All News Articles for 2017-01-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A rally for Chelsea Manning. Supporters 'Ecstatic' After Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Sentence
Whistleblower to be released from military prison in May
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'Actually, There Is Not a Lot of Debate': Sanders Forced to Correct Trump Nominee on Climate Science
'The scientific community is virtually unanimous that climate change is real and causing devastating problems.'
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500+ Groups Urge Senators: 'Use All Your Power' to Block Anti-Environment Pruitt
'Anyone that breathes air and drinks water should be aggressively opposed to this man leading the EPA,' says head of Food & Water Watch
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Civil Rights Advocates Concerned That Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children
Groups warn that the billionaire's record and lack of experience make her "wholly unqualified" for the position of Secretary of Education
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Obama Sends $500 Million to Green Climate Fund, Signaling End to Era
The contribution is one of President Barack Obama's final moves before climate denial cabinet takes over
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Amnesty International earlier this month floated a hot air balloon with whistleblower Edward Snowden's portrait above the Statue of Liberty in New York City. In Obama's Final Days in Office, Rights Advocates Push for Last-Minute Pardons
Obama must do the right thing before Trump's "law and order" administration takes office, rights advocates argue
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Anti-Choice Republicans Likely to Ignore Key Reason for Abortion Rate Decline
Experts credit improved contraceptive use with historic decline in abortion rate—so why do Republicans want to gut access to birth control?
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Budget Office Report: GOP Healthcare Repeal Would Strip Insurance from 32 Million People
Despite having no replacement in line, both chambers of Congress brought the ACA one step closer to repeal earlier this month
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Trump Inauguration as 'Twilight Zone' Television Listing Goes Viral
"The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the U.S. electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president."
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Sanders Says MLK's Courage Will Be Necessary for Fight Ahead
The civil rights leader 'understood that real change never takes place from the top on down, but only takes place when millions of people stand up and fight for justice'
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Demonstrations against the Trump-Pence administration, like this one held Sunday in Washington, D.C., have already begun. More Than 40 Dems Now Skipping Inauguration, While Planned Protests Grow
Protests are taking place in Washington, D.C., and beyond starting Thursday
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Water protectors peacefully sang, drummed, and chanted as riot police blocked them from the pipeline drill site. Water Protectors Arrested, Tear-Gassed for Peaceful Prayer Walk at DAPL Site
'All eyes on Standing Rock as once again indigenous water protectors are being shot, gassed & assaulted in defense of capitalism.'
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Trump to Be Least Popular President in Decades as Ratings Keep Plummeting
Trump will enter office with 54 percent disapproval and only 40 percent approval ratings, as Americans increasingly criticize his behavior and rhetoric
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