News for 2017-08-07

Monday, August 7, 2017
Why on Earth Is Trump Attacking Nation's Nursing Home Population?
Proposed rule called "disturbing" new direction for federal agency which "should be protecting patients, not making it easier for facilities to harm them and cover it up."
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USDA Emails Show USDA Staff Told to 'Avoid' Term 'Climate Change' Under Trump
Staffers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) service responsible for helping American farmers with conservation efforts were instructed by top officials to avoid the term "climate change" shortly after President Donald Trump took office, according to emails (pdf) obtained by the Guardian...
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As US Inequality Breeds Oligarchy, New Report Details Pathway to Equity
Pervasive and growing inequality is corroding American democracy, and only ambitious solutions—including healthcare for all, a living wage, and the elimination of corporate money from the political process—will be sufficient to remedy the crisis. That is the conclusion of a new report published...
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Al Jazeera logo 'Brazen Attack on Media Freedom': Critics Blast Israel's Move to Ban Al Jazeera
As journalists and free press advocates continued to condemn the Israeli government's move to shutter Al Jazeera 's Jerusalem office and revoke its journalists' press credentials, the media network responded early Monday, denouncing "this decision made by a state that claims to be 'the only...
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The city of Hiroshima, Japan on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb with a call to rid the world of "the absolute evil that is nuclear weapons." Because 'This Hell Is Not a Thing of the Past,' Hiroshima Makes Plea for Nuclear Weapons-Free World
Amidst increased tensions between the U.S. and world powers including North Korea , the city of Hiroshima, Japan on Sunday marked the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb with a call to rid the world of "the absolute evil that is nuclear weapons." Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui,...
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Wall Street Fines Down 66% Under Trump's Goldman Sachs-Filled Administration
Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has chosen ex-Goldman Sachs bankers to fill several key positions within his administration. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis published Sunday, it appears that the nation's largest financial institutions are benefiting greatly from...
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North Korea Says US Wrong to Think It Is 'Safe Across the Ocean'
On the heels of a unanimous vote by the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions on North Korea following a series of ballistic missile tests , Pyongyang charged on Monday that the punitive measures are a "violent infringement" of the nation's sovereignty and vowed "thousands-fold"...
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Pipeline protesters in Nebraska "We're Ready to Stop It Again": KXL Opponents Flood Nebraska's Capitol
Hundreds demonstrated in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday as part of the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot. The protest of TransCanada's proposed pipeline kicked off a week of events planned to coincide with public hearings, set to begin Monday, by the Nebraska Public Service Commission about the...
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