All News Articles for 2018-03-30

Friday, March 30, 2018
Gov. Ricardo Rossello signed into law an "education reform" bill that allows for school vouchers and charter schools. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Seizing Upon Post-Hurricane Damage, Puerto Rico's New "Education Reform" Law Paves Way for Charters, Vouchers
"Puerto Rico is now open to edupreneurs, no-excuses charters, and corporate exploitation of its children."
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A Dozen Advertisers Drop Laura Ingraham as Parkland Shooting Survivor She Mocked Rejects Her Apology
"She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out," said David Hogg, who survived the Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead last month
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#StandWithTeachers: Wave of Red State Protests Against Low Salaries and School Funding Comes to Kentucky
"How absurd is it that we live in a country where Congress and many states give huge tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations, but fail to provide adequate funding for education?"
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Under GOP Tax Law, Top 1% Get Extra $33,000 Per Year. The Poor? $40
"While most of the corporate tax cuts flow to the top of the income distribution, what this shows is that even in the direct changes to the individual-side of the tax code, most of those changes are still being allocated to the top."
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condo Calls for Pruitt to Resign After Reports of 'Sweetheart' Rental From Energy Lobbyist's Wife
"As he has done over and over again, he showed contempt for transparency, ethical guidelines, and the public interest."
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Judge Hands 'Horrifying' Five-Year Prison Sentence to Woman for the Crime of...Voting
Crystal Mason, a mother of two, says she was never told by her probation officer that she couldn't vote while on probation
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"Americans have been playing close attention to story after story involving Facebook's failure to protect our elections from foreign interference, and now its failure to protect our personal data," says Factual Democracy Project founder Melissa Ryan. (Photo: sue seecof/flickr/cc) Poll Shows Facebook Popularity Tanking. And People Don't Like Zuckerberg Much Either
New poll shows continued fallout from voter profiling firm Cambridge Analytica's harvesting of personal information of over 50 million Facebook users
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fisher Without Urgent Action, Warn Wildlife Experts, One-Third of US Species at Risk of Extinction
"This loss of wildlife has been sneaking up on us but is now like a big tsunami that is going to hit us."
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'Among Stupidest Policies Yet Proposed,' Trump EPA to Lower Car Emissions Standards
"Weakening clean car standards is bad for the planet, public health, and the auto industry itself."
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In 'Victory for the People,' Judge Tosses Out Exxon's Attempt to Keep Climate Crisis Knowledge Hidden
An investigation into the oil and gas giant's understanding of the effects of burning fossil fuels will continue
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Alleging 'Very Serious' Violations, Groups File Complaint Against John Bolton Super PAC Over Ties to Cambridge Analytica
"What's worse than the fact that it apparently happened in this case is that the people involved apparently knew they were breaking the law and continued to do so anyway."
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march As 'March of Great Return' Begins, Israeli Forces Gun Down Palestinian Protesters Along Gaza Border
Israeli snipers killed at least 15 Palestinians and injured hundreds more as an estimated 20,000 gathered along the Gaza-Israel border for the launch of the six-week "March of Great Return" on Friday. "Dozens of signs have been set up across the border in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, saying 'We are...
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