All News Articles for 2016-08-31

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Voting Rights Victory as Supreme Court Refuses Stay for NC Restrictions
'This ruling means that thousands of voters who would have been disenfranchised will now be able to participate in the presidential election.'
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US Special Ops Training in Latin America Tripled, Docs Reveal
New documents put spotlight on extent of secretive warfare
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Down-Ballot Wins in Florida, Arizona Show Power of Political Revolution
' As we move forward into the next chapter of our political revolution, we are going to win some elections, and we are going to lose some elections'
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Hack Reveals Dem Candidates Told Not to Pledge Support for Black Lives Matter Policies
Leaked memos show candidates were also told to limit number of Black Lives Matter activists at campaign appearances
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As TTIP Falters, Campaigners Warn Against Democracy-Wrecking Sister Deals
Massive 'toxic' sister deals continue to threaten Europe and globe
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#VeteransForKaepernick Takes Off to Support Quarterback's Political Protest
"Don't use my service—or that of any veteran—to justify the silencing of black Americans. Not on my watch"
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California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves
A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows.
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Completing Democratic Overthrow, Brazil's Right-Wing Senate Ousts Rousseff
The suspended president, as well as many Brazilians and outside observers, had called the process nothing less than a political coup d'état
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Latest Attempt to Take Down ExxonKnew Denounced as 'Buffoonery'
"This hearing should take on ExxonMobil as a corporate sponsor—they're certainly the money and influence behind it"
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Debtors' Prison for Kids: Poor Children Incarcerated When Families Can't Pay Juvenile Court Fees
First-of-its-kind report finds children are being imprisoned nationwide when families can't pay fines levied by juvenile justice system
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Iraq War Architect Wolfowitz Putting His 'Hopes' in Clinton Presidency
Former U.S. deputy secretary of defense says 'I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton'
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Celebrations Abound as Angela Corey, 'Cruelest Prosecutor in America,' Ousted
Corey was defeated by former corporate lawyer Melissa Nelson, who once defended a 12-year-old Corey charged as an adult
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Dakota Access Opposition Ramps Up in Iowa After Judge Rejects Restraining Order
Activists planning nonviolent protest at pipeline construction site on Wednesday
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Establishment Darling Debbie Wasserman Schultz Defeats Progressive Challenger
But 'the very fact that this race was competitive sent a powerful message to the corrupt political establishment'
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National Outrage Stoked as Mr. Trump Goes to Mexico
Mexicans baffled and angry that President Enrique Peña Nieto is meeting with U.S. presidential candidate who referred to Mexican immigrants as 'criminals and rapists'
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