All News Articles for 2016-06-23

Thursday, June 23, 2016
With Failed War on Drugs as Backdrop, Global Day of Action Calls for Reform
'Today, in cities around the globe, we will be out in the streets calling for support, not punishment.'
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Sanders as Veep? New Poll Suggests He Might Be Clinton's Best Pick
Fifty percent of undecided voters say they'd be more likely to support a Clinton ticket if the Vermont senator is her running mate
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'World of Uncertainty' Unleashed as UK Votes to Leave European Union
With nearly 72% of the votes tallied, the 'Leave' campaign claimed victory with 52% of the vote compared to 48% who voted to 'Remain.'
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California Oil Spill Leaves 'Gooey Mess'—And a Reminder of Big Oil's Dangers
'It is distressing to once again see this kind of devastation visited upon a sensitive location'
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Baltimore Cop Found Not Guilty on All Charges in Freddie Gray Case
Prosecution argued that van driver Caesar Goodson gave Gray a 'rough ride,' ultimately leading to his death.
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'Victory for Children of Every Color': SCOTUS Upholds Affirmative Action
Surprise ruling 'reaffirms the value of diversity in higher education,' says ACLU
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Police Kill Lone Gunman in Germany After Short-Lived Cinema Takeover
A masked and heavily armed shooter fired shots in a German movie theater early Thursday afternoon
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Historic Ceasefire Reached Between Colombia, Leftist FARC Rebels
Agreement calls for 'definitive bilateral ceasefire'
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Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration, Leaving Millions in Limbo
4-4 tie on United States v. Texas sets no precedent, but leaves in place a previous ruling by a lower court that blocks order from going into effect
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Brexit or Bremain? No Matter the Outcome, Hedge Funds Stand to Profit
Hedge funds are using private exit pollsters to capitalize on outcome of referendum vote before public finds out the result
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Democrats Vow More Action as House Adjourns With No Vote on Guns
Civil rights advocates warned that focus on watch list endorses controversial process that may not prevent massacres
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Ask Not What Sanders Wants, But What His Grassroots Army Demands
'They want real change in this country,' Bernie Sanders writes in Post op-ed, and 'they want it now.'
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Dramatic House Sit-In on Guns Is Undercut By Focus on Secret, Racist Watchlist
Congressional Democrats took the unprecedented step of conducting an actual sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, demanding that Republican leaders allow votes on gun control legislation. But this unusually bold and moving tactic was undercut by the fact that its chief...
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