All News Articles for 2018-03-13

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
For-Profit System Driving Up Health Costs for US, While Outcomes Remain Poor: Study
Spending more money on everything from administrative costs to doctors' salaries, the U.S. has ended up with worse healthcare outcomes than other high-income nations
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'Recipe for War': Experts Warn Pick of Pompeo Intensifies Risk of US Attack on Iran
Appointing CIA director to lead State Department "furthers a dangerous trend in which Trump is increasingly surrounding himself with foreign policy hawks who fully support his erratic and belligerent foreign policy"
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Report Details Trump Efforts to Suppress Facts That Don't Serve His Corporate Agenda
The Trump administration "has engaged in a deliberate campaign to suppress information" that it finds "inconvenient," Public Citizen notes in a new analysis
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Protesters march against fracking From Asthma to Cancer, 'Blistering' New Report Details Human Cost of Fracking
"Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks," says one researcher. "Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick."
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Extreme Winter Weather Across US and Europe Linked to Unusually Warm Arctic Temperatures
"This winter is a great example of what we can expect from climate change."
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'Trump Not Welcome Here': Protests as President Arrives in California
"This is our chance to let the world know how we feel about this administration's policies."
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students from South High School Ahead of Nationwide Walkout Demanding Action on Guns, ACLU Offers Primer on Students' Rights
"Rather than seeking to silence students' political engagement and quashing their desire for conversation, schools can approach this moment as an opportunity for learning about civic action."
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Tillerson Out and Pompeo In: 'From Exxon's CEO to the Koch Brothers' Most Loyal Lapdog'
The former congressman and current CIA director's climate denialism and praise of the United States' use of torture has raised alarm among green groups and human rights defenders
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Tillerson Finds Out Through Twitter That He's Being Canned as Secretary of State
The State Department says Tillerson wasn't given a reason for his ouster, but that he was "grateful" for his time in office.
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cia Trump Picks 'Actual Torturer' Gina Haspel as Next CIA Director
"If Obama had allowed prosecutions over CIA torture, 'people like Haspel, quite plausibly, could have gone to prison.' Instead, she's going to run the CIA."
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'Shrouded in Secrecy': ACLU Wants Answers on TSA's Growing Practice of Searching Phones, Laptops, and Tablets
The TSA failed to respond to an earlier FOIA request regarding the procedures and protocols it follows to determine which travelers' devices can be searched
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In Ruling Called 'Victory for Everyone Who Breathes,' Federal Judge Says Scott Pruitt Violating Clean Air Act
The severity of Pruitt's attempts are a matter of life and death. Delaying the implementation of these life saving smog standards puts the health of thousands of kids at risk."
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ICE agents 'I Didn't Feel Like Fabricating the Truth': ICE Spokesperson Quits Over Agency Falsehoods
"Our democracy depends on public servants who act with integrity and hold transparency in the highest regard," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
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Democrats 'Fooling Themselves' to Think Wall Street Giveaway Will Bolster 2018 Chances, Progressives Warn
"The Democratic senators preparing to vote for this thing are either Wall Street toadies or complete political naifs."
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