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Saturday, March 23, 2019
'Put It To the People': One Million+ March in UK to Demand Brexit Rethink
"The Prime Minister claims she speaks for Britain. Well, have a look out of the window Prime Minister. Open your curtains. Switch on your TV. Look at this great crowd today. Here are the people."
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Mass Protest Vowed If Demand for Public Release of Mueller Report Not Met
"Hundreds of thousands of Americans stand ready to take to the streets in cities and towns across the nation to demand the truth."
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Leaked Audio Exposes Oil & Gas Execs Laughing With Joy Over Cozy Access to Trump Officials
"It's really a new world for us and very, very helpful," said powerful fossil fuel lobby group's CEO during closed-door meeting
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Gripped by ALS, Social Justice Activist Ady Barkan Inspires With Story of 'The Best Hug I've Ever Had'
"We have to hold on to the precious beauty, to the moments of triumph, and fight in the hope that there are more victories to come, more beauty and love in our future."
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Friday, March 22, 2019
It's Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ 'Swiftly' Release Special Counsel Report to the Public
"The American people have a right to know..."
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An Exxon sign in Framingham, MA. Following Monsanto, Exxon Could Be Next US Corporation to Face EU Lobby Ban
"Big Oil is the new Big Tobacco."
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Only Socialist in US History of 'With Serious Chance of Winning': DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020
Democratic Socialists of America say senator from Vermont is the only candidate in the race who can "transform American society by ending the worst forms of poverty and inequality while empowering workers to fight for even more."
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Stephen Moore 'Like Nominating Dr. Phil to Run CDC': Alarm Bells as Trump Nominates Right-Wing Sycophant Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Concerned economic and political commentators decried Moore as "a famous idiot" who "has proved deeply impervious to facts."
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Progressives Refuse to Back Down as DCCC Moves to Kneecap Primary Challengers
"Don't think for one second that it'll stop us—or the grassroots army we stand with—from backing bold, inclusive populists who will better represent their districts in Congress over neoliberal corporate Dems."
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks on the Green New Deal in front of the Capitol Building. 'We Have Roughly 12 Years': Progressives Demand Urgency as Centrist Dems Push Bipartisan Incrementalism
"The resolution of the Green New Deal is the vision of what we need to accomplish in the next ten years."
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report cover 'In a Just World, It Would Be Treated as Crime Against Humanity': New Report Exposes Big Oil's Real Agenda
"InfluenceMap's research confirms a widely held suspicion that Big Oil's glossy sustainability reports and shiny climate statements are all rhetoric and no action."
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As 2020 Democrats Steer Clear, Progressive Groups Urge Pelosi and Schumer to #SkipAIPAC
"AIPAC doesn't speak for a growing number of American Jews, progressives, and human rights advocates who want a just peace for Israel/Palestine."
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Think Dishonest Politics and Dark Money Elections Bad Now? Court Ruling Opens Floodgates for 'Scam PACs'
The ruling, said one expert, "will embolden scam PACs to trade on the names of candidates to raise money for their own ends from unknowing citizens."
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'Outrageous. Unacceptable.': Indiana Teachers Shot 'Execution-Style' With Pellets in School Shooting Drill
"In New Zealand, they respond to a mass shooting by banning semi-automatics five days later. In America, we respond to near-daily mass shootings by...literally shooting teachers."
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
Judge Blocks Lame-Duck Power Grab by Wisconsin GOP
"Once again it took a court order to force Republicans to respect WI voters."
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Gillum's Drive Aims to Register One Million New Florida Voters to Help Serve Trump 'Eviction Notice' in 2020
"This is the hard work of democracy."
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An Israeli soldier in the Golan Heights, 2006. No, Critics Declare in Response to Trump, Now Is Time to Give Occupied Golan Heights Back to Syria
" I still remember some people telling me during the last election that Trump would be tougher on Israel than Clinton. Lol."
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#SaveYourInternet Major EU Websites Go Dark With #Blackout21 Protest Ahead of Vote to Create Internet 'Censorship Machine'
"This is the last chance for Europeans who care about access to knowledge and the sharing of diverse information on the internet to make their voice heard."
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To Prevent Big Telecom From Gutting Net Neutrality Bill, 'Whole Internet' Urged to Watch Key Hearing
"The overwhelming majority of voters want real net neutrality protections restored, they're not going to tolerate any funny business or trojan horse amendments pushed for by telecom lobbyists."
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More Than One Million Crash UK Petition Site With Demand to Cancel Brexit
"Given the pig's ear the minority Tories have made of Brexit, abetted by Labour, a revocation of Article 50 and a new election would allow these parties to set out their stalls and to give people a choice of voting for a proper plan or to remain."
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A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. After Earlier Assurances Over Air Quality, Benzene From Petrochemical Fire Triggers 'Shelter in Place' Order for Texas City
" This is not going to get any better anytime soon."
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Ocasio-Cortez: Maybe Wall Street Bankers 'Not the Best Authority' on Wellbeing of People and Planet
"So maybe they aren't the best authority on prioritizing economic wellbeing of everyday people and the planet," tweeted the New York congresswoman
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Decrying 'War Being Waged Against Working People,' Sanders Joins Striking Union Members at UCLA
"If we're going to create an economy that works for all of us and not just the one percent," says the presidential hopeful, "workers are going to have to stand up and fight back."
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on March 15, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. 'What Real Action to Stop Gun Violence Looks Like': New Zealand PM Announces Ban on Assault Rifles After Christchurch Massacre
"On 15 March, our history changed forever. Now, our laws will, too," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Social Democratic Nations Rank Happiest on Global Index (Again). US Ranking Falls (Again).
Out-sized corporate power and wealth inequality were named as reasons for Americans' chronic unhappiness in the UN's annual report
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Boston winter farmers market Boston City Council Passes Groundbreaking Food Justice Ordinance
"This will have ripple effects throughout the entire nation"
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'Momentum Is Shifting': MoveOn Calls for Democratic Presidential Candidates to Boycott AIPAC Conference
"This is a huge step in the right direction. AIPAC upholds the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and second class citizenship for non-Jews in Israel."
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banking on climate change Green Groups Call Out Big Banks for Pouring Billions Into Fossil Fuel Industry
"The massive scale at which global banks continue to pump billions of dollars into fossil fuels is flatly incompatible with a livable future."
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'Triumph for Our Climate': Judge Blocks Fracking on 300,000 Acres of Public Land
"With the science mounting that we need to aggressively rein in greenhouse gases, this ruling is monumental. Every acre of our public land sold to the oil and gas industry is another blow to the climate."
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People hold posters during a demonstration by Venezuelans against foreign intervention under the slogan #VenezuelaQuierePaz (Venezuela Wants Peace) at United States Embassy on February 18, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 16 Years After US Invaded Iraq, Anti-War Groups Demand No Regime Change in Venezuela
"Regime change has a disastrous track record."
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Kale, Strawberries, and Spinach Top List as Report Shows Nearly 70% of US Produce Contain Dangerous Pesticide Residue
A study found 225 pesticides in widely-purchased fruits and vegetables, including some chemicals that have been banned by the European Union but remain on the market in the U.S.
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager Calls for Breaking Up Tech Giants Grow Louder After EU Hits Google With $1.7 Billion Antitrust Fine
Some praised Europe for "cracking down on Google's corrupt business model." Others called the fine "another useless parking ticket."
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President-elect Donald J. Trump and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi share a friendly moment on January 20, 2017. 'Military Keynesianism is Back!': Democrats and Trump Agree on Pentagon Increase, Quibble on Details
"Killing people in the Global South is 'Good for the Economy'™"
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68% Want to Hike Taxes on the Rich to Help the Poor, Survey of 21 OECD Nations Shows
More than 50 percent of Americans said they support hiking taxes on the wealthy to support those in poverty, the OECD study found
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With Help of Democrats, Regulators Move to Gut 'Last Line of Defense' Against Wall Street Gambling
"We can expect Too Big to Fail banks to get riskier and have less of a cushion to guard taxpayers from bailouts," said Rep. Katie Porter
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Another Guilty Verdict for Monsanto as Jury Finds Roundup Was 'Substantial Factor' in Causing Man's Cancer
"As similar lawsuits mount, the evidence will grow that Roundup is not safe, and that the company has tried to cover it up."
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
An MQ-9 Reaper drone flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. US Killing Civilians With 'Impunity' in Hidden War on Somalia: Report
"The attacks appear to have violated international humanitarian law."
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'A Poll Tax By Any Other Name': Florida GOP Undermines Newly-Restored Voting Rights For 1.4 Million People
"The Constitution can't operate as the supreme law of our nation if it's consistently subverted."
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'McConnell Is Afraid of Democracy': Progressives Push Senate Majority Leader to Stop Blocking Vote on HR1
"McConnell and the power elite are right to be frightened. H.R. 1 would upset the normal way of doing business in Washington."
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Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities
"Good lord."
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Fulfilling Vow to Run 2020 Campaign Differently, Sanders Campaign Claims 70% of Top Leadership Now Women
"I think it's the most diverse presidential campaign team ever assembled," said one supporter
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UNESCO Report Shows World's Most Vulnerable and Poor Paying More Than Rich for Clean Water
Ensuring broader access to drinking water and sanitation services requires "more holistic, integrated, and people-centered approaches to water resource management and environmental policy-making."
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"The Guardian" or "Authority of Law" statue by James Earle Frasier in front of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. 'Terrible News': US Supreme Court Rules for Indefinite Detention of Immigrants
"A major setback for civil liberties."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo en route to Brussels for NATO meeting, April 2018. Among Questions Raised by Pompeo's Faith-Based Only Press Call: 'How Many Muslim Reporters Invited?'
"U sually we see a transcript or at least know who was invited. Why not this time?"
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Attorneys and Reporters Interrogated at Border About Political Beliefs In 'Outrageous' Violation of Rights
"This is intimidation and violates the Constitution."
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wildfire 'The Trend Is Unmistakable': New Analysis Shows Heat Records Broken Twice as Often as Cold Ones
"We are in a period of sustained and significant warming."
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WATCH: Video Details Brazilian President Bolsonaro's Ties to 'Murderous' Right-Wing Militias Ahead of Trump Meeting
"The facts around this trip are vital for the American media—and especially the American press covering the White House—to understand, so that they can report properly and question Bolsonaro."
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'Why Educate the Public When You Can Give Billionaires Tax Cuts': Trump Budget Would Slash All Federal Funding for Media, Arts, Libraries, Museums
"We should be spending more, not less," argued one critic
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To Ensure Every Vote Counts, Elizabeth Warren Says Amend the Constitution and 'Get Rid of the Electoral College'
The Massachusetts senator's call for bold voting rights reform is part of her broader policy agenda to transform the federal government to work for ordinary people, not just the wealthy
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Monday, March 18, 2019
A fire erupted Sunday at a petrochemical plant in Deer Park, Texas. Fire at Houston-Area Petrochemical Plant Rages as Company's History of Violations Gets Renewed Scrutiny
Fire could take two more days to burn out, authorities say
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'Political Reptilian Brains': Cuomo Blasts Democrats and the Left
"I'm like you, I'm like you! I'm going to get a tattoo and an earring and I'm growing a beard and I'm going to protest, I'm like you!"
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'Total Embarrassment': WaPo Rebuked for Failed Fact-Check of Sanders on Trillion-Dollar Wall Street Bailout
"If anything, Senator Sanders has underestimated the size of the post-crisis bailouts," Arianna Jones, a spokeswoman for Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign
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Jair Bolsonaro 'One of the World's Most Respected Intelligence Agencies': Bolsonaro's Bring-Your-Son-to-the-CIA Day
"This is the perfect symbol for Latin America's far right, which has for decades drowned the left in blood thanks to the help of its CIA benefactor."
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The Nebraska National Guard prepares to carry out an air rescue near Arlington. 'Off the Charts': Catastrophic Flooding Wallops Midwest
A "bomb cyclone" storm along with warm temperatures contributed to still-unfolding disaster
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Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters. 'Illuminating Exchange on Health Care' Reveals Beto Doesn't Think Insurance Industry Motivated by Greed
" Beto is anti Medicare for All, which last time I checked, had the support of the vast majority of Democrats and even a slim majority of Republicans."
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Under Fire After Pair of Crashes, Filing Shows Boeing CEO's 27% Raise Brought Pay to $23.4 Million in 2018
Dennis Muilenburg's raise comes amid a broader trend of soaring CEO pay after Trump's tax cuts, which helped bring the pay of top executives to $1 million per month.
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Beira, Mozambique 'Everything Is Destroyed': 90% of Mozambique Port City Wrecked by Tropical Cyclone Idai
"The people who've done the least to change the climate suffer the most."
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Protest Condemns 'Horrible Politics of Division' as Fascist Jair Bolsonaro Arrives in US to Meet With Trump
The two right-wing leaders will reportedly discuss military and economic ties, as well as the push for regime change in Venezuela.
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Trump Defends Fox Hosts' Racist Remarks As White House Dismisses Reports That President Inspired Christchurch Attacker
"This is a president who peddled the birther conspiracy about President Obama, called for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims...if that's not white nationalism then I don't know what is."
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Cries of 'Shame!' Heard at Arlington County, Va. Hearing As Officials Approve $23M in Incentives for Amazon
"You claim Arlington is a place for all, for immigrants, for equality, [and] clamor for the attention of a company that does the opposite."
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Demands That Trump End Economic War and Attempts at Regime Change at #HandsOffVenezuela March on Capitol Hill
"There is nobody in that White House or in this administration that cares at all for the Venezuelan people."
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In 'Breakthrough' for Labor Rights, Sanders Campaign Becomes First Presidential Campaign to Formally Unionize
"When candidates who claim to support the labor movement practice what they preach, that sends a powerful message that, if elected, they will deliver on their promises to strengthen union rights."
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Vowing Gun Reforms and Calling for 'Love for All Muslim Communities,' New Zealand PM Praised for Leadership After Mosque Attacks
"This is how a rational and unbought leader responds to a mass shooting."
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Friday, March 15, 2019
Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out to Demand Planetary Transformation
"We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it know who you are.”
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes
"It reeks of the very totalitarian practices that are characteristic of the worst human rights abusers."
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Police and demonstrators clash in downtown Washington D.C. following the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. 'The Case Is Finally Over': Charges Dropped Against All Remaining J20 Defendants
"If you did not take a plea, your charges cannot come back," said one former defendant. "Which shows the strength of collective defense."
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As World Mourns Hate-Fueled Attack in Christchurch, Trump Accused of Inciting His 'Tough' Right-Wing Supporters to Violence in US
"Against the backdrop of what's happening in New Zealand, it's an important moment to note that we have a U.S. president who deliberately flirts with inciting mass violence."
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 Muslims attend a vigil at the East London Mosque for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks on March 15, 2019 in London, England. 'Politics of Demonization': Mainstreamed Islamophobia Decried in Wake of Christchurch Terror Attack
Massacre in New Zealand should be "moment of reckoning for leaders across the world who have encouraged or turned a blind eye to the scourge" of hateful ideology
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The Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant In Era of Aging Reactors, Nuclear Industry's Push for Deregulation Sparks Warning of 'Collision Course' With Disaster
Critics raise alarm about ongoing efforts to shift to "self-assessments" for safety and limit information shared with the public
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Lots of F's for These D's: Report Card Shows Majority of Senate Democrats Aiding Trump's Right-Wing Court Takeover
"A disappointing number of Democrats have buried their heads in the sand and helped Trump and Mitch McConnell to pack the courts with judges representing the far-right fringe of the country."
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Ocasio-Cortez Demands to Know Why Wilbur Ross is 'Violating the Law' to Include Citizenship Question on Census
Wilbur Ross "engineered the citizenship question with notorious white supremacists Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach, and has been caught red-handed in a web of nefarious lies," said one immigrant rights group
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National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo North Korea Warns 'Gangster-Like' Tactics of Bolton and Pompeo Undermining Nuclear Talks
"President Trump: Fire Bolton and Pompeo if you have to. Let's get this process back on track."
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'No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival': Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 120+ Nations
"There's no time to stand by and wait for the bold action we need."
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'Don't Do It. Don't Share the #Christchurch Footage': Demand Goes Out for Blackout of Gunman's Horrific Video
"Don't watch it. It is a nightmare. Hearts are with New Zealand & muslim friends. What a horrible day. Numb."
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
'One of New Zealand's Darkest Days': At Least 49 Killed in Terror Attack on Christchurch Mosques
Witnesses are depicting horrifying scenes from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday following mass shootings by at least one gunman that occurred at two mosques in the city
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State Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Gun Maker to Move Forward in 'Massive Victory' For Sandy Hook Families
Remington, the maker of the AR-15 Bushmaster rifle, may be guilty of illegal marketing practices, the Connecticut high court ruled
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Demonstrators take part in a climate march on Oct. 13, 2018 in Paris. Enough Inaction: Green Groups Sue to Make France Act Boldly on Climate Crisis
"We still have a choice, and the possibility of saving the world"
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Eman Al-Nafjan and Loujain Al-Hathloul Saudi Women's Rights Activists Receive 'Freedom to Write' Award as They Stand Trial in Riyadh
"These gutsy women have challenged one of the world’s most notoriously misogynist governments."
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ACLU Offers Legal Guidance for US Students Joining Friday's Global Climate Strike
"If you're a public school student, you don't check your constitutional rights at the schoolhouse doors."
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Forest and topsoil must first be removed before ore can be accessed at Brazil’s Norsk Hydro ASA Paragominas open pit mine. Such industrial processes would be highly destructive of Brazil’s forests, indigenous reserves and cultures. (Photo: Norsk Hydro ASA via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SA.) Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent
For many years, international and Brazilian mining companies have dreamed of getting access to the mineral wealth lying beneath indigenous lands. Finally, the government of Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to give them that opportunity.
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'Major Rebuke of Trump's Authoritarianism': Senate Votes to Terminate National Emergency
"From the beginning, his national emergency declaration was a racist attack on the very foundation of our democracy."
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"Marie Antoinette" sat in the audience for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's hearing before the House Oversight Committee on Thursday. 'Marie Antoinette' Comes to House Hearing So Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Has a Partner in Arms
"I felt I must meet this man who clearly draws so much inspiration from me."
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glacier UN Report Warns 'Locked In' Arctic Temperature Spikes Will Unleash Global Sea Level Rise
"We have the science; now more urgent climate action is needed to steer away from tipping points that could be even worse for our planet than we first thought."
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Trump Uses 'Art of Distraction' to Push Through Dangerous Policies Like Offshore Drilling, Interior Official Admits
In the coming weeks, the Trump administration will unveil its official proposal to open up the Atlantic to drilling—as many are distracted by the president's manufactured national emergency and erratic conduct
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'Don't Sell Out to Big Cable': Internet Defenders Warn Democrats Against Watering Down Net Neutrality Bill
"We don't care which party you're from: if you're helping Big Cable slowly poison net neutrality and the free and open internet, we're going to make sure everyone knows."
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'Zoink': Facebook Facing Criminal Charges Over Data Sharing Deals
" #BreakUpBigTech may sound a lot more palatable to Silicon Valley than #LockUpBigTech ."
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Rights Group Charges Trump's Prolonged Detention of Children 'Completely Illegal'
"We hope this complaint begins a serious attempt to end to family detention, once and for all."
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Greta Thunberg Ahead of Global #ClimateStrike She Inspired, 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."
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Born to Run? As Beto Enters 2020 Race, Progressives Still Unclear Where Texas Democrat Stands on Key Priorities
As one analyst put it, O'Rourke lacks "a clear political ideology, a signature legislative achievement, a major policy issue, or a concrete agenda for the country."
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Native Leaders Tell Congress How Trump Trampled 'Spiritually Occupied Landscape' to Carve Up National Monuments
"It is my firm belief that this was a pre-destined outcome and everything since has been to justify that outcome."
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President Donald Trump holds up a chart of military hardware sales as he meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Trump Admin to World: Your Human Rights Record Doesn't Matter So Long As We Get Ours
It's "astonishing to see this memorialized in black and white," says Amnesty International USA
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'There Is No Meritocracy': College Admissions Scandal Exposes Systemic Rot, Progressives Say
"I hope it's a wake-up call for people who have bought into the system that people become wealthy because they have worked hard."
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'This Is Historic': US Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to End Complicity in World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis
"Millions of grassroots activists, who helped make this vote a reality, want their lawmakers to end this unconscionable war."
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President Donald Trump New Report Shows Trump's 'Tough on Crime' Stance Doesn't Extend to 'Lawbreaking Corporations'
"Trump, who once asserted that he was 'not going to let Wall Street get away with murder,' now is allowing industry after industry to get away with just about anything."
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'A Historic Chance to Take a Stand': Anti-War Groups Urge Senate to End US Complicity in Yemen
"Call your senators today to tell them that Yemen can't wait."
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Nader's Message to Boeing: Ground the Planes Now
"Stop digging in your heels."
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 the Exeter River ends and the Squamscott River begins New Hampshire Town Passes Game-Changing Climate Ordinance
"Our right to a healthy climate is an unalienable right. Any new energy infrastructure in our town must align with that right."
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piggies After Last Version Blocked, Iowa's New Ag-Gag Bill 'Gives Middle Finger to Free Speech, Consumer Protection, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare'
"Consumers have a right to know how their food is produced and how animals at factory farms are mistreated."
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Spanish Investigators Believe CIA Was Involved in Violent Attack on North Korean Embassy: Report
The assailants reportedly tied up embassy staffers, put bags over their heads, beat them, and interrogated them for hours
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Advertisers Urged to #DropFox by Outraged Activists
"No matter what time of day you advertise on Fox News, you support the network's extremism and bigotry."
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