All News Articles for 2017-05-15

Monday, May 15, 2017
Forget Trump's "Law and Order," Agenda Offers Solutions for Making Policing Safe—and Fair
With less than five percent of the world's population, but nearly one quarter of its prisoners, mass incarceration is a significant burden on local governments
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Trump Escalates Attack on Healthcare, Women With Rebranded and Expanded Global Gag Rule
"The Global Gag Rule doesn't protect lives; it destroys them."
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'Where Are the Tapes, Sean?': As Spicer Demurs, ACLU Requests Comey Records
"It's impossible to know the truth right now because the Trump administration has issued shifting explanations, each of which is increasingly troubling"
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Trump's New Bank Regulator: Lawyer Who Helped Banks Charge More Fees
Keith Noreika helped big banks avoid state laws protecting consumers. As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, he now has the power to override those state laws.
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Sam Clovis speaking at an early Trump campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa. Trump to Pick Conservative Talk Show Host for Top USDA Science Position
Sam Clovis has no science background and characterized climate change as "junk science"
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North Carolina's Voter ID Law Meets 'Its Much-Deserved Demise'
Decision by U.S. Supreme Court not to review appeals court decision on 2013 law affords 'a huge victory against sham voter ID laws'
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Fate of LA's Public Schools Hangs in Balance in Major Trump-Era Election
If two industry-supported candidates unseat public education advocates on school board, they will 'squash democratic control of public schools'
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Patti Smith, Edward Snowden, and Noam Chomsky Agree: Trump Must Halt Prosecution Against WikiLeaks
In open letter to president, signatories say "a threat to WikiLeaks' work [...] is a threat to all free journalism"
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Microsoft President: Governments Must Treat Cyber Attack as 'Wake-Up Call'
'This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem'
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A child takes part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM) action in Davao, Philippines. US Bank to Stop Funding Pipelines as Divestment Movement Expands Worldwide
' From the Pacific Islands to South Africa, from the United States to Germany, people are standing up and challenging the power of the fossil fuel industry'
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Texas Latinos Launch 100 Days of Resistance to Protect Sanctuary Cities
Hundreds protested on Mother's Day against SB4 in Austin and Dallas to draw attention to the law's impact on families
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