All News Articles for 2018-02-28

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Boosting Hopes for Total Ban, EU Regulator's New Assessment Confirms Neonics' Harm to Bees
"We have been playing Russian Roulette with the future of our bees for far too long"
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Student After Teacher Fires Gun: 'I Dare You to Tell Me Arming Teachers Will Make Us Safe'
"I'm a Dalton High School student. Please don't tell me a damn thing about arming teachers. Please don't tell me that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about."
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Sanders-Led Group Introduces Bill Calling for Removal of US Forces From Yemen
"The bill will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war."
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Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf Oakland Mayor Applauded for Warning Community About ICE Raids
"We know law-abiding residents live in fear of arrest and deportation every day," said Mayor Libby Schaaf. "My priority is for the long-term well-being of Oakland."
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The Vital Congressional Hearing on the Endless War That Probably Nobody Watched
The "2001 AUMF," said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), "has become a blank check for any president to wage war anytime, anywhere, anyplace without the consent or oversight of Congress."
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West Virginia Teachers Win Pay Raise After Four-Day Walkout, But Say Fight Far From Over
Educators will get a five percent pay raise, but the governor announced no long-term solution to fund the state's public employees' healthcare program
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bayer monsanto Despite Major Public Opposition, EU Reportedly Set to Approve Bayer-Monsanto #MergerFromHell
"A merged Bayer-Monsanto would be relentless in its pursuit of putting corporate profits over the protection of small farms—eventually driving up prices for consumers."
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Analysis: Major Corporations Have Spent Just 6% of Tax Cut Windfall on Workers. Guess Where the Other 94% Went.
"You mean corporations aren't using the bulk of their tax cuts to create jobs and boost workers’ wages like Trump promised? Weird..."
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Reproductive rights advocates pointed out after Vice President Mike Pence's comments on Tuesday that even if the right succeeded in banning abortions, women would still make choices about their own reproductive health—but would lack access to safe abortion care. 'Not On Our Watch': Women's Rights Groups Reject Pence Prediction of Ending Abortion 'In Our Time'
Despite the vice president's confidence that the right can succeed in ending legal abortions, Pence's extreme views are out of line with those of most Americans
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Ben Carson While Nation's Poor Face Billions in Cuts, Don't-Make-Public-Housing-Too-Cozy Carson Spends Lavishly at HUD Offices
Trump has proposed cutting $6.8 billion from HUD, jeopardizing millions of Americans' housing—but that didn't stop the agency secretary's staff from dropping nearly $200,000 of taxypayer money on office furniture.
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Taking on Trump's False Promises, Dems Introduce Bill to End Tax Cuts for Corporate Offshoring
"When running for President Donald Trump promised to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, but his tax plan will do the opposite."
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