All News Articles for 2018-02-19

Monday, February 19, 2018
White House Official: Deadly Shooting Offered 'Reprieve' From Negative Trump Coverage
As students express fury over lax gun legislation and president's NRA ties, the "distraction" is unlikely to last long
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Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech during a ceremony for the official opening of the Trump International Tower & Hotel on February 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) Care for 'Conversation and Dinner' With Don Jr.? First Family Access Possible With Purchase of Trump-Branded Apartment in India
"Don Jr.'s brazen exploitation of his father's position on India trip shocks the conscience," says ethics expert Norm Eisen.
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NYPD Case Calls Attention to 'Consent Defense' That Can Be Used by Officers Accused of Rape in 35 States
"It should be clear across the state for officers from every department, that when someone is in custody they do not have the ability to consent to sexual activity."
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At White House Lie-In, Teens Call on Congress to 'Protect Kids, Not Guns'
"We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America's youth and end these tragic mass shootings."
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Instability Mounts in Puerto Rico Amid Privatization Efforts and Power Authority's Cash Shortfall
"If this is not disaster economics and this is not setting the stage for commercialization of services that are there to promote equality, I don't know what is."
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Demanding 'Bold Climate Action,' Youth Rally in Washington State Capitol
"We need bold legislation that actually puts us on the track to 350ppm and climate recovery," says 16 year-old Jamie Margolin.
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'Shady Bosses' Stealing $15 Billion in Wages from Low-Income Workers: Report
"Wages are far too low to begin with, so when money is stolen right out of workers' paychecks, we have to have effective tools in place to get that money back."
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Some of President Donald Trump's accusers Democrats in Congress Call for Hearings to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump
"The president basically called for it," said Rep. Steve Cohen. "He said when the public sees bad and erratic behavior, or actions by somebody that's mentally disturbed, they should report it."
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