News for 2017-06-09

Friday, June 9, 2017
'Will Trump Regret This?' President Vows to Testify Under Oath
In the latest "not-normal" episode of his embattled presidency, Donald Trump on Friday declared—in a meandering statement that left reporters clamoring for clarification—that former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath in claiming he demanded "loyalty" and said he'll let the world know soon...
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To Defend Against Trump, Delaware Just Preemptively Enshrined Abortion Rights
As the Trump administration ramps up its war on women, Delaware just took a step in the opposite direction, passing a law to shield abortion rights from Republican attacks. Senate Bill 5 passed the state House on Tuesday, and was signed into law Thursday by Democratic Gov. John Carney. It takes...
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In Bid to Save Future From Trump, Groups Mobilize for Nationwide #ActOnClimate Day
Since President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord earlier this month—a move Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune dubbed "one of the most ignorant and dangerous actions ever taken by any President"—calls for resistance have blossomed into...
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Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As 'People' – Not 'Statistics' – Compelled Leaks
U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has given her first interview since being released from prison last month in which she explains her motivations for making public thousands of military documents. Excerpts of her interview with ABC 's "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang aired Friday on the...
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People's Summit Kicks Off: Moving 'Beyond Resistance' to Forge Just World in Trump Era
"If there was ever a moment to come together, this is it—in Trump times the only defense is a good offense."
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'Absolute Joke': Despite Thrashing, May Forges Far-Right Coalition to Hold Power in UK
Despite failing to win an outright majority of seats in Parliament in Thursday's snap-election , British Prime Minister Theresa and her Conservative party looked determined to cling to power despite results that stripped them of the strong mandate they sought ahead of upcoming Brexit negotiations...
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Sanders: Corbyn Surge in UK Shows World Rising Up Against Austerity, Inequality
Responding to the results of the U.K. election, which commentators have already deemed a " political upset " for the ages and a stunning backfire for Prime Minister Theresa May, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday congratulated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the British people for "rising up...
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