All News Articles for 2016-0

Saturday, December 31, 2016
'The Greatest Single Step' to Help Elephants Was Just Taken
In 'game-changing' development, China announces it will ban all domestic ivory trade by end of 2017
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NC Republicans' "Power Grab" Hits Last-Minute Roadblock
Law that would have revamped elections panel put on hold
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Friday, December 30, 2016
Buoyed by DAPL Fight, Canadian Chiefs Launch Legal Battle Against Enbridge Pipeline
Oil pipeline will face fierce opposition in Canada as well as in the United States, where the permitting process is currently underway
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President to Help Dem Lawmakers Strategize on Saving Obamacare
Wednesday's meeting between Obama and congressional Democrats will come ahead of a nationwide campaign to highlight the benefits of the Affordable Care Act
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US Heads for Political Showdown with UN
The United States has had a longstanding love-hate relationship with the United Nations ever since 1952 when the world body began operations in New York city on an 18-acre piece of land which housed an abattoir where cattle was being trucked daily for slaughter. The late Republican Senator Jesse...
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Critics Still See Holes in US 'Evidence' of Russian Election Interference
"Like the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi WMDs, the charges that Russia 'hacked' the presidential election in November have not been established beyond secret intelligence sources"
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As Resistance Grows, Trump's Deportation Plans Unravel
Cost, impossible logistics, political opposition, and community resistance could spell the end of the president-elect's anti-immigrant scheme
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The North Carolina state capitol building. Calls for NC Boycott In Wake of Anti-Democratic GOP Maneuvers
'If such a blatant abuse of power goes unchallenged by people of good will, these legislators will do more than wipe away the rights of millions of North Carolinians; they will spread the virus of injustice throughout the body politic of the entire nation.'
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Seema Verma, Trump's pick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Quietly, Trump and Republicans Are Gunning to Destroy Medicaid
As Democrats focus on Obamacare and Medicare, there's a "quieter war" on Medicaid brewing
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Setting Stage for Major Climate Battle, Dem AGs Put Trump on Alert
Letter from coalition of Democratic attorneys general say that Trump should ignore advice to scrap Clean Power Plan
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Theresa May Seeks to Pull UK from European Convention on Human Rights
Unelected prime minister to run in 2020 on bid to cut ties with outside judicial system and replace Human Rights Act with regressive rules
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Climate Kids Demand Testimony From Exxon's Tillerson in Landmark Lawsuit
"As CEO of ExxonMobil, Tillerson has unique personal knowledge of the fossil fuel industry's historical relationship with the federal government."
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Damning Investigation Finds Trump's Philanthropy Largely a "Facade"
One of the Trump Foundation's most consistent causes was Donald Trump himself
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Thanks to Congress, Trump Will Have Nearly Unlimited Power to Wage War
"Trump will have a free hand to use the law meant for the perpetrators of 9/11 to wage war around the world, fashioning it to different enemies at his command"
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Water Protectors Target DAPL Builder's Profits to "Sink This Sucker"
Opponents hope stalling the project could hurt Energy Transfer Partner's bottom line enough to cancel the pipeline's construction
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Trump Takes Credit for New Sprint Jobs He Had Nothing To Do With
...and the corporate media lets him
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Surprise: Climate Change is Likeliest Cause for Extreme Arctic Heat
'Events like 2016 or hotter occur in our current world model simulations but are rare, with a return interval of roughly 200 years'
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Girding for GOP Healthcare Attack, Leading Dems Plan to Mount 'First Stand'
Trio of lawmakers says nationwide events needed to rally opposition to likely targeting of Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid
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University of Phoenix building For-Profit Schools See Veterans as 'Nothing More Than Dollar Signs in Uniform'
A new report from the Department of Education shows that nearly 200 colleges are profiting from a legal loophole that allows them to target veterans for G.I. bill money
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Senate Dems Demand to Know EPA Nominee's Ties to Koch Brothers
Lawmakers ask Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to disclose relationship to public policy institute funded by Koch-related initiative
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Kerry Slams Israeli Settlements But Strong Words Are 'No Plan At All'
'The reality is that Israel has no incentive to comply with the principles Kerry outlined,' says Jewish Voice for Peace
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Facebook home page Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything It Really Knows About Them
The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.
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2016 Was Totally Awesome! (For Billionaires)
Billionaires like fracking pioneer Harold Hamm saw big gains this year
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Whooping cranes fly in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Decatur, Alabama Could Republican Majority Repeal the Endangered Species Act?
Right-wing Republicans have attacked the Endangered Species Act for years—and now they're aiming to repeal it altogether
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Rights Icons Join Women's March as Organizers Aim to Build "Movement for Dignity"
"Together we are bridging the historical struggles for women's rights and civil rights to the current intersectional movement for dignity and human rights"
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
GOP-Controlled House Seeks to Quell Floor 'Disruptions' With Fines and Penalties
Republican rules designed to 'silence opposition,' one Democrat charges
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Hundreds Launch 'Civil March for Aleppo' to Demand Help for Refugees
The march, which will go from Berlin to Aleppo following a reverse 'refugee route,' aims to build political pressure to end fighting
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Even as Global Trade Dropped, US Arms Sales Boomed in 2015
Even as other nations tighten budgets for weapons amid domestic financial concerns, US manages to sell $40 billion in one year
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Donald Trump speaking from behind a podium that says "Merry Christmas USA" Trump Foundation Can't Be Dismantled While It's Under Investigation, Says New York AG
Trump had promised to dissolve his charity, which is under investigation for alleged self-dealing, before he takes office in January
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Global Cheetah Population 'Crashing,' Raising Risk of Species Extinction
Just 7,100 cheetahs remain around the world
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Under Nuclear Shadow of Trump, Abe's Pearl Harbor Visit Mixes Business and Penitence
Veteran's peace group issues apology to people of Japan and the world for 1945 nuclear attacks
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Union Cuts Budget in Preparation for Trump's "Extremist-Run Government"
"Because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, we will face serious threats to the ability of working people to join together in unions," said SEIU president Mary Kay Henry
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Trump, Who "Can't Be Bought," Rewards Big Donors With Cabinet Roles
Politico reports that nearly a third of people who have met with president-elect since November gave millions to Republicans in 2016 cycle
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Lashing Out, Israel Vows More Settlements, Reduces Diplomatic Ties
Allies to Netanyahu also promised to give 'evidence' to Trump that Obama was secret architect of anti-settlement resolution
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Monday, December 26, 2016
New Study 'Sounds Alarm' on Another Climate Feedback Loop
"What we know from this study is that warming will result in the loss of stored carbon in a wide variety of ecosystems—and that has potentially harmful effects in terms of future global warming."
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Under Cover of Christmas, Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency
"It owns all these not-at-all-important laws are smuggled into NDAAs that are signed on Christmas Eve with basically no public debate," wrote media critic Adam Johnson
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Still from Sen. Bernie Sanders' interview with Democracy Now! Bernie Sanders: We Need People to Stand Up to Billionaire Class, Corporate America
Bernie Sanders: The Democracy Now! interview
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Trump's Election Has Led to Massive Wave of Donations to Progressive Groups
'Instead of giving gifts, people are making donations to causes they believe in'
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
As Trump Saber-Rattles, Most of World Vows to Push Total Nuke Ban in New Year
'We're banning nukes in 2017,' says campaigners. 'With or without them!'
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Sanders Says Trump's "Dangerous" Nuclear Arms Race Talk Must Be Challenged
'Presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have understood that our goal must be to reduce the number of nuclear weapons, not expand them.'
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Entertainers Balk at Performing for Trump Inauguration
Uproar over the Rockettes' performance highlights the Trump camp's struggle to secure talent for presidential inauguration
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Despite Pressure From Trump, UN Votes to Demand End to Israeli Settlements
Historic US abstention allows resolution to pass
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A bottle of Trump chardonnay. Trump's Vineyard Looks to Hire Foreign Workers for U.S. Jobs
Moreover, incoming Trump administration will have power to approve requested foreign worker visas
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US Government Quietly Starts Asking Travelers for Social Media Accounts
Controversial program met with opposition from civil liberties groups when first proposed in June
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On Climate Change, Obama Lays Down a Scientific Gauntlet for Trump Administration
Unveiling a sobering state-of-the-climate report, President Obama makes clear the dire consequences of unabated global warming.
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Viral Video Depicting Shocking Arrest of Mother Shows 'Reality of Being Black in America'
"If a white mother had called police about their son being choked, I guarantee that the officer would not have bypassed the suspect and arrested the mother."
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell meets with members of the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council. Another Witch Hunt? Trump Team Demands Info on State Dept's Gender Equality Programs
Latest request from transition team disturbs State Department officials
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DOJ Bestows 'Early Christmas Present' to Financial Giant Deutsche Bank
'Some folks are going to prison, right? Oh wait, that's just in the movies.'
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'Let It Be an Arms Race': Trump Clarifies Tweet on Expanding Nuclear Stockpile
President-elect's explanation seems to call even more explicitly for nuclear war games
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Climate Scientist Wins Important Legal Battle in Conservative War on Science
Michael Mann will now be able to proceed with defamation case against conservative writers who attempted to smear his work on global warming
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Trump Advocates 'Greatly' Expanding Nuclear Arsenal
With less than a month until he'll be able to "launch a nuclear weapon with a phone call," Trump calls for nuclear proliferation—on Twitter
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Trump's #NotNormal Cabinet Confirmations Could Get Very Messy
Senate Democrats are vowing to put up fights against controversial picks including Tillerson, Sessions, and Mnuchin
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In Historic Decision, Canada Declares Internet Access a Fundamental Right for All
National telecom agency promises to connect all Canadians, from Quebec to Yukon, to high-speed broadband
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Edward Snowden House Intel Report Is 'Accidentally Exonerating,' Says Snowden
'After three years of investigation and millions of dollars, they can present no evidence of harmful intent, foreign influence, or harm. Wow.'
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Vows to Fight NC GOP with Courts, Votes, and Wallets After HB2 Deceit
"If we don't stop them here, it has potential to spread across the nation as...extremist lawmakers run roughshod over the constitution."
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Taking Weapon Out of Trump's Arsenal, Obama Finally Kills Bush-Era Muslim Registry
ACLU applauds end of "completely failed counter-terrorism tool and massive profiling program that didn’t yield a single terrorism conviction in nearly a decade"
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Carl Icahn speaking an investor conference hosted by CNBC in September. Trump Brings on Billionaire Bruiser Carl Icahn to Gut Government Regulations
'Donald Trump has selected a man who epitomizes predatory corporate capitalism to lead his deregulatory charge'
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Stating the Obvious, Gingrich Confirms 'Drain the Swamp' Was All Talk
President-elect Donald Trump says the phrase "was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore," Newt Gingrich reveals
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Trump Predictably Uses Attacks to Justify Counter-Productive Anti-Muslim Policies
"You've known my plans all along and I've been proven to be right," Trump said Wednesday.
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Senate Dems Probe Wall Street Ties of Foreclosure King Steven Mnuchin
"Working people need a Treasury Secretary who will work for them, not Wall Street," says Sen. Sherrod Brown
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Nearly Half of Trump Voters Ready to Support His Attack on Free Press
Trump voters still following president-elect's lead despite trail of broken campaign promises
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With Obamacare on Trump's Chopping Block, Researchers Fear for Health Data
The Trump team has shown a lack of reverence for government facts and figures
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Trump's "Half-Blind" Trust Blasted as Absurd
'By not disclosing and divesting, Trump is betraying his own voters by prioritizing his own corporate interests at the expense of working families'
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Trump Hotel Workers Just Proved 'We Can Take On the Powerful and Win'
Union announces that agreement has been reached with luxury Las Vegas hotel co-owned by president-elect
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Trudeau Touts Trump's Support for KXL, Sparking Fears of Pipeline Resurrection
President-elect Donald Trump is 'very supportive' of Keystone XL, the Canadian prime minister said
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Sorry, Santa: North Pole Temps Could Climb 50 Degrees Above Normal
Warmer than usual temperatures expected after Arctic sea ice extent hit a record low
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Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt
'Hard-earned Social Security checks should not be siphoned off to pay interest and fees on student loan debt,' says Elizabeth Warren
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'Cautionary Tale' for Nation Under Trump as Texas Targets Planned Parenthood
"If the nation goes the way of Texas, it will be nothing less than a national healthcare disaster," said Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards
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"Big brother is watching" EU's Top Court Delivers "Major Blow" to Mass Surveillance
"Today's judgment is a major blow against mass surveillance and an important day for privacy"
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Sanders Calls for Investigation of Big Pharma Drug Pushers Over Shocking New Report
From 2007-2012, the Big Three wholesalers earned a combined $17 billion while they collectively shipped 423 million pain pills to West Virginia
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Vowing to Protect Science, Climate Movement 'Ready for Fight' With Trump
Washington, D.C. action comes amid fears of a 'witch hunt' under incoming climate denial administration
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Global Climate Funds Targeted by Trump Team's Latest Questionnaire
'Any action by the incoming Trump administration to eliminate international support for climate action will serve to undermine the United States' standing in the world'
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'Incredible Victory': Obama Bans Drilling in Parts of Arctic and Atlantic
Move comes in response to efforts by climate activists urging president to secure environmental protections before new administration takes power
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Waivers and Pardons? Mounting Ethics Concerns for Trump's Ultra-Wealthy Cabinet
President-elect could present a waiver, to the tune of $150 million, if Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson balks at selling stock
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Austerity on Trial as Flint Emergency Manager Slammed With Criminal Charges
"All too often, there's been a fixation on finances and balance sheets," said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. "This fixation cost lives."
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Electoral College 'Uprising' Marks New Phase for Anti-Trump Resistance
'These protests and campaigns will help push Democrats to be bolder and more courageous in their opposition to Trump'
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Nearly 3,000 US Communities Have Lead Levels Higher Than Flint: Reuters
Advocates hope new investigation will spur action from community leaders, as aid and attention have been slim
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Monday, December 19, 2016
#Earth2Trump: Campaign Kicking Off to Galvanize Resistance
Sixteen-city tour will 'rally and empower defenders of civil rights and the environment'
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Trump Sons Auctioning Off First Family Hunting Trip for $500,000: Report
"Camouflage & Cufflinks" is the preferred attire at the hunting themed inauguration party and fundraiser, according to draft invitation obtained by news outlet
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After 'Pivotal Year' for Reproductive Rights, Advocates Ready for Trump-Era Battles
Despite major Supreme Court victory, 2016 saw the enactment of at least 60 bills restricting access to reproductive healthcare across the country
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North Carolina Poised to Repeal Anti-LGBTQ "Bathroom Bill"
HB2 prompted a grassroots boycott of North Carolina, costing the state millions of dollars in corporate investments, as well as thousands of jobs
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#NotNormal: Trump to Continue Having Private Security Team
Politico reporting says Trump will take unusual step of having private security team continue once he's in office
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Poll Shows Canadian Majority Wants Water for People, Not for Profit
More than two-thirds of survey respondents want Nestle to sell contested well to local municipality
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#Dec19 Protests Target Electoral College to Block Trump
"We're supporting these historic protests to urge electors to respect the will of the people."
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Putin and Erdogan Jointly Condemn Assassination of Russian Ambassador
Man who shot and killed Andrei Karlov, Russia's Ambassador to Turkey, was overheard shouting: "We die in Aleppo, you die here."
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Saddam Hussein Was Not 'Worth Removing From Power': Ex-CIA Agent
New memoir details institutional failings that led to catastrophic invasion of Iraq and rise of Islamic State
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Chinese Newspaper: Trump Has 'No Sense of How to Lead a Superpower'
Newspaper controlled by Communist Party says China "will not exercise restraint" if Trump's tweets indeed prove prescient
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IMF Chief Convicted, But Spared Jail Time, for Corruption
"This should help calm all that they're-only-in-it-for-themselves, anti-establishment feeling out there," quipped Globe and Mail senior international correspondent Mark MacKinnon
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
'Supervillian' Rex Tillerson Also Runs This Tax-Hating US-Russian Oil Company
Leaked documents show Trump's nominee for Secretary of State is director of subsidiary based in Bahamas
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US Spy Leaders Won't Brief Electors Even as Poll Shows Majority Want Vote Delay
New poll shows majority public support for delaying Electoral College vote on Monday
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
December 19 Coalition Gathers at State Capitols Across America for Protests
From December 17-19th, over 10,000 Americans are gathering at state capitals across the country for candlelight vigils and rallies at their state capitals, asking Electors to vote their conscience and reject Donald Trump when the Electoral College officially elects the President on December 19...
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Friday, December 16, 2016
100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Savings as 116 Million Americans
New report spotlights massive retirements savings divide
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China Flexes Military Might After Trump Pokes Taiwan Policy with Stick
Chinese navy carries out large scale war exercises with live ammunition, seizes US research vessel
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National Security Advisor Flynn Counsels on War While Profiting From It
Bloomberg delves into Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's business activities, which "could conflict sharply with his government role"
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'Coffee With Ivanka' Auction Latest Evidence of Ethics-Free Trump Family
"The president's family should not be out raising money for whatever cause, in exchange for a potential influence buyer who wants to get his views to the president"
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Amid Finger Pointing at Russia, US Brings Tanks Back to Cold War Depot
'We need to take action,' says President Obama
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Trump's Pro-Settlement Ambassador to Israel Panned as "Beyond the Pale"
David Friedman's appointment 'indicates that the Trump administration has aligned itself with the farthest right elements of the Israeli government'
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North Carolinians Revolt Over Republicans' Brazen Post-Election Coup
"The avalanche of anti-voter surprise bills introduced yesterday by the extremist leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly in a constitutionally suspect 'extra session' is an insult to the democratic values held by all people of goodwill in this state."
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Pipeline protest in Iowa Beyond Standing Rock: Communities Along DAPL Route Fear for Drinking Water
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is far from the only community fearing that a spill from the Dakota Access Pipeline will poison its drinking water
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Sun Solution Rises as Solar Fast Becoming World's Cheapest Electricity Source
'Solar investment has gone from nothing—literally nothing—like five years ago to quite a lot'
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