News for 2017-04-04

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Calls for Accountability, Probe, After Dozens Killed in Suspected Chemical Attack
The international community sat aghast on Tuesday as images emerged of Syrian children choking to death after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people in the rebel-controlled northern province of Idlib. According to reporting, at least 60 were killed and hundreds more are being treated...
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Sanders Attacks Gorsuch as Supreme Court Standoff Hurtles Forward
The standoff over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch , deepened Tuesday with a " vicious take-down " on the Senate floor by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), threats from the top Senate Republican, and salvos from people-powered campaigns around the country. Gorsuch, who was...
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Carbon Levels Could Hit Pre-Human, 'Palms in the Arctic' State by Mid-Century
Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and could reach a level unseen in millennia if their rates continue at this pace, a new report out Tuesday warns. Research published in Nature Communications finds that if fossil fuel use continues unabated, the atmosphere could...
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RESIST DAY #75: What You Can Do Today
Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe
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Donald Trump and Paul Ryan TrumpCare Rears Its Ugly Head Again—And It's Even Worse Than Before
Since President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) failed spectacularly last month to pass a long-promised healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), progressive voices have urged politicians to solve the problems of rising premiums and unequal...
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'No Regard for Human Rights': Sessions Slammed for Order on Police Conduct
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday ordered a sweeping review of police accountability agreements, prompting a wave of criticism from civil and human rights groups. Sessions' order means that the Department of Justice (DOJ) may stop using consent decrees that aimed to address police brutality...
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'No Walls, No War, No Warming': Progressives Call for Priorities Shift
Social movement leaders from groups across the progressive spectrum launched a campaign on Tuesday denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed $54 billion increase in the U.S. military budget, which is coming at the expense of the environment, education, human and civil rights protections, and...
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New Questions as 'Notorious Mercenary' Erik Prince Re-emerges in Trump Storyline
The scandal surrounding President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia thickened a bit Monday after the Washington Post reported that " notorious mercenary " Erik Prince took part in a clandestine meeting with a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin "as part of an apparent effort to...
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Trump Quietly Inks Deal Selling Out Americans to Telecom Industry
Without fanfare or cameras, President Donald Trump on Monday quietly signed away Americans' right to internet privacy, inking a deal that will allow internet companies to track and sell private information without user consent. Though the White House issued a statement of support after the bill was...
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A pregnant woman in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, where the United Nations Population Fund supplied much-needed equipment to a national hospital to reduce maternal mortality rates. Outcry as Trump Slashes Funding for World's Most Vulnerable Mothers and Newborns
President Donald Trump's State Department announced late Monday that it was cutting off millions of dollars in funding for a United Nations family planning agency that offers reproductive and maternal health services worldwide, serving tens of thousands of women. Rights advocates and journalists...
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Protesters Drop 'Impeach Trump #Resist' Banner at First Nationals Game
Protesters dropped a massive banner at the opening day game of the Washington Nationals on Monday that read "Impeach Trump #Resist." The banner, which also displayed the colors of the Russian flag, was unfurled from the observation deck after the game had ended, in view of all spectators. President...
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In Trump's Dystopia, Movie Theaters Nationwide Screening "1984"
Against the backdrop of an increasingly right-wing Donald Trump presidency, movie theaters around the world will screen 1984 on Tuesday, April 4, marking the date George Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, begins keeping a secret diary in his first act of rebellion against a totalitarian state. #...
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