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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
'Humanity Washes Ashore' Goes Viral as Photos Capture Horror of War, Plight of Refugees
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'Groundbreaking' Torture Charges Put US Rendition Tactics in Spotlight
'We need to see more accountability happening in Canada, in the U.S., in Jordan and in Syria. The ones who tortured and the ones who helped these horrible acts to happen should face justice.'
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Nations' Climate Pledges Set Course for Disastrous Warming: Analysis
'Holding warming below 2 degrees C could essentially become infeasible, and 1.5°C beyond reach,' if committments kept at Paris summit, says Climate Action Tracker
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Obama Announces New Plan to Save Arctic: More Icebreakers!
During his controversial Alaska visit, the US president continues his trend of lofty, climate change speeches coupled with more support for Arctic drilling
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'Major Milestone': Obama Secures Veto-Proof Majority on Iran Deal
Still, experts warn that a 'resolution of disapproval' could 'undermine and eventually unravel the deal'
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Report: Extravagant CEO Pay Packages Are Fostering Planet's Destruction
Report outlines how sky-high payouts and pervasive "short-termism" are promoting reckless climate behavior from fossil fuel executives
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Hungarian Train Depot Emerges as Ground Zero in European Refugee Crisis
Refugees who had expected to board trains at Budapest station to Austria and Germany found Hungarian police officers barring their way
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'Uninhabitable': UN Report says Total Destruction of Gaza Nearly Complete
Under constant threat of war and a devastating economic blockade, occupied territory is being 'de-developed' – a process by which development is not merely hindered but reversed
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Strong Words, But Little Action at Arctic Summit
While participants emphasised engagement from affected communities, the summit itself did not manifest engagement with those communities
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Inmates Credited for 'Effectively Ending' Solitary in California
Center for Constitutional Rights says settlement will 'fundamentally alter all aspects of this cruel and unconstitutional regime'
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'Refugees Welcome': As EU Slams Door on War Survivors, People Show Another Way
Many EU residents are staging welcome rallies and opening their homes to survivors of war, poverty, and the dangerous voyage across the Mediterranean
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As 'Muslim-Free Zones' Flourish, Groups Demand DOJ Probe
Broad coalition says such declarations violate Title II of the Civil Rights Act and encourage Islamaphobia
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Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health Risks: Greenpeace
"The IAEA report actively supports the Abe government’s and the global nuclear industry’s agenda to make it appear that things can return to normal after a nuclear disaster."
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UK Killing by Police Underscores Depth of Crisis in US
Shooting of London-area man marks first fatality by British police since 2011
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Georgia Woman Paroled in Case Highlighting Abuse of Trans Inmates
Ashley Diamond vows to continue 'fight for justice' after receiving unexpected release from Georgia prison
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New 'Divest for Paris' Challenge Amplifies Global Pressure Before COP21
"There is no future for fossil fuels—or there is no future."
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Thanks to Industrial Pollution, 90 Percent of Seabirds Have Plastic in Guts
'I have seen everything from cigarette lighters ... to bottle caps to model cars. I've found toys.'
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Overruling 'God's Authority,' Supreme Court Affirms Gay Marriage Ruling
Kentucky county clerk has reportedly continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
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Iranian Civil Society to US: Don't Let Your Government Clear Path to War
Iranian pro-democracy activists, intellectuals, and artists release open letter to the people of the U.S. urging them to mobilize support for nuclear deal
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Monday, August 31, 2015
New Nationwide Push to Keep GE Salmon Out of Waters, Off of Shelves
Week of action targets Costco, one of the largest seafood retailers in the country
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Europe Squabbles While Refugees Die
UNITED NATIONS - As tens of thousands of refugees continue to flee conflict-ridden countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, Western European governments and international humanitarian organisations are struggling to cope with a snowballing humanitarian crisis threatening to explode...
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'Fighting for Their People,' Puerto Rico's Faith Leaders Condemn Austerity
The call goes beyond debt relief: 'We call for economies to serve people, not for people to serve economies.'
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On Taking Climate Action, Even Wall Street Asks: 'Why Would You Not?'
"The incremental costs of following a low carbon path are in context limited and seem affordable, the 'return' on that investment is acceptable, and moreover the likely avoided liabilities are enormous," says Citigroup
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Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen Water Bottling Plant, Killing Dozens of Civilians
As onslaught enters sixth month, death toll soars past 4,300
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Alaska Becomes Backdrop as Obama's Climate Contradictions Laid Bare
Welcome gestures notwithstanding, there remains enormous gap 'between meaningful action to address climate change and continued exploration for remote and difficult hydrocarbon resources.'
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
In Japan, Tens of Thousands Anti-War Protesters Reject Return to Militarism
'Instead of enacting such pro-war bills,' said one demonstrator, 'I want Japan to exert leadership roles in facilitating world peace.'
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Clinton 'Can Be Beaten' as Sanders Shows New Surge in Iowa
Clinton's favorables drop to lowest point yet in key state as populist message of the U.S. senator from Vermont continues to attract new supporters
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Tens of Thousands Protest in Lebanon as 'You Stink' Campaign Issues Ultimatum
Anti-government campaigners threaten to 'turn up the heat' if their demands are not met within 72 hours
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
'Gulf South Rising': Ten Years After Katrina, Demands for Deep Justice March On
'The seas may be rising, but so are we.'
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Lethal Shooting of Sheriff's Deputy in Texas Described as 'Ambush'
Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas at a station outside Houston on Friday night when, according to witnesses, a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots
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Worldwide Condemnation as Egypt Whisks Al-Jazeera Journalists to Prison
'We consider them to be prisoners of conscience, jailed solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression,' says Amnesty International
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Friday, August 28, 2015
Outrage Follows Death of Young Black Man, Jailed for Stealing $5 of Snacks
Jamycheal Mitchell's family said they believed he starved to death after refusing meals and medication at the jail
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Watchdog Group: New Evidence US Cluster Bombs Used in Yemen
Human Rights Watch says civilians among casualties from widely-banned weapons
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Battle Lines Form in California Over Ambitious Climate Change Bills
Environmental lawmakers face off with oil and gas industry over bills designed to crack down on emissions
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Global Response to People Fleeing Ravages of War: 'Callous Indifference,' Humanitarian Failure
Boat tragedy in Libya, corpses of refugees in truck in Austria reminders of human cost of war, lack of humanitarian responses
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New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?
Ten years after the historic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, how have federal, state and city policies affected the people of New Orleans?
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Potential for 'Guantánamo North' Could Keep Indefinite Detention Alive
'Detention without trial is an affront to justice wherever it takes place'
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Federal Court Overturns Landmark Ruling on NSA Spying
New decision finds plaintiff in 2013 case did not have legal standing to challenge NSA, but impact remains unclear in wake of USA Freedom Act
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Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm’s Wake & Its Effects Today
Just two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the city fired 7,500 public school teachers, launching a new push to privatize the school system and build a network of charter schools. Many accused lawmakers of trying to break the powerful United Teachers of New Orleans union. Today former President George...
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Fed Up With Being Shut Out of Federal Reserve, Activists Descend on Summit
"For the past 45 years the Federal Reserve has set policy that privileges the voices and needs of corporate elites rather than those of America's working families."
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Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]
Forced by freedom of information request, officials release documents scrubbed of all content and names
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AP Files Suit For FBI's Refusal To Come Clean on 'Fake Reporter' Operations
'While the public clearly has a strong, compelling interest in knowing more about the FBI’s use of this tactic, the FBI seems determined to withhold that information,' says lawyer involved with the case
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Striking Fear Into Corporate Hearts, Labor Board Hands Big Win to Workers
'Employers will no longer be able to shift responsibility for their workers and hide behind loopholes to prevent workers from organizing,' say Teamsters
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When It Comes to Global Arms Control, US May Not Get Customary Veto Power
Conference on the global regulation of conventional weapons announces decisions to be made by majority vote
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WTO Ruling Against India's Solar Push Threatens Climate, Clean Energy
"The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."
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Alarm Sounded as TransCanada Set to Drill in Bay of Fundy
'No consent for Energy East': New Brunswick groups say they weren’t consulted or warned
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Experts Warn Climate Change is 'Changing the Contours' of World's Oceans
'Warmer waters—along with rising seas, coastal droughts and ocean acidification—are already putting people, businesses, and communities at risk.'
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'Crusader, Warrior, Fighter for Justice,' Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Dead at 104
'Amelia Boynton was fearless in the face of brutal injustice, willing to risk all she had on the frontlines of change in America,' said Rep. John Lewis.
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New Study Reveals Yet More Risks to Bees from Controversial Pesticides
'The evidence of harm is clear,' says environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth
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Stability, Diplomacy, Peace: Scholars Say Benefits of Iran Deal Go Beyond Nonproliferation
Prominent academics laud deal as 'strong and positive step towards stabilizing the Middle East'
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'Blind Spot': Progressives Demand Stronger Sanders Stance on Endless War, Pentagon Largesse
Something is seriously missing, say campaigners, when a candidate denounces corporate power and oligarchy without emphasizing militarism and perpetual war
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As Obama's War in Iraq and Syria Rumbles On, Are Intel Books Getting Cooked?
Reports from inside the intelligence community indicate that what military assessments find and what the public is being told may be two very different things
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
NASA: World 'Locked Into' at Least 3 Feet of Sea Level Rise
Current satellite data reveals that glaciers 'might not be as stable as we once thought'
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Declaring 'Power In Numbers', People Rally Nationwide for Peace with Iran
200 demonstrations sweep country in national day of action to support nuclear deal and say no to war
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Water Being Used as Weapon of War in Syrian Conflict, UN Warns
Compounded by scorching heat wave, Syrians are experiencing 'deliberate' water cut-offs, often for weeks at a time
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'Significant Design Vulnerabilities' Plague Massive Nuclear Waste Site, Leaked Internal Review Reveals
'The fact that the Department of Energy has not released this report, prepared last year, is alarming and indicative of a safety-last culture.'
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Maryland Launches New Effort to End Racial Profiling by Police
Police should adopt rules banning profiling based on race, identity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics, state Attorney General says
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Beyond Abortion and Equal Pay: Survey Highlights Wide Scope of "Women's Issues"
'Women do not lead single-issue lives,' says Ms. Foundation president on Women's Equality Day
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Breaking from Abbott and Fossil Fuel Titan, Australian Coal Port Votes to Divest
City council for the world's largest coal export community says 'writing on the wall' for fossil fuel industry
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Aid Groups to World Leaders: Time to Force Israel to Lift Blockade on Gaza
'We urge you to take action to press for an end to these restrictions now, so that families are lifted out of the rubble and homes, schools, and hospitals can be built.'
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Progressives Call on Clinton to End Wall Street-to-Washington Revolving Door
Groups call on Clinton to give her "full public support" to the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act, which bans golden parachutes, among other things
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Fighting with Everything It's Got, Planned Parenthood Launches Legal Battle
'This political grandstanding could have real and devastating consequences for the women, men and young people who rely on us,' said president Cecile Richards
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Shot During Live Broadcast, Two Local Journalists Killed in Virginia
Alleged gunman appears to have filmed the attack himself; Latest reports say perpeptrator, identified as former employee of the TV station, shot himself after being confronted by law enforcement
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Outrage As Rupert Murdoch Says No Problem With Great Barrier Reef
'Anything Rupert Murdoch says in this area, you have to remember you are talking about a man with no scientific training who is a rampant political ideologue.'
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History's Lesson for Climate Action: No Other Choice 'But Mass Mobilization'
Joint statement ahead of UN climate talks in Paris declares humanity is "at crossroads" and that only hope is to stop digging up and burning world's remaining fossil fuel reserves
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"Go 'Head": Trump Gives Nod for Security to Eject Latino Journalist
Billionaire presidential candidate tells Jorge Ramos to "Go back to Univision" before the security team member given approval to remove the well-known journalist
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In Video Campaign, Renowned Iranians Call for 'More Peaceful Tomorrow'
Urging Congress to support Iran nuclear deal, one renowned Iranian political prisoner recorded his message from inside a prison cell
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Vindicating 'Arctic 30', Court Orders Russia to Pay for Greenpeace Arrests
Russia violated sea laws by storming Greenpeace ship and arresting peaceful activists in 2013 demonstration, court rules
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Canadian Officer Found Guilty for Mass Arrests During G20 Crackdown
After dangerously 'kettling' over 1,000 peaceful demonstrators, Toronto Supt. Mark Fenton faces possible dismissal
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High-End Visa Program Blasted as 'Immigration Reform for the 1%'
"The American Dream is for sale and working immigrants can't afford it."
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Answering 'Resistance From All Sides,' Germany Moves to Ban GMO Crops
Following Scotland's lead, Germany becomes latest in EU to pursue opt-out clause in GMO rules
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Hailing His 'Authenticity and Integrity,' Dr. Cornel West Backs Bernie Sanders
'Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country,' declared the activist and intellectual
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Reduced to Just 75 lbs, DOJ says Gitmo Hunger Striker "Not Sick" Enough for Hospitalization
Lawyers for languishing detainee say their client is near death, but government has fought to keep details secret
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Anti-Tar Sands Activists Take Pipeline Opposition to John Kerry's Front Door
'This illegal deal zigzags the oil across the international border on a different pipeline,' environmental groups say of Alberta Clipper project
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Revealed: Most Guantanamo Detainees Captured By Warlords, Not US Military
New analysis by the Guardian finds majority of men sent to military prison in Cuba captured by 'foreign partners' of U.S. with 'own interests' in roundups
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'A Fresh Start': Ferguson to Withdraw Thousands of Arrest Warrants
Scrutiny placed on Ferguson's courts and law enforcement agencies revealed endemic racism coursing throughout the criminal justice system
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NRA and Gun Industry File Lawsuit Over Seattle's Anti-Violence Efforts
Local advocate calls move 'just the latest attempt by the gun lobby to use litigation to overturn the will of the people.'
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Monday, August 24, 2015
A Tale of Two Cities: In New Orleans, Perceptions of Recovery 'Starkly Divided' Along Racial Lines
Ten years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged southern Louisiana, black and white residents of New Orleans are "starkly divided" in their perception of the state's recovery, according to new research published on Monday. A survey (pdf) conducted by the Manship School of Mass Communication’s...
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Arms Conference in Mexico Aims to Bring Transparency to Weapons Trade
Black market arms industry is major cause of human rights abuses and war crimes, says Amnesty International
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400+ Miles Into Journey for Justice, Marchers Call for Police Reform
On South Carolina state house steps, NAACP demands national standards for use of force and passage of the End Racial Profiling Act
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Cutting Tropical Deforestation is Key to Curbing Climate Change, And It's Cheap
New studies shows how easy it could be to curb one driving force of climate change, and the devastating consequences if we don't
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Watch Out Clinton! Reports Say Biden Decision Imminent
Fueling speculation, Biden privately met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday
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Far From Extreme, Corbyn's Anti-Austerity Stance Is 'Mainstream Economics'
"Despite the barrage of media coverage to the contrary, it is the current government's policy and its objectives which are extreme," economists write
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Seismic Blasting in Pursuit of Oil Puts Whales at Risk, Report Confirms
There are increasing indications that use of underwater airguns could cause 'serious injury' to various species of whale
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Mass Shootings Dubbed the 'Dark Side of American Exceptionalism'
Firearm ownership is an underlying factor, but many mass shootings may be motivated by the 'lost American dream'
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Sunday, August 23, 2015
'You Stink': Beirut Protesters Now Calling for Revolution
Thousands of protesters pour into Lebanese capital's streets demanding government's resignation.
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Bernie Sanders Attracts 10,000 in South Carolina Campaign Swing
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought his progressive populism to deeply Republican South Carolina and found enthusiastic crowds totaling 10,000 during a two-day campaign swing as he made a pitch to connect with the black voters that provide most of the Democratic support in the early primary state. It was...
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
War Refugees Trapped, Under Fire Trying to Enter Macedonia
Amnesty International: 'Macedonian authorities are responding as if they were dealing with rioters rather than refugees'
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US Provides Cover for Use of Banned Cluster Bombs in Yemen
"Any recipient of US cluster munitions has to agree not to use them in populated areas. Saudi Arabia may be violating that requirement."
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Friday, August 21, 2015
New Fires Break Out at China Explosion Site
Four new fires reported amid news of excessive cynanide levels in water after Tianjin explosions
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State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Create 'Unprecedented Cataclysm' in Washington
Four other states also fighting massive blazes, including drought-stricken California
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Armed With 'Advanced Killing Technology,' Humans Act as Planet's 'Super-Predators'
'Transformation requires imposing limits of humanity’s own design'
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Campaign Zero: A 'Blueprint for Ending Police Violence'
Activists launch website outlining federal, state, and local policies to crisis of police brutality and racism
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With Corbyn at Helm, Labour Party Would Apologize for Iraq War
Under his leadership, he says the party 'will never make the same mistake again, will never flout the United Nations and international law'
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New Divestment Campaign Calls on Natural History Museums to Wake Up on Climate
'The climate crisis calls for leaders who are willing to do more than observe and represent history—it calls for leaders who are ready to help make it.'
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"Quasi-State of War" on Korean Peninsula as Threats Escalate Tensions
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un mobilizes military forces as tensions rise along border
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A World on Fire: July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded
Record set for hottest month of the year puts 2015 on track to be hottest year ever recorded... and the consequences are mounting
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Crusading Spanish Judge Sets Sights on Corporate and Environmental Crimes
Baltasar Garzón is pushing the idea that economic and environmental crimes be considered crimes against humanity, akin to torture or genocide.
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To Prevent Police Brutality, Overhaul Police Culture: Report
Police Executive Research Forum finds pervasive culture of competitiveness and aggression in departments around the country
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Misleading AP Story on Iran Deal Draws Fierce Critique
Soon after publication of exclusive report, questions began to circulate about its accuracy and aim
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