All News Articles for 2018-02-16

Friday, February 16, 2018
For Failing to Act on Climate Crisis, 13 Young Plaintiffs Just Sued the State of Washington
"This is my state government's chance to rise up and take responsibility for their actions," says 17-year-old Aji Piper.
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In Win for Reproductive Rights, New Jersey Votes to Reverse Christie's Planned Parenthood Cuts
"Everyone deserves the freedom and opportunity to control their lives at the most basic level, including access to birth control, quality sex education, and safe, legal abortion."
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'He's a Hypocrite': Broward County Official Slams Trump Ahead of Visit to Site of School Massacre
"How can you come here and talk about how horrible it is, when you support these laws?"
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160 Groups Oppose Trump Medicaid Policy That 'Cruelly Punishes and Stigmatizes Low-Income People'
Healthcare, criminal justice, and civil rights advocates warn that Medicaid work requirements "have a significant and disproportionately harmful effect on individuals with chronic health conditions."
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Mueller Charges 13 Russians With Interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election
"Yet another shoe has dropped with today's indictments of 13 Russian nationals, and any claims that the Russia investigation is a hoax are now clearly revealed as attempts to deflect from the story behind the curtain."
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A U.S. soldier in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan on Feb. 8, 2015. (Photo: U.S. Army/Capt. Lindsay Roman) ICC Weighing More Than a Million Statements by Afghans Alleging War Crimes Violations
Trove of claims submitted to International Criminal Court alleges crimes committed by various factions since 2003, including Afghan forces, the Taliban, the CIA, and the U.S. military.
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Joining Nationwide Shift, Philadelphia's Progressive DA Drops Dozens of Marijuana Possession Charges
The city became the third in recent weeks to announce reforms to its marijuana policy, with DA Larry Krasner saying the change will free up resources to target serious violent crimes
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Ignoring Risks, Trump Moving to Modernize Ineffective and Potentially 'Catastrophic' Nukes
New analysis shows the B61 bombs the president plans to revamp are basically useless as deterrents and "increase the risk of accidents, blunders, or terrorism."
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DAPL protest Warnings Mount That Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder to Fight Pipelines
The president's proposal "could be a significant blow to the slew of protesters who spent years agitating against the Keystone XL pipeline and more recently the Dakota Access one."
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At Vigil for Florida Shooting Victims, Those Closest to Attack Demand Strict Gun Control
"If you are an elected official and you want to keep things the way they are and not do things differently, if you want to keep the gun laws as they are now—you will not get re-elected in Broward County."
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Cabinet New Analysis Catalogs Trump's Controversy-Riddled Cabinet-Level Selections
"His cabinet picks are proving a particularly stark example" of how Trump has failed to deliver on his promise to "drain the swamp."
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Trump and GOP Slammed for Holding Dreamers 'Hostage' as Senate Fails to Pass DACA Fix
"It's clear by now that Donald Trump and most congressional Republicans don't actually want to pass a deal to protect Dreamers."
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