All News Articles for 2018-02-06

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Judge to Preside Over Border Wall Case Two Years After Trump Attacked His Mexican Heritage
Judge Gonzalo Curiel will decide whether the Trump administration needs to observe environmental regulations while constructing a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
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If Anti-Immigrant Wish List Not Accepted, Trump Says, 'I'd Love to See a Shutdown'
Trump has repeatedly complained about "devastating" effect of shutdowns, but now he's calling for a shutdown if his xenophobic demands aren't met
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Climate 'Hero' Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence for Shutting Down Tar Sands Pipeline
"If other people don't take action, mine makes no difference," Michael Foster said. "The only way what I did matters is if people are stopping the poison."
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After Trump 'Treason' Talk, Sanders Says 'Grassroots Activism' Key to Defeating 'Authoritarianism'
"The great political issue now facing our country," Sanders says, "is not Democrat vs. Republican, it's democracy vs. authoritarianism."
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Citing Poor Care for Mental Health in US Prisons, UK Court Refuses Extradition Request
For a second time in six years, the U.K. has declined to send an accused hacker to the U.S. out of concern for his safety in the care of the Department of Justice
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GOP Exhibits 'Bottomless Bad Faith' With New Shutdown Hostage: Community Health Centers
Republicans are now pretending to care about funding for health centers that they allowed to lapse four months ago
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To Help Save Humanity, A Six-Step Guide to Combat Fossil Fuel Industry's Climate Lies
Researchers propose deploying strategy in classrooms and on social media to teach people how to "neutralize" misinformation
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Far-Right Trump Backers Biggest Purveyors of Sensationalist, Low-Quality News: Oxford Study
Right-wingers' consumption of "junk news" is harmful to democracy, researchers find
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A trading board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shows the closing numbers on February 5, 2018 in New York City. Following Fridays's over 600 point drop, the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell over 1500 points in afternoon trading before closing down at 1,175.21 points. After Claiming Credit for Rise, Will Trump Take Credit for Historic Stock Market Tumble?
"Seeing as how Trump loves to brag about the stock market doing well, I know he'll be a man of integrity and take an equal share of the responsibility when it doesn't."
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'Subversion of Democracy': GOP Push Impeachment of State Justices to Defend Gerrymandering
Pennsylvania GOP, argues one expert, offers more evidence the "Republican Party does not believe in democracy and will tear down any American institution if it will help them hold power."
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big tobacco execs Citing Infamous Big Tobacco Hearing, Sanders Wants Drug CEOs to Testify on Opioid Crisis
Demanding an investigation by lawmakers, Sanders notes, "this epidemic has not only cost us hundreds of thousands of lives, but has also cost federal, state, and local governments hundreds of billions of dollars."
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