All News Articles for 2015-05-20

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Nebraska Votes to Abolish Death Penalty
'Remaining states that retain the death penalty should follow Nebraska’s example and do away with this cruel and inhuman punishment forever.'
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As Spying Foes Look to 'Sunset' Patriot Act, White House Turns up the Pressure
Justice Department memo reveals pressure campaign as two competing spy bills head to vote
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Under Banner of 'Black Women and Girls Matter,' Wave of Protests to Sweep Country
'The call is for anyone who cares about police violence against black people to also show up for black women and girls,' says organizer
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TPP Could 'Undermine Health of Web' Say 250+ Tech Companies and Digital Rights Groups
'We simply cannot allow our policymakers to use secret trade negotiations to make digital policy for the 21st century,' says Electronic Frontier Foundation
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In Step with Texas, Oklahoma Poised to Outlaw Local Drilling Bans
In the face of public outcry and mounting evidence linking fracking to earthquake activity, state lawmakers advance bill
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'We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement
Film premiering this week in the UK details 2003 march against Iraq War—the largest protest in history
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Latest Guilty Pleas Prove Big Bank Criminality 'Rampant,' But Jail Time Non-Existent
In announcing settlement, Attorney General Loretta Lynch calls the crimes 'a brazen display of collusion' that caused 'pervasive harm'
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Mattress in Tow, Columbia University Alleged Rape Victim Graduates
Emma Sulkowicz completes senior thesis project, which was motivated by school's dismissal of her rape allegations
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Peace Coalition Warns Rightwing Militias Threaten Democracy
Ballots Not Bullets points to cases in Nevada and Oregon to show danger posed by groups like Oath Keepers
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Killing for Conservation? Outrage After Auction Winner Fells Endangered Black Rhinoceros
'What kind of precedent does this set?' asks wildlife conservationist
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Decrying Corporate Greed, McDonald's Cooks and Cashiers Confront Shareholders
'McDonald’s workers are rightly bringing the fight for $15 an hour and the right to form a union to their employer’s doorstep.'
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Fossil Fuel Titan Spins Ebola Crisis for Corporate Gain
Guardian newspaper exposes Peabody Coal's attempt to profit from Ebola epidemic
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Sen. Warren Calls on Hillary Clinton to 'Be Clearer' on TPP
Senator says presidential candidate must 'weigh in on trade'
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Ruptured Pipeline Along California Coast Dumps Crude Oil into Pacific Ocean
'To see this level of spill into such a sensitive and treasured environment is devastating to watch. These waters are known as the Galapagos of North America with numerous species of endangered whales migrating through marine protected areas and off the iconic and beloved Gaviota Coast.'
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