where Commander Lives: Report
Gov. Gavin Newsom's office has acknowledged that the surveillance "should not have happened."
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Amid US Sanctions, Venezuelan Oil Tanker at Risk of Spilling 1.3 Million Barrels and Devastating Caribbean Ecosystems
"T he Caribbean Sea would never be the same" should the oil spill, climate scientist Eric Holthaus tweeted.
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Storage tanks for contaminated water stand at the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Feb. 3, 2020 in Okuma, Japan. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images) 'An Appalling Environmental Crime': Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean
"The moment that I hear the word 'treated' being used instead of 'contaminated,' I can't think differently than this is a kind of newspeak," said one Greenpeace official.
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Goldman Sachs: Benefits of 'Blue Wave' and $2.5 Trillion Stimulus Outweigh Wall Street Concerns Over Tax Hike on the Rich
"As right-wing hacks predict economic disaster if Biden wins, worth pointing out that private-sector analysts are remarkably bullish."
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Fauci Trump Coronavirus As Pandemic Surges in US, Trump Says 'People Are Tired of Hearing Fauci and All These Idiots'
"People are tired of a science-denying president that has allowed over 218,000 people to die from Covid," responded Rep. Mark Pocan.
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Victory for 'Basic Human Decency': Judge Strikes Down Trump Effort to Slash Food Stamps for 700,000 Americans
" There's a lot of competition for Vilest Policy Ever, but slashing food stamps during a pandemic that's causing massive unemployment is way, way up there."
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, look on during a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak on February 29, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images) 1,000+ CDC Officials Condemn Trump's Disastrous Pandemic Response, 'Silencing' of Agency
"The absence of national leadership on Covid-19 is unprecedented and dangerous," reads statement from current and former staffers.
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An oil pipeline stretches across the landscape outside Prudhoe Bay in North Slope borough, Alaska. "New absurdities from Big Oil," said the Energy Watch Group, which advocates for renewable energy, in response to the reporting. "What do you do when the Arctic is melting, threatening your drilling infrastructure—but you really don't want to stop drilling? Right, cooling the ground beneath the infrastructure and keep on drilling." (Photo illustration: Original by Bonnie Jo Mount/via Getty Images/with overlay) 'Demented': Oil Giant Refreezing Rapidly Melting Permafrost So It Can Keep Climate-Killing Arctic Drilling Alive
The effort represented such "mindless idiocy" for many that 350.org ran a "help us out with this caption" contest in response.
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With Biden Path to Victory Still Fraught, Senate Democrats Issue All-Hands-on-Deck Warning Against Trump and GOP Election Threats
"The reality is that this race is far closer than some of the punditry we're seeing on Twitter and on TV would suggest," Biden's campaign manager cautioned over the weekend.
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'No Wonder the US Leads the World in Covid Deaths': Trump Mocks Biden for Vowing to 'Listen to the Scientists'
The president also claimed the economy is rising "like a rocket ship," a claim belied by ongoing layoffs and widespread economic suffering.
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Luis Arce Bolivia 'Democracy Has Won': Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election
"Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted," Morales declared from exile in Argentina.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.) looks on during a House Judiciary Subcommittee meeting on July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images) 'As American as Apple Pie': #MyNameIs Hashtag Celebrates Beauty of Diversity After David Perdue's Racist Attack on Kamala Harris
"Let's build an inclusive America," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa.).
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday to talk about ongoing negotiations with the White House. (Photo: ABC News) To Avoid Cleaning Up 'Dumpings of This Elephant,' Pelosi Gives White House 48 Hours to Agree on Covid-19 Relief Package
The two-day deadline, which means by the end of day Tuesday, said the Democratic House Speaker, "relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do."
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Participants in the latest Women's March took to the streets of New York City on Saturday, October 17, 2020 to denounce President Donald Trump, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and the Republican Party's conservative agenda. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) 'We've Had Enough': Women-Led Marches and Rallies in US Cities Nationwide Call for Trump's Ouster and GOP Defeat
"His presidency began with women marching and now it's going to end with women voting," said head of the Women's March.
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An indigenous woman signs after casting her vote at a polling station in Huarina, Bolivia, on October 18, 2020 during the country's general election. - Landlocked Bolivia elects a new president on Sunday after a 2019 poll was annulled and follow-up elections postponed twice amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) Nearly One Year After 2019 'Right-Wing Coup,' Bolivians Head to the Polls for National Elections
"It is very important that each and every one of us calmly wait for each and every vote to be counted," said Evo Morales, the nation's ousted democratically-elected leader, from exile in Argentina.
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign rally on October 17, 2020 in Muskegon, Michigan. President Trump has ramped up his schedule of public events as he continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of the November election. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) From 'Twelve More Years!' to 'Lock Her Up!' Trump Whips Proto-Fascist Michigan Crowd Into Frenzy
"Trump held a Nazi rally in Michigan. There is no other way to describe it."
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Saturday, October 17, 2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares victory for the Labour Party in the 2020 general election at Auckland Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand on October 17, 2020. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) With 'Absolute Drubbing' of Right-Wing, Progressive Champion Jacinda Ardern Wins Historic Landslide Reelection in New Zealand
The incumbent prime minister's Labour Party received a higher share of the vote than at any time in more than half a century.
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President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to roll back regulations, and he has largely delivered on his pledge. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images) Critics Say Deregulatory Rush Shows Even If Defeated the Trump White House Willing to 'Scorch the Earth Before They Go'
From bomb trains to biometrics to workers' rights, the administration is pushing for last-minute rollbacks that could prove hard for its successor to overturn.
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 President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 16, 2020 in Macon, Georgia. President Donald Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with 18 days until election day. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Despite Warnings of Otherwise 'Preventable Deaths,' Trump Heads to Wisconsin for Super-Spreader Rally
As the Trump campaign continues to make attendees sign liability waivers in case they become infected, one public health expert said that "indicates they know the reality because if they weren't worried about it then they wouldn't bother."
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U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) greets supporters at a campaign rally on October 16, 2020 in Macon, Georgia. President Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with 18 days until election day. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) 'Well That Is Incredibly Racist,' Says Kamala Harris Campaign After David Perdue's Dogwhistle Attack at Trump Rally
"This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members of the Senate," said Perdue's Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, in response.
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Friday, October 16, 2020
Kings Bay Plowshares 7 activists before their April 4, 2018 protest at Kings Bay Navy Base in Georgia. (Photo: Kings Bay Plowshares 7) Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Activists Sentenced for 2018 Anti-Nuclear Protest at Georgia Naval Base
Father Stephen Kelly and Patrick O'Neill were sentenced to nearly three years and 14 months in prison, respectively.
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With 170+ 'Protect the Results' Events Planned for Nov. 4, Pro-Democracy Groups Vow to 'Ensure Voters Have the Last Word'
"We will honor the valid results of the 2020 election, ensure that every vote is counted, and show up to demand that the losing candidate put their ego aside and concede for the good of our country."
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Larry Kudlow, director of the United States National Economic Council, speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference in the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) Trump Advisers Privately Warned GOP Donors About Covid-19 in February While Telling Public Virus Was 'Very Much Under Control'
"Apparently, if Americans want to hear the full truth from the Trump administration about the severity of Covid-19, they need to be wealthy and well-connected donors."
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Larry Kudlow Trump's Millionaire Economic Adviser Celebrates 'Gales of Creative Destruction' as Millions Lose Their Jobs and Go Hungry
"Wonder how the 14% of households with kids who reported that they didn't get enough food to eat in the last seven days feel about the 'gales of creative destruction.'"
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gives a speech on July 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) AOC and Other Top Progressives Urge Biden—If Elected—to Deny K Street, Wall Street Execs Top Cabinet Posts
"The next White House should belong to the people, not corporate America," said Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat.
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Town of Great Barrington Joins Health Experts in Condemning 'Herd Immunity' Death Cult That Bears Its Name
"Many town leaders believe herd immunity is a dangerous Covid-19 strategy... Please wear a mask."
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Trump critics hold signs As Memory of 2016 Clinton Defeat Lingers, Biden Campaign Manager Warns 2020 Race 'Far Closer' Than You Think
"Like a lot closer.”
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Activists took to the streets of Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2019 to demand an immediate end to the age of fossil fuels and a swift and just transition to renewable energy. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) 'These Two Things Are Related': As Big Oil Ups Donations to Dems, Biden Says Banning Fossil Fuels Within Next Decade 'Not Possible'
"Yes it is. And we're going to do it," countered Jamie Henn of Fossil Free Media.
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As White House Embraces Dangerous 'Herd Immunity' Strategy, Covid-19 Deaths Predicted to Spike 80% in US by February
"This is the time when we could be entering one of the worst periods of our epidemic and one of our worst periods in modern American public health. I'm very worried for the nation."
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'Sadistic and Depraved': Trump Rejects California Request for Federal Disaster Aid to Recover From Catastrophic Wildfires
"That a sitting president—of any party—would deny their own citizens help during their time of greatest need, amid literal hellfire raining down on American cities, is beyond shameful."
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
The entrance to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the U.S. Capitol on September 28, 2020 in Washington, D.C. As McConnell Vows No Vote on Major Covid Skinny Relief Bill, GOP Seen as Strategizing for Austerity Under Biden
Instead of helping Trump's chances of electoral victory, Republicans appear to be jockeying to "restrain a Biden administration on federal spending."
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Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hug as the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett come to a close on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 15, 2020. (Photo: Samuel Corum/ Pool /AFP via Getty Images) Up in Arms Over Failed Barrett Hearings, Watchdog Calls for Feinstein's Removal as Ranking Member on Senate Judiciary
Allowing the California Democratic senator to remain, argues Demand Justice's Brian Fallon is a "monument to our side's weakness on the fight for the courts."
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'Craven Ratings Stunt:' NBC Rebuked for Booking Trump Town Hall Opposite Biden's on Rival ABC
Calls for #NBCblackout on Thursday night after network accused of "caving to the Trumpian impulses the network helped hone."
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A twelve year-old works in a silver cooking pot factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh during the coronavirus crisis, which has led to a resurgence of child labor amid worsening economic deprivation and educational precarity. (Photo: Md Manik/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Resurgence of Child Labor Amid Global Pandemic Offered as Proof That 'Capitalism Is Monstrous'
"Good time to remember that a number of free market economists defend child labor as being a good thing."
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Indonesian Defense Minister and former Kopassus general Prabowo Subianto during a visit to  Natuna air base on February 5, 2020. (Photo: Muhammad Fahmi Dolli/Andalou Agency via Getty Images) Critics Call Upcoming Pentagon Visit by Indonesian Defense Minister—Accused of Horrific Atrocities—a 'Human Rights Catastrophe'
Prabowo Subianto—who led a notorious commando unit implicated in genocidal violence—was invited to Washington by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
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A graphic promoting the Mourn, March & Movement for a People's Vaccine To Oppose Trump Politicizing of Covid-19, DC Rally to Demand "People's Vaccine" Be Free and Accessible to All
"Our best chance of staying safe is to ensure a Covid-19 vaccine is available for all as a common good."
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'This Is Unprecedented': Lindsey Graham Openly Violates Committee Rules to Schedule Vote on Barrett Nomination
"Senator Graham just further proved the illegitimacy of this sham process by again breaking the rules to ram through a justice to rip away healthcare from millions in the middle of a pandemic."
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California Republicans are doubling down on defying a cease and desist order regarding bogus ballot boxes placed in three counties. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) California Republicans Double Down on Defying Order to Cease and Desist Deployment of Bogus Ballot Boxes
"Let me be clear: unofficial, unauthorized ballot drop boxes are not permitted by state law," said California's secretary of state.
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As Trump and GOP Refuse Aid Package, Studies Show 8 Million Forced Into Poverty Since McConnell Let Relief Expire
"It's really important that we reinstate some of the lost benefits" that were extended as part of the CARES Act, one researcher said.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images) Greta Thunberg Rebukes Amy Coney Barrett Over Her Anti-Science 'Views on Climate Change'
"To be fair, I don't have any 'views on climate change' either. Just like I don't have any 'views' on gravity."
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A man wearing a face mask walks past a Twitter logo outside their New York City headquarters. Facebook and Twitter took steps to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election. (Photo: John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Progressives Warn Against Accepting—Let Alone Applauding—Twitter Ban of "Garbage" NY Post Story
"Look carefully at what Twitter is saying to justify censoring the Biden story. If applied consistently, it'd mean that some of history's most consequential journalism—the Pentagon Papers, WikiLeaks' war logs, Snowden docs, Panama Papers, our Brazil Archive—would be banned."
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Social Security To Remedy 'Absolutely Anemic' Social Security Increase Amid Pandemic, Democrats' Bill Would Boost Payments by 3% in 2021
"Congress should immediately pass their legislation, which will boost the economy and save lives," said Nancy Altman of Social Security Works.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testifiy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2020. (Photo: Tom Williams/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) Applause for All Who 'Never Gave Up This Fight' as US Postal Service Agrees to Reverse Changes That Slowed Mail Nationwide
"We are ensuring mail services will be immediately restored," said Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.
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Lindsey Graham campaign donations 'A Crime in Plain Sight': Lindsey Graham Under Fire for Soliciting Campaign Donations in Senate Building
"Senator Graham might need a lawyer."
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Amy Coney Barrett Social Security Medicare 'What Right-Wing Extremism Is All About': Sanders Slams Barrett for Refusing to Say If Social Security, Medicare Are Constitutional
"This is exactly what we would expect from a justice handpicked by Trump and McConnell: A corporate judge who will help them gut Social Security and Medicare."
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Demonstrators protest for voting rights in New York City. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/cc) Nearly 5.2 Million Americans Will Be Disenfranchised in 2020 Election Due to Felony Convictions: Study
Black and Latinx people are disproportionately affected by disenfranchisement laws, which are still in effect in most U.S. states.
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Firefighters perform structure protection against the Glass Fire in Napa County, California on Thursday, October 1, 2020. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Planet Earth, Says NOAA, Just Had Its Hottest September on Record
"We've broken the climate system. We are in a climate emergency."
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'Totally Under Control': New, Secretly-Filmed Documentary Details Trump's Colossal Covid-19 Failures
"We, the scientists, knew what to do for the pandemic response," says former federal vaccine expert Dr. Rick Bright in the film. "It is time to lay our careers on the line and push back."
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Disneyland workers and supporters rally while protesting low pay and calling for a living wage at the Disneyland entrance on July 3, 2018 in Anaheim, California Sen. Warren Slams Disney for 28,000 Fired Workers Amid Stock Buyback Spree
"It appears that—prior to, and during the pandemic—Disney took good care of its top executives and shareholders—and now is hanging its front-line workers out to dry."
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'Millions of Real People's Lives Are at Stake': As Pelosi Battles White House, Ro Khanna Says Democrats Can Win Morally—and Politically
"It is in the interest of progressive Democrats to show that government can be a force of good, and this is the time for us to act."
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Sgt. Bajun Mavalwalla, left, and his father Capt. Bajun Mavalwalla, posing for a photograph while both were deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. (Photo: Bajun Mavalwalla/Twitter) Imperial Irony: New York Times Announces Halt to 'At War' Section Even as Endless US War Continues
"The forever war outlasting the NYT section on the forever war is a very forever war thing to happen."
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More than half of all corals in the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia have died due to heat stress over the past 30 years. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers) 'No Time to Lose': New Study Shows 50% Coral Decline on Great Barrier Reef
"We expect this decline to continue," predicted one of the study's authors, who said that unless urgent climate action is taken, "the reef will be unrecognizable."
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WATCH: Sunrise Movement Makes 'Most Explicit Pitch to Fossil Fuel Workers' Yet With Ad for US House Candidate Mike Siegel
" What use is a country if you can't work to better the lives of yourself and your neighbors?"
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Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez brokers a deal between tenant Hector Medrano, who was only able to forestall eviction thanks to a last-minute salary advance, and landlord Teodora Carcia at an RV park on October 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Issued 'When No One Was Looking,' Critics Warn New Trump Guidance on Eviction Moratorium a Blow to Renter Protections and Public Health
"Public health evidence is clear: Eviction increases Covid-19 deaths and spread."
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 Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Nicole Meija/Joint Base Andrews/cc) Democratic Lawmakers Raise Alarm Over Esper's Refusal to Rule Out Deploying Troops During Election
"We have not received a direct commitment from Secretary Esper that he will refuse commands from an illegitimate president," lamented Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
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Public Health Experts Raise Alarm as Trump White House Embraces 'Fringe' Declaration Pushing Herd Immunity
"It's being presented as if it's a major alternative view that's held by large numbers of experts in the scientific community. That is not true."
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Bolstering Public Health Fears, Harvard Study Finds Elevated Airborne Radiation Levels Downwind of US Fracking Sites
"If you asked me to go and live downwind [of fracking sites], I would not go," said the lead author of the new study.
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'We Don't Need a Climate Denier on the Supreme Court': Outrage as Barrett Says She Has No 'Firm Views' on Climate Crisis
"If you're neutral on climate change, you're complicit in the collapse of the planetary ecosystem upon which the survival of every living thing depends."
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'Look for Power in the Shadows': Watch Sheldon Whitehouse Shine Light on 'Dark Money Operation' Behind GOP Supreme Court Takeover
"Something is not right around the court. And dark money has a lot to do with it. Special interests have a lot to do with it."
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
 Reversing decisions by lower courts that forced the administration to keep counting until October 31, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesady granted an emergency stay requested by Trump's Department of Justice. There was no explanation for the decision, which required the assent of at least five of the court's eight justices. (Photo: @CensusCounts/Twitter) Civil Rights Advocates Warn Supreme Court Order—a Victory for Trump—Will Result in 'Irreversible Damage to 2020 Census'
Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a dissent warning the "harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable" and that "respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next 10 years."
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Amazon workers in Germany are striking Tuesday and Wednesday for better pay, safer working conditions, and the right to organize free from the e-commerce company's pervasive surveillance and harassment. (Photo: Twitter screengrab). Amazon Workers in Germany Strike on Prime Day for Better Pay and Right to Organize 'Without Big Brother Watching'
"While Amazon claims that they respect workers' right to join and form trade unions, it has not publicly disavowed... claims about surveillance and tracking of worker organizing and labor union activity."
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