All News Articles for 2018-02-21

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
#NeverAgain: Parkland Students Lead Thousands in Rally to Demand Gun Control Legislation
"We may be too young to vote, but soon we will be able to vote and we will vote you out!"
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On its latest Civil Rights Federal Legislative Report Card, the NAACP gave 51 senators an "F." (Photo: Naive Photography/flickr/cc) 284 Members of Congress Just Got an 'F' on Their Civil Rights Report Card
Latest assessment from NAACP includes measuring how lawmakers voted on tax bill and confirming Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General
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"A Slap in the Face": Victims of Big Oil Pollution Speak Out Against Pruitt's Luxury Flights
" If he is putting people's lives in danger and that is making them angry, maybe he should face that."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sanders's New Book Announcement Spurs Speculation About 2020 Run
His book, according to the publisher, will focus on "what he's been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement, and how we go forward as a nation."
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"Consumers have little chance of justice when our courts take the debt collector's side in almost every case—even to the point of ordering people jailed until they pay up," says report author Jennifer Turner. (Photo: Bill Smith/flickr/cc) New Report Details How Americans Who Have Debt Held by Collection Agencies Can Get Thrown in Jail
New ACLU publication looks at how "debt collection industry uses prosecutors and judges as weapons against millions of Americans who can't afford to pay their bills."
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As Students Across US Plan Walkouts to Demand Gun Control, Texas School District Threatens to Suspend Participants
Students in Needville, Texas are pushing back after their superintendent threatened to suspend anyone who takes part in the National School Walkout
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climate mayors Citing 'Urgent Threat' of Climate Crisis, 236 US Mayors Denounce Trump's Attack on Clean Power Plan
"No one is insulated from the impacts of climate change—people in cities of all sizes, along with suburban and rural communities are all at risk."
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Safety Breaches at US Meat Plants Spark Outcry in UK Over Possible Post-Brexit Trade Deal
"We cannot allow this to be a race to the bottom. We should insist the U.S. raises its standards, and guarantees food safety, before we are prepared to allow in U.S. meat imports."
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Activist Ejected From Meeting With Lawmaker After Asking How Much Money He's Getting From Koch Brothers
"This is my representative, and I want to know how much the Koch brothers are getting in tax cuts and how much they're contributing to your campaign."
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'Cowardly': With Students Present, Florida GOP Votes Down Motion to Consider Assault Rifle Ban
Clearly revealing their warped priorities, Republicans voted on the same day to declare porn a "public health risk."
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