All News Articles for 2014-11-19

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
American Ranking Plummets in Global Index of 'Personal Freedoms'
Nation's handling of civil liberties, freedom of choice, tolerance of ethnic minorities, and tolerance of immigrants sends it from 9th to 21st place worldwide
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Calls for IMF and World Bank to Cancel Debts of Ebola Ravaged Nations
The Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders from Africa and of African Descent issues statement demanding relief
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Carbon Fee Bill Introduced in the Senate
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse estimates the tax, if enacted, could generate between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion in the first decade.
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As Health Nonprofit Cashes In, Cystic Fibrosis Drug Remains Unaffordable for Most
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's $3.3 billion payday may incite other medical charities to partner with Big Pharma, which critics say creates a worrying conflict-of-interest
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Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration
President Barack Obama will unveil much-anticipated executive actions on immigration in a televised address on Thursday at 8 pm, the White House announced Wednesday. In his Facebook video announcement, Obama said he will reveal "steps that I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system...
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Walmart Workers Worldwide Call out World's Richest Family for 'Shameful' Labor Practices
'The Waltons are at the center of the income inequality problems that are hurting the global economy and all of our families,' says worker
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UN Calls for 'Fast-Track' Approach to Combatting Worldwide AIDS Epidemic
Head of international agency says world has five years to break trajectory of HIV/AIDS 'or risk the epidemic rebounding out of control'
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'Duty to Refuse': Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said 'No' to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
'Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault.'
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Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for 'Free Education'
'We are determined,' said students organizers in a joint letter, 'to build a movement too big to ignore that puts free, accessible and public education back on the political agenda.'
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Bill Designed to Curb NSA Domestic Surveillance Goes Down in Senate
Strongest legislative effort yet defeated by lawmakers, many of whom used the threat of foreign terrorists to defend the need for mass surveillance without oversight
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